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Old 08-13-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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I'm interested in moving to Boise and I've heard that I can fly fish right in Boise. I don't mind driving out of town on the weekends, but my work schedule allows me time in the evening that I'd like to head to the river for a few hours. I've got a friend living in Boise, though he does not fly fish, but he says that the river is always crowded with folks fly fishing - so much so that it is not worth it. I find this highly disappointing because I've read a lot of the fly fishing opportunities in Boise proper. Can anyone who does fly fish in Boise shed some light on this because I'm thinking my friend is just not that educated on what is available for fly fishing in Boise.

Also, I have a 12' inflatable pontoon boat with a trolling motor. Are there any small reservoirs in the area that I could use the boat to catch trout? Thanks in advance for your responses.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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I would never say it is too crowded to fly fish on the Boise river in town! There are plenty of places to go. Your friend might drive by the bridges and see a few people fishing, but if you just go on a short walk you'll have the shore to yourself. However, you would have to drive out of town for an hour and a half or so to get to the really good spots.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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Check out outdoors section in the Idaho Statesman which is the Boise newspaper. Lots of info.


Outdoor Sports news from Boise, ID | Idaho Statesman
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:17 PM
 
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Default Great suggestions

Thanks so much for the information. I look forward to starting out in Boise and then branching out once I learn the area better. The Idaho Statesman looks like a great resource I can research until my move.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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We live on the Boise bench just above the river and can easily walk down to a pedestrian bridge where folks fly fish. I've never seen more than two or three fly fisherman at a time and it seems to be a beautiful spot to fish.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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I think that a license costs a couple of bucks but you may end-up hooking inner tubes more than fish; you might tey the confluence area where the river forks as it's a bit less well-travelled.
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