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Nate at 9:00 PM on Monday, Jan 12th, 2015

January 12, 2015 SF Boise River Report: 34 Degrees/Overcast/Mild breeze upriver

If we fish, we blog. Regardless of results, we have always expressed the true experiences of fishing a dry fly. We don’t write blogs only on those days that we are successful then elect not to write if the fishing is a little off. We do this to establish a theory: We believe you can hook a fish on a dry fly in any water condition at any time of year; and not only can you do this in many cases, you can do it big. For those of you who follow...
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Nate at 9:47 PM on Saturday, Jan 3rd, 2015

January 3, 2015 SF Boise River Report: 14 Degrees morning; 20 Degrees midday/Very little wind/Mostly sunny

Small dry flies are flat-out good bait, and it never ceases to amaze me the awesome power you wield when you place a tiny dry fly at the nose of a feeding fish or run it along a seam where fish are stacked up on the transition line of slow to fast current. Every day of dry fly fishing is like solving a brand new puzzle. You arrive at the river and the puzzle pieces lay in disarray before you and your challenge is to place together...
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Nate at 8:00 PM on Saturday, Dec 27th, 2014

December 27, 2014 South Fork Boise River Report: 30 Degrees/Overcast/Very little wind

Dry fly fishing in late December is not defined by how well you fish—it’s more about how well you hunt, stock, and deliver. By this time of year, the days of the bottoms-up BWO hatches where the surface is littered with rising fish are over. Rises are sporadic and spread out over large bodies of water and rarely does a fish peek its head up and you’re right there to serve him a fly. More times than not you spot the rise, mark the exact location of the fish, and set up an approach specifically to hook...
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Nate at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, Dec 24th, 2014

December 24, 2014 Owyhee River Report: 34 Degrees/Wind downriver/Rain and snow mixed for most of the day.

As a rule I prefer to chase the big rainbows on the South Fork Boise River, but occasionally I like to check in on the brownies on the "O." I like to see what the hatches are doing, and I don't mind serving a small bug to a big brownie either. I picked a pretty sterile day to chase fish on the Owyhee River. There were no hatches that came off, and there were virtually no fish feeding for most of the day. I spent most of the day "Searcher" fishing BWO patterns and skating Colored...
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Nate at 8:00 PM on Friday, Dec 19th, 2014

December 19, 2014 SF Boise River Report: 40 Degrees/Mild wind downriver/Snow, sleet, and rain all day

Well I picked a heck of a day to forget my rain jacket. As a rule, I keep it in my car perpetually, but I’d hung it to dry after my last fishing day and neglected to get it back in the rig. So I show up to the river in a driving rainstorm and the first thing I am doing is cutting three holes in the bottom of a garbage bag and reinventing the sleeveless rain slicker. Well it wasn’t pretty and no fashion statement was made, but my core stayed mostly...
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Geoff at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014

December 16, 2014 South Fork of the Boise River Report

If you were to tell me that the day was going to be overcast, rainy, and snow, I would appropriately reply that the BWOs should be coming off in big numbers. There is quite a difference between reality and a weather report. Today was an absolute perfect day to be on the river: All conditions were prime for a monster BWO hatch. The other kicker to the day was there was hardly any wind to speak of. Here is the reality for Tuesday. We showed up to the river pretty early leaving M-Town at...
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