The Shop | High Country Flies

By: High Country Flies  09-12-2011
Keywords: Fly Fishing

Our Story

Established in 1974, High Country Flies has been serving the needs of fly fishers in one of the great trout fly fishing Mecca’s of the world for over 35 years.

Our shop is centrally located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, one hour south of Yellowstone National Park, one hour east of the Henry’s Fork, one hour north of the Green River and just minutes from the Snake River and Grand Teton National Park.

Being so centrally located has given us a unique perspective on the sport of fly fishing due to the sheer number and diversity of opportunities those of us lucky enough to live here enjoy. From brawling freestoners to placid spring creeks, we’ve seen it all and we’ve fished it all.

The High Country Flies reputation has been founded on two fundamental principles – quality and service. Everything we sell must gain our personal seal of approval. If it doesn’t, you won’t find it on our web site or in our fly shop.

A natural extension of our emphasis on quality is our attitude towards service. We back what we sell and our knowledgeable staff can answer your questions and/or provide information regarding any product we offer.

Our Philosophy

High Country Flies strides to further our customers knowledge of fly fishing etiquette, conservation and environmental issues as well as the ‘whys’ and ‘wherefores’ of fly fishing gear.  Not only does this ensure our customers are better and more knowledgeable fishermen, it enhances the image of our favorite pastime to the benefit of all.

Please note: With the recent redesign of our website, we do not yet have our online store up and running, but it is in the works. We are still happy to do mail order, however. Please call or e-mail the shop and let us know what you are looking for, and we can send it to you asap.

Keywords: Fly Fishing

Other products and services from High Country Flies


Products + Brands | High Country Flies

Everything that we carry has the HCF seal of approval and we stand behind the companies as the leaders in the industry. Please call or e-mail the shop and let us know what you are looking for, and we can send it to you asap. High Country Flies is proud to offer the best equipment available. Here is a list of the major brands we like.


Olive U-con Emerger | High Country Flies

Check out this recipe to see a larger photo, get fly tying tips and receive expert advice on how to fish this fly most effectively. The bead represents an air bubble that a natural caddis emerger creates as it rises to the surface film. Around and encase the abdomen creating a “bubble” over the top half of the abdomen and bead. In this edition of HCF’s Fly Tying Recipes, we offer Howard Cole’s “Olive U-con Emerger“.


Our Staff | High Country Flies

After working at other fly shops in both saltwater and trout fishing destinations, he has ended up in Jackson Hole where he enjoys spending his days off camping out and fishing on the South Fork of the Snake River as well as fishing a number of other rivers in the surrounding areas.