Fly Fishing Forecast 3/22 – 4/5

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“Water is taught by thirst.” – Emily Dickinson Due to the warm weather and rain over the last week, the low altitude snow has started to melt. Our freestones and tail-waters are already seeing higher than average flows for this time of year. This is the first phase of what will be a long and interesting run-off for the Wood River Valley. During lean water years, we learn the value of water; on years of plenty, we learn patience. THE SALMON It is steelhead time! As of March 20th, 100 fish have made their way to the Sawtooth Hatchery. At … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 3/8 – 3/22

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“Two things are certain this year, there will be an extended high water season when the snow starts melting; the timing and the magnitude of the peak flows are unknown at this time, and the peaks could be big on some rivers.” – Idaho Water Supply Outlook Report March 1, 2017 On normal years, the Wood and surrounding freestones are ready to fish right around the first week of July when the flows drop below 400 CFS. This is not a normal year; the snow keeps coming! The snowpack in the Big Wood, Little Wood, and Big Lost Basins are … Read More