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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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Silver Creek Outfitters

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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