Fishing Forecast 12/27 – 1/1

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“Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.” — Benjamin Franklin Make a resolution you can keep this new year. Resolve yourself to spend more time fly fishing with family, friends, or on your own. There is no better way to make memories for a lifetime. Start this resolution off by coming down to the shop on the first of the year and renewing you fishing license. SILVER CREEK The Conservancy portion of the Creek is closed until opening day the end of May of 2018; however, from the Highway 20 bridge down through the Willows … Read More

Fishing Forecast 12/13 – 12/27

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“I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside), I’ve got to go away (Baby it’s cold outside)” — Frank Loesser Sitting by a fire or sliding down a slope are fine traditional winter activities. But, when it is cold outside, it is time to go fly fishing. Here are some tips for winter fishing success: The key to comfort on the river is dressing in layers. Under your waders, using two or even three layers to protect your legs from the cold water is wise. The same applies to top layers; this way you can remove or add as internal … Read More

Fishing Forecast 11/29 – 12/13

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“Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook… with La Niña potentially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up.” — NOAA Website This is the time of year we pensively wait for significant snow to fill the mountains. The forecast is promising. La Niña typically means above average precipitation for the Valley. While waiting to see what winter cards we are dealt, might as well hit the river; the fishing is fantastic as we are still reaping the benefits of lasts year’s water boon. … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 11/15 – 11/29

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“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Among those things that have contributed to your advancement include fly fishing, a tradition that brings you closer to family, friends, and fish. The angler who counts blessings, rather than quarry, will lose count long before the day is done. SILVER CREEK Our days are numbered on the upper Creek. The Conservancy stretch, including Purdy’s down to highway 20, will … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 11/1 – 11/15

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“The river this November afternoon Rests in an equipoise of sun and cloud A glooming light, a gleaming darkness shroud Its passage. All seems tranquil, all in tune.” – Cecil Day-Lewis   Autumnal light can play tricks with an angler’s vision. When the sun is out, it is bright and low on the horizon, making it difficult to see a fly on the water. When the sun is obscured by clouds, colors fade to grey making a fly difficult to see on the water. Whether dealing with glooming light or gleaming darkness there are a few tricks anglers need to … Read More