Fly Fishing Forecast 8/30 – 9/6

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“Most anglers spend their lives making rules for trout, and trout spend their lives breaking them!” – George Ashton Fly fishers are slaves to rules… Rods needs to be 9 feet, lines a 5 weight. Fish only feed early or late. I can only fish dries during a hatch. You can only catch fish on nymphs when there is no hatch…and these rules become dogma. The next time you go to the river, be aware of your habitual thought patterns, those rules you impose on yourself. Instead, try think like a trout. SILVER CREEK The Creek is in transition. The … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 8/23 – 8/30

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“…the fisherman fishes. It is at once an act of humility and a small rebellion. And it is something more. To him, his fishing is an island of reality in a world of dream and shadow.” – Robert Traver Now that the shadow of the eclipse seems but a dream, the rivers take a breath and relax. It just so happens that the waters in our area are finally hitting perfect levels for fly fishing…and the schools around the state have just begun. For many, summer is rapidly coming to a close. It is time for fisherman to fish. SILVER … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 8/16 – 8/23

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“Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers. If so, I’m glad I thought of it.” – Roderick L. Haig-Brown If you are looking for an excuse to be near the wonders and beauty of nature, then look no further than the Wood, Silver Creek, Big Lost, or Salmon. Just as each cast with a fly rod in hand is a chance to connect with a trout, each visit to a trout stream is an opportunity to restore hope, explore wildness, and take a respite from madness. You really need no excuse; you will certainly be … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 8/9-8/16

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“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha Now is a good time to stock up on essentials in preparation for the solar eclipse occurring Monday, August 21st. Be sure to have water, food, sunscreen, gas, eclipse glasses, and patience…lots of patience. Add ice, beer, and a fly rod to the list and you will be all set. Once the pre-eclipse preparation is complete, get out and go fly fishing. You may need to resupply with ice and beer. The truth: fishing may be the best way to prepare. We will not be … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 8/2-8/9

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And everything under the sun is in tune. But the sun is eclipsed by the moon. – Pink Floyd If you have not heard, the Sun Valley and Stanley area is in the path of totality for the solar eclipse occurring Monday, August 21st. We expect a massive influx of visitors and congestion on all our roadways starting around the 18th. There is much debate about the impacts the eclipse will have on the fishing and frankly there is only one way to find out…go fishing. No doubt the human behavior will be stranger than the trout. In the meanwhile, … Read More