Get ready for a wild ride as we dive into an engaging conversation with Dave Pace of the Snake River Cutthroats. We’ll encounter the thrill of the chase as we learn about their annual East Idaho Fly Fishing Expo.

Tune in to this episode and be ready to be lured in by the adventures and initiatives of the Snake River Cutthroats. It’s a journey you won’t want to miss!

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Episode Chapters with Dave Pace on Snake River Cutthroats

1:10 – Dave Pace talks about growing up in a fishing family and his early memories of fly fishing in high mountain lakes. He prefers the South Fork of the Snake River over the Henry’s Fork for fishing, finding its waters more aligned with his interests.

03:31 – They held the 27th East Idaho Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo at the new Mountain America Center with approximately 3000 attendees for two days. It was the first time the event took place after a three-year hiatus due to COVID.

07:00 – Planning for the upcoming 2024 East Idaho Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo is already underway, with the scheduled dates set for March 22nd and 23rd.

08:00 – Dave is a co-chair of the event and has been working with it for almost 20 years.

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11:18 – Dave discusses the conservation efforts of Trout Unlimited, specifically their focus on the South Fork and Rainey Creek.

19:47 – Dave talks about his fishing experiences. Floating is the preferred method in summer due to the high water levels.

29:00 –  We also talk about the winter sports activities and his involvement with the Idaho Falls Ski Club.

37:00 – This year’s expo has seen an influx of attendees from different age groups, including kids. Additionally, there has been an increase in younger people attending the event, both in terms of personal interest and professional engagement.

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40:00 – We talk about some of the local fly shops in the area.

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Conclusion with Dave Pace on Snake River Cutthroats

We had a great conversation with Dave Pace about Idaho’s rich fishing traditions. Dave gave us an insider’s view of the annual Traveled Expo, an event that brings together hundreds of fly-tiers and gear vendors while attracting thousands of attendees from around the country.