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Nate at 9:32 AM on Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014

October 28, 2014 SF Boise (in the canyon): Sunshine/55 Degrees/Mild Wind Upriver

In my last blog entry I was fantasizing about the perfect dry fly day. It went something like this: There’s fish feeding at the surface…… You’ve got the exact right bug…… There’s no false takes or refusals……. You’re on your game…….. And you commence upon kicking fanny and taking names. Well that exact fantasy came true today with the exception of “you’re on your game.” I was so excited to see fish rising in mass numbers that I took a trip to Rookiville several times by over setting...
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Geoff at 10:25 AM on Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014

October 25, 2014 SF Boise River Report: Overcast, Winds 10-20 MPH throughout day, 60 Degrees

After a long break from fly fishing chasing the ever illusive elk, it felt really good to have my fly fishing vest and a rod as opposed to my rifle and a backpack with a quarter of an elk on it. We got into town on Monday; and as usual, there were several loose ends that needed to be tied around the shop. By Friday our projects were just about to be done and the weekend was looking at me straight in the face. I typically do not fish on a weekend but...
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Nate at 12:00 AM on Friday, Oct 24th, 2014

October 24, 2014 SF Snake River Report: 70 Degrees, Unseasonably Warm/Wind Upriver in the Morning, Downriver Afternoon/Partial Sun

Day 3: Sometimes in a dry fly all the stars align…..             There’s fish rising at the surface…….             You’re on your game…….             You’ve got the exact right bug……             There’s no false takes or refusals…..             And you commence upon kicking fanny and taking names!!!...
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Nate at 12:00 AM on Thursday, Oct 23rd, 2014

October 23, 2014 SF Snake River at Irwin: 55 Degrees/ 5 MPH Wind Blowing Downriver/Partial Sun Succumbing to Dense Clouds in Late Afternoon

Day 2: At 11:00 a.m. I’m on the fisherman’s trail leading from camp to the river. I’d rigged both my rods—the 4 wt. and 5 wt. thinking there might still be a little caddis action in the riffles along with BWOs in the afternoon. In years past, I’ve seen the BWO hatches be incredibly intense on the section of river I was intending to fish below Palisades Dam, and I’ve had some success on large caddis patterns as well. The wind was...
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Nate at 11:00 PM on Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014

October 22, 2014 Silver Creek Report: Partial Sun/55 Degrees/Mild Wind

This is the first blog entry depicting a trout bum run to eastern Idaho. I have been chasing elk for the last couple of weeks, so I have a little fishing to catch up on. Day 1: My first pit stop was to visit my buddy, Phil, and spend the afternoon at Silver Creek. My experience fishing Silver Creek in late October has been a mixed bag. A few times I have done well, and several times the fishing has been very challenging; but there...
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Nate at 5:03 PM on Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014

October Blogging

It's been a pretty lean dry fly fishing month with hunting season and the Owyhee River flowing today at 17cfs and the brown trout on the redds. But I am planning a little trout bumming excursion for about a week starting October 22. Since I will be out of cell/internet service, be on the lookout for new blogs toward the end of the month! And, the SF Boise is fishing very well! Big, big fish! Be ready to move from point of setting hook and getting the big guy in the...
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Geoff at 1:23 PM on Monday, Oct 6th, 2014

October 6, 2014 Owyhee River Fishing Report: 80 Degrees/Minimal Wind/Warm in the Canyon

What a difference two weeks makes on any river system. I left my house at straight up 6 a.m. in hot pursuit of some morning feeders. I have my rod rigged, waders on, and I am picking my way through the brush and trees to enter the water just after daybreak. I am overlooking a gorgeous riffle that dumps into a big slick and I survey that run for twenty minutes. I don’t see one head, there are no fish up feeding, and the midges are coming off in swarms...
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Nate at 10:41 PM on Sunday, Oct 5th, 2014

October 5, 2014 SF Boise River Report: Sunshine/75 degrees/Upriver breeze in the afternoon

The great challenge fishing the South Fork right now is trying to land the giant fish that visit your dry fly. Every time you hook an 18+ inch fish on that river right now, it's a barroom brawl to get them to the net. Every fight is a dedicated effort which almost always takes a lot of time and ends with some form of a chase downriver. Many of the fish jump several times in the melee. I had one 19-inch fish today jump eight times in the 13 minutes it took...
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Geoff at 12:00 AM on Friday, Oct 3rd, 2014

October 3, 2014 Henry's Fork Fishing Report - Ashton Dam to Vernon Bridge: Overcast/Scattered Rain/ 49 Degrees/Wind 10 MPH

We sat in the hotel all night listening to the rain coming off the roof and it never stopped until 8:00 the next morning. There were puddles everywhere and there was a real nip in the air from the time we walked out of the hotel. We decided we needed to fish the same run of water because the bugs were there in real force, but Mother Nature made it impossible to fish the day before. We put the raft in at 10:00 and started fishing some riffles during the float. We...
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