Fishing Report – September 24, 2013

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Its fall on Silver Creek, which means two things; one, that it’s going to be beautiful down there, and two; that the fishing’s going to be great all day. Expect to see size 22-24 Baetis from mid-morning well into the afternoon.  More and more Mahogany Dun’s come out every day, and mid-afternoon Callibaetis abound.  With the brown trout starting to … Read More

Fishing Report – July 22, 2013

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It’s summer. Full on, bright, hot summer. The heat brings with it some of the most anticipated hatches of the season, and the greatest variety of quality fishing. The Big Wood is best early and late in the day. Though there are Pink Albert’s Flavs, and (the first few) Trico’s hatching, this is the season for classic attractor pattern dry/dropper … Read More

Fishing Report – July 5, 2013

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We’re right in the middle of prime early season fishing on Silver Creek.  Expect a mix of baetis (sometimes in substantial numbers -see attached video) and Pale Morning Dun’s.  Of course the word on every Silver Creek fisherman’s lips is “Trico’s”.  There’s a few around (not many yet), but if our HOT temperatures they could show up any day now … Read More

Weekly FREE Fly Casting Clinics with Sturtevants & Sun Valley Mountain Guides!

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Free weekly Fly-Casting Clinics with Sturtevants & Sun Valley Mountain Guides every Tuesday night all summer!  All abilities welcome! Come for an introduction to fly casting or work to perfect your arc with Sun Valley Mountain Guides’ fly-fishing experts. Tuesday nights 6-7pm, Atkinson’s Park in Ketchum. No pre-registration required, bring your rod or use one provided.

The Second Law of Fly Tying

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The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that entropy in the universe is ever increasing.  Nowhere is this truer than fly fishing.  We start with a simple equation; (fisherman + fish).  If only it ended there.  Quickly, we add more and more variables: water, wind, weather, insects, and on and on, all the way to the subtle push of an emerging … Read More

Fishing Report – September 12, 2012

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With Labor Day now behind us and a noticeable drop in the overnight temps it’s beginning to feel a bit more like fall. With the cooler overnight lows and subsequent cooler mornings the good fishing will continue to move to later morning and into early afternoon. The predominant hatches will consolidate into this window and with the fish sensing a … Read More