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Old 01-27-2015, 08:15 PM   #85
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Northern Michigan and the UP have some wonderful trout streams. My husband and I both flyfish. One of our favorite spots is Canoe Harbor state forest campground where we fish the holy waters of the Au Sable river near Grayling, MI.
One of my favorite spots!!! I love wading from Guides Rest to Gates Fly Shop. The absolute best is a night float tho; big Brownies come out to play!
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:35 PM   #86
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One of my favorite spots!!! I love wading from Guides Rest to Gates Fly Shop. The absolute best is a night float tho; big Brownies come out to play!
I've also fished the Au Sable river near Grayling to about 20 miles downstream canoe floating but now spend a lot of time fly fishing the surf in California for corbina. BTW, my avatar picture was taken on the Bitterroot River in Montana while on a 6,000 mile motorcycle trip...another story!
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:06 PM   #87
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I'm bumping this thread because, well, I'm always happy to have a fly fishing discussion going on, but also because there are a couple of specific places mentioned that I'm curious about. Or more specifically, curious about whether you do - or would - take your trailers there.

At post #38, there's a mention about 25 miles of gravel on a road accessing the St. Joe River. I've not been on that road, but it definitely is one I intend to visit and camp on when I have the time. It sounds like the post is made from experience, with a trailer, and I'm wondering if it's essentially just a go-slow proposition. That post is more than five years old, but does anyone have comment about it, or other similar roads? And, at post #32, there's a comment on the Green River road, but sounds like it was traveled without a trailer. I've driven that road, in (I think) a 2WD rental SUV (Kia Sportage, IIRC), but wasn't really checking it out for access while towing trailer. There were certainly wheeled campers at the end, but maybe TCs and pop-ups, as well as tents; just don't remember. And this summer I was on Rock Creek Road east of Missoula, which I've previously fully traveled in little rental sedans as well as a decent SUV, and, even though there's a sign saying something like "not suitable for RVs" I saw at least one popup, a small travel trailer, and a utility trailer loaded with camping gear. My inexperienced view was that the road bed was OK, but there was one spot that was a tight blind turn that could be trouble (we only went upstream 10-12 miles past pavement).

I guess my general question is, are there roads you won't take your trailer down (I mean "mostly maintained" USFS roads - there are 5-6 campgrounds with water and toilets past the "not suitable for RVs" sign on Rock Creek Road), or such roads you've later wished you didn't go down? And was the fishing worth it?
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Wow. How did I miss this thread. I'm going back with my Casita and my 9wt to Sebastian. Usually go for two weeks after Christmas. Here's a pic from last year.
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:06 PM   #89
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Hope you enjoy it, Gordon. My sister's a few miles south of there, and all I've managed to do when visiting is sneak off to the beach where I've casted while enjoying the sunrise. No accommodating fish. Does seem to be some wading south of the inlet, and I'll hit that next time. But you seem to have a little more mobility going. Even better.
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:34 PM   #90
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Picked up a Fenwick eight weight rod at a yard sale. What do I now need for a reel? This will be used mainly for northern pike and large mouth bass in the weed beds.


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Old 12-19-2016, 06:17 PM   #91
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James, assuming that the Fenwick is a fiberglass rod from the 60's or 70's, there should be a model number FFxx or FFxxx, depending on when, which will reveal more info. I'm going to guess that it's 8'6" and a usual reel in those days was a Medalist, probably a model 1495. You can troll the used market, but the Medalist name is now a Chinese production, still a decent reel I hear, and I think Bass Pro Shop carries them. But the rod shouldn't be too picky, just anything that seems to balance well with it and will hold the line you want. At least I think so; bass I've met are mostly just stripped in, but pike will have to wait until I'm tooling around in a trailer.

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Old 12-19-2016, 08:27 PM   #92
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Trout in Missouri!

There are three state parks in SW Missouri that stock trout. Bennett Springs, Montauk and Roaring River. The rivers come up from huge springs, very clean and cold. It's not the West or even the Smokies and you won't be out of sight of other folks even in the catch and release areas. Still, it's fun and in an area where there aren't a lot of choices other than tailwaters of dams. The campgrounds are nice enough, standard state park fare. It's all well organized, daily tags required, out of state license and all that. Apparently the hatchery/stocking program is supported by the fees. There is a reduced fishing schedule during the winter months and felt soled boots are not permitted (diddymo.) https://mostateparks.com/activity/fishing Lots of other scenic rivers in that part of the Ozarks.
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James, assuming that the Fenwick is a fiberglass rod from the 60's or 70's, there should be a model number FFxx or FFxxx, depending on when, which will reveal more info. I'm going to guess that it's 8'6" and a usual reel in those days was a Medalist, probably a model 1495. You can troll the used market, but the Medalist name is now a Chinese production, still a decent reel I hear, and I think Bass Pro Shop carries them. But the rod shouldn't be too picky, just anything that seems to balance well with it and will hold the line you want. At least I think so; bass I've met are mostly just stripped in, but pike will have to wait until I'm tooling around in a trailer.

More info on the rod, and reel suggestions, can be found at http://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/

Have fun.

Hi Fishing Bob
The pole is stencilled
Fenwick Woosdtream
International
Composite

IFC-8
8'-6
Made in Canada
Fly Line NO 8

It appears to be in unused condition. I picked it up at a yard sale for $10.. Will check out the Medalist.
I have three lighter (5-6 weight) poles, bamboo, glass and a graphite that I use on local streams.


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Old 12-20-2016, 06:24 PM   #94
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I think that's later, from the early 80's, when the brand started to change hands a lot, but still early enough to be in good control by the right folks, although the "made in Canada" might place it in some slightly earlier Fenwick-Woodstream deal. One way or another, should be a lot of good fishing for $10.
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