August 27th – September 3rd

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“Really, the only thing a psychiatrist can do that a good (fishing) guide can’t is write prescriptions.” ― John Gierach This is the time of year most anglers salivate like Pavlov’s dog. The days are shorter and the morning temperatures are cooler. The mountains have seen their first dusting of snow and there is a hint of yellow in the aspen leaves. The kids are back in school and hunting season is trickling open leaving many of our streams devoid of anglers. There is no better therapy than fall fishing, and no better companion than one of our guides. SILVER … Read More

August 20th – 27th

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“Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers.” – Roderick Haig-Brown With the Wood blown out since the first of the month, I could have easily put away my rod and stayed home. Instead, I went exploring and fished creeks that I had previously overlooked right here in the Wood River Valley and beyond: the East Fork, the North Fork, the Upper Wood, the Little Wood, and Summit Creek…just to name a few.  We are blessed to have so many great rivers to fish. For me, this has been a good excuse to go explore and … Read More

August 13th – 20th

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“Well, if it rains, I don’t care/ Don’t make no difference to me…” -The Doobie Brothers Fisherman are a patient lot. The rivers we fish have taught us this trait. One moment the Creek is too low and the water temps too high. So we wait. The next moment, rain has swollen the Wood and turned it brown. We keep waiting. We learn to treasure the moments we have on these rivers and look forward to fishing them again when they return to form. Despite the adversity our waters have faced this summer, we are still are having a great … Read More

August 6th – 13th

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“The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t.”  ~ Patrick F. McManus After a hot July, August has been the answer to our prayers. The cooler air temperatures and rain has revitalized our rivers. Weather forecasts predict this weather pattern to continue for the next few days, so be sure and go prepared for wet weather with a light weight rain coat, waders, and extra layers. Cloudy weather also means there will be a heavy glare on the water. Smith Optics Low Light Ignitors are perfect for these conditions along with using high-vis flies. … Read More