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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Winter Doldrums???

"Winter Doldrums" is posted by YellowStoneFly aka Idaho Angler at Idaho Fly Fishers. This malady normally begins  for most of us after the Super Bowl but, depending on the weather where you live, it can begin much earlier for fly fishers. Winter weather can make us long for the long, slow drifts and dramatic takes of summer easily by the time Christmas roles around. Idaho fly fishing however can be had in the winter, but usually patience and stripping large wooly buggers through deep, fast runs is our only options for success. Oh yea, I left out freezing your "a_ _" off in your 5+mm neoprene waders is part of the wintertime fun of Idaho fly fishing as well. My attitude is, if you cannot afford going to Belize for bonefish, just sit around, tie flies and tune up the gear for spring.

Alaska River Fishing
Clark Fork River-Heron, MT
The other things that keep me going are an occasional jaunt to my nearby downhill runs at Schweitzer Mountain and enjoying the breathtaking winter scenery. Left is a recent photo my sister-in-law took from her home overlooking the Clark Fork River in Heron, MT which is only 4 miles from the northern Idaho state line. 

The last thing that helps me through the doldrums is being able to communicate with my fly fishing friends in the Idaho Fly Fishers Association with the help of today's technology. The following is an abbreviated email which I recently received from one of them. Some of their emails are quite sick, but this particular one I thought I could share. 
Italian Talk Show Host

American Talk Show Host


Photos simply show differences between US and Italian entertainment media. What is wrong with this picture? Which one most resembles a sleek brown trout and which a very large, largemouth bass? Enjoy,


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