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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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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Resolution 2013

Clark Fork River Brown

New Year's Resolution 2013 posted and written by YellowStoneFly of the Idaho Fly Fishers Blog for your reading pleasure on this January 1st, 2013. As I reflect on all of the Idaho Fly Fishing years past and future, unfortunately the past years now out number the future years. I always told my children that after a certain age, the years begin to explode by. The only problem is I cannot now remember the age at which the explosion began. Was it 16, 21, 30 or even 50+? What will you leave behind for future generations? Will it be wealth, land, a book written, a fly rod or reel or just a scrapbook of old fly fishing memories for you grandson. I contend that perhaps the later may be far more important to that grandson (or granddaughter) than any amount ot money.

"Dear God, let me fly fish as many rivers and lakes in Idaho (and Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Brazil, Russia and New Zealand) as possible before I die. Let me catch just one more ten pound bow or brown on a 7X tippet with a 22 midge taking 20 minutes to land and making my arms and legs feel like jello. Make my pounding  heart, that makes me feel as if  I were standing next to a maniac on a quail hunt with a 12 gauge, not fail so I can go on to fly fish another day. And Lord, let my catch have a huge hooked jaw and be as colorful as an October sunset so the memory and photograph will be forever blazed in my mind. Let the measurements be quick just as the release and lastly, let the mount I order be so close to the actual catch that everytime I look at it I will remember the excitement as if it were yesterday." This Idaho Fly Fishers Prayer reads like a New Year's Resolution to me. How about you?
Randy w/ Row Adventures

The snow is now deep in the inland northwest. The fly tying vises are whirring with activity in anticipation of a great spring and summer of Idaho fly fishing. We are wishing you and yours a joyous New Year and may you lines be forever tight and your takes arm shattering. Please come back and visit us often. We would love for you to join our blog since we are new (see opening below header for instructions). And when you begin planning your 2013 fishing trip come here often to look for Fly Tying Instructions and Great Idaho Fly Fishing Rivers.

Also of note, the Idaho Fly Fishers Association (IDFFA.com) has a newcomer to welcome:

Randy (The Solution) Dingman / Inland NW / Clark Fork, Spokane,
Grande Rhonde, Clearwater, Selway, Salmon, Snake and Rogue Rivers /
rdingman91@yahoo.com / Contact phone not listed.
Randy is a fishing guide with Row Adventure:

Guide Randy Dingman w/ Nice Bow
P.O. Box 579
202 Sherman Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Telephone: (8:30am-5:30pm Pacific Standard Time)
Toll Free: (800) 451-6034
Direct: (208) 765-0841

This is a really great and professional outfitter which also offers whitewater rafting trips which can be very exciting. Simply ask my wife and her sister how exciting the Row trip on the Clark Fork was last summer. So anyway, a warm welcome to Randy. The IDFFA is a new organization without charge to its members and without manditory meetings (maybe we'll begin an occasional meeting once membership grows). Anyway, we would love to have you join us as well. Simply send to me IdahoAngler (aka YellowStoneFly) your real name, handle or nickname (otherwise one may be assigned), home town, fly fishing waters, email address for publishing, and phone number if you also wish to have published. You do not have to live in Idaho to join, just love to fly fish. A group of IDFFA members usually converge for a few days of fishing each year to enjoy eachothers company, a few cigars, and some beer and Kentucky sour mash. Last year, and the two prior on the Big Horn in south central Montana.  

Tight lines and hard takes,


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