Fly Fishing

The Historic Dell Fork Ranch – Bondurant, WY

February 27th, 2012

This jewel of a historic ranch has everything the legendary West has to offer, including two miles of private trout-filled streams packed into its 127 acres. The Historic Dell Fork Ranch is 30 miles from Jackson Hole, which offers four golf courses, luxury dining and world-class skiing. The pioneering traditions have been preserved on the Dell Fork, including the original homesteader’s cabins, barns and bunkhouse.  They are beautifully restored while incorporating all of the modern day conveniences.  The Historic Dell Fork Ranch also boasts a newly-constructed, custom handcrafted log cabin for guests.  The ranch is located at the base of the 11,600-foot Gros Ventre Mountains and is directly adjacent to the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Wilderness areas. Hiking and equestrian trailheads lead directly from the ranch to spectacular waterfalls, hot springs and rarely fished timberline lakes.  » More: The Historic Dell Fork Ranch – Bondurant, WY

Drift Creek Ranch – The Hot New Oregon Ranch for Sale!

February 21st, 2012

Drift Creek Ranch represents one of the last great strongholds of wild salmon, steelhead and sea-run cutthroat trout in the lower 48. Comprised of 126 +/- acres of pristine Oregon Coast Range forest, the ranch contains approximately 15 acres of cross-fenced pasture, a 3,932 sqft custom creekside home, large barn, tack room and more. In addition to the 1-mile secluded stretch of Drift Creek frontage, the property affords adjacent access to an added 1.2 miles of private fishing on hard-to-access public land upstream of the ranch. This provides an incoming owner with access to over 2 miles of riffles, runs and deep pools that hold 10-40 pound fresh, wild steelhead and salmon. With healthy runs of fall Chinook and Coho salmon and large runs of wild winter and summer steelhead, complimented by a population of sea-run cutthroat trout and a few Chum salmon, Drift Creek can out-rival any wild anadromous fishery and keep any angler entertained year-round.   » More: Drift Creek Ranch – The Hot New Oregon Ranch for Sale!

Bar Cross Ranch – Incredible Wyoming Sporting Property

January 6th, 2012

A rare offering due to its size, the Bar Cross Ranch consists of 12,045 deeded acres, 1,440 acres of state lease, 15,711 of adjacent National Forest grazing allotment and 3,587 of BLM allotment, for a total of 32,783 acres. The ranch is located 12 miles northwest of Pinedale and one hour southeast of Jackson Hole with dramatic views of three mountain ranges. This sporting property borders the Bridger-Teton National Forest, BLM, and State lands that provide thousands of additional acres of recreational land. Bar Cross has been used for hay production and cattle grazing in the past. Private trophy trout fishing abounds on approximately 3 miles of the New Fork River and 7 miles of Willow Creek that flow through the ranch. A private 40-acre lake and several small ponds are stocked with large trout and are fed by natural springs. » More: Bar Cross Ranch – Incredible Wyoming Sporting Property

RiverSong Farm and Forest Sanctuary – Hood River, Oregon

October 11th, 2011

RiverSong Farm is a 91-acre Oregon ranch property located in the Hood River Valley, 15 minutes from downtown Hood River and 30 minutes from four ski resorts, Mount Hood Meadows, Timberline, Ski Bowl and Cooper Spur.  In the heart of steelhead country, the property consists of 19 acres of irrigated organic farmland, old growth oak, bigleaf maple, fir trees and fenced pasture for horses.   Improvements include a restored 4BR, 2BA farmhouse, several yurts and a barn, all fronting a ½ mile of the Hood River.  Recreational amenities include summer and winter steelhead fishing, with the best steelhead run on the entire Hood River rumored to be onsite.  » More: RiverSong Farm and Forest Sanctuary – Hood River, Oregon

A Saturday in September: Fishing on the Snake River

September 21st, 2011

By: Macye Maher
Today Beckett (5) and I went with Scott Smith and fished from the dam at Jackson Lake to Pacific Creek.  It was epic.  A chilly wind and powerful sunshine created a decadent fishing atmosphere.  Beckett caught three cutthroat on a dry fly, all of which just surprised Scott and me to no end.  The cast grew better and better.  The first cutty took on a skating fly and the other two we watched very visual trout “takes”, and when we told Beckett to set, he did urgently.  He fought them well, and afterwards gave thumbs up and a smile.  He is a patient and happy angler, loves the boat and went barefoot the whole day. 

To fish with Scott Smith e-mail ssflyfish@rocketmail.com
Photographs courtesy of Scott Smith » More: A Saturday in September: Fishing on the Snake River

Jackson Hole One Fly Event A Success!

September 19th, 2011

By: Macye Maher, Owner/Manager

The Jackson Hole One Fly  is a much anticipated event every September that supports yearlong conservation and fly fishing education.  Annually Live Water Properties sponsors a team and this year’s members included:  Team Captain Alex Maher of Live Water Properties, Jim Finley of Finley Resources, Jonathan Scott of First Interstate Bank, Mike Fitzgerald, Jr. of Frontiers International Travel, Carlos Ordonez of Live Water Properties, William P. Healey of Live Water Properties and Greg Kerley of Southwestern Energy.   Matt MacMillan of Live Water Properties was a part of the WorldCast Anglers’ team.  All of these men actively fish the world over. » More: Jackson Hole One Fly Event A Success!

Legacy Spring Creek Ranch – Come Fishing With Us!

May 19th, 2011

Legacy Spring Creek Ranch  – Springfield, Idaho

This 671-acre ranch is arguably the finest waterfowl property in the entire state of Idaho. It is located 2.5 hours from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 2 hours from Driggs, Idaho, and 2.5 hours from Salt Lake City. Legacy Spring Creek ranch has over 3 miles of spring creeks located next to the 56,000-acre American Falls Reservoir in Springfield, Idaho. This combination coupled with a productive agricultural component and with the ability to grow key food crops, creates the perfect storm for record numbers of ducks and geese. It is not uncommon to see thousands of mallards and Canada geese loafing on the spring-fed creek systems and grain fields. An array of both game and non-game birds frequent the ranch including Widgeon, Teal, Gadwall, Canvasback and diving ducks. The ranch harbors a robust wild pheasant population to keep any bird hunter occupied after a morning in the blind. For the angler, large trout in excess of 30” cruise these waterways and provide a size class of fish rarely seen in a wild system. The most prominent species are rainbow and cutt-bows, and massive brown trout have been caught on the property. This turnkey operation offers a 5-bedroom home, a garage/shop with gunroom and bird cleaning facilities, plus equipment necessary to enjoy the Legacy Spring Creek Ranch immediately.

A Day at Worship – White River – Meeker, Colorado

March 17th, 2011

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Journal Entry from Brian Hartley – 2/13/2011

 

My just rewards for a 14-hour workday on the Sabbath…

 

I had 2 considerably larger fish on but lost them as I had to steer the fish around big hunks of floating ice – quite the challenge.  Good times.  God bless 50+ temps in February.

New Idaho Property! Fisher Bottom Ranch

February 1st, 2011

Fisher Bottom Ranch – Swan Valley, Idaho

  • 437-acre canyon setting with trees and rolling hills
  • 2 + miles of river frontage on South Fork of the Snake
  • Existing conservation easement
  • 3 cabins: main cabin, homestead cabin and study cabin
  • Incredible canyon views
  • $2,700,000

Wind River Fishing in Thermopolis, WY

December 14th, 2010

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John Merritt of Live Water Properties took off with a few friends to get one last fishing adventure in before winter. They headed for the tailwaters of Freemont County, looking for aggressive trout.  The weather was challenging, however they managed to catch a few trophy fish. » More: Wind River Fishing in Thermopolis, WY