Fly Fishing Small Creeks
When Fly Fishing Idaho my preference has always been to go after big trout. I love fishing the big rivers and hunting the larger trout that cruise the edges or hide around structure with big, nasty streamers. Don’t get me wrong, I do love throwing dries, but I prefer to throw them to big fish on the Snake river during the epic stonefly or drake hatches. However, I’ve always appreciate those that seek smaller, harder to get to trout in the small streams.
I’ve got a good fishing buddy, Lucas that loves small creeks. He is the small creek ninja. He knows them better than most and knows some that I didn’t even know existed. Well, we decided to take the younger kids out in a small creek here in Southeast Idaho. It was a blast and it got the juices flowing. I can see why the small creekers get the itch! The kids had a great time, we caught a bunch of small rainbows on top, and experienced an untouched area that is totally pristine. I immediately went home that night and circled about 8 small creeks that I am jonesing to fish soon.
So my question to the Frenzy Nation is simple: Do you prefer small creeks or big rivers? what gets you more excited?
We’d love to hear from you!