Flyfishing the North Fork of the Clearwater River, Idaho

I posted this many years ago about a grave marker on the North Fork of the Clearwater River in Idaho and got an email from the family related to the site. Can you please email me as I lost your email to me and would like to include this story in my new book.

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The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent in fishing.
~Babylonian Proverb

Once or twice a year I get out to visit my brother, Don, who lives in Sandpoint, Idaho.  We usually come out once in the winter to ski and once in the summer.  Stephanie loves picking raspberries, collecting wild huckleberries for baking, taking the dogs for a walk in  the woods and other outdoor stuff we can’t do in London.

And if we can, Don and I sneak off for a day or two of fishing.  This time we drove up into the Bitterroot Mountains and the Clearwater National Forest to fish the North Fork of the Clearwater River.  The Clearwater, besides its name describing what it looks like, is famous as one of the rivers that Lewis and Clark negotiated on their epic exploration of the uncharted American West between 1804 and…

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John Childress is a pioneer in the field of strategy execution, culture change, executive leadership and organization effectiveness, author of several books and numerous articles on leadership, an effective public speaker and workshop facilitator for Boards and senior executive teams. In 1978 John co-founded The Senn-Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, the first international consulting firm to focus exclusively on culture change, leadership development and senior team alignment. Between 1978 and 2000 he served as its President and CEO and guided the international expansion of the company. His work with senior leadership teams has included companies in crisis (GPU Nuclear – owner of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plants following the accident), deregulated industries (natural gas pipelines, telecommunications and the breakup of The Bell Telephone Companies), mergers and acquisitions and classic business turnaround scenarios with global organizations from the Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 ranks. He has designed and conducted consulting engagements in the US, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China and Asia. Currently John is an independent advisor to CEO’s, Boards, management teams and organisations on strategy execution, corporate culture, leadership team effectiveness, business performance and executive development. John was born in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and eventually moved to Carmel Highlands, California during most of his business career. John is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar with a BA degree (Magna cum Laude) from the University of California, a Masters Degree from Harvard University and was a PhD candidate at the University of Hawaii before deciding on a career as a business entrepreneur in the mid-70s. In 1968-69 he attended the American University of Beirut and it was there that his interest in cultures, leadership and group dynamics began to take shape. John Childress resides in London and the south of France with his family and is an avid flyfisherman, with recent trips to Alaska, the Amazon River, Tierra del Fuego, and Kamchatka in the far east of Russia. He is a trustee for Young Virtuosi, a foundation to support talented young musicians. You can reach John at or
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2 Responses to Flyfishing the North Fork of the Clearwater River, Idaho

  1. Live & Learn says:

    You have taken me back to a warm spot in my childhood. Hope you are well John.


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