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I moved to Idaho the first of August for a job in fly industry and am living on the south fork of snake river.... so not much bass fishing but these will do....

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my backyard, literally live 100 ft from the river....

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had trade in bass boat for a drift boat...

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Congratulations on living your dream!  Those are some beautiful pictures.

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That's a beautiful backyard.

Those are some strange looking crankbaits though.

Falcon

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Cool  ;)

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Alot of times trout will feed/act like bass here... its unreal... to see a 20inch+ cutt go after a 5 inch streamer.... I am talking coming out of holes in the banks or out of 10-15ft of water.

Have lake smallies 3o min away, and 2 hours away in rivers... havent had time...

Going after ocean-run steelhead on the fly this weekend for 3 or 4 days, north of here..really looking forward to it....got to do something while the gf is on here annual false albie trip in NC. ;D

also hooked a trout one night, that i could not turn with an 8wt... and i know how to use an 8....  :o

had two others break off 15lb mono and flouro...  throw alot of sink tip lines.... and we have 4 months of fishing big hoppers on 3x(8lb) and streamers on straight 4ft long 0-2x(15-10lb)flourocarbon..

We dont mess around.....

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Nice fish.  Head down river to me and I will get you on to some smallies in the spring.

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Beauiful place.

Congrats on new career.

Tell us how you are going to cook those beautiful trout.  ;D

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Beautiful fish and scenery. I spent a winter in Jackson Hole, WY, and the Snake runs right through there. Of course it was more white than green, but still beautiful.

Maybe my favorite beer in the world is Snake River Pale Ale. Delicious.

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glad yall dig it... will keep adding a few sometimes...

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had an awesome 4 days last week... 7 fish over 20"'s all browns other than two cuttbows.... never imagined i would catch fish like that....but still nothing compared to a few i hooked and could not do anything with..

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Great pics!  Glad to have you back.  I thought the Snake had smallies, no?  Maybe that's because I've only fished the Washington part.

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Great pics!  Glad to have you back.  I thought the Snake had smallies, no?  Maybe that's because I've only fished the Washington part.

i think water is too cold up here for one..... be nice to have them, but we have some of most predatory trout anywhere on this river..

below a couple of sets of falls there are lots of smallies and steelhead, We have a lake 30 min away that is stocked with smallmouth, but it gets pretty windy.... I have to go 2 hours to fish for steel... about to make trip soon, i hook one and i could be ruined for life...

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I catch a ton of smallies on the Snake River on the part I live on.  It is a couple of hours from where flyphisher lives, down stream.

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I was wondering where the hell you ran off to. That's awesome man. I know you love it. :)

I used to fish those sections of the snake and Henry's Fork, Beaver Creek when I was growning up. That is a great place to be.

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I was wondering where the hell you ran off to. That's awesome man. I know you love it.  :)

I used to fish those sections of the snake and Henry's Fork, Beaver Creek when I was growning up. That is a great place to be.

Forgot all about you growing up here...

I been meaning to holler at you... been busy as hell up until last week or so... Been on water 110+ of last 120 days.

The South fork and the Madison are unreal..... never thought i would catch trout like this. had 7 over 20" last week in 4 days.

Robbie blew up his OB again right before left and also remarried... Might need to call him to fish with you... work on them this spring..

How's oconee been fishing? Where is that pic in your avatard from?

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Wow, congrats. Nice trout. I am happy for you. What kind of rod you using. Since I have gotten into the fly rod thing and have a trout stream behind my house I have never fished I thought about giving it a try. I might by a different flyrod as I have a 7wt TiCRX with a BLA reel for a 7-8 line. I think a 4wt would serve the purpose, what do you think. I here its a mosly rainbows in the 10-19' size. Have fun and good hearing from you. I have not been in here much either as my putor is done but, I miss talking to all the guys and hearing the stories and all. :)

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very nice place.  Looks like fun.   8-)

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Wow, congrats. Nice trout. I am happy for you. What kind of rod you using. Since I have gotten into the fly rod thing and have a trout stream behind my house I have never fished I thought about giving it a try. I might by a different flyrod as I have a 7wt TiCRX with a BLA reel for a 7-8 line. I think a 4wt would serve the purpose, what do you think. I here its a mosly rainbows in the 10-19' size. Have fun and good hearing from you. I have not been in here much either as my putor is done but, I miss talking to all the guys and hearing the stories and all. :)

Yeah that 7wt is a little much for that part of world and a stream... A 7'6 to 8'6 ft 3 or 4 wt is probably what you want... and put a good RIO/SA line on it... and over line it by one rod wt.  and get a TFO finesse or Pro series rod... even a sig. series might work well if the cork is better than yrs past.

I am using Sage Z-axis 6wt sometimes.... and a Scott S4 5wt... but 90% of the time its my 9ft Scott 6wt X2s.  Can throw big streamers and also drys... but use a 8wt alot also...  Have to have a pretty stout rod in this wind and on this big of a river.

Seeing i can get rods at guide price now, I am slowly adding to my arsenal... a ticrx 7'6, 6 and 8wt... or the 2 lighter sage bass rods..

and a shorter 5 wt for smaller water. Its just the size of the fish and all i see alot of 4 broken and big fish lost.  fishing from a drift boat is too much fun... have multiple rods rigged....

reel wise you dont need too much, i am partial to LA's on all my stuff... other than the one MA i own.  About to get some Nautilus' reels... pretty stoked.

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Sounds good. Yea, I love that Battenkill LA 7/8 reel. I think I will go down to a 3wt rod and a Battenkill Mid Arbhor because of price for the trout with a 3X line.  :) The 7wt TiCrX is sweet on big smallies here. Loads of fun. I am getting better at it. Whole new world but, its refreshing. Glad you are living your dream, its what lifes all about. Good luck.---Jim

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