Fish-In 2005

Fly Anglers OnLine
'FISH-IN 2005'
Sept 25 - Oct. 1, 2005
Lowell, Idaho
Three Rivers Resort

By LadyFisher

Last fall, (2004) about 30 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 again in 2005. 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 group. 1-888-926-4430.

We added a Tackle Table the past two years, 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.

Area Guide




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 the Rockies.

Here are photos from Idaho 2003, due to circumstances beyond our control, no photos from 2004, sorry.

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If you do plan on making it to the Idaho Fish-In 2005, drop us an email and we'll put your name on the I'm Going List! Please designate IDAHO Fish-In. ~ LadyFisher


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