Larry J's birthday is the 4th. Wish him well. He really needs it.
Spoke with Kevin before Christmas. Another friend of my brother is coming so there now may be NO beds left in the three adjacent cabins we have rented. Fishers now total 18 I think. BETTER ACT SOON! Apparently there are some close houses available thru VRBO for stragglers--RONNIE AND CALEB. There may also be some single rooms within 10 miles. So contact Kevin for specifics (email@example.com).
Good News! Kevin told me that Brad from the guide service is still reserving half boat days for each fisher--can pair up later. So contact Brad at Crosscurrents guiding ASAP for guide boat arrangements. Remember this is the September 22-24 Missouri River, Montana trip.
For all not able to make the September Missouri Trip, we also have a trip planned for August 18-28 on the St. Joe River in Idaho. This adventure is a little less complicated but considerably more remote than the Missouri trip. This trip cannot fill up if fishers can find accommodations in or close to Avery, ID. There is also streamside camping available for the more adventuresome. No guides involved unless desired--mostly wade fishing. Now we're up to 8-10 or more--I have lost count. (SEE BELOW)
Cabins available at Cabins by the Joe--ask for Jodie. It is also my understanding that there are more beds for perhaps less $ at Scheffy's Motel in Avery as well. To be honest I have never stayed or fished in Avery, but I have fished about an hour upstream from there--really good cutthroat! There is a possibility Larry J might consider camping above or in Avery, so touch base with him and see what holds if desired. Also, Larry has a couple of guide sons that might consider guiding there. Paul S. and Mike (Paul's brother-in-law) will be floating down below Avery with ROW Adventures on the 18th. Harold S. and Devon L. may float one day as well. ROW contact: Row office (208-770-2517) / E-mail Ryan Moore (fishing manager) at ROW. I don't know what they charge. The only fishing report I can find is at this Facebook page for the Idaho Fly Fishing Company, which is not often updated. The Idaho Fly Fishing Company (208-245-1052) is the only fly shop of which I am aware located in Avery--might also try them for guide boat. I am not positive about the phone and cannot find a website.
Make healthy resolutions like stop smoking and drinking. Ha! Fly fish more. Yeah!
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