Labor Day is gone. No crowds. No people. Getting ready to winterize, but one big trip with buddies to the Missouri for big browns in two weeks. The guys will be coming from all over the country. Can't wait to see them all and win some poker money. Oh yeah. A few trips by myself to local small streams thereafter.
Our Idaho Fly Fishers Association is an active group and we have usually 2 trips each year to clear our heads and get in some hopefully great fishing. Daytime temps and water temps are beginning to fall, so the browns should be hungry and in the pre-spawn mode. May be a lot of streamer fishing, but perhaps some egg patterns and large worms will work as well.
Back to my dream. Grew up and educated in Georgia. My early years consisted of fly fishing for bream in small lakes and trout in the north Georgia rivers. I then moved to Virginia and fished mostly the intercoastal waterways and the streams of western VA with an occasional smallie river thrown in. After 20 years in the mid-Atlantic area on the coast, I moved to the mountains of North Carolina primarily to hunt trout. Great streams and rivers there, but they are becoming quite crowded. A few years in Missouri fly fishing on the White and Norfork Rivers, and really tiring of the heat, were followed by finally a move to the most beautiful place in the lower 48--IDAHO. Trout and streams and elk and moose and deer and lions and bears "oh my" abound here. God could not make a prettier place to call home.
In the interim, I raised a family and worked a lot. You know--WORK. That 4 letter word in which much of our population no longer participates. It really is a shame, for there is no better way to feel really good about oneself and not be depressed. Work also provides the means to afford your passions like hunting and fishing.
As you will notice above, my dream was to eventually get out west where the climate in Idaho is great and the sky really is HUGE! Streams run clear and cold and the crowds well, we do have a few people during the summers, but all the locals love Labor Day--Everyone leaves.
I have accomplished my dream--it has taken me years. I only pray that God will allow me to live long enough now to enjoy the fruits of my labors and my years of hard WORK. God bless Idaho. No one really should live here. There is absolutely nothing to see or do.
Fast, hard takes and tight lines to all.
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