Archive for October 5th, 2010


Fly Fishing the Classic Wets

There is an elegance to the Classic Wet Fly that speaks of old traditions and dependability. They appear a bit flamboyant, yet obviously, by their longevity worthy. For many in Ireland and near, I read, that the flies are fished in a brace/team of three flies. I have never warmed to tossing or pulling more than 2 flies. Perhaps the fear of tangles and the subsequent re-rigging. Does such a practice remain from tradition and/or successes? Probably a very nice way of increasing one’s odds of identifying the best producer in short order. Retrieving multiple patterns through the surface of a lake/loch/lough would be productive. Throwing a nice open loop would also help keep the flies in line. Notice the traditional, classic wet had a wing, where often today, the flymph/no wing wet is popular. The classics seem quite functional to me. Experiment.


Galway Trout Selection (Dragon Flies) @ Freeney's Sports (SwittersB)


Mark Libertone on Wets and Rigging the leader


Fly Fishing: Motors on the Henry’s Fork?

Henry's Fork (Idaho F & G)

“The draft proposes to close most of the Henry’s Fork to motorized watercraft, but in testimony before the waterways committee this summer, the fly fishing community urged the county to keep motorboats off the entire river. They were concerned about habitat and spawning bed destruction and disturbances to wading anglers and non-motorized boaters. Many the fly fishing industry brings millions of dollars to the economy and the county should set policies that support that industry.”

15hp Yamaha

“As the draft stands now, the river between Mack’s Inn Bridge and the trestle bridge below Big Springs would remain open to motors less than 15 hp. The Henry’s Fork between McCrea Bridge and Mack’s Inn Bridge would remain closed to all motorboats, possibly because the fly fishing community raised the biggest ruckus about allowing motorboats there. The river from Island Park Dam downstream to the Hwy. 20 Bridge above Ashton Reservoir would be closed to motors. The river from Ashton Dam downstream to the Fun Farm Diversion backwater would also be closed to motors.” Island Park News (Italics my emphasis re economic/political impact)

Hearing: The Fremont County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a hearing on the draft “Fremont County Waterways Ordinance” at 6 p. m. Wednesday, October 6 at the Fremont County Annex, 125 North Bridge Street, St. Anthony, Idaho. The written comment deadline is over.

“The Fremont County Board of Commissioners proposes to adopt an ordinance entitled “Fremont County Waterways Ordinance,” regulating the use of motors on the waterways of Fremont County, as allowed by Idaho Code 67-7031, also known as the Idaho Safe Boating Act. The proposed ordinance applies to the entire county.” Fremont Co. Agenda

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