|View of Lake Pend Oreille from Schweitzer Mountain|
YellowStoneFly of the Idaho Fly Fishers Blog proudly presents for your pleasure the coolest town in the northwest--Sandpoint, ID. Voted this year as the most beautiful town in the lower 48 by USA Today and Rand-McNally; you have got to see this town! There is easy access by car from I-90, I-80 and I-15 or by plane directly into Spokane, WA from many major hubs. You can even take the AmTrak directly into town if you prefer. But I must warn you, once you have experienced the “Long Bridge Effect” you may never want to leave.
|Lake Pend Oreille Kamloop|
The fly fishing Idaho season is now open year round in the north. There is some good nymph and streamer fishing when it’s cold, but you will have to wear neoprene waders and stop frequently to kick the snow off your boots. The season for hatches and hoppers is generally April until late October. Rivers within a 2 hour drive of Sandpoint include the: Bull with its own special brand of “hogs”, Clark Fork, Flathead, Kootenai, Moyie and Vermilion rivers. And you really should not forget some of the smaller, yet very productive creeks like: Grouse, Lightning and Rapid Lightning creeks that are all only a stone’s throw from Sandpoint.