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1. Location (of the fish)
2. Selection (of the fly)
3. Presentation( of the fly to the fish).
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flyfishing site with lots of information on how to's, where to
get, how to find and some fun things also.
New Record at Lake Fork, Texas. Johnny Walker of the Fort Worth
area caught this bass at Lake Fork 27 March 04 at 10:00 am. Had
her officially weighed at the Oak Ridge Marina.
Official weight = 9.25 pounds
Official length = 24.5 inches
Fishing guides Oregon know how to flyfish.
Fishing is a website that tells all about fishing
opportunities in Oregon.
Deschutes River is a great fly-fishing river in Central
Oregon and there are bed and breakfast and RV parks &
campgrounds where you can stay.
Central Oregon fishing guides catch fish by fly-fishing
and other popular methods.
Articles on Fly Fishing
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New state record brown trout landed by fly angler.
If March is the best month to catch a state record largemouth
bass, January may well be the best month to catch a record-sized
brown trout. Fly fisherman John D. Ball Jr., 64, landed a new
state record 9-pound, 12.8-ounce brown trout Jan. 13 from the
lower Mountain Fork River. "I was fishing in Zone II when they
(Army Corps of Engineers) had just stopped releasing water
(through the hydro-electric turbines below Broken Bow Lake
dam)," said Ball.
No one really knows when
fly fishing first began. It is believed that it existed long ago
in ancient times. One of the earliest written references to fly
fishing was made by Claudius Aelianus. In 200 AD he wrote of
people that were fishing in a river with a hand made fly. He
described how they attached red wool and feathers to a hook. The
rods they used and the sting attached were each about six feet
long. These people were the ancient Macedonians. Throughout
history from Aelianus to the present people have been writing
about fly fishing, and many thousands of others have been
enjoying the sport.
The Princess of Soapwell, English, was an avid fly fisherman.
Her name was Dame Juliana Berners and she was a master at her
sport. At the time Columbus was searching for the New World,
Dame Juliana was publishing an extensive treatise on the art of
fly fishing. In her treatise she described the twelve styles of
fly and included extensive instructions on how to tie them. She
patterns were put into categories by the month that they were
used most often.
She also described the rod that was used for fly fishing during
that time. It measured about 18 feet long and was very flexible,
The rods were made of several different types of wood which
added to their flexibility. Their lines were short, by today's
standards, and were made of hand braided horse hair. The general
rule of the time was that the line should not be longer then the
fishing rod. The line was tied to the tip of the pole.
Many fly fishermen of today have used her patterns for the fly.
They say they are just as effective today as they were more than
five hundred years ago. Several of the more popular patterns
include the Black Gnat, the Wooly Worm, the Stonefly and the
In the mid 1600's Isaak Walton published his book "Complete
Angler." Throughout history from then on, Izaak Walton has been
considered the patron saint on angling, and of fly fishing in
particular. In truth, it was actually his friend, Charles
Cotton, that had contributed the portion of the book that
pertained to fly fishing. The flies and rods described in this
book were very similar to those described by Dame Juliana.
However, the lines described were slightly different. They were
still made of horsehair but were about six feet longer then
those of the 1400's. The main difference was that some of the
lines were tapered. It is believed that this was the first time
tapered lines were described in writing.
In the early 1800's, fishing line makers began mixing silk in
with the horsehair. By the time of the Civil War the first all
silk lines were made. They were coated with an oily coating
which made them water resistant. Horsehair lines were almost
never used after that. Occasionally they were found in England
up to World War II.
The first nylon line was made in 1948 and from that point
forward synthetic materials have been used by most people for
fly fishing. In 1952, a technology was created that made an
automatically tapered line with extreme precision.
Idaho Flyfishing guides
fly fishing trips in Idaho
guides offer some great fly fishing
opportunities. If you were looking for a
remote high mountain stream or lowland
desert reservoir words you will find
trophy cutthroat trout fishing that is
world famous. Alpine lakes and clearer
streams flow through Idaho and fly
fisherman for trout using all types of
equipment catch trophy trout here all
year long. Idaho Dept of fish and game
offers a wealth of information on fish
species and regulations.
This report highlights a few of
the best places to fish, what
anglers are using and what they
are catching. The information is
compiled from regional Fish and
Game fishery managers, local
tackle shops and anglers. Other
general regional information is
The Clark Fork River has some
great fishing right now. Big
attractors such as yellow
stimulators are working very
well when fished along the bank.
There are also a few green
drakes, PMD’s, caddis, and even
some hoppers. Now is the time to
get out and hit the Clark Fork
but please note that fishing for
cutthroat trout has been changed
to catch-and-release in the
entire Clark Fork River. This
change was made to increase the
number of big fish or to help
protect their declining numbers.
The St. Joe River has also been
fishing very well. Big dry flies
with lots of legs are fishing
great. Golden stones are still
flying around so those fish will
be looking up all day. Check
page 25 of the Fishing Rules
Book for bag limit information
for cutthroat (zero) and for
Chinook (2) as well as season
and bait restrictions.
The Coeur d’Alene River is hot
right now with anglers using
golden stones, drakes, and PMD’s
all over the place. This river
is fishing better now than it
has in years. There is a lot of
top water action throughout the
entire river. Attractor patterns
and terrestrials are also
working; caddis should be coming
out any day. If it slows down
during midday try dropping a
small pheasant tail or prince
nymph behind your hopper.
The water is warming up on Coeur
d'Alene Lake so Kokanee are
going deep and are getting
harder to catch. Salmon are also
getting harder to catch but some
anglers have still been able to
catch some fish in the 8-10
The lake trout
fishing on Pend Oreille Lake has
really picked up in the past two
weeks. Anglers are finding lots
of fish, many of them big, near
Lee's Point. Smaller fish are
moving into shelves near the
islands. As fish become more
concentrated, anglers are having
better success jigging, however
trolling is still a very
Anglers Catching Tagged Fish May
Get A Reward
Idaho Fish and Game is
conducting a tagging study. The
overall goal of any tagging
study is to make fishing better
for you, the angler. You can
report tagged fish here You will
be sent a report of the fish
that you captured that will
include where and when it was
tagged, how big it was when it
was tagged, and whether the fish
was previously caught and
released by another angler. If
your tag had a reward listed on
it, you will be required to mail
it in so that it can be verified
before we issue you a check. The
tag will be returned to you
after it has been verified.
Family Fishing Waters
With high gas prices this year
Family Fishing Waters can
provide a great way to get out
and have some fun with your
family. Everyone 14 and over
must have a fishing license, a
pole and a picnic lunch. Under
14s can fish without a license.
Rules for family fishing waters:
Limit of six trout and six bass
No limit on other species
No length limits
Standard fishing gear (Includes
the use of a hook and line to
catch fish. May also include the
use of a rod and reel.)
Fly-fishing just doesn't
get any better anywhere.
Idaho flyfishing guides
catch world record trout and
the Idaho state records just
continue to get bigger every
year. Fly fishing guides in
Idaho are local area
fly-fishing guides and they
know the best flies to use.
Check out the links below
and find lodging, camping
and RV parks fishing and
hunting information as well
as rates and services of
local Inns and Suites.
Idaho is one of the best
kept secrets in America for
hunting paradise and quiet
remote places to find trophy
hunting and fishing and be
all by yourself.
Quality Idaho fly fishing
guides and outfitters are
listed on this website.
Contact an Idaho fly-fishing
guide and book a fly fishing
trip in Idaho that you will
remember for the rest of
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