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Salmon River Steelhead, Idaho 2011

Check out these sweet pics from the Salmon River in Idaho. My dad and I made it up there for a few days and despite the crazy WIND we had a great time.

 

Winter Fly Fishing on the Blacksmith Fork

Last tuesday it started snowing… it continued for two and a half days and dropped over two feet along the banks of one of my favorite rivers. Regardless of the weather I made plans to fish on the second of the two snow filled days. However, it quickly became evident to me that I would be wasting my time when I noticed the temperature outside was a dismal six degrees and there were large ice chunks constantly coming down the river (reported to me by someone who had driven past the river at midday). I saved myself the misery and tortured myself another way, by waiting until today to fish.

Today's temps were quite a bit warmer than last week, in fact while I fished today it was actually around 12 degrees outside! Stunning I know, how could I sit inside on a sunny paradisiacal day like today? It actually was a wonderful day on the river, besides it being a little chilly. I fished a couple of hours and caught a half dozen fish, none exceeding 12 inches, but beautiful trout nonetheless.

Jethro the Fisherman

My friend Jethro is a fishaholic. Until now there was only one problem with his obsession, he had never been fly fishing. We couldn't have that now, so we got together last week and fished the Middle Provo one evening. He landed some nice fish including a nice rainbow for his first fish (pictured above). He had some dry fly action on top, and except for the 30 minute hike back to the car (bushwhacking through the pitch black night) everything went really well. Jethro now has a new hobby, and unfortunately for his wife he is on the path to becoming a Trout Bum which will undoubtedly waste more time than all of his previous hobbies combined. Sorry Tracy but he is a goner for sure!

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