Payettes are a decorative embellishment used to make clothing, footwear or accessories more attractive. They resemble small metal discs and have a sheen or shine.
They are often confused with sequins, but they dangle from the fabric background rather than being tacked down. They have a hole at the top that allows them to be attached.
Payette paste is a well-rounded fly fishing product with applications for leader, tippet and even dry flies. It has a thicker consistency than its spray oriented counterparts and a name that is synonymous with quality. It spruces up a dry fly and is the perfect floatant for the discerning angler on a budget. Its water-resistant coating has a silky gloss that keeps its’ shine on flies and leaders alike. It softens with heat but won’t leak or run. The Loon Outdoors Payette Paste is an excellent choice for keeping your favorite floating line or leader afloat. It is made in the USA and has a long shelf life.
Payette is one of the Western Treasure Valley’s most popular water destinations for paddle-boarding. And a local couple wants to make it even easier for visitors to do that at a new location: Rudy Park.
The idea is to offer rentals, lessons and guided tours of the river from Rudy Park to Centennial Park, as well as a canopy tent where paddle-boarders can set up shop and enjoy a day on the water. Colton and Nadine Stowe of Ontario firm Ontario Board Shack shared their plan at Payette County commissioners last week, and they plan to test it out on two weekends over the summer.
At this time of year, the Middle Fork of the Payette is flowing at about 800 cfs, making it an excellent choice for Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding, canoeing, inflatable kayaking and rafting. It also offers a great way to get out on the river with friends or family without being blasted by rapids. And it’s a low-key experience, perfect for Mother’s Day or just a nice, casual day with your family. It’s a great way to explore an otherwise overlooked river. And if you need some refreshment, there’s a nice, quaint little riverside bar/restaurant at the take-out.
Payette Floatant is a quality product that comes in a range of flavors. It is a good floatant for monofilament lines, and it will keep your big bug atop the water. The best part is it will not thin out with time and weather. It is a good quality for a good price. Its large bottle makes it an easy addition to your rod and reel. It may be the best all-round floatant you will ever use. You can find it at your local fly shop or online. It is not for the faint of heart though, so be careful if you are not a big fish buff. It is a good idea to try out a few different ones before making your decision. There are many floatants to choose from, so it is important to know what you are looking for.
Payette Dry Flies
Dry fly fishing is a technique that uses artificial flies and a line that floats on the surface of the water. The most common flies used in this style of fishing are nymphs and streamers.
Dry flies can be tied from a variety of materials, including foam, hackle, hair, CDC, snowshoe rabbit’s foot and yarn. Some flies are designed to imitate a specific insect while others mimic a natural food source.
Some dry flies may even be designed to imitate insects that hatch on the surface of the water, such as beetles or grasshoppers. This can be a particularly effective method of fishing in rivers with large bug hatches, such as the South Fork Payette River.
Trout usually feed near the bed of a stream, but on occasions they may surface to feed when there is a large hatch of bugs or when a terrestrial insect has dropped to the surface. During these times, the dry fly can be an excellent lure for trout.
The best places to fish with a dry fly on a freestone river are seams where faster and slower water mixes. These areas are often located in the head of the river and are known as “seams.”
Having the ability to see the current edge where the two types of water meet is critical in locating the best dry flies. When fishing a seam, the angler should cast upstream to the current edge and then let the fly drift slowly downstream, as if it had been dropped onto the water.
To keep your dry fly from sinking, you need to apply a floatant to the fly. There are a variety of different types of floatants that you can use, but the most popular are gel floatants.
Gel floatants work best on a dry fly that has been properly dried before it hits the water. You should also try to apply these floatants sparingly, as too much can make the dry fly sink more quickly.
Loon Outdoors makes a variety of different floatants that you can use for dry fly fishing. They offer paste floatants, gel floatants and spray floatants that you can use to pre-treat your flies before they hit the water.