Weekend of rivers Idaho - Montana June 8, 9, 10 2012

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  1. TheShark
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    HI all..

    What a week I had had last week... So I got an approved hour off early on friday and met a buddy on the Henry's Fork. we floated Ora to Vernon.. Good little float. I forgot my waders.. always in a hurry and of course it rained :D
    I did manage a few nice small fish on drys..

    Friday Eve..
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    Saturday my fly fish club had a club float..
    meeting & bbq point
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    I picked up two riders to row down the Henrys Fork that day, we did Warm River to Ashton..
    As soon as I launched the boat, the winds picked up quite a bit.. I could'nt back out one of my guys drove up from Utah for this trip... The only way out was if they canceled, no man would do that with a woman who was rowing...

    Here is Mel & Tim
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    Mel picked me a flower for rowing them down
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    Tim
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    About 1/2 way through the float, my phone started flashing a weather alert.. I read it .. "sustained 30mph winds with 50 mph gusts" Oh bloodyhell was my first thought.. The guys were cool. It made for tough fishing and tougher rowing as the wind would pitch the boat towards every freaking rock.. I had about 3.5miles to before the take out. We made it and I was beat.

    The next morning I headed to the Madison river, I love this river!
    We launched at Raynolds pass and floated to Pine

    Several of these were caught
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    My ride for the day
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    Good weekend :)
    Tight lines all

    Shelly
    TheShark
  2. Norseman
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    Very nice
  3. ybuck
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    Where was this @
  4. Gil Marlin
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    Nice to see a report from you Shelly... that's a beautiful place.
  5. TheShark
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    Friday was Henrys Fork, Ora to Vernon southeast idaho
    Saturday was Henrys Fork, Warm River to Ashton (southeast Idaho)
    Sunday is the Madison River, Montana
  6. Captain Curt
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    Damn Girl.............I'm jealous. Bet it's a blast.


    Curtis...........

    The boat Hanna.............
  7. TheShark
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    :) Curt It is the only way to keep myself sane... I live close to these rivers and it makes it nice except for the skeeters... I got bit a couple of times last night..
  8. hamachi51
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    Good job. All dry or any dredging?
  9. TheShark
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    Drys & nymphs :)
    Love the dry fly action up here
  10. glenn
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    All right, moving water is nice. I'm glad you're off the frog water now.
    :rofl:
  11. TheShark
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  12. BiggestT
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    I've never fished any of these rivers. They look big and would probably overwhelm me.
  13. TheShark
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    Naw these rivers are easy.. This one here was a little intimidating to me..

    [ame]http://vimeo.com/44219322[/ame]
  14. BiggestT
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    Yeah that would be intimidating. I'd need my buddy to point my casts in the right direction to figure out all that water.

    Are you rowing it yourself? I've never rowed, but would like to. My buddy up in Boise did the River of No Return section of the Salmon River at 35,000 CFS in his pontoon boat. Some big cajones, but he's an expert on that stuff.
  15. TheShark
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    Oh not me on the sticks on this part of the Madison.. Not yet anyway...

    I like to go down a river with someone else on the sticks the first time i see a stretch of water.
    Im a wimp. I can row Henrys Fork with no issues, I did that last week with those damn 30 mph winds.. Kicked my butt..
  16. steelonthefly
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    Nice report! Seeing this sure does make me miss fishing those waters, it's been too long.
  17. TheShark
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    Thanks :) Come back and fish it