Written by: Evan Williams
Now that’s the way you end a day of fishing, on your last hopper imitation.Photo by Evan Williams
Hopper season is upon us here in Idaho/Oregon, and it seems that the fish have a personal vendetta against these terrestrials. They were hitting these bugs with such force and aggression that I had to change my fly multiple times because they were rendered. . .
Written by Evan Williams
The big bugs bring the big fish to the surface on the South Fork of the Boise.
All photos by Evan Williams
At the beginning of July, I spent two weeks or so chasing the salmonfly hatch on the South Fork of the Boise and got my ass kicked. I hadn’t been able to float that much, but with the flows a little lighter this year, I decided to try some wading—usually is a losing proposition. Fishing a deep flat slick, I put out. . .
Written by: Evan Williams
All day in the boat produced no fish, but here’s a campside first rainbow.
Photos by Evan Williams
Last month, I took my nephew to the South Fork of the Boise for the salmonfly hatch. While we were there, we saw a lot of bugs on the water, but the rainbows were being picky, to say the least. I have had some wiser anglers say that persistence is the key for the salmonfly hatch on this stretch of. . .
The employees of Western Rivers Flyfishing in Salt Lake City headed north to fish the Railroad Ranch section of the Henrys Fork in Idaho and came back with this cool video. Looks like a great time of kicking back and enjoying one of the West’s most storied rivers.
Written by: Tom Evenson, Orvis Western ELOG Director
Nick Minor, Three River Ranch Guide and Shop Manager landed this gorgeous brown on a streamer.
All photos by Tom Evenson
This past week I traveled to Three Rivers Ranch (one of the first ever Orvis Endorsed Lodges) in Warm River, Idaho, for a business meeting with lodge owner, Lonnie Allen, and a group of her staff and guides. After the meeting, a few of us did a short float on the
Written by: R. Chad Chorney
Steelhead must travel hundreds of miles to reach Pole Creek. TU and Orvis are helping to ensure
that these gorgeous fish reach their spawning destinations.
Photo courtesy TU
[Editor’s note: Here’s an update on one of many projects being funded by the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign.]
In Idaho, chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout have all been listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act. That’s the bad news.
The annual March rendezvous on the Nunya River in Idaho, circa 2003.
photo by Earl Harper
Many of us have been meeting to fish together for over 30 years. We’ve rendezvoused on the Green, San Juan, and Crowsnest rivers, to the Blackfoot and Crowley Lakes, and now we meet yearly on the Nunya* River in Idaho. Dick Dahlgren, on the far right, built the cabin from three turn-of-the-century abandoned cowboy cabins that he found, photographed, numbered, tore down, and re-assembled as one. He has since. . .