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Old 01-13-2011, 11:54 PM   #29
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not sure how I missed this one...but I have been fly fishing since my college days....I spend several weekends a year in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park fishing the streams for brookies and rainbows.

This past year I pulled my '78 Boler
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:27 PM   #30
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I have been fly fishing Alberta since 1976. All of that time I have tented until summer 2011 when I plan to have my Boler ready for the road. Any of you out there Alberta fisherpeople? It took me thirty years or so but I have managed to land a few 40 plus centimeter trout in the past couple of years from the Bow. This past summer my son (22 years old) beat my current record. If only I had a teacher like me in 1976.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #31
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Just came off the St Joe river the fishing was very good. Back home for a new axle on the SCamp then off to the Henry's fork of the snake. Will report when we return.
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I'll be going with St. Joe Outfitters to their lodge back in the wilderness area on the upper St. Joe in July 2011, and hate tp pack more than I need (the last 5 miles is on horseback). I'm a pretty hardy wader (wade wet in the Bridger Teton wilderness last year, and typically wade wet from Mar- Nov in the mountain streams in Virginia). Do you think I'll need waders on the upper St. Joe in July?

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Mike, where did you fish in Bridger? We have been there twice staying with a friend that has a place at the end of Highway 352 right before the road turns to dirt at the edge of the wilderness. We drove up Green River Lake Road and fished the Green all the way to the Green River Lakes, we also fished Dollar Lake. Such a beautiful area!

Here is me with a fish in that area.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:49 PM   #33
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Mike, where did you fish in Bridger? We have been there twice staying with a friend that has a place at the end of Highway 352 right before the road turns to dirt at the edge of the wilderness. We drove up Green River Lake Road and fished the Green all the way to the Green River Lakes, we also fished Dollar Lake. Such a beautiful area!

Here is me with a fish in that area.
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It looks like it was a great day on the Green. I've fished it where it comes out of Flaming Gorge in the Uintas.

In Bridger Teton we were about 60 miles NNE of Dollar Lake on a hiking trip on the Buffalo Fork of the Snake - though there is an RV campground at the trailhead at Turpin Meadows. Here's a link to the hike map: Soda Fork Meadow - Google Maps. The cutts were large, dumb, and cooperative - the ideal fish for someone who only gets out west once a year.

We had gone to Soda Fork Meadow with a guide a few years ago on a trip into the Thoroughfare that got cut short because of June snow at the Divide. So this time, we figured "we don't need no stinkin' outfitter" and lugged our own packs the short 5 miles in. Needless to say, the combination of being an Easterner not accustomed to elevations over 2000', and being an inefficiant packer is making me rethink this "outfitterless" approach!

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I have never been a hiker, could never comfortably carry a backpack. So we do day trips to explore an area. It does limit where we can get to but it is what it is. I would like to do a pack trip someday and let the horses or mules carry me and the gear! But now sleeping on the ground is kind of out too due to health reasons.

Be sure to post pictures of your trip, I would love to see them.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:40 PM   #35
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I'll be going with St. Joe Outfitters to their lodge back in the wilderness area on the upper St. Joe in July 2011, and hate tp pack more than I need (the last 5 miles is on horseback). I'm a pretty hardy wader (wade wet in the Bridger Teton wilderness last year, and typically wade wet from Mar- Nov in the mountain streams in Virginia). Do you think I'll need waders on the upper St. Joe in July?

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Mike Bring the waders very light wieght, But in July you can wade wet, but the river is cold and you will miss out fishing all day long.
I will be on the JOE I hope next week for just a day trip.
Will be on the JOE for at least 2 weeks, July 11 to 17 at flyflat campground not far from where you will be, and after that lower down at Tin Can Campground.
Mike what dates will you be there.
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Mike Bring the waders very light wieght, But in July you can wade wet, but the river is cold and you will miss out fishing all day long.
I will be on the JOE I hope next week for just a day trip.
Will be on the JOE for at least 2 weeks, July 11 to 17 at flyflat campground not far from where you will be, and after that lower down at Tin Can Campground.
Mike what dates will you be there.
Thanks D! That's just what I needed to know.

I'll be going in on the 10th and coming out on the 15th. It'll lilkely be mid-late afternoon when we're going by Fly Flat on the 15th (after the 5-mile horseback ride out from the lodge). I think I'm the only guest returning that day, so I'll try to get the shuttle driver to stop for a moment for introductions. Then if you're ever out east, I'll introduce you to a large number of >20" 5+ lb. cooperative rainbows (stockies though) on 2 1/2 miles of private stream in the Virginia highlands where I boondock with my Bigfoot.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:29 PM   #37
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Thanks D! That's just what I needed to know.

I'll be going in on the 10th and coming out on the 15th. It'll lilkely be mid-late afternoon when we're going by Fly Flat on the 15th (after the 5-mile horseback ride out from the lodge). I think I'm the only guest returning that day, so I'll try to get the shuttle driver to stop for a moment for introductions. Then if you're ever out east, I'll introduce you to a large number of >20" 5+ lb. cooperative rainbows (stockies though) on 2 1/2 miles of private stream in the Virginia highlands where I boondock with my Bigfoot.
Mike you will be able to fish wet at that time of the year no problem,but to be on the safe side I would have a set of waders in case the weather changes. It is better have them and not need them then, need them and not have them.
We will keep in contact about your trip, the ST JOE is my home water, have fished it since 1972 and out of all the places I have fished in the world the JOE is still my favorite.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:32 PM   #38
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Flyfishing part 2

If you read part 1 then you know my wife and I flyfish and camp much of our time on the western side of the Bitteroot mountains. So here is another Idaho mountain gem the St. Joe river. This is my home waters and my favorite place to fish. It is West Slope Cutthrout trout fishing and we all know Cutthrout live in the cleaness water, the St Joe is gin clear. The water quality has had a slight decline ( I no longer drink it with out using a filter) but still very clean. There are 3 ways into the St Joe river (which runs East to West) the first at the west end is where the St Joe mouth is at the town of St. Maries Idaho St. Maries Chamber of Commerce - 2007 . This for me is early season fishing for the first 25 miles of river I use streamers and some nymphs ( that is not to say that later in the year I will fish this area with dries later in the season) for this early season. The next 25 miles takes us to Avery Idaho Avery, Idaho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . So for the next way to the St Joe is at Wallace(food and fuel) Idaho (exit 62 Idaho) on Interstate 90 over moon pass to Avery Idaho (25 miles of gravel but not to bad) on the way you pass the Hiawatha bike trail Route of the Hiawatha Bike Trails, Idaho one of the U.S. best bike trails.
In avery there is a fly shop Home - Idaho Fly Fishing Company stop in (say hi to Dan and Beth) they have the best Huckleberry Milk shakes. Above Avery is no bait and barbless hooks required. This section, up river of Avery (some food and fuel) next 25 miles is my most productive area. This is dry fly heaven, every month that we fish the patterns go down 1 hook size. This now brings us to Gold creek where it flows into the St Joe this point can be accessed from St Regis Montana (fuel and food) Exit 33 Montana Interstate 90 this is gravel but good road over the pass to the river. At this point the river turns south becoming a smaller river easy to wade. There are many camp ground along the river Idaho Panhandle National Forest- Home/ and St. Joe National Forest Campgrounds this is a wonderful place for adventure fishing, bike trails,hikes and wildlife, so till I see you on the Joe Tight lines and Clearwater
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Dave, thanks! We may have time this summer and may see your part of the country. If we start up that way I'll be asking about patterns. Great addition to the thread.
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Dave, thanks! We may have time this summer and may see your part of the country. If we start up that way I'll be asking about patterns. Great addition to the thread.
Any time Tom, if I go your way I'll send a note.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:55 PM   #41
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Mike you will be able to fish wet at that time of the year no problem,but to be on the safe side I would have a set of waders in case the weather changes. It is better have them and not need them then, need them and not have them.
We will keep in contact about your trip, the ST JOE is my home water, have fished it since 1972 and out of all the places I have fished in the world the JOE is still my favorite.
Mike I was sitting here tying adams (traditional) not parachute size 12 ,I carry both and thought of a book you might like:
Western Mayfly Hatches by Rick Hafele and Dave Hughes this is a great book if you fish in the west and a good read otherwise. Might get you started with what patterns and when, as the date get close I will know the patterns that are working.
Top 10 River Flies in the west.
ADAMS
ROYAL WULFF
GOLD RIBBED HARE'S EAR
MARCH BROWN my next tye
PALE MORNING DUN
STIMULATOR
TUPS INDISPENSIBLE
BLUE WING OLIVE
ELK HAIR CADDIS
WOOL HEAD SCULPIN green for Bull Trout
I will not write about what flies I use but will show anyone.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:56 PM   #42
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This picture was taken in Albany, OR on October 9, 2010. While I am not an angler, I can appreciate the skill and beauty of the sport.

Full resolution picture is here: Angler at Monteith Riverpark, Albany | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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