Bet you didn't expect to see one more report on this thread for 2011. My son Mike and I and buddy Ryan finished the year at one of our favorite winter locations in south-central Idaho. A beautiful tailwater that runs just right for magnificent fishing during the winter.
We fished on the 30th and experienced a very slow day but it finished with a bang. I have also included some photos of trips the guys have taken since our last report on the "O".
Pre-Christmas Expedition - 20-degrees with "stiff" breeze:
South Fork of the Snake:
Post-Christmas, almost year-end - out with a bang!:
For me it was a pretty tough year with three ankle surgeries and being on crutches and in a cast for most of the year. I'm still in an aircast off and on and off of crutches, but there is still a long road ahead. I'm in the process of getting all of my shoes altered by adding about an inch-and-a-half on the left sole of every pair of shoes I own, including my Simms Guide Boots so that I can walk mostly normal, so I'll be the guy on the rivers with the custom lifts, WooHoo!
I was able to land a small deal with Flyfisher Magazine, the Federation of Flyfishers official publication to do a regular column, with three small articles in the last issue, and I have a new article coming out in the next issue of Flyfishing & Tying Journal, so at least I've been busy even though I haven't been able to get out on the river as much as previous years.
I'm looking forward to the new year and all it holds in store and as of today it appears I'll be able to get on the water much more than last year. I'll try to continue with a new 2012 report thread, but may have to modify it a bit from the past.
Anyway, thanks all for sticking with us this year. I hope this thread was as fun for you as it has been for us to bring it to you.
Tight Lines all and Happy New Year. May all your angling wishes come true...