History of Snake River Angler and Scenic Float Trips

Owner and operator of Snake River Angler and Scenic Float Trips, Will Dornan, grew up on the Teton Valley Ranch in Jackson Hole and has spent his life on the region’s waters. With 40 years experience teaching fly fishing, fly tying, and river rafting, Will extends a warm welcome to all his guests. 

Snake River Angler and Scenic Float Trips opened it’s doors in 1997 when Will Dornan followed his passion and opened a small, one room fly shop. In the 1800’s the Dornan’s homesteaded where the town of Moose, WY now lies. The town now sits at the entrance to Grand Teton National Park. The one room fly shop specializes in the greater angling experience and guiding experience of the area. In the early 2000’s Will added scenic river trips to his shop which now specialized in fly fishing, guided fishing trips, and some of the most secluded scenic trips in the area. 

Will expanded the Snake River Angler and Scenic Float Trips brand and opened a second shop in Jackson, WY. Snake River Angler and Scenic Float Trips has the largest selection of flies in the area with over 4000 different fly patterns. Swing into the Jackson shop to take a rod building class or a fly tying class. We can’t wait to see you in the shop and take you on a once in a lifetime adventure on the area’s waters!

The pristine wilderness in Jackson Hole creates a wildlife sanctuary where the skies are frequented by Osprey, and Bald and Golden Eagles, and abundant Elk, Deer, Moose, Bison, and other animals abound. The serene, yet powerful Snake River winds timelessly through the geologic and cultural history of Jackson Hole. 

With the passing sounds of the Snake River’s waters, the memories and wild tales of Native Americans, mountain men and pioneers of Jackson Hole can be captured. We launch this stretch of river three times daily. Sit back and relax as our experienced and highly trained guides deliver a fun and interpretive rafting experience through some of the most scenic and historic stretches of the Snake River.