The Calm Before the Fall

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Synopsis As we head toward September, the regional fishing continues to be very good. Caddis and a variety of mayflies are present on the Big Wood in relatively strong numbers, the Trico spinner fall and associated insect activity highlights the action on Silver Creek and the Big Lost River level has continued to drop. Those who travel “over the hill” are finding fantastic fishing up in the alpine and the high mountain lakes, which remain as great respites from the sometimes crowded waters of the meandering river basins. All in all, it is an excellent time to be fly fishing … Read More

Summer in the Rockies – The Heat is On

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Synopsis As summertime in the Rockies slowly drifts toward fall, fishing in the Wood River Valley region offers some great opportunities. With fly-fishing reaching its summer peak, there is something for every angler, even if you prefer bouncing large terrestrials off the bank on stout tippet or downstream drifting tiny mayflies into the jaws of risers. The inconsistency of our local weather has presented us all with some challenging conditions this year, but throwing a rain slicker or fleece jacket in the trunk just might be what helps you endure while others leave the river for home. Big Wood River … Read More

Dropping Temps and Rising Fish

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Synopsis Don’t let the forecast fool you; our upcoming erratic weather is great news for valley anglers. Our typical August, full of hot lazy days, will temporarily be replaced by mid-afternoon cloud cover and thunder storms which means prolonged hatches extending into the middle of the day. As a reminder, please use caution if in the presence of thunderheads a graphite rod in a lightning storm is a recipe for disaster. Big Wood River The Big Wood River has been fishing well in the evenings, but relatively slowly throughout the rest of the day. Anglers will find Caddis, PMDs, and … Read More