Photo Essay – Fly Fishing Southeast and South Central Idaho

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  1. Mike

    Mike Active Member

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    Here are some photos taken from the South Fork of the Snake River, Silver Creek and Frank Church Wilderness Area.

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    Swan Valley – South Fork of the Snake River

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    Anglers Fishing the Ledges

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    Pelicans on the Snake

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    Fall Creek Falls on the Snake

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    Evening on the Snake

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    Snake River Cutt

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    Another Snake River Cuttie

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    Snake River Bow

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    Victim to a PMD Quigley Cripple

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    Another cutt taken during the PMD hatch

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    When cars and bugs collide

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    Silver Creek

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    Clear Water and lots of bugs. Just no Action!

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    Waiting for the evening hatch to arrive

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    Frank Church Wilderness and some local history

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    Mining Relics from the Church

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    More left over mining equipment

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    Loon Creek, a trib to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

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    Falls on Mystic Creek

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    Mystic Lake

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    Loon Creek Cutt

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    Fat Loon Creek Cuttie

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    Another Cutt that fell to the JJ Special

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    Angler on Loon Creek, Frank Church Wilderness area
     
  2. Steven Green

    Steven Green Hood Canal Pirate

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    Thats some beautiful water Mike
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Excellent, thanks for posting.
     
  4. Mark Walker

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    great pics. brought tears to my eyes. (currently house bound!)
     
  5. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Nice pictures and thanks for puttin' it here for us to see.

    LB
     
  6. Nick Metzman

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    cool pics. Thats some nice scenery.
     
  7. obiwankanobi

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    Its great to take a trip down memory lane. I have been to basically every spot and recognize the scenery. Silver Creek this time of year gets slow and the once prevalent hatches of early summer are done. Midges, Tricos and terrestrials rule the surface water activity. Great trip!
     
  8. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Thanks for the great pics. I lived for several years in eastern Idaho back in the '70s and used to float the South Fork quite a bit. I hope you ate those rainbows!
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    That first Loon creek cutt looks surreal. Amazing pics!
     
  10. Richard Torres

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    Ahh Silver Creek.......
    Brings back wonderful memories...
    Did you try any deer hair imitations like a mouse?
    I've been told there are good sized browns lurking around..
     
  11. Mike

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    Thanks for the good words on the photos.

    I know that IDF&G wants anglers to retain any bows taken on the South Fork, but I did not feel right leaving the bows I caught on the bank, so I returned them.

    As far as Silver Creek, the mosquitoes were terrible, even with lots of DEET. Once dusk arrived I stayed in my mosquito free zone (tent), so no night time mousing for browns.

    Mike
     
  12. flytyerboy95

    flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    Thanks for posting - I enjoyed the photos! Those are some nice cutties!
     
  14. Randall Dee

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    Dang, I love ID. Thanks for sharing the photos!!
     
  15. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    great pics! now how do you get the pics to display like that and be able to put a title for them?
     
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    Stripping A mouse pattern Just before dark will bring some enormous browns to the net on silver creek in late summer!