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How to Keep Those Dry Flies Floating

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 by Cory Luoma  0

Dry fly season is in full swing on the Kootenai, and we are loving every minute of it. It’s hard to beat those top water takes! In order to tempt our targets to the surface, presentation of the fly is key; especially when there is plenty of the real thing out there for the fish to […]


Kootenai River Report | July 13-21, 2016

Posted on by Cory Luoma  0

River Flow: 7,000 cfs 8-14 foot visibility 55 degrees Inflow from Lake Koocanusa : 12,000 cfs Hatches: Pale Morning Duns, Tan Caddis, Little Blue Quills, Blue Wing Olives, Hoppers and Ants working into the mix. Effective Patterns: X-Caddis, Adams, Parachute Adams, Royal Wulff, Red Quill, Purple Haze, Beadhead Prince, Copper johns, Wooly Buggers, Da-Bomb, Small […]


Kootenai River Report | June 15-23, 2016

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow: 7,000 cfs 8-12 foot visibility 52 degrees Inflow from Lake Koocanusa : 25,000 cfs Hatches: Grannom Caddis, Little Blue Quills, Blue Wing Olives, Little Olive Stone, some flights of Carpenter Ants, assorted stoneflies coming into Kootenai from Fisher River. Some PMD’s and small hoppers starting to show Effective Patterns: X-Caddis, Adams, Parachute Adams, […]


"DAD" | A Father's Day Tribute

Posted on by Dave Blackburn  0

My earliest memories of fishing with my Dad came from Dunnings Creek where my Dad fished as a boy. We would go do to the “ol fishin hole” and build a fire in the spring of the year, cook hotdogs and fish with our rods on forked sticks waiting for a bite. As we grew […]

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Drift Boat Fly Fishing Presentation 101 | Kootenai Angler

Posted on Jun 02, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

This is a really simple rule of thumb for fishing out of the boat. Watch this video and you’ll be a step ahead when you join us on the Kootenai River this summer. Enjoy!