June 25th – July 2nd

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“The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming; thus it is with time.” Leonardo DaVinci As the water drops, more and more angling opportunities open up all over the valley. Now is a great time to go explore with big flies, searching dries and reacquaint yourself with familiar waters or get to know a place you have yet to fish. The flows are still heavy in many places so always wade with caution, wear a belt, and take a friend. And if you are feeling … Read More

June 18th – 25th

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“I have never seen a river that I could not love. Moving water has a fascinating vitality. It has power and grace and associations. It has a thousand colors and a thousand shapes, yet it follows laws so definite that the tiniest streamlet is an exact replica of a great river”- Roderick Haig-Brown As a fly fisher, I look at rivers differently than the casual observer. I see the the subtle depressions beneath the surface, the seams where fast water meets slow, the multifaceted surface swirls like an individual brush stroke on a Van Gogh painting. Through the kaleidoscope of … Read More

June 11th – 18th

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Fly fishers are stereotypically patient and early June, with its high water, is a test of an angler’s patience. To those anglers waiting, I say this: It will not be long now. The weather has been relatively cool this spring making run off slow and steady. As an example of this, look at the flows on the Wood since the middle of May; they have bounced between 800 and 900 CFS according to the USGS water gauge in Hailey, ID for nearly a month, only peaking at 1400 CFS once during a hot snap. Really, this is an ideal scenario. … Read More

June 4th – 11th

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While many of our freestone rivers are still mostly high and off color, the fishing opportunities we do have are quite good; Silver Creek, The South Fork and our local stillwaters are all fishing well. Don’t forget this important day next week…Father’s Day! We have the perfect gift for the Dad who has everything. We have the perfect gift for the Dad who has everything. We are offering our Early Season Fly Fishing 101 class for the next three weekends. This is a two day class which covers the basics including casting, knot tying, safe wading, and entomology. The cost … Read More