Fly Fishing Forecast 8/24 – 8/31

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“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” ~ John Wooden It is as true in fly fishing as it is in basketball. A successful fly fishing outing is dependent on preparation. If you are planing on coming to the Sun Valley area, your preparation should include a visit to our store. Access to local knowledge about hatches, water levels, water temperatures, flies and techniques is paramount to your success on the water. Better yet, hire one of our expert guides and let him or her provide a hands on lesson. Good fishing in late August begins with preparation. SILVER CREEK … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast August 17th – 24th

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“About the only certainty, other than uncertainty, in fly fishing is that a fly won’t catch a fish if it stays in its box.” ~ Arnold Gingrich The Sun Valley Summer Symphony is coming to an end and many schools around the country are beginning again. These things are as certain as “death and taxes.” So if you have been putting off fly fishing this summer, get out while the days are still warm enough to wet wade, the Tricos are still alight in the morning air, and the hoppers are clattering up and down the valley. Simple truths are … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast August 10th – 17th

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“Cast your fly with confidence.” ~Theodore Gordon And release your fish with compassion. 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 list of best practices when releasing trout: (1) Always land your fish as quickly as possible. (2) Handle the fish as little as possible. Learn how to use a Ketchum Release. (3) Take lots of pictures of the entire process of landing and releasing the fish, and … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast August 3rd – 10th

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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, someday the trout will take us down a peg.” ~ Theodore Gordon As we roll into August, we cannot rely on the successes we had while fishing in July. The water is getting lower, the flies are getting smaller, and the fish are becoming more selective. It is time to up our game. Plan on attending one of our free … Read More