For the 5th year, the Idaho2Fly Derby will be at Ron Sali’s Ranch on Eagle Island on Saturday, June 2, 2018. It is our signature and primary fund-raising event. Ron’s 100-acre private lake is stocked with hefty trout and voracious bass. Contestants will be provided with a fly box with flies selected for the lake, but they are also free to use any fly of their own. The principle is simple – each contestant can use two types of flies – wet and dry. Fish caught on the surface with a dry fly will count for two points and fish caught beneath the surface with a wet fly, streamer or nymph will count for one. Awards will be given in categories that include biggest fish and most points for fish hooked and landed.
Now, with all this Idaho fresh air and great fish catching, any fly fisher is bound to work up a ravenous appetite so we will provide a mouthwatering lunch served in style right on the shore. Brag up your morning catch or plan out your afternoon strategy – either way – you can’t lose with great food, spectacular fishing and some of the most pristine water you’ll see anywhere.