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Discussing fishing flies, trout flies, salmon flies, fly fishing gear and equipment, Idaho and Montana fishing rivers, NW rivers, fly tying and fly fishing trips. Over 50 years experience in fly fishing, best flies, fly tying, fly fishing techniques, fish stories, directions to rivers and lakes and great fly fishing tall tales with special communications from area guides.

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Here is the scoop. We will also be going on some shorter side trips this summer as well. They will be posted here. If you live in Montana, Idaho or Washington state, you may want to contact IdahoAngler@live.com for details. You'll meet some really great fellow fishers!
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Death, Taxes & Fly Fishing

Moose standing outside Idaho IRS office:
"Should I pay my taxes or
go buy my 2012 Idaho fly fishing license?"
Contributed by YellowStoneFly of the Idaho Fly Fishers Blog:

Moyie River, ID
Okay it's tax time. According to efile.com "The traditional tax return filing deadline is April 15 of each year, but April 15, 2012 is a Sunday and April 16, 2012 falls on Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia." Maybe if the federal government continues to add holidays, we will never have to pay taxes again. I must admit to being too busy lately and not contributing to this blog. My bad! I promise to be better now that the rivers and streams are beginning to clear.

Bull River, MT
Yesterday, one of my Idaho fly fishing buddies (Paul The Hopper) from the Idaho Fly Fishers Associaton called from PA. We are planning at least two trips together in ID/MT this summer and he had a question about fly fishing licneses. He and I will be fishing at least 5-6 days floating the Big Horn and Kootenai and 2-3 days fishing the Moyie, Bull and Kootenai on another trip. Always remember, if you are a non-resident, it sometimes is less expensive to get the yearly license for a state than a per diem license.

Clark Fork River, ID/MT
For instance, in Montana the licenses for nonresidents is resonable. A fishing license is $15 for two (2) consecutive days, $43.50 for fifteen (15) consecutive days or $60 for an entire season. In Idaho you will pay $98.25 for the annual license or $12.75 for a daily license + $6.00 for each additional fishing day. So make sure you check each states rules and fees. Also, I know of no state which does not allow for online purchases any more. Purchasing this way can save you considerable time, but not money.

So, don't die, pay whatever taxes you have to, and come fly fish Idaho soon. Don't forget to purchase your license first.

Happy fly fishing,


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