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Nate at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015

July 21, 2015 Pacific Ocean out of Depoe Bay, OR Report: Partial sun/Wind NW 5-10 mph

I’ll tell you this story and maybe you’ll believe it??? Geoff and I booked a morning charter with Dockside Charters on a boat called “The Blue Canoe.” We were deep-sea fishing, but it was our full intention to lure the rock fish some 60 feet from the bottom to sip a dry fly. It was just a matter of finding the right “searcher” fly or performing the proper delivery. The first mate offered us a deep sea rod, but I elected to wield my 5wt while Geoff thought the 4wt would be...
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Debbie at 8:05 AM on Sunday, Jul 19th, 2015

Out of the Shop 7/20 - 7/27

This really isn't one of our usual blogs, and I doubt many of our locals who stop by the shop will see it, but we will not be available for fly purchases this week due to a family vacation/reunion. We WILL have our flies and some products with us for most mail orders though! The Internet side will not skip a beat--we are still open away from the shop! We will also have cell service for any phone calls as well. If you do stop by, you will find Mudd having a "Pity Party" because he...
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Geoff at 11:00 PM on Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015

July 14, 2015 Owyhee River Dry Fly Fishing Report: Overcast Early/Light wind/65 Degrees

I got a phone call last week from one of my fishing buddies who hasn’t had the chance to get out and fish lately and he was hoping that we could get an opportunity to fish this week. It just so happened that my Tuesday was big open and I was in serious need of chasing a fish around. We finalized our plans on Monday afternoon and we were all planned to meet up in Caldwell at 5:00 AM. It always hurts when you get home late on Monday night then have to...
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Geoff at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, Jul 7th, 2015

July 7, 2015 Lava Lake Dry Fly Fishing Report: Rain early/Overcast all day/70 Degrees/Usual high-mountain breeze

After breakfast was done, dad and the boys went on a hike above the lake. I, of course, was in charge of securing dinner. I had fished both the west and east side of the lake the day before and it fished a little sullen. I had assumptions that the lake had been fished over the Fourth of July, but with no proof, I was still baffled why there were no cruising fish. I decided that today I would fish the south side of the lake. I kept looking over the lake from camp and...
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Geoff at 12:00 AM on Monday, Jul 6th, 2015

July 6 Lava Lake Dry Fly Fishing Report: 75 Degrees/Sunny/10 MPH wind

One of my favorite fly fishing trips that I take in a calendar year is with my two nephews and dad. Last year we took the boys into Lava Lake (see July 7, 2014 blog); and when we got there, there was still big winter hanging on like big snowdrifts. We were the first people to fish the lake. This year was a little different. We decided to go on Monday right after the Fourth of July because we wanted to let the traffic clear out of the lakes. Our plan worked like a charm,...
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Geoff at 12:00 AM on Saturday, Jun 27th, 2015

Owyhee River Fishing Report AM Shift (6-27) - 80 Degrees, Slightly Overcast, Light Breeze Up River

Bob had one more day to fish but it couldn’t be a full day because he had to be at the Boise Airport around 2 PM. We had many options to choose from but the best option was a very hard sell to Bob. He wanted to fish the Boise River in town or float the Snake River for bass. I wanted to fish the Owyhee and see how the morning shift was fishing. Bob has fished the “O” several times but, like the South Fork, he has only fished it in the spring. Bob...
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Geoff at 12:00 AM on Friday, Jun 26th, 2015

South Fork of the Boise River Report (6-26) 95 Plus Degrees, Light Breeze, Giant Blue Sky

My buddy Bob was coming back to Boise to catch his flight home on Saturday afternoon, so that meant we had all day Friday to fish the South Fork. The South Fork of the Boise River is one of Bob’s favorite rivers, but he usually fishes it in March and in September or October. He has never been on the river when it has been at summer flows. This would be a great experience for him to see the river at this flow and to see how the fishing is. We met at Cow Creek Bridge...
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Geoff at 10:00 PM on Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015

June 23, 2015 Henry’s Fork River Report: 90 Plus Degrees/Slight breeze/Bright Sun/Pig Time!!!!

After chasing tadpoles for two days in Montana, Bob and I were dead set on the fact that we needed to see some pigs in our nets in order to salvage my miniature trout-bumming odyssey. We entered Island Park just before 8 a.m. Bob had to do a little work before he could fish and I wasted zero time grabbing my gear and heading to the “Ranch.” I was geared up and walking the trail by 8:30. The parking lot was Grand Central Station; there must have been over 200 anglers down in the hole,...
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Geoff at 11:00 PM on Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015

June 22, 2015 Big Hole Fishing Report (Brown Bridge to Glen Campground: 80 Degrees/Sunny/Light wind/Beautiful

After much deliberation the night before on where we should fish, we decided that we would hit another section of the Big Hole and see if the fish could possibly get any bigger. The section we hit the day before was fun fishing, but there were no big fish in the batch; nothing over 16 inches. We decided to put in at Brown Bridge because after we reviewed the regulations, this section of river was closed to guides on every Monday throughout the summer. With less traffic on the river we thought this would give us the...
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