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Intermountain and Northern Rockies spey casters may be interested by the news that ice out is occurring on the upper Salmon River in Idaho. Ice jams and bridges have been breaking up and going down river this last week. F&G Dept. has been plowing the boat ramps. Another record run promises a great Spring Season. The river is open from the town of North Fork up towards Stanley. The upper reaches of the river actually afford sight casting opportunities. The River of No Return Wilderness should open this week and those who relish a multi day wilderness trip should experience outstanding fishing. These steelhead haven't seen a fly in 3 months!

Tight lines to all,

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Aaaah! The power of words. To think that so much can be conveyed through the wise arrangement of one number and eight simple words.
 

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and yet.............

after 8 months in freshwater, 8 dams, god know's how many thousands of hooks, lines, sinkers, flies (if they're lucky:D ), otters, eagles and ice-outs, they're still capable of getting it on, and getting the next generation going........ which has about 8 months, 8 dams......................before they even taste the salt and nourishment of the wide open blue for the first time......

while i certainly envy those of you "blessed" with access to coastal streams and chrome bright fish, my awe and respect is saved for those which travel so far, through so much, and be successful enough to keep a sport fishery going..... nothing better than the witness of a pair of wild steelies over redds (left alone! :smokin: ) in the upper salmon river basin.... god bless 'em....
 

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No choice but to fish here

These fish have been to the ocean and back. I wish that I could go to the ocean and fish.
 
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