Fly Fishing Forecast 9/27 – 10/4

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“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau With winter came unimaginable amounts of snow to the mountains; with spring, record breaking flows to the rivers. And summer…it seemed way too short. Now fall has come and we can finally taste the fruit the other seasons have yielded. Now is the time to resign yourself to the influence of rivers; wade the waters, cast your fly, and rediscover why you love to fly fish. SILVER CREEK If you head … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 9/20 – 9/27

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“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” – J.K. Rowling Signs that autumn has overtaken the valley abound. Red Quills, the last big mayfly of the season, can be found up and down the Big Wood and Upper Big Lost. Baetis and Mahogany Duns alight the water during the afternoon on the Creek. And the trout are feeding with an innate knowledge that winter is soon to come. For anglers, fall is the season’s grand finale…nature saves the best for last! SILVER CREEK Fall is a good … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 9/13 – 9/20

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“Ours is the grandest sport. It is an intriguing battle of wits between an angler and a trout; and in addition to appreciating the tradition and grace of the game, we play it in the magnificent out-of-doors.” – Ernest G. Schwiebert Jr. What makes our sport truly grand is the community of anglers from around the world who desire to learn and share to best way to outwit fish, and at the same time, to protect those magnificent places in which we pursue them. Celebrate the tradition and grace of the game by visiting local fly shops often and by … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 9/6 – 9/13

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“…for me, fly fishing is a great puzzle-solving challenge.” – Jennifer Smith The best anglers are always changing their tactics as conditions change from season to season, or even from moment to moment. This is perhaps the greatest draw of fly fishing and why so many become obsessed with the sport. Each day on the water provides a new challenge, a new puzzle to solve. This is what brings the angler back to familiar waters, or sends him or her lands away to seek new water. What will today’s challenge be? SILVER CREEK The warm weather has prolonged some late … Read More