Larry Larsen from Snake River Fly is here to break out some good stuff. We got a little inside look into a really cool tailwater fishery that is not quite as well known as the section upstream. He’s got some really amazing fly-tying materials that we talked about and what I call a cult following around fly-tying, material, and just some amazing fishing. We also talk about their YouTube channel and what they have going at the fly shop.

Time to experience the road less traveled. Let’s jump into the Basalt Canyon of the Snake River and find if bass, carp, or big giant trout are the biggest traction. Here we go…

Snake River Fly Fishing with Larry Larsen. Hit play below!

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Show Notes with Larry Larsen

07:30 – We just had Jon Stiehl from Trout Hunter recently in episode 3 of our Traveled Series.

11:50 – The Mayor of the town of American Falls, also a fly fisherman, pushed for catch and release, artificial only season.

15:50 – Larry tells the story of how the fly shop came to be.

21:55 – We talk about where they find steelhead from where they are.

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34:30 – We talk about how they get ready for the smallmouth season.

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39:00 – We talk about what they use for boats.


40:30 – As far as tailwaters, Larry considers the Madison River the best.

49:00 – Larry recommends a 6 or 7 wt fly rod for smallmouth.

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54:45 – We dig into carp fishing with Brandon Morrison.

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59:10 – Tip: When fishing for carp, do not blind cast. Observe the water and watch where they rise.

1:01:00 – They have a YouTube channel, Snake River Fly. Check them out right now! Brandon mentioned the video they just did, the Baby JJ.

You can find Snake River Fly on Instagram @snakeriverfly

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