Labor Day Weekend: Big Lost River Idaho report

A family friend has been kind enough to let us borrow her condo in Sun Valley the past couple of years. Labor day is a great weekend in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area. Numerous rivers are in great shape, weather is usually ideal, and events like parade’s and old west shoot out’s mix things up enough for a great family trip.

The Big Lost River in the Copper Basin area is just one of the many streams that one can walk and wade with relative ease near Ketchum. We had a look yesterday and found some nice Cutthroat, a few small rainbows and a nice hybrid “cut bow”. Hoppers, Parachute Green Drakes and size 16 bead head pheasant tails were the only patterns used. Undoubtably many other patterns could have produced. If you are looking for a final fall outing (before it gets to cold out here) have a look at the Big Lost. Of course The Big Wood River, Warm Springs Creek, Silver Creek, Trail Creek and others offer miles of wadable water for the fly fisher.–CD

big lost

rock hopping big lost

big lost family trip


big lost pool


Tackle used: Sage Z-azis 9ft 3wt, Nautilus FW 3 Reel, Rio Gold Line, Rio Trout Leader 9ft 5x

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2 Responses to Labor Day Weekend: Big Lost River Idaho report

  1. Stevie says:

    Cute pics of the family. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Rob R says:

    Great stuff, Chris!

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