Thursday, March 1st Silver Creek Update
Program Schedule 2017 - 2018


When: 1st Thursday of the month: Unless otherwise noted!!

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM 

Where: Whiskey Jacques 521 Main St, Ketchum, ID

Guest speakers present local and global fishing opportunities, discuss tactics and stewardship practices

Learn about opportunities to participate in local projects and conservation efforts.

Admission is free; no membership required


This Months Program:

"Silver Creek Update

Thursday March  1st, 2018 ;  5:00 pm- 7:00

Presenter: Greg Loomis, Executive Director of Silver Creek Alliance

Silver Creek is one of the ecological gems of the Wood River Valley Region. 

It is a world renown fishery but in addition to this the ecosystem provides significant wildlife habitat, photography opportunities as well as 150 species of Birds and inspires plen- aire  artists to come and record the beauty on canvas. As many are aware Silver Creek in past years, has faced a number of challenges with low flows, increased water temperatures and the comprised health of the fishery.  With the low snow pack we may see more challenges again this year.

This month we have the privilege to have Greg Loomis who is passionate about Silver Creek and has been working for decades to monitor, protect, preserve, Silver Creek’s waters and ecosystem.  Along with being a premier fly fishing guide in the wood river Valley, Greg is the Founder of Save Silver Creek and Executive Director of the Silver Creek Alliance, he has spent years as an advocate for the health of its waters. 

This is an excellent opportunity to learn the science behind what has been happening, the current status of Silver Creek and the projected issues and solutions of the future.  There will also be a time for questions and answers at the end of the program. 

Come and join us for what is certain to be an interesting evening.

 Trout Unlimited's mission is to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain our cold water fisheries and habitat.  The Hemingway chapter holds free monthly meetings and presentations from October through May of each year. 





Program Schedule 2017 - 2018


Thursday, October 5             5:00-7:00 PM 

Keri York, Trout Unlimited, Big Wood Project Manager

Scott Boettger, Wood River Land Trust, Executive Director

“Home Waters Initiative, What We’re Doing to Preserve and Protect the Big Wood River”


Thursday, November 2            5:00-7:00 PM

Mark Davidson, Nature Conservancy, Director of Conservation Initiatives

Larry Schoen, Blaine County Commissioner

“Flooding and the Future, How we Balance Nature’s Impact on the Big Wood”


Thursday, December 7             5:00-7:00 PM

Ed Cumins, Angling Aficionado

“Bonefishing Christmas Island”


Thursday, January 4                5:00-7:00 PM

Russ Thurow, USFS Fisheries Research Scientist, Rocky Mountain Station

Dan Dauwalter PhD, Trout Unlimited, Fisheries Scientist

“The Big Wood River, the Impacts of Flooding from a Historical Perspective”


Thursday, February 1                 5:00-7:00 PM

Chris Gerono, Fishing Guide, Idaho Angler, Boise

“Fishing Oregon’s Owyhee River” 


Thursday, March 1                      5:00-7:00 PM   

Greg Loomis, Executive Director, Silver Creek Alliance

“News from Silver Creek”


Thursday, April 5                         5:00-7:00 PM           

Rick Kapala, SVSEF, Cross Country Program Director, , retired fishing guide

“Big Wood River Entomology”


Thursday, May 3                          5:00-7:00 PM

Cassie Wood, Trout Unlimited, Central Idaho Project Specialist

“Restoring the Yankee Fork Salmon”



Thursday, March 1st Silver Creek Update

Events: Picnic & women's Initiative

On Saturday, June 17th, at 5:00 PM, the Hemingway Chapter will held our Annual Summer Picnic.  The Nature Conservancy graciously allows us to use the Stalker Creek Cabin at the Silver Creek Preserve, for our picnic site.  We enjoyed the  beauty of this special place, food and friendship.  Hemingway Trout Unlimited provided the BBQ main course and non alcoholic beverages.  Those who attendtare to brought  wonderful side dishes, salds or desserts. We always share some delicious and unique foods and conversation.

Thank you to those who joined us for a few hours of story telling and comraderie.

A special thanks to Woody and Carmen for planning and organizing the event and to Sunny Healey  and theTNC for letting us use this special place. 









July 201 was a busy month for the Hemingway TU women’s group.  Seven fisherwomen travelled to Montana to the beautiful Missouri River and fished for 6 days.  We enjoyed instruction from some of the best local guides and experts on the river. Dry fly fishing produced big bows on caddis emergers.  Nymphing with the “two bit hooker”enticed some big browns and rainbows in the “Land of the Giants.”  We stayed locally in Craig and frequented the local fly shops and restaurants.  We had such a great timethat we are already booked for July 9-13 2018!  If you are a female angler and might like to join us please email Jill at















Wounded Veterans Fishing program

Trout Unlimited , Hemingway chapter is partnering with Higher Ground and Project Healing Waters to teach flyfisihng to wounded veterans in Blaine County .  A team of volunteers has been assembled to teach fly tying, casting, basics of flyfishing and rod building to these veterans. There is a program once a week provided by a team of dedicated specialists.  Flyfishng has been show to help veteransheal and  reestablish themselves in society.  The goal of this program is to help these vetrans to become whole and flyfishng is a tool which hleps od this in many ways.  In addition to the classess volunteers will be taking veterans flyfishing throught the summer . If anyone is interested in participating and helping these veteran on future events please contact Mark Milkovich at He will explain the program in more detail and provide training to help you learn some specific basic skills in working with the vetreran.  2017 was successful initial year for the program and we hope to build on the success of 2017.