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Saturday, January 16, 2016

"Idaho River Maps & Fishing Guide 2015"

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fly fish Idaho; flies fishing; fly fishing; fly fishing equipment; fishing flies; fishing gear; trout flies; salmon flies; fly fishing Idaho; flies for sale; Idaho fly fishing; flyfishing flies; fishing flysWritten by Greg Thomas and Gary Lewis and published by Frank Amato this is a really good guide to many of the famous rivers in Idaho in 2015. There are 30 sections of very famous western & Idaho fly fishing rivers discussed here. For example the St. Joe has 2 sections discussed in 4 pages.

This short book also has launch points, camping areas, hatch charts, easy to follow driving instructions and some wonderful photos. There are several short paragraphs about area establishments and attractions in each section, with Idaho fly fishing hints and comments as well.

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I have been to "the Joe" as it is called by locals on several occasions since it is only located a few hours from my home. It really is a great western fly fishing river with sometimes large catches of cutthroat. The fish are generally in the 10-12 inch range. The one pictured here, and frequently used as a blog header, was about 16" and caught in late July on a yellow/orange Stimulator.

fly fish Idaho; flies fishing; fly fishing; fly fishing equipment; fishing flies; fishing gear; trout flies; salmon flies; fly fishing Idaho; flies for sale; Idaho fly fishing; flyfishing flies; fishing flysfly fish Idaho; flies fishing; fly fishing; fly fishing equipment; fishing flies; fishing gear; trout flies; salmon flies; fly fishing Idaho; flies for sale; Idaho fly fishing; flyfishing flies; fishing flys"The St. Joe is the most beautiful trout stream in the world." A quote in the book by Joe Roope, who runs the Castaway Fly Fishing shop in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is most appropriate. Wait until you visit and take in the wilderness surrounding the river. It is most impressive.

By the way, if you need flies to take with you to "the Joe", look at the hatch chart above, then go to Big Y Flies. Their flies are quite durable and inexpensive. And for the perfect "Joe" rod, try out their 9 foot Nano. I have one and I must say, it is one of my favorites and perfect for the St. Joe. Big Y also has frequent sales. Get on their mailing list. It is definitely worth it.

Hard takes, tight lines, come and join us on "the Joe".

PS - We also have an IDFFA trip planned to the Missouri in September. This is such a GREAT BOOK, I plan on buying a "Montana River Maps & Fishing Guide 2015" also published by Frank Amato. See Amazon for this publication as well. It will also cost around $20 including shipping.

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