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Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho (2nd Edition) (Flyfisher's Guides) Paperback – April 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Series: Flyfisher's Guides
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press; 2nd edition (April 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885106955
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885106957
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,665,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

This comprehensive guidebook covers all major Idaho rivers, including the Henry's Fork and Island Park Reservoir, Teton, South Fork of the Snake, Big Wood and Little Wood, Silver Creek, Salmon, Boise, Payette, Clearwater, St. Joe's, Lochsa, Selway and more. A detailed, easy to read text also addresses the popular gamefish with descriptions of each, including: cutthroat, rainbow, brown and brook trout, steelhead, smallmouth and largemouth trout. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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If you thought fly fishing in Idaho was pretty much limited to the Henry's Fork, Snake and Salmon Rivers and maybe Silver Creek, this book could blow your mind and ruin your life. -- John Gierach,author of Trout Bum and Another Lousy Day in Paradise --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book is the best Idaho guide I have seen.
David Evans
I still peruse the book, waiting for my next 2 week vacation...
Barbara Billingsley
This is a very good, easy touse guide on idaho water.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By rnijw@aol.com on September 1, 1998
Format: Paperback
Retallic and Barker know of what they speak. The writers live near, and fish, the water of which they write. It is refreshing to see a "hook and bullet" book that does not try to browbeat you with the authors casting expertise or remembrances of the West of long ago.
This is a very good, easy touse guide on idaho water. If you are going ther, buy it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David Evans on July 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is the best Idaho guide I have seen. It has clear directions (especially for people who are not familiar with Idaho), plenty of maps, and good complimentary information such as fly shops, motels, and restaurants. It is well written without being condescending, yet it is of just as much use to the experienced flyfisher as it is to the novice. I have not tried out all the streams and lakes listed (obviously), but Retallic and Barker's descriptions and evaluations match those of the fly shops on the internet as much as could reasonably be expected. If I could fault anything, it would be that the book is 5 years old and many things can change in that time. I would really like to see an update. Other than that, I would rate it 4 ˝ to 5 stars.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 9, 1998
Format: Paperback
What an excellent guide! Very through. Great maps. The book covers every drainage in Idaho from ice out to ice over.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brian Jacobsen on June 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
There is a lot of information in this book. If you are looking for information on fly fishing in Idaho this is probably the most concise book to get. Information covers everything from the Henry's Fork to small lakes you would need to hike in to. There is probably more information in this book than you will ever need.

CONS: some of the info is old. I believe the last revision of this book was 2002 and even then some of the information was out of date. Just double check before you head out. There is a lot of urban fishing in Boise and I would have liked to see some more coverage regarding that. The book just skims over it. Its doesn't detract from the book in a major way but if you don't want to leave the city to fish its great stuff to know.

PROS: Lots to read. A great index to help you get right to the area you are looking for, hatch information, Detailed maps, Restaurant, fly shop, hotel, lodging, camping information. (although some of it is no longer correct) 450+ pages of content

If you are looking for an everything Idaho guide for fly fishing this is the one to get. The other Idaho guides like the Fly Fishing Idaho: A Quick, Clear Understanding of Where to Fly Fish in Idaho (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guides) and Idaho Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing Guide (Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing Guides) don't cover nearly as much water as this does but they do seem to be a bit more detailed on the water they do cover.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dennis K. Taylor on May 30, 2008
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I have fished in seven states, East, Midwest and West, and have read all the major guides. This guide is one of the best, if not the best, because of its coverage and accurate detail of the major rivers down to out of the way creeks. The lure of Idaho for me is its remote fishing venues. This guide introduces them, then gets you there with all the info to stay comfortably. This is not to say the "Big Boys" ( Snake, Henry,s Fork, Silver creek, Boise, Clearwater ) are given short shrift.Indeed, they are given the blue ribbon treatment they deserve. Stream conditions, wading, drifting, bottom conditions, hatches, suggested flies, and stream access are all covered in detail. Maps are good. You will not have enough time in your fishing life , unfortunately , to use all the info in this fine guide.
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I use this book all the time when I plan my fly fishing outings. It won't tell you which rock to stand on, but it is a great overview of the best fly fishing waters in Idaho. The author does a good job at covering waters that hold warm and cold water species. He also does a good job at talking about rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. So if you are a river or still water fisherman it will come in handy.
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By mtnman on September 17, 2013
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As with the other Flyfisher guides. The Idaho version is an excellent overview and give good advice to get you started in the right direction.
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