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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kootenai River Fish Story

Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 06:36:47 -0700
From: rdingman91@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Kootenai River
To: idahoangler@live.com


Dear YellowStoneFly,


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YSF Stinger
Thanks for the posts and the flies (YSF Stinger) work great....if I have a day to myself the Kootenai has been on my bucket list...
we’ll talk soon. 
 
Randy (Dingman guide for ROW Adventure Fly Fishing). 
 
Randy's contact information is:
Work at ROW Adventures
Personal email
Cell Phone: 208-755-4403
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On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 8:32 AM, Idaho Angler <idahoangler@live.com> wrote:
 
Randy,
 
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YSF Assam
The Kootenai float yielded some really fat 14"-16"ers. Quite a few in this range. A few 10"-12"ers as well. Some were rainbows and some cutbows. Mostly large streamers (the OLIVE YSF Assam with black krystal flash in tail, black tipped rabbit and fluorescent green centipede legs). Try tying also with extra tail hook (stinger) and marabou and krystal flash extension. There was two nice BWO hatches as well during our two (few) sun showers. Not too bad a trip considering the terribly rainy weather. 
 
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Kootenai River Moonshine
Kevin and I fished the Kootenai from the Yaak to the Moyie. Long 17 mile float and 9 hours but well worth it due to fish sizes. We saw not one Montana or Idaho fly fisher the entire day. If you decide to go let me know and I'll suggest some productive spots from our trip. Best way to fish is using the shuttle at Twin Rivers Campground in Moyie Springs right at the mouth of the Moyie. They have redone their ramp there and it is much easier than years past. Shuttlier name is Rex. Cost is $40 + $5 gratuity. Sometimes his wife Shelly does the shuttle. Phone is 208-267-5932. Their busy season is just beginning, so call for shuttle reservation in advance. 
 
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Kootenai Bow
This is a beautiful and pristine float. I only counted 5-6 visible houses (up on the bluff b/w the Yaak and Moyie River ridge. You will also float right by the old MT/ID mining ghost town of Leonia where Boulder Creek flows into the Kootenai. White tail, eagles and osprey abound. Absolutely no difficult water. Should the wind be from the west, can require some rowing at the very last of the float. 
 
Hard takes, tight lines, sore arms and shoulders and huge fish to you. Hope you have a really great summer. 
 
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Kootenai just above the Moyie
 
 
 

 

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