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  1. A friend and I were fishing the Yellowstone River...

    A friend and I were fishing the Yellowstone River just above Nez Perce Ford (formerly Buffalo Ford) several weeks ago. He was sitting on a log beside the river waiting to see if a cutthroat would...
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    A couple weeks ago, I met and fished with a guy...

    A couple weeks ago, I met and fished with a guy from Pennsylvania who told me that LaFontaine's fly "The Mess" was one of his go-to patterns. I remembered reading about that pattern a number of...
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    Several years ago, I bought a number of beads...

    Several years ago, I bought a number of beads from gqualls (Greg) on here. Don't know if he still has them for sale.
  4. John Holt's Montana Fly Fishing Guide - West of the Continental Divide - New Cond.

    This large paperback guide book (nearly 300 pages) by John Holt covers over 1500 waters west of the continental divide in Montana, including the following river drainages: Bitterroot, Blackfoot,...
  5. Byron - I met an elderly man and his wife here...

    Byron -

    I met an elderly man and his wife here in Montana a few years ago that was somewhat like your encounter with that woman on the Madison. He was very unpretentious, and I remember that he...
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    I like your fly, AlanB, and also the concept of...

    I like your fly, AlanB, and also the concept of tying a fly that floats, as well as fishes, well. - the 2 are often interconnected.

    In that regards, in just the past couple days I read where Craig...
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    Byron, you are making me hungry! One more...

    Byron, you are making me hungry!

    One more thought, I believe Jim Slattery was a FOAL member here several years ago, and you can find his old posts by doing a search of his name. I don't believe...
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    I have pairs of both Keen and Simms wading...

    I have pairs of both Keen and Simms wading sandals. Both of mine are about 4-6 years old, and were designed for wading (both have faults in that regard that may have been addressed in newer style...
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    And one of my favorite places in the whole world...

    And one of my favorite places in the whole world to eat breakfast.
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    There were some real downpours around here for a...

    There were some real downpours around here for a week or 2 at the end of June, but the weather has turned rather warm and dry since then, and not much rain in the next 15 day forecast. About the...
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    Scott - Looking forward to seeing one of your...

    Scott -

    Looking forward to seeing one of your SBS on this one.

    I'd be interested to hear more about your fishing on the MO. Lots of water flowing there now.

    John
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    Salmon Flies on the Yellowstone

    We've had these big bugs hatching on the river here, several miles north of Emigrant, for the past several days. The river is still running somewhat high, but it is pretty clear, and the fish are...
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    Just read Craig Matthews Facebook posting this am...

    Just read Craig Matthews Facebook posting this am that he had exceptional fishing to caddis on Madison last evening:

    Sunday evening, June 29th, 9:30p.m. I just got off the river. Arrived at 8 p.m....
  14. Have you done this test? I was hoping to see...

    Have you done this test?

    I was hoping to see your results.

    John
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    She looks pretty much the same up here on the...

    She looks pretty much the same up here on the Yellowstone.

    But here is a different Little Sally...

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/MT_flyfisher/imagejpg1_zps2015474c.jpg
  16. George Anderson at the Yellowstone Angler in...

    George Anderson at the Yellowstone Angler in Livingston did a Tippet Shootout in 2012, and reported that the Davy knot's breaking strength tested poorer than a wind knot - in other words, not so...
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    Would you also tell that to young fella who just...

    Would you also tell that to young fella who just proudly caught his first fish on a fly he had tied?

    "Wipe that smile off your face, Lad. That's not a REAL Pheasant Tail Nymph you've got there."
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    Allan - I once took a college course on the...

    Allan -

    I once took a college course on the growth and development of the English language. After the passage of many years, there is just one thing that I remember from that course: namely, that...
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    Brandon - A number of years ago, I tied a...

    Brandon -

    A number of years ago, I tied a variation of the PTN, initially for use on the Missouri River, that I, and several friends, called the "Misery".

    It was tied on a curved shank Tiemco...
  20. During the summer, my wife and I are near...

    During the summer, my wife and I are near Emigrant, about 35 miles north of Gardiner.
  21. I like all of those patterns. I'm sitting...

    I like all of those patterns.

    I'm sitting here just now looking at the Yellowstone right at flood level and getting higher every day, so it doesn't look like we'll be fishing here for some time. ...
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    I until expectantly came across a mermaid sunning...

    I until expectantly came across a mermaid sunning herself on a rock in the middle of the Deschutes one October many years ago. Her head was tilted backwards, and her long brown hair extended beyond...
  23. Here is a picture of one of the flies I have: ...

    Here is a picture of one of the flies I have:

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/MT_flyfisher/imagejpg1_zps8efe382b.jpg
  24. Byron - I have some of Jacklin's Green Drake...

    Byron -

    I have some of Jacklin's Green Drake flies that he calls Compara Drakes. They are similar to the fly you have shown, except that the tail is tied rather short with yellowish olive dyed...
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    It seems to me that it would be quite difficult...

    It seems to me that it would be quite difficult in many instances to prove whether a rod was broken due to defective materials or workmanship versus being caused by the owner. If the reel seat came...
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