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Fly Fishing Forecast
January 23 – February 6

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“…Ignorance is one of the most crucial pieces of equipment any fly fisher will ever own.” ~David James Duncan While it is a good idea to head to the river equipped with knowledge of the current conditions (the very reason one might read this report), it is also wise to cast preconceptions aside. Fishing with established expectations often leaves an…

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Fishing Forecast

Fly Fishing Forecast
January 9 – 23

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“Fishing is a condition of the mind wherein one cannot possibly have a bad time.” ~Zane Grey To the outside observer, the motionless angler standing still as a rock, midriver seemed miserable. They could see the snow covering the mountain down to the bank and the steel gray glare on the water’s surface. They felt a sympathetic chill. What they…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
December 26 – January 9

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“As the angler looks back, he thinks less of individual captures and days than of scenes in which he fished.” ~ Lord Edward Grey of Fallondon As one year transitions to the next, ‘tis the season for reflection. But don’t spend too much time dwelling in nostalgia, as the river beckons; there are days of solace and individual captures to…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
December 12 – 26

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“You can’t be unhappy in the middle of a big, beautiful river.” ~ Jim Harrison While December is a magical and serene time to be in the middle of a river fly fishing, if you are freezing, it is difficult to enjoy the moment. A successful winter fly fishing outing begins with preparation and planning. To begin with, there is…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
November 28 – December 12

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“Fishing a good spot under the wrong conditions is like lacing up your ice skates in July.” ~ David DiBenedetto Now, lacing up your wading boots in December, that is the right thing to do. The best winter conditions to fish, of course, are during a storm, when the air temperature hovers right at freezing. There is something about a…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
November 14 – 28

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“Stay still long enough at the waterside and things start to happen.” ~Luke Jennings The days are short, the leaves are down, and the mountains are dusted with snow; the rivers in the valley have transitioned from fall to winter fisheries. So, when you head to the water this November, pause at the river’s edge and take note of the…

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Idaho

Fly Fishing Forecast
October 31 – November 14

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“Beginners often believe the myth of patience. The best anglers I know are somewhat impatient. If they aren’t catching fish, they try something different.” ~John Barsness There is a difference between an angler who simply wishes a fish will take with each cast and one who is constantly tweaking and rethinking each presentation until one does. One approach requires patience…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
October 17 – 31

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“Definition of a fly rod—an antenna, which transmits peace, tranquility, excitement, fellowship and most of all, an awareness and appreciation for the outdoors.” ~ Roderick Haig-Brown No matter the make, no matter the length, no matter the style…the fly rod is the thing all anglers have in common. Its singular purpose: to connect anglers with the underwater world of their…

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Fall

Fly Fishing Forecast
October 3 – 17

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“Maybe your stature as a fly fisherman isn’t determined by how big a trout you can catch, but by how small a trout you can catch without being disappointed.” ~John Gierach The weather forecast is calling for cooler temperatures; if you plan to spend the day on the water, dress for the season. The cooler temps will continue to shorten…

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Fly Fishing Forecast
September 26 – October 3

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“Fishing should be a ceremony that reaffirms our place in the natural world and helps us resist further estrangement from our origins.” ~Thomas McGuane The fall foliage peaks over the next few weeks and the spectacular fall scenery coincides with spectacular fall fishing. Autumnal days rouse the angler’s soul. Allow the ritual of fishing to help you cast your worries…

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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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