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Idaho Fly Fishers Assoc.- TRIPS!

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The IDFFA (Idaho Fly Fishers Association) has been in existence now for several years. Our membership, mostly word of mouth, has grown significantly since our inception. Members email addresses are listed here. No names are however provided. These are mostly professional people and value their privacy. They will be glad to answer any questions about our organization, but please do not bug them unless you have a legitimate question. PS-There is at present NO membership fee.

IDFFA Members:
Fly Fishing Bill (Sagle) (bill@coluccio.com) - Washington
Fly Fishing Geno (The Italian) (genobaril@yahoo.com) – Washington
Fly Fishing Shawn (The Scoper) (sbarrong@msn.com) – Montana
Fly Fishing Craig (Chappe) (craigchappelear@gmail.com) – South Carolina 
Fly Fishing Brud (HC Guru) (brud@heatcool.com) - Georgia
Fly Fishing Glen (Falls From Boats) (glen.childress@gmail.com) - SC
Fly Fishing Jack (YSF) (idahoangler@live.com) - Idaho
Fly Fishing Bill (LO) (bill.culler@movement.com) - South Carolina
Fly Fishing Tim (TBD) (timothy.denouden@gmail.com) - California
Fly Fishing Joey (Pungo) (jcdestefano@cox.net) – Virginia
Fly Fishing Jay (Master Sargent) (jfogle@cinergymetro.net) – Indiana
Fly Fishing Russ (DAD) (russ.fugate@gmail.com) - Florida
Fly Fishing Larry (OK $) (lgill@firstfinservices.com) - Oklahoma
Fly Fishing Marshall (OK Eye) (drgleckler@gmail.com) - Oklahoma
Fly Fishing Duane (Psycho) (
duane@drduanegreen.com) - Washington

Fly Fishing Larry (The Professor) (larryjay49@gmail.com) - Washington
Fly Fishing Eddie (CU) (Eddie@rxotulsa.com) – Oklahoma <><
Fly Fishing Kim (Opera) (kjosephson@ou.edu) - Oklahoma
Fly Fishing Devon (Hammer) (Devo.lunsford@gmail.com) - Idaho
Fly Fishing Jeff (Jeffecator) (Jeffmiller4321@gmail.com) - Idaho
Fly Fishing Bob (9 Iron) (rgmong2@yahoo.com) - Missouri
Fly Fishing Richard (Less Float) (richard@sinca.ca) - Canada
Fly Fishing Greg (Coors) (gnauser@nauser.com) - Missouri
Fly Fishing Barry (BO) (borscheln@orscheln.com) - Missouri
Fly Fishing Bob (Bobo) (rorscheln@orscheln.com) - Missouri
Fly Fishing David (Trucker) (Dorscheln@outwest.com) KC, Missouri
Fly Fishing John (Bear) (johnorscheln@yahoo.com) – Missouri
Fly Fishing Neale (CPA) (rnealeo@orscheln.com) - Missouri
Fly Fishing Mark (Swa) (markinfl@earthlink.net) - Florida
Fly Fishing Greg (Handyman) (gnp@inbox.com) - Idaho
Fly Fishing Jeff (Eagle) (jarraines@gmail.com) - South Carolina 
Fly Fishing Dan (nMilo) (danr@allwallinc.com) - Idaho
Fly Fishing Wayne (Norforker) (wayner@lexicon-inc.com) - Arkansas
Fly Fishing Avery (Ups) (vtbuilt@gmail.com) - Kentucky
Fly Fishing Harold (Stretch) (hsiglar@yahoo.com) - Kansas
Fly Fishing Mike (Canoe) (msimpfendorfer@gmail.com) - Idaho
Fly Fishing Paul (Hopper) (pauldspeer@gmail.com) - Pennsylvania

Fly Fishing Caleb (Sous Chef) (cstiles102@gmail.com) - Missouri
Fly Fishing Ron (BS-er) (ron.stiles@leggett.com) - Missouri
Fly Fishing Bill (Mcg) (wbstovall@q.com) – Washington
Fly Fishing Justin (TBD) (justin.k.stovall@gmail.com) - Washington
Fly Fishing Skip (OK2) (skiptangner@gmail.com) – Oklahoma <><
Fly Fishing Mike (Cajun) (miketate9@gmail.com) - Louisiana
Fly Fishing Joe (SC) (jtidwell@kw.com) - South Carolina
Fly Fishing John (The Colonel) (johntruesdell1808@gmail.com) - Missouri
Fly Fishing Ryan (Fargo) (ryan.twitty@wellsfargo.com) – SC
Fly Fishing Ronnie (Big Chief) (ronv717@charter.net) - Louisiana
Fly Fishing Kevin (Shotgun) (aky1214@aol.com) – Oklahoma


From Canada, South Carolina, Georgia, Washington, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana and Idaho we come. We have an annual fly fishing convention which is a lot of fun. In years past it has been on the Big Horn in Montana. Check out ID Fly Fishers Annual Meetings. This year we are having two separate meetings. One in British Columbia in August and the other will be in Montana in September. We are expecting at least 2 dozen members this year. Should be a blast.

Names in red above represent the original 9 charter members.
Names in blue above represent former vets, I think.
Names in green above represent newest member additions.
 
If you have any interest in joining the IDFFA, please email above. References are requested. Come and join the fun. Experience some real western fly fishing.
 
Hard takes, tight lines, screaming reels, sore arms, great fish stories and huge trout to you always.

Suggested 2017 Trips:
Lochsa River - September - Wade Only - RV, Tent, Small Motel (20 miles away) - Dan R., ID
Bow River, Alberta - September - Wade/Float - Motel and Mom/Pop Restaurants - Kevin Y./Harold S., OK/KS
Fish River, Superior, MT - Late July - Wade Only - RV's, Campers, Tents - (SEE BELOW)
NF Coeur d'Alene River, ID - Early June - Wade/Float - Motel & Mom/Pop Restaurants - Dan R., ID
Rock Creek, MT - July to Early September - Wade Only - RV, Tent, Small Motel (20 miles away)
Kelley Creek, MT - July to Early September - Wade Only - RV, Tent, Small Motel (20 miles away)
Elk River, BC - August - Wade/Float - Motel and Mom/Pop Restaurants (SEE BELOW)
NF Sun R. Bob Marshall, MT - TBD - Horseback Ride in/Wade Only - Tents (SEE BELOW)
Chico Hot Springs, MT - September - Float (the Yellowstone River) - Resort - Bobo O., MO
Blackfoot River "A River Runs Through It", MT - Sept - Wade Mostly - RV, Tent, Motel - YSF, ID
Kootenai River, ID - Mid to Late September - Float - Motel and Mom/Pop Restaurants (SEE BELOW)
Gray Reef Bluffs N. Platte River, WY - Late September -  Float - Unk. Accommodations - Harold S., KS

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2017 Trips:

August 10-12, 2017 Participants (14) Fernie, BC, Can, Michele Ck/Elk, Wigwam Rivers (UNLIMITED)
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 Fishing Jack (YSF) (idahoangler@live.com) Idaho
Fly Fishing Harold (Stretch) (hsiglar@yahoo.com) – Kansas
Fly Fishing Kevin (Shotgun) (aky1214@aol.com) Oklahoma
Fly Fishing Devon (The Hammer) (devo.lunsford@gmail.com) Idaho
Fly Fishing Jeff (Jeffecator) (Jeffmiller4321@gmail.com) Idaho

Fly Fishing Greg (Handyman) (gnp@inbox.com) – Idaho
Fly Fishing Mike (Canoe) (msimpfendorfer@gmail.com) - Idaho
Fly Fishing Tim (TBD) (timothy.denouden@gmail.com) - California
Fly Fishing Bill (Mcg) (wbstovall@q.com) – Washington
Fly Fishing Justin (TBD) (justin.k.stovall@gmail.com) - Washington
Fly Fishing Russ (DAD) (russ.fugate@gmail.com) - Florida
Fly Fishing Avery (Ups) (vtbuilt@gmail.com) - Kentucky
Fly Fishing Caleb (Sous Chef) (cstiles102@gmail.com) - Missouri
Fly Fishing Ron (BS-er) (ron.stiles@leggett.com) - Missouri

States represented: Idaho, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri and Washington

US PASSPORT A MUST/NO ADMITTANCE W/O ONE OR WITH PRIOR DWI
Don't forget about Kalispell airport (only 2 hour drive)/or Calgary. Closer than Spokane (5 hours)
Plan 1 day wade/1 day guide float/1 day personal float
Elk River Guiding Company: $650 Can ($487.50 US) daily for 2/Gratuity $50-100 Can/50% in advance.
Elk River, BC - 2017 Fly Fishing Rates
Food Nominal/$50 per day/Nearby Bars & Restaurants & ABC Store/Guides - Fishers discretion (See above).
BC Fishing License/$50-80 Non-resident Alien for online applications.
Snow Valley Motel & RV Park/30 amp & sewer/This place has one 3 Bedroom suite & nice deck.
Boat Rental if you don't want guide. Check with Elk River.We must book early and pay deposits.

August 20-26, 2017 Participants Great Falls, MT, Middle Fork Sun River: (6 OF 10-11)
Fly Fishing Kevin (Shotgun) & Robyn + 1 (aky1214@aol.com) Oklahoma
Fly Fishing Larry (OK $) + 1 (lgill@firstfinservices.com) - Oklahoma
Fly Fishing Dan (nMilo) (danr@allwallinc.com) - Idaho
Not Full. Need 3-4 More. $1,500 for 5 Days. All Inclusive. Will meet in Great Falls, MT 8/20.
Jack & Kandi are NOT going to be able to make this trip this year. Contact Jack directly (IdahoAngler@live.com) to buy them out.

THE WHOLE STORY:.
K Lazy 3 Outfitters - Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters
1/2 Day horseback ride in to river
Must bring fly fishing equipment
All inclusive
On your own for air into Great Falls (best choice) or Helena, MT before and after trip.

September 13-15, 2017 Participants (14)  Libby, MT, Kootenai River / Fisher Creek  (UNLIMITED)
Fly Fishing Jack (YSF) (idahoangler@live.com) Idaho
Fly Fishing Harold (Stretch) (hsiglar@yahoo.com) – Kansas
Fly Fishing Paul (Hopper) (pauldspeer@gmail.com) Pennsylvania
Fly Fishing Mike (Lefty) (miketate9@gmail.com) Louisiana
Fly Fishing Kevin (Shotgun) (aky1214@aol.com) – Oklahoma
Fly Fishing Glen (Falls From Boats) (glen.childress@gmail.com) SC
Fly Fishing Craig (Chappe) (craigchappelear@gmail.com South Carolina
Fly Fishing Ryan (Fargo) (ryan.twitty@wellsfargo.com) – South Carolina 
Fly Fishing Mike (Canoe) (msimpfendorfer@gmail.com) - Idaho
Fly Fishing Bill (LO) (bill.culler@movement.com) - South Carolina 
Fly Fishing John (Bear) (johnorscheln@yahoo.com) - Missouri
Fly Fishing David (Trucker) (Dorscheln@outwest.com) - KC Missouri
Fly Fishing Duane (Psycho) (duane@drduanegreen.com) – Washington

Fly Fishing Larry (The Professor) (larryjay49@gmail.com) – Washington
States represented: Idaho, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Missouri, and Washington

SPECIFICS HERE:
Kalispell airport (only 1 1/2 hour drive)/closer than Spokane (3.5 hour drive). Missoula (3.5 hours).
Plan 3 day float/Guide & Personal/Little wading opportunity
Kootenai Angler (Dave Blackburn): $495 daily for 2/Gratuity $50-100/50% in advance. Shuttle dam to Osprey $35.
Kootenai River Outfitters (Robert Winstrom) / Rates & Boat Rentals
Food Nominal/$50 per day/Nearby Bars & Restaurants & ABC Store/Guides - Fishers discretion (See above).
MT Fishing License - $86 (2016 - May change) Non-resident for online applications.
Sandman Motel: 1 Dbls $75/Night-15 minutes to dam & in town/Available.
Two Bit RV (Next to Sandman): 1 Night (Full Hookup) $30 (2 People) + Tent space for 2 $20/Available. One RV site confirmed (mine) through Brenda. No deposit required. CASH ONLY! Reconfirmed with Amy 7/17/17. Remember CASH ONLY!
Caboose Motel (Only a couple of blocks from the Sandman, if Sandman full)
We must book early and pay deposits.

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Go to Idaho Fly Fishers Previous Trip Page for details.
Previous Group Trips:
October, 2012 BIG HORN RIVER TRIP (8 PARTICIPANTS) Trip Over - Great Fun!!!
September 19-21, 2013 BIG HORN RIVER TRIP (11 PARTICIPANTS) Trip Over - Great Fishing!!! 
September 10-14, 2014 BIG HORN RIVER TRIP (11 PARTICIPANTS) Trip Over - Great Time!!!
July, 2015 BIG HORN RIVER TRIP (12 PARTICIPANTS) Trip Over - Really good Fly Fishing!!!
August 18-20, 2016 ST. JOE RIVER TRIP (10 PARTICIPANTS) Trip Over - HAD A HOOT!!!
September 22-24, 2016 MISSOURI RIVER TRIP (17 PARTICIPANTS) Trip Over - HAD A BLAST!!!
July 13-15, 2017 (PA Chapter) BIG HORN RIVER TRIP (4 PARTICIPANTS) Trip Over - Good Fish!!!
July 24-28, 2017 FISH CREEK, MT TRIP (Cancelled due to forest fire)
 

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