Wednesday, August 28, 2013

4th Annual Labor Day Sale!

We know you love a good sale, especially one that involves fly fishing gear.  Don't miss out on the WorldCast Anglers 4th Annual Labor Day Sale!  Save on some of your favorite fly fishing brands and stock up on the bugs for the rest of the year or next summer! 

Also, don't miss out on a fantastic opportunity to win a $50 WCA Gift Card!  Complete our Retail Survey and let us know if there are any angling items that you love, want, need or hate.  Whether you are joining us a WCA guide trip, a local customer stopping in before getting on the water, or just visiting on your trout fishing adventure, we would love to hear from you!  A random winner will be chosen on September 4th, so don't delay!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

#WydahoSummer Instagram Contest!

We and our friends at Grand Targhee Resort love summer as much as you.  We are in the final home stretch of summer in the Wyoming and Idaho areas and want to see what makes your #wydahosummer special!  Share your #wydahosummer pics via Instagram and tag @worldcast_gofish @Grandtargheeresort and #wydahosummer and you may win a Go Pro Hero 3 Silver Edition, two nights lodging at Grand Targhee Resort and two bike haul lift tickets.  Go Luck!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Smoke Surrounding Teton Valley and Jackson Hole!

Smoky Sunset at WCA Victor

With the consistant hot temperatures, afternoon thunderstorms, and dry conditions; we are experiencing some incredibly beautiful sunrises and sunsets due to the addition of smoke in our atmosphere from wildfires around the region.  The Jackson Hole and Teton Valley area are under a red flag warning for most afternoons.  What does this mean?  The National Weather Service classifies a Red Flag warning as : "A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR."

An expanded version of this red flag warning can be read here.

Most of the smoke we are expericing in the area is coming from Central Idaho as well as Northern Utah.  The Elk Fire in Central Idaho just reached over 123,000 acres and is now 50% contained.  Keep up the good work firefighters!  All fire information can be found at the Incident Information System.  However, campfires and smoking have been banned in central and southwestern Idaho due to dry conditions.  Eastern Idaho currently has no bans in place.

Elk Complex Fire near Mountain Home

If you are out camping, please be careful with any type of flammable source or devices.  We don't want to add to any of the wildfire issues that are being experienced in the Rocky Mountain West.  Once again, there are no fire bans in place for Bridger Teton National Forrest or Caribou Targhee National Forrest

South Fork Rainbow

Unlike many areas of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, Jackson Hole and Teton Valley currently have no major fires in close proximity to our fishing areas.   Fishing in our area is still very good.  Early mornings and late evenings continue to be very productive and the surplus of hoppers and terrestials that tend to thrive in hot summer conditions are provided some great dry fly fishing.  Nocturnal Stones (Classenia Sabulosa/Mutant Stones) are enjoying the cool mornings on the Snake, South Fork and Henry's Fork rivers.  PMD hatches are diminishing as summer progresses and making way for the Mahoganies and Baetis of the fall months.  The Snake and South Fork flows continue to drop and fishing has been consistent.  The first cool down we receive will kick these bugs into high gear!  Get Ready!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mutant Stone Provide Action On Top!

With the current water drops on the South Fork and Snake River, we have seen our large dry fly fishing pick up from the Classenia Sabulosa.  Classenia Sabulosa or commonly refereed to as Mutant or Nocturnal Stone, hatch during the middle of the night and skate on the water surface.  Skating big dry fly patterns in the early morning hours can provide some of the greatest takes and eat we see outside of the Salmonfly hatch during the early summer.

The PMDs are on their way out and Mahoganies are on their way in, especially on dark, cloudy days.  Fish are hiding on the riffles and ready to eat but not revealing themselves as much as we would like.  Believe us, they are there but sometimes are difficult to find.

Flat Creek in the National Elk Refuge is now open as well as the other spring creeks in the Jackson Hole area.  If you are looking to get out of the boat and hunt some fish on foot, this will be the place.  Things will be busy out there this time of year so be sure to show up early and be ready to stay out late. 

Summer is in full effect here and water temps are fish can get easily stressed this time of year.  Try to use the strongest tippet available and land fish as quick as possible.  Photos are ok, but minimize your catch's time out of the water