Tag Archives: Idaho

Trout Bum of the Week XIX: Brown Hobson


Written by: Phil Monahan

Brown Hobson has worked professionally in the Rockies and the Southeast.
Photo courtesy Brown Hobson

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) This is our second round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have turned. . .

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Photos of the Day: The Accidental Bull Trout

Written by: Evan Williams


A first bull trout for Evan Williams was a surprise catch on a dry fly.
Photo by Evan Williams

I went to the South Fork of the Boise with Ryan William as soon as we heard that it was open. We wanted to put eyes on the water and see how the river had changed, and in some cases it was like learning a new river. Ryan had just recently acquired a Helios and. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XIV: Mike Dawkins


Written by: Phil Monahan

Mike Dawkins, of WorldCast Anglers, with gorgeous Idaho steelhead
Photo courtesy Mike Dawkins

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) Last week we launched another round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have turned their. . .

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Video: “Rehab,” or Reap What You Sow


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a cool video from Wes Atkinson that is not only fun to watch, but has a great message, as well. Here’s his description:

I had the opportunity to help restore the habitat along one of my favorite rivers after it had been severely burnt by the Elk Complex fire. After 4 months of closures, the river is once again open and the fishing is so-so. 🙂

I think that last part might be sarcastic.

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Photos of the Day: Hopper Time for Big Browns

Written by: Evan Williams


Now that’s the way you end a day of fishing, on your last hopper imitation.
Photo by Evan Williams

Hopper season is upon us here in Idaho/Oregon, and it seems that the fish have a personal vendetta against these terrestrials. They were hitting these bugs with such force and aggression that I had to change my fly multiple times because they were rendered. . .

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Photos of the Day: The Tail End of the Salmonfly Hatch on the South Fork of the Boise

Written by Evan Williams


The big bugs bring the big fish to the surface on the South Fork of the Boise.
All photos by Evan Williams

At the beginning of July, I spent two weeks or so chasing the salmonfly hatch on the South Fork of the Boise and got my ass kicked. I hadn’t been able to float that much, but with the flows a little lighter this year, I decided to try some wading—usually is a losing proposition. Fishing a deep flat slick, I put out. . .

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Photos of the Day: South Boise Salmonfly Surprise

Written by: Evan Williams


All day in the boat produced no fish, but here’s a campside first rainbow.
Photos by Evan Williams

Last month, I took my nephew to the South Fork of the Boise for the salmonfly hatch. While we were there, we saw a lot of bugs on the water, but the rainbows were being picky, to say the least. I have had some wiser anglers say that persistence is the key for the salmonfly hatch on this stretch of. . .

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