Know Your Guides: Ed Northern

By | The Hatch

With only a flashlight to guide them, Ed and his friend paddled through the dark waters of the early morning. Their boat was loaded with rods, worms and the day’s snacks. They were to spend the day angling for trout, and they could not wait to see what was in store. Ed created several more fishing memories as he grew…

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Fly Fishing Forecast May 23 – 30

By | Fishing Forecast

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”  – Rumi Opening day on Silver Creek and the Big Wood is May 26th…the best season yet begins to unfold! While the Valley is still reaping the benefits of last year’s abundant water supply, this winter’s average snow pack means we again will have plenty of…

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Know Your Guide: Miles Sweek

By | The Hatch

From a young age, there is no question that river guiding was Miles’ calling. Watching people get excited about all things fly fishing illustrates to him that guiding was what he was born to do. “While I love catching big fish myself, sharing that experience with someone else new to the sport is something I enjoy just as much.” Miles…

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Fly fishing forecast May 16 - 30

Fishing Forecast May 16 – 22

By | Fishing Forecast

“Most of Idaho’s numerous water users, which include – farmers, irrigators, water managers, river runners, hydropower producers, fishers, fish managers, ground water users, and more, should be satisfied with this year’s water supply.” ~ USDA Water Outlook Summary May 2018 The season opener is fast approaching and the outlook is promising. Silver Creek will be perfect for opening weekend and…

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Know Your Guide: Brad Stansberry

By | The Hatch

For Brad, fishing and teaching have flowed through his veins since he was a young boy tying a piece of red yarn to the end of his leader and casting in the front yard. Growing up in Newport Beach, California, Brad’s love of fishing and the great outdoors stemmed from his move to Ketchum at the age of 10. Upon…

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Know Your Guide: Amanda Bauman

By | The Hatch

From Amanda’s first catch, to her most recent river trip, her fascination and knowledge for fly fishing has grown stronger over the past nine years. As a native Idahoan, she understands how unique the state is in its magnitude of outdoor offerings. The lifestyle offered here allows her to connect with the water year-round. When the rivers close for spawning,…

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Fishing Forecast 5-2 to 5-16

By | Fishing Forecast

“Fishing is to be enjoyed, but it will not be enjoyed any the more by hurrying past what Nature has to give us on the way.” ~Colonel Robert Venables During May we will see our rivers swell, recede, and swell again before they settle into their perfect summer flows in late June, early July. The cottonwoods will bloom and bring…

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Know Your Guide: Gene Steiner

By | The Hatch

At the age of 10, Gene held his first rod and tied his first fly. He was inspired by his first big catch – the goldfish in his parent’s fishpond. Since then, his appreciation for the sport developed into a seasonal hobby that he loves to share with his son, family and friends. Growing up in northern California influenced his…

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Know Your Guide: Greg Loomis

Know Your Guide: Greg Loomis

By | The Hatch

Greg recalls the catch like it was yesterday. He tied his fly and released it into a body of water more shallow and narrow than Trail Creek in the Wood River Valley. The tug came quickly, and 9-year-old Greg grew overwhelmed with pride as he reeled in his first 20-pound Steelhead on the end of his Pencil Popper. Since that initial great…

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Fishing Forecast 4-18 to 5-2

By | Fishing Forecast

“I fish in spring to feel the…planetary tilt resurrect every creature and joy that autumn killed.” ~ David James Duncan As the seasons change, anglers hold their collective breaths for a beat of time in anticipation of the next. Spring precipitation has blessed our mountains and the Big Wood and Big Lost drainages are right where they should be in…

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