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Old 05-16-2017, 10:15 AM   #1051
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Waiting to board my plane to Montana at the moment. I'll try to post pics when i can!


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Old 05-16-2017, 10:16 AM   #1052
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:37 AM   #1053
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First few fish at the pond by the house. Working on a lighter set up now. This 8 wt is for the salt just trying it out to try and get used to it being a beginner.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:47 PM   #1054
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Waiting to board my plane to Montana at the moment. I'll try to post pics when i can!


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Old 05-16-2017, 01:57 PM   #1055
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Flying into Missoula, headed to the area around Craig for 5 days, then back to Missoula.


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Old 05-16-2017, 11:01 PM   #1056
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:31 AM   #1057
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Of the Missoula bar scene?

We had a change of plans and are actually going to give the Bitterroot a try tomorrow. Runoff is dropping rapidly and the thought is there will be a good shot at some good fish on streamers. Then after that we are heading over to Craig for the rest of the week.



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Old 05-17-2017, 06:04 AM   #1058
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Congratulations, Rob. You've taken the first step. Now get yourself into therapy!


Sorry Randy, Rob will infect the Therapist


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Old 05-17-2017, 06:08 AM   #1059
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Landed my first fish on a fly



Then got his older brother and cousin.


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Old 05-17-2017, 07:11 PM   #1060
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Nasty day, but we caught some pretty solid browns. The bottom one was a pig. Conditions didn't make it easy for better pics, so the cheesy grip and grins will have to do.





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Well alright, alright, alright!!! Nice browns!
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:16 PM   #1062
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Streamers?
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:26 AM   #1063
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We actually ended up nymphing all day. We gambled on the bitterroot and it actually gave up good fish, but it was weird. The Bitterroot shouldn't have fished at all today, but the cold weather had dropped the flows. It was still way up. We are in Cascade now and weighing our options for the next few days.


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Old 05-19-2017, 08:09 PM   #1064
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Anyone here interested in going to Venice, LA for tuna on the fly? Likely a early fall trip to hit the shrimp boats. Looking for 1-2 more to fill the boat. It would be me and my buddy Scott. Its an expensive game for 2 anglers but with 3-4 guys on the boat to split cost (we are budgeting $2500 a day for the boat) so 600-800 per person makes it a little more reasonable. Any interest? LMK
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:23 PM   #1065
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Anyone here interested in going to Venice, LA for tuna on the fly? Likely a early fall trip to hit the shrimp boats. Looking for 1-2 more to fill the boat. It would be me and my buddy Scott. Its an expensive game for 2 anglers but with 3-4 guys on the boat to split cost (we are budgeting $2500 a day for the boat) so 600-800 per person makes it a little more reasonable. Any interest? LMK


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Old 05-19-2017, 09:43 PM   #1066
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We actually ended up nymphing all day. We gambled on the bitterroot and it actually gave up good fish, but it was weird. The Bitterroot shouldn't have fished at all today, but the cold weather had dropped the flows. It was still way up. We are in Cascade now and weighing our options for the next few days.


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Old 05-19-2017, 09:47 PM   #1067
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I fly fish more than hunting now. About 30 days so far this year. I have moved to Montana and live with-in an hour of Clarksfork, Yellowstone, Northfork, Rock, Stillwater, Bighorn, Shoshone and Yellowstone national park. Kinda gotta be a fly fisherman no. If it would just quit snowing
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:56 PM   #1068
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i don't have any dates set yet. but i am flexible with weekdays or weekends. It will likely be mid-late September through early November time frame. Thats when the fish are really suppose to pile up behind the shrimp boats. I have been looking at "the mexican gulf fishing company" out of venice. If your on facebook look them up and follow. They run some bad a boats and slaughter the tuna. they charge $1700 plus fuel for a day. so $2500 should take care of gas and tip to the capts/deckhand. I've talked to Capt. Jordan Ellis and he has flyfishing experience and knows what it takes to put flyfisherman on the fish. however he does not supply flyrods/flies or any of that. but thats ok, my buddy scott and I go offshore out of Texas every year and have bluewater flyrods and gear for everyone on the boat to use. I think between the two of use we have 6 rods rigged up for offshore fishing. I think i've got pics and reports from our trips in this post. Let me know if yalls schedule looks like and if we get some serious players we'll start nailing down some dates.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:58 PM   #1069
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I fly fish more than hunting now. About 30 days so far this year. I have moved to Montana and live with-in an hour of Clarksfork, Yellowstone, Northfork, Rock, Stillwater, Bighorn, Shoshone and Yellowstone national park. Kinda gotta be a fly fisherman no. If it would just quit snowing
You LIVE there or in Spring?

I fish all around Henry's Lake, ID in September every year. Get to fish the Montana rivers just north of there, mostly the Madison, and some nice lake in southern Montana, as well as Henry's Lake and Henry's Fork and Yellowstone.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:02 PM   #1070
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I have moved to Red Lodge MT. Need to change my address. I am an hour south of Billings and an hour north of Cody in the Beartooths. North end of Beartooth Pass
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:25 PM   #1071
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I have moved to Red Lodge MT. Need to change my address. I am an hour south of Billings and an hour north of Cody in the Beartooths. North end of Beartooth Pass
Everybody has to be someplace, and that's a nice place to be!
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:58 PM   #1072
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We took a risk and went for the hero or zero today. Took a 2 hour road trip to a river with low fish counts, but monster browns. Plan was to throw giant streamers all day until we scared one up. I had a monster bow smack my streamer at the boat, and my buddy hooked into the mother of all browns that shook the hook. I mean this thing was gigantic. No trout boated and a long drive back, we are feeling pretty defeated right now. Being the stubborn fisherman we are, we are probably going back in the morning.

We did find this guy hanging in a slew flowing into the river. Was able to feed him.




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Old 05-20-2017, 12:20 AM   #1073
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Nice hog. Pike?
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:35 AM   #1074
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Nice hog. Pike?
Yup, he ate an articulated sex dungeon on a 5 weight.

There are more pics from the trip. We spent Saturday and Sunday just crushing browns from 19-22 inches. I'll post them when I can.
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:06 AM   #1075
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I have moved to Red Lodge MT. Need to change my address. I am an hour south of Billings and an hour north of Cody in the Beartooths. North end of Beartooth Pass
You are a lucky man. I've spent many hours on the Clark's Fork.
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:03 PM   #1076
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Does anyone have any advice for the fishing around telluride this time of year?? Really not wanting to fish the lakes and don't mind hiking off the road or trails to find good waters.


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Old 05-25-2017, 08:01 PM   #1077
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Does anyone have any advice for the fishing around telluride this time of year?? Really not wanting to fish the lakes and don't mind hiking off the road or trails to find good waters.


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everything will be blown out with run off till the end of june with the snow pack they rcvd this year.
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:43 PM   #1078
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Todays catch with a 5 weight and steel leader.

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Old 05-26-2017, 07:50 PM   #1079
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Nice catch chuck!

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Old 05-27-2017, 12:35 AM   #1080
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Nice catch chuck!

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Old 05-28-2017, 08:22 PM   #1081
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Let the summer begin!







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Old 06-01-2017, 09:24 PM   #1082
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One more Blue Halo in Jade - 7 wt with a Lamson Litespeed IV - SA Sonic 1.3 fly line and 0x tippet







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Old 06-01-2017, 09:36 PM   #1083
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Found a little time between rainstorms to fish here in Telluride






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Old 06-01-2017, 10:07 PM   #1084
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I'm Montana born! You bet I fly fish! I tie flies too, about every fly I fish is something I tied.

little fish...

big fish...


I even catch bass fish!


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Old 06-02-2017, 06:48 AM   #1085
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:58 AM   #1086
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Braved the wind yesterday. Tides were high and water was milk, but the fish were showing themselves.
Had to make sure the fish matches the wraps.



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Old 06-18-2017, 11:24 AM   #1087
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Redfish on poppers is a hell of a time!

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Old 06-18-2017, 03:00 PM   #1088
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Tied some more of my favorite bass poppers. I was almost out
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:58 PM   #1089
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Match the hatch is more of a trout style of fishing.

Bass and perch in the hill country will hit a ton of flies. Top water, streamers and clouser patters will work.
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:22 PM   #1090
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Planning a marathon fishing day where I hit up about a dozen small community ponds with my fly rod.
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:22 PM   #1091
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Awesome Bob
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:23 PM   #1092
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What would you recommend for such fly reel 9wt for PINS
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:26 PM   #1093
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What would you recommend for such fly reel 9wt for PINS
What is your budget?
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:44 PM   #1094
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Man, I am envious! Awesome country up there!
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:56 PM   #1095
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Oh man I am so ready to raise some trouts. Heading to Pagosa July 15 with my sons...can't wait! I just hope the streams are settled down by then. Sounds like everything is still kinda blown out from all the winter snows.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:04 PM   #1096
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If any San Antonio guys want to learn to fly fish Orvis just opened a store by North Star mall. They have free lessons.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:08 PM   #1097
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What would you recommend for such fly reel 9wt for PINS
get on ebay and find a gently used premium reel. I just picked up a Ross big game canyon 6 for under $250. Personally one of my favorite big fish reels Ross makes.

Tibor, Abel, Ross, Hatch, and Nautilus all make great reels that can handle big jacks, tarpon, kings, sharks and bull reds from the jetties and surf.

search Ebay and as long as you don't need the reel today you should be able to find what you want for a great price in the next month or two.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:33 PM   #1098
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Last week I managed to land my first tarpon and a barracuda on the fly. I'll be looking for snook next month in Port Isabel.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:10 PM   #1099
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Last week I managed to land my first tarpon and a barracuda on the fly. I'll be looking for snook next month in Port Isabel.
Nice work! Those are bucket list items for me!
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Last week I managed to land my first tarpon and a barracuda on the fly. I'll be looking for snook next month in Port Isabel.


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