Fly Fishing Forecast June 28th – July 5th

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“”Most of the world is covered in water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick the best parts.” ~ Charles Waterman The options for where to fish around the Wood River Valley are expanding as the water continues to drop. And the recent warm weather has triggered some of the biggest bugs of the season. Your job is simple: Come on down to the shop and we will help you pick the right flies and the right time to be on the water. And, of course, we will help you pick the best parts too. SILVER CREEK The day time temps … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast June 22nd – 29th

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“The man who coined the phrase, ‘Money can’t buy you happiness,’ never bought himself a good fly rod.” ~ Reg Baird The more you fish, the more you can appreciate the craftsmanship of a fine rod and reel. We want to make it easy for you to get your hands on the latest, greatest from Winston, Scott, Sage, Hardy, Waterworks-Lamson, or Hatch. Bring in your your used rod and reel to trade in and trade up. It is simple…we will give you a fair market credit on your old gear towards the purchase of a new rod or reel. For … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast June 15th – 22nd

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“The trout fly of today grew out of the trout fly of yesterday.” ~ John McDonald Fly fishing has a rich tradition. One such tradition is passing the love of the sport on to the next generation. If you have a father who took you fishing and taught you how to to fly fish, now is a good time to appreciate those lessons. We have everything an angler could want or need, and if you are not sure what that is, a gift card would suffice. After all, the fly fisher of today grew out of the fly fisher of … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast June 8th – 15th

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“Success on the stream or in life comes from a balanced approach. In the business world, successful CEOs must possess more than one skill set. This balance allows them to overcome obstacles on a daily basis. The same holds true for successful anglers.” ~ George Daniel We all have a different measure of success when it comes to angling. But the truth is, some anglers seem to catch more fish than others, no matter what technique they employ. Why? That is what I want to understand. That is why with every fish, fisherman, or river I encounter, I want to … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast June 1- June 8th

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“Naked women could have been skydiving into a bullseye on his head and he’d have kept casting.” ~Lorain Hemingway It is Brown Drake time on the Creek! And during a Brown Drake hatch, both fish and fisherman are not easily distracted; an angler’s compulsion to fish is equally matched by a trout’s need to feed. These are big mayflies, and they tend to draw big fish to the surface to feed with abandon and big crowds once the word is out that the hatch is on. The Brown Drakes, ephemera simulans, are truly ephemeral; the hatch only lasts one to … Read More