Date: Sept. 20-21
Host: Larry Donohoo
Our September Outing will be at Horsethief Reservoir which is about 6 miles east of Cascade, Id. To get to Horsethief Reservoir just drive north on Hwy 55 toward the town of Cascade, then go through Cascade to the Warm Lake turn off and turn right (the turn off is the first right turn after you cross the Payette river). Follow the Warm Lake road about 6 miles and look for the signed turn off to Horsethief Reservoir; the reservoir is about a mile and half from the turn off. We will be camping along the west side of the reservoir, so stay to the right as you travel down the road to the reservoir, I plan on setting up camp at the second camping area.
Horsethief Reservoir is one of those local waters that the BVFF Charter members frequented on a regular basis and several Stillwater flies were develop to fish this reservoir. The last time I fished Horsethief I caught Rainbow Trout ranging in size from 12” to 18”.
Productive flies include Horsethief Cased Caddis, Tex’s Favorite, Taylor Tex, Brown and Red Canadian Leech, Stayner Ducktail, Sheep Creek Special, Dragon Fly patterns, Damsel Fly patterns, Shrimp and Scud patterns and of course Wooly Buggers.