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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Grande Ronde Steelhead

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Randy (Left) and friends on the Grande Ronde early October, 2014

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Grande Ronde Steelhead (Randy Dingman)
I must confess to being remiss as an Idaho Fly Fisher by not responsibly doing my job posting to the Idaho Fly Fishers Blog. It is sort of like going to a restaurant full of people when you know you have been exposed to Ebola. If this disease is really transmitted by "direct contact", who is going to be willing to take public transportation right now.

Okay, so much for the current news. I have recently received several emails from my friend and professional fly fishing guide and Idaho Fly Fishers Association member Randy Dingman. Randy guides for ROW Adventures and the Silver Bow Fly Shop in Spokane Valley, WA. Randy and I have fished together on the Coeur d'Alene and he sent to me recently information about his instructor tutorial as a spey fisher.

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Another Steelhead
These are recent photos of steelhead caught early this October on the Grande Ronde River in central Idaho. Obviously really good fish caught by Randy and his friends on what all appear to be spey fly rods. These fish are quality fighters and, although I have never done so but would love to, I am sure a blast on a spey rod. Sorry Randy, busy with my day job right now and cannot go. Maybe early November when FP arrives from OK.

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Last One
Idaho fly fishing can be a little chilly in November, but doable. Heck, I was fly fishing on the Big Horn River in south central Montana in early September during a snow storm. Long johns, gloves and really good waders and boots can make anything possible this time of year. I suspect, very large streamers and weighted flies (perhaps sink tip lines) would be the ticket here. But if you look at the size of these fish, inclement weather should not be a deterrent. So dress warmly and get out there before ice fishing begins and catch some Idaho trout.

Hard takes, tight lines, huge fish, sore arms and shoulders forever.

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