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Monthly Meeting: Fly Fishing Idaho, with Steph Albano

Monday, April 15, 2024, 5:45 PM until 8:00 PM
Tony's Jacal
Tony's Jacal
621 Valley Avenue
Solano Beach, CA  92075

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
John Frazer
Wayne Johnson
Monthly Meeting
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

FLY FISHING IDAHO with Steph Albano

The Henry’s Fork and Silver Creek rivers of Idaho are where technical water meets
exceptional scenic beauty and should be on everyone’s destination list. Despite or
because of their challenges, both rivers play a key role in the history of American
fly fishing. The Henry's Fork watershed in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming
encompasses 1.7 million acres and over 3,000 miles of rivers, streams, and canals.
High mountain streams and warm natural springs form the headwaters of the
Henry's Fork of the Snake River, which flows through deep canyons as it descends
to the agricultural land of the upper Snake River Valley. Some of the greatest fly
fisherman to ever apply their craft have looked to the Henry’s Fork waters to test
their skills. What has set a few apart is their ability to kindle the imagination of
fishermen everywhere.
Steph will talk about both locations -from “The Ranch” to Silver Creek’s preserve,
managed by the Nature Conservancy. Whether you want to tackle this as a do it
yourself trip or book guides and comfortable lodging, the presentation will share
access points, hatches, and details about the famous water you’ve heard about. In
addition, there are several not so famous places you might want to consider, and
she will provide details and resources for your review.
Her company, Finatical Flyfishing specializes in hosted travel for women as well as
booking trips for couples, and private group or corporate trips. She will have
information available on all the trips Finatical Flyfishing has planned. If you are
thinking about a personal, group or corporate trip, you’ll walk away with options.
Steph’s story:
Steph Albano was born and raised in Idaho and her dad introduced her to
flyfishing at a young age. He spent a lot of time on Henry’s Fork long before she
was old enough to tag along. Before founding Finatical Flyfishing Steph was very
career focused and held positions in national marketing, Director of Distribution
Center Operations and as a Financial Analyst. Once a year she vowed to fish
someplace new. Those goals and busy schedules often left her looking at
international locations where she was often the only woman seriously considering
the trip. Finatical Flyfishing was founded to offer women more options for
flyfishing travel.

Steph has traveled and fished in Argentina, Alaska, Belize, Chile, Mexico, Hawaii,
the Bahamas, Cuba and the Seychelles. She enjoys helping other anglers to plan
women’s trips and custom trips for private or corporate groups.