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

Fly Fishing Forecast 10/18 – 11/1

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“Overwhelmingly, the reason why so many experienced and well-equipped fisherman catch so few trout is that most of the time they aren’t fishing over fish.” – Sparse Grey Hackle The most effective anglers change tactics as the seasons change. They change fly patterns in order to match the fall fare; they change their approach to the water to adjust for the low angle of light unique to fall; and they change the water type in which they present their flies to search for trout. Don’t waste your time fishing flies the fish won’t eat or fishing water where there are … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 10/4 – 10/18

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Photo Credit: Arian Stevens “In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.” —Alexander Smith We have come full circle and paused on the tipping point of another winter. But October is more than a season we pass through on our way to another. October is the azure sky reflected on water, a blue so intense it defies imitation by words, paint, or lens. It must be seen, felt, experienced. There are no days so delightful as those spent fly fishing under an October sky. SILVER CREEK The Creek is … Read More