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Old 08-28-2011, 03:36 PM   #57
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All the rivers on West side of the bitteroot mountains are at there best right now. Get out and do some fishing. NOW

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Old 08-28-2011, 03:49 PM   #58
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Fly-fishing Montana Trip

Oh great! A topic near and dear to me. Currently loading up for a trip to the Bitteroots in Montana for a hosted fly fishing trip second week in September. Our local fly fishing store, the Yellow Breeches Outfitters has a hosted trip every year. This year it is in Hamilton, Montana. Since, I have never really used the new Scamp. I am now sorting out where things are suppose to go/that is, stored inside. Most importantly, where the fly rods, waders, boots, net and the good stuff is going. Oh yes, and two Golden Retrievers. I would enjoy hearing about others experiences fly fishing and sharing locations to go.

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Old 11-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #59
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If we have people interested in FLYFISHING we can exchanges ideas here.

If you're in our area don't miss this event:
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:16 PM   #60
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Being a brand new member I was surfing around the site and was delighted to find a fly fishing group. I have been an avid (my wife says addicted) fly fisher for 55 years. I am a forester by training and because of my job I've had the opportunity to fish around.

In Nova Scotia we fish primarily Atlantic salmon, brook trout and sea run rainbow and browns. One of my fav. spots is reindeer lake in northern Sask. where some very big pike make home.

I'm really starting to love this site and all because my wife and I bought an old Trillium....who would have guessed
I hadn't been paying attention to this thread so I went through and read all the posts tonight. And this post got me wondering -- was the pike fishing done with flies? I've never heard of fly fishing for pike, is it done?

Other than the one fly fishing day I'd mentioned early on, my fishing has otherwise been with crawlers or (mostly) with artificial lures. I guess I'd have to buy a book if I wanted to fly fish... to learn about the different bugs that hatch and what flies mimic them. Those of you who grew up on this method have a huge advantage, right? I'd be curious to hear how many flies you veterans of the sport possess.

Gotta tell a story, not fly fishing so I hope you don't mind. My older brother and I went on a Michigan lake near Oscoda about 4-5 years ago for some casting and trolling. I had my usual spincasting reel (I grew up with that kind and still prefer the thumb button control) but Dave had one of those new baitcasting reels with the magnets in it to control backlash. I admired it but commented to him that I'd never be able to cast an open reel like that. "Try it," he said as he handed it to me, "it won't backlash on you like the old ones would." "Are you sure?" I said skeptically, but he insisted so I went ahead and gave it a cast........ and the reel snarled the line all up in a huge backlash. He looked at it in amazement as I handed it back to him. "Thanks," I said, "but I'll stick with my kind of reel." He spent the next 10 minutes unsnarling the line while I fished. We had a good time that day, he has a great sense of humor and we're always joking back and forth.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:54 PM   #61
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Mike, I don't know where you are in Oklahoma but find a fly fishing club near you and they'll gladly teach you how to fly fish. The club I am President of is in Sherman, TX (just south of the state line).
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:03 PM   #62
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I fish the Trinity River in northern California. Didn't do too good this fall and now the river has muddied up, because of rain, but should clear in a couple of days. Good run of Steelhead now and some salmon left. I just fish for Steelhead. You have to turn back the wild ones but are allowed to keep the hatchery fish. Clipped fin tells the story. Lots of guides with boats, in fact I went down the river for several miles a couple of months ago. The other passenger caught a nice 9# steelie casting hardware, I caught a couple of small fish, nothing to brag about. Waiting for river to clear for more fishing. Marg in NW California
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:56 PM   #63
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howdy barring, my wife and I live in the Springs and have a Casita egg,and do some fly fishing along the Platte and Deckers. glad to see you are out early. We put our egg to bed until march, then Ill get her ready to go, maybe we will run into each other.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:13 PM   #64
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Just noticed that this thread had "popped" to the top!

Fly Fishing is the main reason that I got the Trill in the first place. I am planning on having it ready for this spring. After a few year of using a small 'on truck' camper, I am really looking forward to the trailer.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:44 AM   #65
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I got a fly rod for Christmas. Tying materials too! I haven't fly fished for many years, but I still remember how to tie flies. New fun yahoo!
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:57 AM   #66
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My daughter decided that I needed another hobbie. She gave me a fly tying kit for Christmas and I've been checking out videos on it ever since and making storage boxes for the equipment.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:27 AM   #67
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Lightbulb fly fishing

We all talk about getting together to compare eggs and "how-to" methods, etc., but how about a fly fishing get-together? On the Trinity River in northern California are several very nice U.S.Forest Service campgrounds. How about a get-together with a guide or two talking to us about methods, flies, etc? Sound like a good idea? A late summer or fall visit to the river is best. Although, when the river clears, after a good rain, steelhead are there after New Year. Just a thought. I will be willing to look into this adventure if anyone is interested. Marg in NW California
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:30 AM   #68
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Fly Rod Holder

Has anyone come up with a good idea for a fly rod holder on your egg?

I've been thinking about adding a fly rod holder just below my Scamps awning. Just wondering if anyone else has done this.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:57 AM   #69
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Mike I missed your post - apologies. Yes we fish for pike with flies and a steel or titanium leader (they have nasty teeth). I use Bunny flies, leeche patterns and mouse imitations. You have to go in the spring just after the ice goes out and the big females are in shallow enough water to use a fly. Once they go back down into deeper water you will mostly catch little hammerheads (males). If I can ever figure out how to attach a photo I will post the flies I tie for pike.

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:43 AM   #70
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I use PVC pipe, about 3' diameter with caps on each end. Fly rod in sock in pipe. I glued & wrapped VELCRO around the pipe on each end and then put VELCRO on the lip of the shell on my Frontier. The shell's lips are covered with a carpet material where it is connected to my Nissan Frontier, so the pipe VELCRO really sticks to that carpet. One on each side is enough for me. Fly rod on one side, spin on the other although I don't use the spinning rod-reel much. I can take the complete pipe with rod enclosed out of the truck or just reach in and take the sock/rod out. Works great for me. Marg

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