Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sweet Snovember!

Starting what looks to be a fantastic season (they are all good if you ask me) here at JHMR & Pepi Stiegler Sports. Vigorous storms this later part of fall have blanketed the area with nearly 130" of snow and the resort hasn't even opened yet! Backcountry enthusiasts are elated with fresh Thanksgiving "cold smoke" and premier conditions at each resort for the locals to enjoy before the crowds do in December. Stay tuned for photo galleries and ski talk... sorry, not much fishing going on for me when the skiing is this good.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Dave Smith
Weldon Jones

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Farewell to the 2010 fishing season-

Our amazing autumn weather has slowly given in to the grips of winter as overnight temps finally plunge to more seasonal averages and local snow making prepares low elevation runs for the upcoming ski area openings, a sure sign of winter. For the ardent angler however, there is still some fine late fall fishing to be had on the South Fork and Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Streamers and midges are the main courses for these late season outings that can often produce some hefty trout.
Ed Dutilly locks into some action on the HF over the weekend as Louie looks on with great anticipation.
2010 has been another fine season with many realizations that catching our beautiful trout of the region is only a small piece to the greater puzzle of angling. With so much suffering and pain in our modern world it is a great privilege to haunt these rivers on a day to day basis and share with folks from all walks of life the grandeur and depth of our natural resources here in Western Wyoming & Eastern Idaho.

I will be cranking up the winter season next week at Pepi Stiegler Sports, come visit for any custom bootfitting needs or any other alpine ski questions. Thank you for a great season on the water, best to all- Scott Smith

I'm ready for some POW!