Originally Posted by dmcgrew18
Thanks, Carve! I appreciate the help! As I have only been using the Buzz a little over a year, Iím not real certain of how things work so I appreciate you coming in with the assist! Do you run this website?
Also, I am not what I would call a fisherman anymore, but I did grow up on an island in SW Florida and grew up tossing palm sized flys on 10-12 weight rods at tarpon and snook! I hear the trout fishing is superb on the MF! Not a whole lot of experience with fresh water fish, but on a milder day I would definitely love to pull out the 5 weight thatís been hibernating in my closet! Thanks for the intell on the 3 day license. That sounds like the way to go. Any advice on what kind of flys would work best around that time?
No worries. I am just a volunteer moderator which gives me the chance to fix dual threads like this and occasionally wave the ban hammer at the very few unruly types.
I do it because I have met some awesome peeps on this site. I was just out on the MF with spider and swimteam101. Since meeting these guys through the site we have become very good friends, so I keep showing up and trying to make it better.
And I double checked on the license. Changed again. First day is $15 and each day after for $7.
Flies would be anything big. Salmon fly in large sizes. Big stimulators, hoppers, big madam X, big caddis, parachute adams. My daughter works at Lost River Outfitters in Ketchum and all of them are really knowledgeable on that river as well. There are a couple of shops in Stanley for flies and license.
It won't be low and slow so you can get away with a bigger fly. There will be some really nice pools starting to form at that time. Especially down lower. The first day might not be the best to try to fish, just because it's fairly busy. After that it gets slower, less steep, more pools and pretty awesome. Just remember single barbless hook and try to keep them in the water as much as possible. It is all catch and release. Wet your hands before handling the fish and hold them gently by the tail until they swim off on their own. So cool to see them dart away.
I have also bought from this fellow online and they flies are the best price anywhere.
This is a Dave's number 8 hopper, one of my faves.
$6 a dozen can't be beat. Army vet and made in the US of A.