Is it cold outside? Yes. Is the fishing any good? Maybe. So, should we go fly fishing? Absolutely! With temperatures plummeting, fall colors fading & winter right around the corner we made the only logical decision & packed up the rig for a weekend escape to the the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. From Spokane my brother Andrew & I charged east through Idaho’s Fernan Saddle where forest service roads meander deep into the Idaho Panhandle. The drive alone is as much a part of the adventure as the fishing itself. Vibrant greens burst in the deep valleys while hints of yellow & orange fade into the hillside. As we make our final approach through Lieberg saddle & beyond Tepee Creek comes the moment of truth… Is our self-titled pool, “Top Hole,” up for grabs? The answer. Yes. These are the remnants of fall.
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Patrick Lipsker is a photographer based out of Spokane, WA. His work focuses on both landscape and lifestyle portraiture with an emphasis on seamlessly connecting the two. As a photographer, Patrick strives to capture the minute details often overlooked in an effort to deliver his clients something truly unique.