Fly Fishing Forecast May 27th to June 3rd

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“What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch.” ~ Patrick F. McManus Fly Fishing Forecast May 27th to June 3rd Despite the rain and cool weather, a few Brown Drakes have been spotted on the lower river. This slow trickle of insects is a good sign that the “plague” is just on the horizon. As the weather stabilizes this week and the temperatures begin to climb, the Drakes should gain momentum with each passing day. Of course, being in the right spot and the right time is part of the fun of this … Read More

Opening Day May 23rd Fly Fishing Forecast

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“The sun did not shine/ It was too wet to play/ So we sat in the house/ All that cold, cold, wet day.” ~ Dr. Suess, The Cat in the Hat Fly Fishing Forecast May 20th to 27th After a mostly dry, warm winter, the first half of May has already exceeded the average precipitation for the month. And we have more rain and thunderstorms in the forecast for next week as well. This is, however, no excuse to sit in the house and wait for the sun to shine. May 23rd is the season opener for the Big Wood, Silver … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast May 13th to May 20th

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“The pleasure isn’t in the doing of the thing, the pleasure is in planning it.” ~ John Green, Paper Towns Fly Fishing Forecast May 13th to May 20th Two weeks till opening day…May 23rd! Now is the time to plan. Start with a gear check: Do your waders need repair? Do you need to replace the studs on your wading boots or get new boots altogether? Do your lines need to be cleaned or replaced? Do you need new tippet and leaders? Are your flies up to snuff? After assessing your gear, it is time to make plans on where … Read More

FLY FISHING FORECAST April 29th – May 13th

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“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” ~ Loren Eiseley As another steelhead season comes to a close, fly fisherman tend to look toward future fishing opportunities. The prevailing question is always the same: What will the water be like? Predicting streamflows is not an exact science. For example, no one could have predicted the rain that inundated the Ketchum area last August. Still, with the snowpack up Galena Summit at around 79% of average and the entire Big Wood drainage at around 60%, flows are going to be lower than normal throughout the season. … Read More