Fly Fishing Forecast
September 19 – 26

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“The sporting qualities of a fish are dependent neither on its size nor its weight, but on the effort of concentration, the skill and mastery the fish demands from the fisherman.” ~Charles Ritz Perhaps it is a fish sipping size 20 Fall Baetis in a back eddy or a fish tucked up tight beneath a tree limb. Any fish clearly…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
September 12 – September 19

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“An undisturbed river is as perfect as we will ever know, every refractive slide of cold water a glimpse of eternity.” ~Thomas McGuane This time of year, the rivers seem undisturbed. Most casual anglers have been pulled away to other business and the rivers are left empty. The cool air and water, along with the shorter days, has triggered a…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
September 5 – September 12

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“In a life properly lived, you’re a river.” ~Jim Harrison When angling well, you are not at odds with a river, nor a victim to its indifference. You are the river, one with the surroundings, flowing as the river flows. When angling well, your relationship to the water is not mere simile, you are not “like” or “as” a river….

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Fly Fishing Forecast
August 29 – September 5

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“The trouble is, you can’t properly present something you don’t believe in.” ~Thomas McGuane Which is more important, the right fly or the proper presentation? Once you have exhausted every possibility with regards to a perfect drift, from the angle of approach, to leader build and tippet size, and the fish still refuses to take… it must be the fly….

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Fly Fishing Forecast
August 22 – August 29

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“When we are on the water, our contemplative impulses range from the intense to the nearly absent.” ~Paul Schullery There are times while fly fishing that an angler’s thoughts, like an arrow, point at the smallest target and others when the mind soars like a Redtail past the river bank, the mountains, and disappears over the horizon. These last days…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
August 15 – August 22

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“I don’t suppose I ever entirely release a fish. I may not eat it, but that does not mean I take nothing from it before I let it go.” ~Paul Schullery With each catch, no matter its stature, anglers are reminded about all the miracles that had to take place for that trout to exist. Imagine surviving a massive infiltration…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
August 8 – August 15

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“Most fishermen use the double haul to throw their casting mistakes further.” ~Lefty Kreh As we enter the second week of August, there are a lot of great fishing opportunities to look forward to on the Wood, Silver Creek, Big Lost, and the other fisheries in the Valley and beyond. Keep in mind, with the smaller bugs and lower water,…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
August 1 – August 8

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“Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the point.” ~John Gierach What is fly fishing to you? The next time you are waist deep in a river, take a second and reflect. Contemplate your aesthetic considerations. Think about the experiences…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
July 25 – August 1

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“The music of angling is more compelling to me than anything contrived in the greatest symphony hall.” ~A.J. Mclane As we move into August, the best fishing is during the most pleasant times of day, and with day time highs in the 80s to 90s, the pleasant times have shifted to the morning and evenings. Along with the shift in…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
July 18 – July 25

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“The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn’t someone else’s gift to you?” ~Lee Wulff This season, our rivers have been blessed with an abundance of wild fish. The finest gift anglers can give to the trout as the waters warm up…

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