The Jackson Hole One Fly is a celebration of fly fishing. While there are no cash prizes, trophies and fishing gear will be awarded to the winning teams, high scoring individuals and guides. The Jackson Hole One Fly captures the spirit of friendly competition while benefiting from the generosity of the participants for fundraising for stream improvement projects for trout habitat as well as stewardship education. The fundraising focus is primarily for native Fine-spotted and Yellowstone Cutthroat trout in the Snake River drainage as well as headwaters in Yellowstone Park. The event does not lose sight of what fly fishing is all about -- the celebration of the trout, a beautiful cast, gathering of friend all under the canopy of the majestic Tetons.
The inaugural Jackson Hole One Fly was held in 1986. Its purpose was, and still is, to foster friendships, sportsmanship, a simple enjoyment of fly fishing, to raise money to fund projects that benefit our rivers and streams while also promoting stewardship education. promote education and to raise money to fund projects that benefit and protect our rivers and streams. While the number of teams has grown and venues expanded, the very same standards still prevail over thirty years later. In 1990, Curt Gowdy captured the essence of the One Fly:
“I am not much on fishing in tournaments ... but I love to come back to the One Fly because it is held in the most beautiful part of my native state and the fishermen who enter the One Fly are my kind of people. A great river, some scrappy trout and folks who enjoy each other ... that’s what fishing has always meant to me.”
Board and Staff
The JHOFF uses monies raised to fund conservation, habitat preservation, rehabilitation and educational stewardship for the benefit of trout populations primarily in the Snake River Basin and headwaters in Yellowstone Park, but also beyond. Founded in 1986, the JHOFF is committed to responsible conservation activities in concert with other not-for-profit, state and federal agencies to benefit fly fishing, trout populations and trout habitat.