Fly Fishing Forecast July 29 – August 5

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“Respect your quarry.” ~ Paul Guernsey Learning how to properly land and release fish is as important as learning how to read the water, cast, and set the hook. Studies have shown that when large trout are fought to exhaustion, then held out of the water for 30 to 60 seconds during hook removal and photo, these trout have a dramatic decrease in their survival rate. Here is a useful analogy…imagine you have just competed a 100 yard dash, and just when you need oxygen the most, your head is dunked under water for a minute…very uncomfortable. Here is a … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast July 23-29

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“What is most important is not the equipment or the materials, it is the angler.” ~ Charles Jardine Saturday, July 25th the newest gear from the top brands in fly fishing will be gathered in the backlot of Silver Creek Outfitters from 10 AM until 4 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet the manufacturers’ reps and talk about the gear you love. Come help us celebrate this great sport; come help us celebrate you, the angler! SILVER CREEK Just a year ago, the Nature Conservancy restricted access to the Creek due to low dissolved oxygen levels and high … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast July 15th – 22nd

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“Choosing to save a river is more often an act of passion than of careful calculation. You make the choice because the river has touched your life in an intimate and irreversible way, because you are unwilling to accept its loss.” ~ David Bolling In November of 2014 the Kilpatrick/Purdy Pond project was completed. The restoration project addressed the accumulation of silt in the pond portion of the Creek which resulted in higher water temperatures down stream during the summer months. In the process, the restoration also created fantastic trout habitat allowing the fish of Silver Creek to have a … Read More

FLY FISHING FORECAST July 8th – 15

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“There is…one constant in all types of fishing, which is: The time the fish are biting is almost but not quite now.” ~P.J. O’Rourke Fishing is certainly about timing. Rivers drop and clear according to the seasons. Hatches start and end in a cyclical fashion as well. Often anglers hear the refrain from those fisherman who came before, “You should have been here yesterday.” Or sometimes they say that the fishing will definitely be better tomorrow. In my mind there is one constant in fishing. Here it is: The fishing is always good if you are there to experience it. … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast July 1st-8th

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“If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?” ~ Steven Wright Fly Fishing Forecast July 1st-8th. The best way to deal with the heat…go fly fishing! But protect yourself from the sun while you are at it with a long sleeve fishing shirt and pants, sun gloves, a proper hat, and a Buff to cover your neck and ears. Wet wading the Wood or sitting in a float tube on the Creek is the best way to stay cool on these hot summer days. So instead of retreating to the comforts of an air-conditioned room, greet the heat … Read More