Fly Fishing Forecast August 26th – September 2nd‏

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“If fishing interferes with your business, give up your business…the trout do not rise in Greenwood Cemetery.” ~ Sparse Grey Hackle The nonstop flights into Sun Valley continue into the fall season and some great deals can be found! The cool fall mornings, the yellow, orange foliage, and some of the best fishing of the season awaits. And with school back in session, the crowds have dispersed. There is no time like the present to make fishing in Sun Valley your business! SILVER CREEK The Creek is transitioning from a summer fishery into its fall glory. The Tricos have run … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast August 19-26th

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“Never forget: Fly fishing is fun partly because it is frustrating.” ~ Phil Monahan The upper end of Sullivan’s Slough is aptly named the Shark Tank. From the road cutting across the sage covered hillside above the Slough, gawkers stop and admire the size and quantity of looming rainbow trout. The simple fact is, these fish are hard to fool. With the clarity and depth of the water, an angler must stand like a heron and watch fish after fish charge and reject his or her fly; the experience is a visual feast…exhilarating and maddening at the same time. As … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast August 12-19th

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“A fly fisherman’s knowledge is compounded of many things. It grows out of imagination, curiosity, bold experiment, and intense observation.” ~ Roderick L. Haig-Brown The next time you go fishing, fish less and watch more. Don’t rush into the water and start casting the same flies that worked last week. Watch the water closest to the bank. Observe the patterns of the birds. Note the spider’s web. Look beyond the observable and imagine where the fish might hold, even though they are invisible to the eye beneath the broken water. A fly fisherman’s skill compounds the more one learns to … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast August 5th – 12th

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“Spring creek trout have a reputation for being moody, which often means they are difficult, but when they are in the mood to feast, almost nothing– not sloppy wading, not poor casting, not a ridiculous choice of flies–will dissuade them.” ~ Ted Leeson Ted is right about spring creek trout. When it is time to feast, when the Tricos and the Baetis spinners are on the water, the trout on Silver Creek eat with an intense focus that blocks out all distractions…truly “nothing will dissuade them.” But just because they are eating with abandon, they do not become foolish. Sloppy … Read More