Day 10 &11 – South Fork Overnighter

Picking up supplies at the Victor Market. Great produce and well worth the stop when in town.
Picking up supplies at the Victor Market. Great produce and well worth the stop when in town.
Wow!
Wow!
Launching for our two day float.
Launching for our two day float.
Typical South Fork fish. The two days would be stacked with fish of this size smashing our huge dry flies.
Typical South Fork fish. The two days would be stacked with fish of this size smashing our huge dry flies.
Fishing the steep walls sometimes paid huge dividends. But only if you were one of the first boats of the day or if they hadn't been hit for a while.
Fishing the steep walls sometimes paid huge dividends. But only if you were one of the first boats of the day or if they hadn’t been hit for a while.
One of two good fish that escaped through a small hole in the net. Fool me once.....
One of two good fish that escaped through a small hole in the net. Fool me once…..
Typical South Fork Rainbow!
Typical South Fork Rainbow!
Lunch was always an experience. The lodge prepared some great food and we always ate in beautiful locations. Note the overcast day. We were really lucky to score that afternoon as the previous two weeks had seen nothing but bright like and the fish really got on the chew as a result.
Lunch was always an experience. The lodge prepared some great food and we always ate in beautiful locations. Note the overcast day. We were really lucky to score that afternoon as the previous two weeks had seen nothing but bright like and the fish really got on the chew as a result.
Fuad and Barry got ahead of us during our lunch stop. Nevermind as BJ the SOuth Fork side channel whore found us plenty of heads to target.
Fuad and Barry got ahead of us during our lunch stop. Nevermind as BJ the SOuth Fork side channel whore found us plenty of heads to target.
Guides are the same the world over. Even when they have other guides in the boat they prefer to tie all their own knots!
Guides are the same the world over. Even when they have other guides in the boat they prefer to tie all their own knots!
Stunning scenery abounds.
Stunning scenery abounds.
Hard to do the place justice without a FF SLR and assortment of UWA lenses. Nevertheless my humble efforts with my trusty RX-100 compact.
Hard to do the place justice without a FF SLR and assortment of UWA lenses. Nevertheless my humble efforts with my trusty RX-100 compact.
Yet another bow. We didn't plan it this way its just how it turned out. I didn't take a lot of pics but the cutties outnumbered the bows by a factor of 3:1.
Yet another bow. We didn’t plan it this way its just how it turned out. I didn’t take a lot of pics but the cutties outnumbered the bows by a factor of 3:1.
Our tent at the camp. Each pairing had their own tent, shower and bathroom facilities (albeit canvas walled!).
Our tent at the camp. Each pairing had their own tent, shower and bathroom facilities (albeit canvas walled!).
Our motley crew slowly showing up for dinner.
Our motley crew slowly showing up for dinner.
Dips and drinks to start the evening.
Dips and drinks to start the evening.
The boat corral. That jet boat had a 150 HP on it and facilitated the quick transport of camp staff and supplies.
The boat corral. That jet boat had a 150 HP on it and facilitated the quick transport of camp staff and supplies.
The fire pit where stories were retold, embellished and even concocted!
The fire pit where stories were retold, embellished and even concocted!
The steakhouse. Feeding 12 anglers, 6 guides and camp staff is no easy staff. Now who said medium rare?
The steakhouse. Feeding 12 anglers, 6 guides and camp staff is no easy staff. Now who said medium rare?
The following morning's departure. Still overcast but that changed within 90 minutes.
The following morning’s departure. Still overcast but that changed within 90 minutes.
Yet another bow.
Yet another bow.
Blow this photo up for a sense of scale. That drift boat gives you some idea of the size of the South Fork Canyon.
Blow this photo up for a sense of scale. That drift boat gives you some idea of the size of the South Fork Canyon.
Another healthy fish that smashed a size 6 dry fly.
Another healthy fish that smashed a size 6 dry fly.

Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing run trips to Idaho and Montana  every June-July-August and September.

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