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  1. Thread: P. B. N.

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    P. B. N.

    ... as in Plain Brown Nymph. Those are the smaller of the simple little things in the pic.

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj218/jfs_photo/Flies/PA050001_zpsd6e43a38.jpg

    I first tied this...
  2. Thread: S. L. T.

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    S. L. T.

    ... as in Simple Little Thing.

    For a good part of the day lately, the fishies have been more than happy to dine on an October Caddis pattern. But in mid-afternoon, when a mixed PMD and BWO...
  3. Thread: Gold ...

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    Gold ...

    ... is where you find it.

    Decided to do some prospecting.

    ( The following photos form a rough "panaroma" of the search area. )

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj218/jfs_photo/2013 General...
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    Paddled around for a while ...

    ... in a rented row boat the other day. First time rowing in a long time.

    Enjoyed the exercise and the scenery at Swift Current Lake at Glacier National Park.

    The following five pix form a...
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    Kudos to the Idaho Fish and Game ...

    ... White Sand Satellite.

    Last year they pretty much met their goal of 840 Chinook Salmon returning to their "home" at Walton Creek just below the confluence of Colt Killed Creek and Crooked Fork...
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    Shades of '07 ...

    ... in the Intermountain West and Northern Rockies ??

    '07 was a brutal year for fishes and fisheries in this neck of the woods. It got hot in the early Spring and just got hotter and hotter...
  7. Thread: Marble Trout

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    Marble Trout

    Can you spell Slovenia ??

    Hint, I spelled it correctly.

    Can you spell Idrijca River ??

    Hint, I spelled it correctly.

    Can you spell ...
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    Fujifilm FinePix XP60

    Happened to see one of these for the first time today. An acquaintance had just returned from guiding a fly angling trip to Slovenia and showed me some of the pix he took with this camera.

    I was...
  9. Thread: For Rent ...

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    For Rent ...

    ... two waterfront October Caddis units on scenic Northern Idaho freestone river.

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj218/jfs_photo/Bugs/P6070001_edited_zpsfd21c50c.jpg

    Actually, these are not...
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    Green Drakes ...

    ... will be out and about shortly, if they have not already made the scene.

    Duck's Green Drake was a breakthrough original for me last year that served me well on my home water for over two months...
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    Golden Stones, Hoppers, and such ...

    ... are all in the near future on the freestone streams and rivers I fish in the Intermountain West and Northern Rockies.

    For the past several years, an FEB Golden Stone / Hopper ...
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    Are you up for this ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=wSWY0Mq3zFU

    John
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    Hot spot on the Lochsa - Mile Marker 114

    Follow the link for some action from this past weekend.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSWY0Mq3zFU

    John
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    Playing Tag ...

    Last summer I decided to finally start fishing flies without hooks...

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj218/jfs_photo/Flies/P5050001.jpg

    ... and / or tied on hooks without points ...
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  15. Thread: C. B. C. ...

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    C. B. C. ...

    ... as in Caddis By Committee.

    I didn't have much occasion to fish smaller caddis patterns last year, but I'm hoping I'll have more opportunities this year.

    So here is a new, yet untested...
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    Hotspotting ...

    ... is a term that came up on a thread on the Fishing Reports Forum.

    It was used in reference to simply identifying by name a 50 mile long river that is well known in Western Montana ( and...
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    Drift, drag, and getting agitated ...

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj218/jfs_photo/General/P5180001_edited_zps390f928a.jpg

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj218/jfs_photo/General/P5180002_edited_zps0b65a4e3.jpg

    The above...
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    The thing is, we all have a choice about what we...

    The thing is, we all have a choice about what we bring to the Bulletin Board. Personally, I like to bring and appreciate others bringing positive stuff about fly angling and directly related...
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    New Fluoro Nymph Leader Configuration ...

    I was in need of a new nymph leader for my 7 wt rod. I generally only use it to fish large, heavily weighted stonefly nymphs like JARS, mostly one at a time, but on occasion two at a time, and always...
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    How's your runoff

    It's that time of year. And runoff makes for some exciting times in this neck of the woods.

    With several very warm days, runoff on my home water has really ramped up. Fished it last weekend at...
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    Salmonflies !!

    Yesterday, it seemed a bit early in the season to fish ...

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj218/jfs_photo/Flies/P5010009_edited.jpg

    ... but that is a decision best left to the fishies ...
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    Serendipitous Soft Hackle

    Didn't seem right to have Serendipitous emergers, nymphs, and cripples and not have a soft hackle, so ...

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj218/jfs_photo/Flies/P4240021_edited_zpsc564a0dc.jpg
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    Serendipitous Cripple

    Working on an FEB nymph issue yesterday and decided to try some black ostrich herl. Picked it up a couple years ago and hadn't gotten around to using any of it.

    After incorporating the herl in the...
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    Serendipitous P. T. Nymphs

    These are for Jesse, who, on the thread with the nymph video, was asking for a fly that had an abdomen that would wiggle like the nymph in the video.
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    Serendipitous P. M. D. emergers

    Not Serendipity, like in that famous fly, but serendipitous as in how things come together sometimes and produce a particular result.

    Several days ago I noticed a PMD hatch on my home water. Got...
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