Photos: A Trip and a Steelhead That Were a Long Time Coming

Written by: Wade Fellin,  Big Hole Lodge


After many fishless days, this Clearwater River steelhead made the whole trip worthwhile.
Photos courtesy Wade Fellin

Big Hole Lodge had an awesome season with Dad working overtime while I was away studying for the bar. He hasn’t fished with his brother in years, and the three of us haven’t fished together in. . .

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Photos and Story: A Big, Bad Idaho Bull Trout

Written by: Evan Williams


This is the bull trout that the author had been dreaming about.
All photos courtesy Evan Williams

A few weeks ago, my friend JR Maggard and I were looking for a new fishing zone and a new challenge, so we decided to head north from Boise in search of bull trout. The truck was packed with the usual camping gear, but when we. . .

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Photos: A Magic Father-Son Day on the South Fork

Written by: Brian La Rue


Barrett La Rue and guide Jaason Pruett share a special moment with a South Fork brown trout.
All photos courtesy Brian La Rue

I had the opportunity to fish the South Fork of the Snake River this past week with a 20-year veteran South Fork guide, Jaason Pruett, who leads the team at the 2014 Orvis Lodge of The Year, The Lodge at Palisades Creek. The PMD and golden stone fly hatch were. . .

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Photos: Salmonflies on the Henrys Fork!


New Firehole Ranch guide Matt Breuer shows off a chunky rainbow that smacked a huge dry fly.
All photos by Josh Duchateau

According to these photos and the report from Firehole Ranch, the trout are eating salmonflies on the Henrys Fork of the Snake, and the fishing is fantastic! Those anglers who love catching big trout on. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XIX: Brown Hobson


Brown Hobson has worked professionally in the Rockies and the Southeast.
Photo courtesy Brown Hobson

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) This is our second round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have turned. . .

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Photos of the Day: The Accidental Bull Trout

Written by: Evan Williams


A first bull trout for Evan Williams was a surprise catch on a dry fly.
Photo by Evan Williams

I went to the South Fork of the Boise with Ryan William as soon as we heard that it was open. We wanted to put eyes on the water and see how the river had changed, and in some cases it was like learning a new river. Ryan had just recently acquired a Helios and. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XIV: Mike Dawkins


Mike Dawkins, of WorldCast Anglers, with gorgeous Idaho steelhead
Photo courtesy Mike Dawkins

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) Last week we launched another round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have turned their. . .

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