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New Record at Lake Fork, Texas. Johnny Walker of the Fort Worth area caught this bass at Lake Fork 27 March 04 at 10:00 am. Had her officially weighed at the Oak Ridge Marina.

Official weight = 9.25 pounds
Official length = 24.5 inches

Fishing guides Oregon know how to flyfish.

Oregon Fishing is a website that tells all about fishing opportunities in Oregon.

Deschutes River is a great fly-fishing river in Central Oregon and there are bed and breakfast and RV parks & campgrounds where you can stay.

Central Oregon fishing guides catch fish by fly-fishing and other popular methods.

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New state record brown trout landed by fly angler.
If March is the best month to catch a state record largemouth bass, January may well be the best month to catch a record-sized brown trout. Fly fisherman John D. Ball Jr., 64, landed a new state record 9-pound, 12.8-ounce brown trout Jan. 13 from the lower Mountain Fork River. "I was fishing in Zone II when they (Army Corps of Engineers) had just stopped releasing water (through the hydro-electric turbines below Broken Bow Lake dam)," said Ball.

No one really knows when fly fishing first began. It is believed that it existed long ago in ancient times. One of the earliest written references to fly fishing was made by Claudius Aelianus. In 200 AD he wrote of people that were fishing in a river with a hand made fly. He described how they attached red wool and feathers to a hook. The rods they used and the sting attached were each about six feet long. These people were the ancient Macedonians. Throughout history from Aelianus to the present people have been writing about fly fishing, and many thousands of others have been enjoying the sport.

The Princess of Soapwell, English, was an avid fly fisherman. Her name was Dame Juliana Berners and she was a master at her sport. At the time Columbus was searching for the New World, Dame Juliana was publishing an extensive treatise on the art of fly fishing. In her treatise she described the twelve styles of fly and included extensive instructions on how to tie them. She patterns were put into categories by the month that they were used most often.

She also described the rod that was used for fly fishing during that time. It measured about 18 feet long and was very flexible, The rods were made of several different types of wood which added to their flexibility. Their lines were short, by today's standards, and were made of hand braided horse hair. The general rule of the time was that the line should not be longer then the fishing rod. The line was tied to the tip of the pole.

Many fly fishermen of today have used her patterns for the fly. They say they are just as effective today as they were more than five hundred years ago. Several of the more popular patterns include the Black Gnat, the Wooly Worm, the Stonefly and the Whirling Dun.

In the mid 1600's Isaak Walton published his book "Complete Angler." Throughout history from then on, Izaak Walton has been considered the patron saint on angling, and of fly fishing in particular. In truth, it was actually his friend, Charles Cotton, that had contributed the portion of the book that pertained to fly fishing. The flies and rods described in this book were very similar to those described by Dame Juliana. However, the lines described were slightly different. They were still made of horsehair but were about six feet longer then those of the 1400's. The main difference was that some of the lines were tapered. It is believed that this was the first time tapered lines were described in writing.

In the early 1800's, fishing line makers began mixing silk in with the horsehair. By the time of the Civil War the first all silk lines were made. They were coated with an oily coating which made them water resistant. Horsehair lines were almost never used after that. Occasionally they were found in England up to World War II.

The first nylon line was made in 1948 and from that point forward synthetic materials have been used by most people for fly fishing. In 1952, a technology was created that made an automatically tapered line with extreme precision.


Idaho Flyfishing guides offering
fly fishing trips in Idaho

Idaho fly-fishing guides offer some great fly fishing opportunities. If you were looking for a remote high mountain stream or lowland desert reservoir words you will find trophy cutthroat trout fishing that is world famous. Alpine lakes and clearer streams flow through Idaho and fly fisherman for trout using all types of equipment catch trophy trout here all year long. Idaho Dept of fish and game offers a wealth of information on fish species and regulations.

Weekly Fly Fishing Report
This report highlights a few of the best places to fish, what anglers are using and what they are catching. The information is compiled from regional Fish and Game fishery managers, local tackle shops and anglers. Other general regional information is available below.
The Clark Fork River has some great fishing right now. Big attractors such as yellow stimulators are working very well when fished along the bank. There are also a few green drakes, PMD’s, caddis, and even some hoppers. Now is the time to get out and hit the Clark Fork but please note that fishing for cutthroat trout has been changed to catch-and-release in the entire Clark Fork River. This change was made to increase the number of big fish or to help protect their declining numbers.
The St. Joe River has also been fishing very well. Big dry flies with lots of legs are fishing great. Golden stones are still flying around so those fish will be looking up all day. Check page 25 of the Fishing Rules Book for bag limit information for cutthroat (zero) and for Chinook (2) as well as season and bait restrictions.
The Coeur d’Alene River is hot right now with anglers using golden stones, drakes, and PMD’s all over the place. This river is fishing better now than it has in years. There is a lot of top water action throughout the entire river. Attractor patterns and terrestrials are also working; caddis should be coming out any day. If it slows down during midday try dropping a small pheasant tail or prince nymph behind your hopper.
The water is warming up on Coeur d'Alene Lake so Kokanee are going deep and are getting harder to catch. Salmon are also getting harder to catch but some anglers have still been able to catch some fish in the 8-10 pound range.

The lake trout fishing on Pend Oreille Lake has really picked up in the past two weeks. Anglers are finding lots of fish, many of them big, near Lee's Point. Smaller fish are moving into shelves near the islands. As fish become more concentrated, anglers are having better success jigging, however trolling is still a very effective technique.
Anglers Catching Tagged Fish May Get A Reward
Idaho Fish and Game is conducting a tagging study. The overall goal of any tagging study is to make fishing better for you, the angler. You can report tagged fish here You will be sent a report of the fish that you captured that will include where and when it was tagged, how big it was when it was tagged, and whether the fish was previously caught and released by another angler. If your tag had a reward listed on it, you will be required to mail it in so that it can be verified before we issue you a check. The tag will be returned to you after it has been verified.
Family Fishing Waters
With high gas prices this year Family Fishing Waters can provide a great way to get out and have some fun with your family. Everyone 14 and over must have a fishing license, a pole and a picnic lunch. Under 14s can fish without a license.

Rules for family fishing waters:
Year-round season
Limit of six trout and six bass
No limit on other species
No length limits
Standard fishing gear (Includes the use of a hook and line to catch fish. May also include the use of a rod and reel.)

Fly-fishing just doesn't get any better anywhere. Idaho flyfishing guides catch world record trout and the Idaho state records just continue to get bigger every year. Fly fishing guides in Idaho are local area fly-fishing guides and they know the best flies to use.


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Idaho is one of the best kept secrets in America for hunting paradise and quiet remote places to find trophy hunting and fishing and be all by yourself.

Quality Idaho fly fishing guides and outfitters are listed on this website. Contact an Idaho fly-fishing guide and book a fly fishing trip in Idaho that you will remember for the rest of your life.

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