September 8, 2013
by Mary Ann Dozer
In a week, I will be leaving Central Idaho and headed to Central Oregon. I’m always a bit sad to be heading out of Stanley – but, this year I will be spending the remainder of September and October guiding for the Fly Fisher’s Place on the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers. So this makes my exit from Stanley easier.
As always the Central Idaho waters treat me well on some of my last days of the season fishing. This year is no exception. Dave and I fished west of Stanley today – in the Frank Church Wilderness. I can say we saw no-one or no car after we left the highway. No complaints from either of us.
To top off a beautiful early fall day – both of us were treated to some nice native west slope cutthroat trout.
This beauty (fish of the day), took a size 14 lightening bug. I landed it on my 7 ½ foot 5 wt custom made bamboo rod by Dave. As you can imagine I could feel this fish in the cork! Gotta love fishing with bamboo.
Yes – I was quite pleased to land this west slope cut throat
A close-up so you can get a better view of the colors and spots.
One last look! And Yes I am quite proud of this fish
I also am working on getting a little more artsy with some of my photography. I hope you enjoy.
Ok a little out of focus – but still a pretty fish
The tail of Dave’s west slope cut throat – Check out the spots!
Dave retying after losing a nice 19 inch rainbow..that he has landed on previous trips
And lastly – a view of the scenery – with vivid colors!
A little color added to splendid scene