Fly Fishing Quick Tip: Fishing High, Dirty Water

Here is a great tip from our buddy Tim Linehan on a great technique for fishing high, dirty water.In the spring, daily conditions can change dramatically. Wednesday it’s cool, overcast, and the river is in great shape. Thursday you show up at the boat ramp to find that thunder storms in the high country have tributaries running high and pushing color into the main river. Such was the case for me one late-April day. I arrived on the Bitterroot and discovered that, in the previous twenty-four hours, the river had risen 2,000cfs and visibility was no more than 6 inches. For all intents and purposes, the river was out, and I considered telling my client, Gerry B. from Boise, that the day was a bust and we should just go find a bar in Missoula and watch the Red Sox.But then I thought, just maybe, with a little luck, we...

Video: Backcountry Solitude

This great video shows the peace and enjoyment that can be found in fly fishing and enjoying the beautiful, natural world that surrounds trout rivers.  Every fisherman can relate to the joy of fishing in solitude and enjoying the peace and beauty of nature....

Orvis Guide Rendezvous 2015

[caption id="attachment_3973" align="aligncenter" width="640"] OGR15[/caption]Another great Orvis Guide Rendezvous (OGR15) is in the books. We had ten of our guides attend this year and represented Falcon's Ledge well. The OGR is always a great event but this year was a little different. Orvis always had a lot guides make their way to Missoula but this year there were close to 500 guides which is the most ever to attend the rendezvous.It's always good to see the Orvis guys and gals. They put a lot of work in organizing this event for all of us guides, lodges and outfitters.The first day of OGR15 was a day of workshops. We learned about the new Orvis products and even got to see Shawn Combs break a fly rod. The one great thing about getting all guides together in one area was the ability to network with different operations. We saw some old friend...

Trout Video

There are a lot of great trout videos coming out the last few years from around the world and this short video from Josh Miller is one of them.  It is only a minute and a half, but it shows a diversity of water and some great trout....

Building a Leader for Toothy Fish

This video is a great idea for building a strong leader when you are fishing for toothy predators.  Whether you are fishing for muskie, pickerel, pike, or bluefish this leader will be strong enough to withstand those sharp teeth....

Those Moments

This is a great new video by Peter Christensen that highlights some of the great adventures that fly fishing has to offer....

Higa's SOS

Here at Falcon's Ledge we fish a lot of flies on our streams and rivers. Occasionally we find a patter that just flat out works and catches fish. Guide, Spencer Higa, has come up with a pattern that doesn't imitate any one fly but a few different bugs that hatch throughout the year. The Higa's SOS is a pattern that the guides use when nothing else will work. It's best fished under a dry fly on the streams through out Utah and the west. It is also fished deep in bigger rivers under an indicator. Fishing near the bottom or just under the surface will produce fish.It can be tied in many colors but black seems to work best. At other time an SOS tied in olive can be a very affective pattern. Don't shy away from using it on lakes. It can be tied in bigger size for lakes....

Watching Rising Trout

As the spring weather warms and the midges and blue-winged olives are the first hatches to begin on most rivers, trout start feeding on the surface.  Watching these rising trout you can learn a great deal about how trout feed and what they are feeding on.  This great video by our friend Tom Rosenbauer will give you some ideas of things to watch for as you observe rising trout on your favorite river.See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons...

Utah’s Green River

On of the many great rivers that fisherman can enjoy when they stay at Falcon's Ledge Lodge is the world-famous Green River.  The Green River is one of the greatest tailwater fisheries in the world.  It is a spectacularly gorgeous river in a beautiful canyon and it has more fish per river mile than almost any river in the world.  To top it all off the Green River has cutthroat, rainbows, cuttbows, and browns, so you get the excitement of catching a variety of species.Here is a great video that our friends at Spinner Fall Guide Service made that highlights the beauty and excitement of the Green River.  Enjoy!...

Brown Trout in Small Water

At Falcon's Ledge we fish a lot of small water for big browns.  This great video represents the waters we fish around the lodge and the brown trout our guests catch in these waters.  It is one of life's great pleasures to watch these beautiful fish feed in small rivers.  This footage felt so close to home that we had to share.  Enjoy!...