Fly Fishing Idaho
The late spring/summer coupled with lots of snow and rain has made fly fishing in Idaho’s traditionally hot trout areas a bit slower. The runoff just started in some place less than a month ago causing rivers to rise.
Despite the higher water it has created some unbelievable hatches! The gray drake hatch has been unbelievable. I went out a few times over the last 2 weeks and the last time I went out for a few hours one morning yielded the biggest brown trout I’ve ever landed on a dry fly and some very nice rainbows.
Specifically, fly fishing the henry’s fork of the Snake River has been awesome. We weren’t the only ones with that idea. We were the first ones on the water, but definitely not the last. As you can see in one of the pictures, we had a boat hatch go off as well.
So, if you are discouraged by the high water and still want to catch feesh, fly fishing in Idaho is still smokin hot!
Here are some pics.