Fly Fishing Forecast December 29th – January 7th‏

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“When we fish, we are awake. We are attuned to the environment, to the world, to the reverence and wonder of life.” -Dan Baughman ‘Tis the season for making resolutions. This year make a resolution to fish more. For it is in the pursuit, the act of angling, that we find humility.   SILVER CREEK Remember, this time of year The Nature Conservancy portion of Silver Creek to the Highway 20 bridge is closed. If you would like to experience the tranquility of the Creek in winter, head to the BLM stretch as it remains open until the end of … Read More

Fishing Forecast December 10th – 24th

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“There is a certain something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.”- Washington Irving Life seems to accelerate during the holidays. It is easy to be overwhelmed while balancing work, travel, shopping, and cheer. I have a remedy: notch out a chunk of time, grab some warm fly fishing garb, hire a guide, and head to the river. Time slows down while on the water allowing space to find that certain something that may be lost during the holiday rush. Serenity awaits.   SILVER CREEK The Nature Conservancy portion of Silver Creek to the Highway 21 … Read More

FLY FISHING FORECAST Nov 26th – Dec 10th

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“What a severe yet master artist old Winter is…. No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel.” -John Burroughs The light in winter is a challenge for the fly fisher. Shorter days and the low angle of the sun create tough light conditions with heavy glare making it difficult to read the water, see the fly, and detect a strike. And on cloudy, snowy days, the low light problem is magnified. Dark lenses worn in summer or on the slopes can make the day look like night. The solution is simple: Smith Optics Low Light … Read More

Fishing Forecast November 12-26th

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“Winter bites with its teeth, or lashes with its tail.” – Montenegrin >Proverb You can easily tame the beast of winter with layering and preparation. A successful winter fly fishing outing begins with insulation. Start with a Patagonia Merino mid-weight bottom along with a pair of the SIMMS Guide pant for the bottom half. For the upper half, layer the First Lite Llano long sleeve crew under the Patagonia R1 pullover. Add a Patagonia Down Sweater and SST Jacket and you have the top covered. Accessorize with fingerless gloves, warm socks, and a proper hat to protect your extremities. If … Read More

Fishing Forecast October 29th – November 12th

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“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”- Nathaniel Hawthorne Sunday, November 2nd is the end of Daylight Saving Time and with the days already getting shorter as we move towards the December Solstice,our autumnal sunshine is very precious. There is plenty of time to hibernate in the months to come. Don’t waste these days inside; get out and enjoy the fall fly fishing opportunities while you can. Carpe Diem.   SILVER CREEK The Creek will continue to fish well in the afternoon, once the hatch activity reaches its peak. Expect good … Read More