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Kootenai River Report | May 31 - June 6

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow: 17,000 cfs 8-12 foot visibility 51 degrees Inflow from Lake Koocanusa: 31,200 cfs Hatches: Grannom Caddis, Little Blue Quills, Blue Wing Olives, Silver Stripe Caddis, Little Olive Stone, some flights of Carpenter Ants, assorted stoneflies coming into Kootenai from Fisher River. Effective Patterns: X-Caddis, Adams, Parachute Adams, Royal Wulff, Red Quill, Purple Haze, […]



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5 Tips for Releasing Fish

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

From KeepEmWet Fishing Test



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Learning The Reach Cast (Mend) | Kootenai Angler

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

Don’t over mend! So many inexperienced anglers spend most of their drift trying to mend their line rather than fishing. Learn this simple aerial mend technique and you’ll improve your presentation, and ultimately catch more fish! This can be particularly helpful when dry fly fishing on the Kootenai river.



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The Blood Knot - The Fast and Easy Way

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

From the Fly Fishing Blog – Gink and Gasoline Do blood knots eat up 5, 10 minutes on the river? Have you ever wondered if there is a fast and easy way to tie a blood knot. This video might change your life! So fast, so easy, incredibly helpful!



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Kootenai River Fishing Report - April 7-15, 2017

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow: 24,200 cfs 8-12 foot visibility above the Fisher River, 3 feet visibility below the Fisher River.   Fisher Infow 2000 kcfs Inflow from Lake Koocanusa:  9.2 kcfs Hatches: Midges and Little Blue Quills, Silver Stripe Caddis Effective Patterns: Bead-head prince, Wooly Bugger, Adams, Parachute Adams Guide report: We are not guiding on the river currently with […]