Fly Fishing Forecast September 23-30th

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“The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning; no matter how long we have been at it, we are constantly making some fresh discovery, picking up some new wrinkle. If we become conceited through great success, some day the trout will take us down a peg.”~ Theodore Gordon The fall is a great time to pick up a new fly fishing wrinkle whether you are a seasoned angler or a neophyte. Let the trout be your teacher and the river be your classroom. The low, clear water, the consistent hatches, and the selectively feeding trout all make … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast September 16th – 23rd

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“Fishing is a quest for knowledge as much of a pursuit of fish; it is as much acquaintance with beavers, dippers, and other fishermen as it is the challenge of catching trout.” ~ Paul Schullery When the cottonwood leaves start to change color and the air is crisp and clear, the fly fisherman receives the call to adventure and crosses the threshold into the river. Wielding his or her favorite rod and accompanied by a sidekick, the angler faces many challenges but ultimately returns home safe and satisfied with a day on the water pursuing fish, knowledge, solitude, and company. … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast September 9th – 16th

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“It was a long time since Nick had looked into a stream and seen trout. They were very satisfactory.” ~Ernest Hemingway, from “Big Two-Hearted River” The satisfaction comes from not just seeing the trout, but from seeing the trout feed. And then seeing what the trout is feeding upon. And then imagining your presentation; imagining how your fly would float through the air and then land delicately with out detection. And then the take…the anticipation builds as the fish chooses your fly and rises up. Now the doing of the thing and seeing it happen just as you imagined it. … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast September 2nd – 9th

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“I didn’t know it, but a radical change had taken place in my life. I had become a fisherman and would never be quite the same again.” ~Jack Hemingway With the air and water cooling down, the leaves starting to change color and fall, and with the traditional celebrations of summer coming to a head, it is time to let yourself be a fisherman again. These are the best months to rediscover why you love this sport so much. And if you are new to fly fishing, this is a great time to let the radical transformation occur and forever … Read More