Fly Fishing Forecast July 30th – August 6th

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“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato The Sun Valley Symphony Season has arrived and fly fishing is a great way to spend the day prior to enjoying the music. After all, there is a musical quality to fly fishing and rivers if one cares to listen. The fly rod whispers as it swishes fore and aft, the same sound the wind makes over a wing in flight. If done right, the fly and line land without a sound and the take of the trout, too, … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast July 23rd – 30th

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“Angling is, or should be, essentially a philosophic and reflective engagement, rewarding the practitioner not only with trouts, but with a gentler and more matured comprehension of life itself.” Ben Hur Lampman We fly fish not just for trout, but for the lessons we learn in pursuit of trout. We learn about loss and rejection; we learn about joy and ecstasy. We learn to be thankful for the moments trout let us share with them. After all, fly fishing is our way of life. Come help us celebrate the fly fishing lifestyle this week. Our 9th Annual Fly Fishing Film … Read More

July 16th – 23rd

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“Most anglers soon discover simple fly fishing helps preserve our capacity to wonder.” – Yvon Chouinard The next time you go fly fishing, try and simplify your overall approach. Take just a few flies and a spool of tippet. Leave the reel and line behind and grab a Tenkara rod. Make fewer casts. Position yourself closer to the fish so you don’t need to mend. From the amount of gear you take, to how you present your fly, you will find less is more. We are also now offering a FF201. This is an on the water follow up clinic … Read More

July 9th – 16th

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“Stream tactics can be learned from experience, but stream etymology can be learned only by serious study.” – Ernest Schwiebert We are currently experiencing some fantastic bug activity on our local fisheries. Mayflies, Stoneflies and Caddis of all sizes and colors are filling the air and hoppers are already clattering out of your way as you walk to the river. This has been a great July for bugs. Don’t let the complexity of these hatches deter and frustrate you while out fishing. We can help. No matter what level of knowledge you have or wish to have about stream entomology, … Read More

July 2nd – 9th

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“Exultant and feeling completely alone, I started to sing loud snatches of songs, unthinking and a bit wild as I fished through the pool. I knew that I did not want a fish to disturb my fishing.” Mel Krieger from The Essence of Fly Casting We have waited several months for the waters to clear, recede and the fish to start looking up; that time has come. And when we finally get what we have been waiting for – the river and the fish – the experiences we have with them remind us to take pause and remember once again … Read More