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STELLAR CAST
E.M. Swift
June 07, 2004
Serious trout fishermen should make the trek to Idaho, whose array of waters offers more opportunities than any other state in the Lower 48
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June 07, 2004

Stellar Cast

Serious trout fishermen should make the trek to Idaho, whose array of waters offers more opportunities than any other state in the Lower 48

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The nights we fished the Ranch, the surface was blanketed by dead and squirming insects, broken only by the occasional nose of a sipping trout. Without moving my feet, I could cast to any of a dozen feeding fish. A few hundred yards downstream, Sally was casting to a dozen more. We kept changing flies, watching our drifts, squinting into the fading light. Was that rise to the dried fly on my line, or to a natural bug nearby? The fish kept it up for more than an hour, steady, relentless, selective, giving us dozens, no, hundreds, of drifts. I caught one trout, a football-sized rainbow.

The Ranch was very, very fun.

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