Last fall, (2003) about 40 people attended the Western
Regional Fish-In at the Three Rivers Resort, Lowell, Idaho.
The accommodations, cabins, motel, camping were dandy.
The fishing was good, so the decision was made to hold
the 'main' FAOL Fish-In at the same place in 2004. The
date was selected to take advantage of the October Caddis
hatch. We hit it on the nose last year!
The Three Rivers Resort is at the confluence of
the Locksa, Selway and Clearwater Rivers, and has everything
our group needs. There are small cabins, large cabins (accommodating
6 people) A-Frame cabins, and motel rooms. The campsites include
water, electricity, hot showers, and all the accommodations have
access to the heated swimming pool and 3 jacuzzis.
The resort has a gift shop and groceries, sporting goods (including
fishing licenses). Across the street is good restaurant serving
breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a large open area which
can be used for casting practice or some casting games. We have
already reserved the 'Rumpus Room' as a gathering place, it was
very popular with the fly tyers last time.
JC and I have also offered to do a free casting clinic one
morning for those interested in improving their casting. Although
last fall anyone who asked for help with casting received it.
This is an excellent time of year to fish this area. The local rivers
are considered Blue Ribbon, and are catch and release. (More information
on the rivers is listed with links below).
Steelhead are available in the Clearwater, as some of last years
attendees can verify, about an hour drive toward Lewiston. Over the
Lolo Pass in the opposite direction into Montana the Clarks Fork,
Bitterroot and Rock Creek are within two hours drive.
As with all FAOL events, everyone is cordially invited.
There are no registration fees. Everyone is on their own, FAOL
does not make reservations or arrangements for you. You are welcome
to come for the whole week, or just a day. Whatever works for you.
Families are welcome as well.
Reservations are being taken now. Ask for
Marie and tell her you are with the Fly Anglers OnLine
We added a Tackle Table last year, in the Rumpus Room, where
folks could buy/sell/trade/swap or haggle reels, lines, fly
rods you no longer use...bring your new/used or cosmetically
challenged gear. Someone else may have a good use for it.
A lot of fur materials were also up for swap or free!
The links below will give more information on the rivers, and what
flies are used at which times of the year.
It's a great time, and an opportunity to make new friends,
and to put faces on names. This is my favorite time to fish
Here are photos from Idaho 2003.
If you do plan on making it to the Idaho Fish-In 2004, drop us an
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put your name on
the I'm Going List! Please designate IDAHO Fish-In. ~ LadyFisher
I'M GOING LIST!