Monday Mugshots

Sean Visintainer - 09/30/19

Mahogany Dun spinner mayfly drifts lifeless along the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River, Idaho.

Fall flies

This past weekends cold snap wrapped up hopper season in a hurry. Snow and freezing temps shifted us right into full fall mode, it pretty much felt like late November out there. This week should be more "normal", whatever that is anymore.

If you are hitting the North Fork Coeur d'Alene, St. Joe, and Clark Fork be prepared with some fall patterns. Mahoganies, bwo's, fall caddis, October caddis, and midges are all the rage right now and will be for the next few weeks.

When I was on the NF Coeur d'Alene the other week with Kenyon I was able to snap a few mug shots of fall flies. I wasn't able to take an October caddis or a midge photo, but I'm pretty sure you get the idea when you see a big rusty size 8 or 10 caddis fluttering by what it is. Midges, well they are the complete opposite... size 18 and smaller usually!

Swing by if you need some fall patterns, or give us a shout, we can always mail them to you. Good luck out there!

Blue Winged Olive spinners.

Fall caddis, a smaller cousin of the great October Caddis. Usually a size 12 or so.