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Fully guided half and one day fly fishing trips on the Coeur d'Alene, St. Joe, Selway, Clearwater rivers in Idaho and the Clark Fork River in Montana.
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Overnight and weekends getaway fly fishing packages that combine stays at luxury accommodations with the best fishing guides in the region.
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Iconic rivers like the Middle Fork of the Salmon and the Snake River through Hells Canyon play host to our incredible multi-day fishing journies.
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The year is 2015, and the prior winter's snow pack was unusually scarce. It really puts things in perspective the impact that little snow shows on the following fishing season. The first sign of the upcoming small water is the timing of the spring melt/blowout. The raw power of the snowmelt that typically happens in mid to late March happened in mid-February. The North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River set its rage at almost 20,000 CFS. The blasting brown water, filled with logs, carved the river bottom out to reveal a whole new set of drops, side channels, log jams, troughs, and deep inside seams. This re-shaping of the river bottom not only gives the trout new places to hold and feed, it also gives us, as anglers, a new canvas to paint our mental picture of what that river bottom has turned into, and how to figure where these aquatic creatures are holding for the season. Like fly fishing itself, we are constantly learning. No matter how many years an angler has under his/her belt, the next season will bring new knowledge to our fish-filled minds.
The Texaco Hole, February 15th
The Texaco Hole currently, August 15th
With this low water, no rain and 95+ degrees comes the dreaded warm water. Obviously every artery of this earth has a different source. Luckily the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene is filled with natural springs and aquifers that either trickle in from the bank or push up through the river rock. This is apparent while wading through different runs in the 15 miles above the south fork confluence.
Above that, the waters become warmer, until you hit the next 30 miles of the upper river where it is fed from about 100 creeks/tributaries. These little gems are not only holding decent trout, but are breathing life into the main stem with water temps that are 15-20 degrees cooler. This is where anglers really should concentrate their efforts. Below every creek the river has been split in two sections, the creek side and the warm far-side. The creek side will have a higher oxygen content with the cooler water and a healthy habitat for lively trout.
Hatches... These are something overlooked when the “strange” season happens. Not only are we dealing with the lackadaisical fish population we are also dealing with a confused population of entomology. For example, the Mahogany Dunn was showing themselves a month early in only particular stretches. We had a very weak Grey Drake hatch this spring, which I like to refer to as “firework hatches.” While you are scanning down river, it looks like a 30 foot mortar of bugs have exploded in just that area. If you are able to sneak your way close enough for a cast above and drift into the explosion, bug first of course, you're able to connect with many eager top feeders. We have seen a handfull, at times, of the lumbering Golden Stones. The Skwala Stones were out in force at the end of February, but their arrival wasn't anything to write home about. Black Body Caddis barely showed themselves, and the Case Caddis still cling the rocks to this day. Waiting for their own time/temp to emerge, if ever, this season. On a brighter note, the Grey Callibaetis, Mahogany Dunn, Pale Morning Dunn and a bit of BWO have been fishing incredibly well for a month now.
Streamers, aka “Meat” did us justice all early and late spring to say the least! The big cutties and some bows were very eager to grab the stripped and swung sculpin patterns. So remember cold water = oxygen witch = a highly active fish! To those anglers that have contemplated brushing this season off on the North Fork, I tell you to find that healthy cool water and fish it the last 4 hours of daylight. The river has produced amazing fish all year; it will test your mental capacity when thinking like a trout.
Until next time my friends, Fish On!
WELCOME TO ROW FISHING ADVENTURES
With hundreds of fishing trip requests pouring in each year, in 2005 we decided to open the doors to an entirely fishing dedicated division called ROW Fishing Adventures! Over the years, we've grown to become one of Idaho's leaders in guided fishing and fly-fishing trips.
Idaho is the countries hidden gem for fly fishing enthusiasts. We boast amazing and exciting fish who live in incredibly beautiful streams that are serene and virtually untouched. It's not uncommon for anglers to pull 20-30 fish per day! So come on a fly fishing trip on the Coeur d'Alene River or St. Joe River and get after the feisty cutthroat trout. Or, come down a bit further south and fly fish the Selway or Clearwater rivers where you will battle with more native cutthroat and depending on the time of year, Chinook Salmon and B Run Steelhead!
Our overnight fishing packages are quite popular as well. With trips like the Weekend Fly Away and the Rocky Mountain Angler - you are sure to have a sore shoulder with all of the gorgeous fish you'll pull in.
We also specialize in multi-day fishing trips on three iconic rivers: we fish the Middle Fork of the Salmon, offer Snake River through Hells Canyon fishing trips, and offer fishing on the Gande Ronde in Oregon. These rivers play host to thousands of anglers each year as they make their dreams a reality on fishing trips of a lifetime. Nobody has more expertise to guide fishing lovers down these rivers than ROW Fishing Adventures!