Fly Fishing Idaho’s Secret Waters
Fly Fishing Idaho’s Secret Waters – Fly fishing in the backcountry is like playing acoustic music. It’s raw, honest, essential.
Minus the augmentation, amplification, overdubs and such, it’s pretty clear who can really carry a tune and who cannot, who knows how to harmonize and improvise beyond the fundamentals and who simply reads sheet music and depends on engineers (like fly-fishing guides) to make them sound good.
It’s exactly the same when you pick up a fly rod. So many of the “nice fish, pretty colors” photos we see in books and magazines these days are taken on “prolific trout factory” waters, and usually that involves a tailwater fishery on a well-worn path near a highway parking lot. It often revolves around playing “bobber ball” with a strike indicator and tiny nymph flies, wherein anglers hope to squeeze one more timid take out of fish that have been literally flogged into submission.