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Geoff at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

May 25, 2015 Owyhee River Report

Note: This blog occurred on Monday morning, 5/25, but we elected to place it on today’s date. After fishing the South Fork of the Boise for the last two days, I needed to meet a gentleman on the river who ordered flies from us. His mail delivery person admittedly told him that he delivered it to the wrong address. We at Dry Fly Innovations believe it is more important for our anglers to have the right bugs at all times, so we took a little loss and I was the new delivery man. I didn’t...
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Nate at 7:00 PM on Monday, May 25th, 2015

May 25, 2015 [Day 3] South Fork of the Boise River: Warm, 70 Plus Degrees/Mostly blue skies/ Slight wind upriver

As I drove down the South Fork Road below the dam last night, there were fishermen camped in every side road, so I knew the upper river was going to be fished heavily today. At 8:30 in the morning I’m parked at Danskin, and by 9:30 I’m way deep into the canyon hoping to avoid the crowds. I managed to have most of the fishing water to myself until early afternoon. My tie-on bug was a Black Gold Stimulator because there was nothing hatching and no heads to serve to. I started hooking fish, lots...
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Nate at 11:00 PM on Sunday, May 24th, 2015

May 24, 2015 [Day 2] Silver Creek Preserve: 60 Degrees/Wind NW blowing and gusting hard in the afternoon/Torrential rain and hail

The following blogs continue with my trek to Silver Creek while Geoff stays on the SF Boise to float and fish. Nate’s Report: After Eric set up his wife, Sherry, to fish the pond section of Silver Creek, we headed for the far side of the preserve to fish moving water. It was 10:30 in the morning and there was a small army of fishermen who had already beaten us to the water. I peeked out of the brush in several of my favorite runs to find there were people already there. We moved on...
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Nate at 10:00 PM on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

May 23, 2015 [Day 1] South Fork Boise River: 65 Degrees/Wind upriver/Torrential rain and hail around 3 PM

The following blog entries will take you to the South Fork of the Boise River, one day on Silver Creek, then back to the South Fork and Owyhee Rivers to close out the weekend. The one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the variety of flies a fisherman would use to successfully dry fly fish three separate river systems for a three-day time frame. I had a pretty good weekend in which I hooked over a hundred rainbows and brownies. The flies you see photo’d here were the tools that brought those fish to the...
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Nate at 6:43 PM on Friday, May 15th, 2015

Opening Day for South Fork Boise River 2015

This is not our usual blog, just suggestions for local clients or anyone who might be fishing the South Fork Boise River on the opening day of fishing season. History has told us that the fish on the “Fork” are a bit vulnerable after not seeing artificial flies for two months. The season generally opens with water flows around 600cfs which is a perfect flow for wading that river. I have had the great pleasure of fishing the South Fork for 38 years and in that time frame, I’ve been able to hone...
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Nate at 12:00 AM on Thursday, May 14th, 2015

May 13-14, 2015 Owyhee River Report: Night Shift/Overcast with stiff breeze blowing upriver

I’ve been pretty busy at my day job lately, and finding a full day to fish has been a bit difficult.  Well that’s an easy problem to solve…you leave home at 3:30 in the afternoon and fish the night shift and again at daylight, then make it home before anyone knew you were fishing.  When you’re addicted to the rise, sometimes you must jerry rig the schedule to service your addiction. Night Shift: I started the night shift at roughly 5:00 pm on a run of water on the low side of the river...
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Joseph at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

May 13, 2015 Spring Creek (South Eastern Idaho) Report: 65 Degrees/Overcast

I arrived at the creek around 3:30 in the afternoon. With the temperature at 65 and overcast skies, I knew that this was a perfect condition for some great hatches. As I began wadering up, I spotted some small BWOs and some caddis flying around. I could not get a fly on my 6X leader quick enough.I decided to start with a #20 BWO No-Hackle. As I approached the water, the bugs just got thicker, but at first glance, I could not spot one rising fish. Right below me was a nice riffle that...
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Geoff at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

May 5, 2015 Owyhee River Fishing Report: 70 degrees/stiff wind upriver and down/clear skies

Nothing says “party” quite like being on the river chasing an old brown trout on the “O!” I must be getting older. Cinco de Mayo used to be a real fun night to have a few Coronas and some street tacos; but this year I decided to celebrate by myself trying to fool a few fish! I arrived to the river around 4:30 and got my rod rigged as fast as possible and my waders on because the day before pops had fished and he said the PMDs were starting around 5. I was in the...
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Nate at 12:00 AM on Monday, May 4th, 2015

May 4, 2015 Owyhee River and Reservoir Fishing Report: Sunshine/90 degrees/Mild breeze

I was on a twofold mission today…I’m still waiting for the crappies to start biting up at the reservoir and I wanted to fish the morning shift on the river. Well I planned well for a two-fold mission, but my small mind never imagined a three-fold mission that might find me back on the river in the afternoon. I spent four hours up at the reservoir and never caught a single crappie. So it’s 3:30 in the afternoon the crappie fishing is hopeless and there’s no way I’m driving down the river without...
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