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    Front Range Colorado flooding

    I have posted a link to an image (can't figure out how to copy and paste it) of one of the small 'rivers' on the Front Range that I prefer to fish. It really doesn't qualify for the moniker 'river'...
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    Upper South Platte River, Colorado

    I fished the upper S. Platte R. in South Park over the weekend. Both days were quite warm tramping around in waist waders through cow pastures in which the river snakes around. Wading was quite...
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    fly retreev ...

    fly retreev

    http://www.detteflies.com/Fly_Retreev

    Can't tell you if it works. I don't have one.
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    Sorry but I normally do not take pictures. I...

    Sorry but I normally do not take pictures. I think I did once a few years ago. Mostly it is because I am a klutz and there is a pretty good chance I'll take an involuntary bath or fall on rocks and...
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    Big Thompson - 03/30/13

    Got out yesterday, Saturday, to the Big T. Water level had been raised to 60 CFS a day and a half before which was perfect. Easy to mend. Water clarity was excellent though I'm not eagle eyes...
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    Smith River Montana

    Has anyone floated the Smith River in MT in June before? FWP closed the river a couple of years ago over Memorial Day due to high water when I was set for a float trip. Then, I picked up a permit...
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    6' - 2 weight Harry Boyd - Front Range streams. ...

    6' - 2 weight Harry Boyd - Front Range streams. Sorry but you have to click on them to see a larger picture.

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  8. Thanks for taking the time to respond and your...

    Thanks for taking the time to respond and your insight. BTW - I didn't read Galloup's book. I received his two videos on streamer fishing. In it, I believe he said (perhaps I misheard him) that...
  9. I agree with your assessment about the 8 weight...

    I agree with your assessment about the 8 weight being a little too hefty for some of the Rocky Mtn. freestone rivers. However, there are times where a 8 weight comes in handy. Think Miracle Mile...
  10. Interchangeable sink tip length for streamers

    I got a couple of Galloup streamer videos and I decided I'll focus on going after larger trout with streamers this coming season.

    By way of background, I plan to fish my pretty much unused 8...
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    Yeah, I completely understand where you're coming...

    Yeah, I completely understand where you're coming from regarding the risk and cost. But you have to make the decision from the outset whether to put it over the mantle or take it out on the water. ...
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    My favorite bamboo rod is a 6' 2 weight. ...

    My favorite bamboo rod is a 6' 2 weight. Accurate, delicacy and incredibly fun! Harry Boyd was the maker. When it comes to graphite, my best rod is the 9' 4 weight Orvis Hydros tip flex. ...
  13. Thread: Westslope CO

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    Westslope CO

    We ran up from the Front Range to the Frying Pan River on the west slope Friday and picked up our friend from El Jebel. Stopped in at Basalt and the fly shop recommended size 20 olive sparkle duns. ...
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    So many flies, so little time

    Local auction house held its on-line auction today. One of the auctions was for 1.5 million flies running from .05 to .30/fly for western trout fishing types of flies. A distributor closed up shop....
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    Go to Eleven Mile Canyon. It's west of Colorado...

    Go to Eleven Mile Canyon. It's west of Colorado Springs, on US 24 past Woodland Park and Divide. It goes a ways and then south before you get to Lake George.

    You can also continue west on US 24...
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    Go to the hardware store, buy some pvc tubing and...

    Go to the hardware store, buy some pvc tubing and make your own.
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    For steelhead fishing, a waist pack is a good...

    For steelhead fishing, a waist pack is a good idea. It's also great for summer trout fishing but I'm inclined to try going light (no chest pack, no waist pack, no vest). I've got a couple of...
  18. Much appreciated.

    Much appreciated.
  19. Thanks for the info. I'll also check with Dan...

    Thanks for the info. I'll also check with Dan Bailey's and George Anderson's fly shops.
  20. Thanks so much for the info. I've wanted to fish...

    Thanks so much for the info. I've wanted to fish the Wind River for a while now. What CFS should I be looking for on the N. Platte @ Grey Reef by the end of Sept?
  21. Yellowstone River, Snake River, Wind River

    A group of us will be heading to all three places the last week of September.

    Any locals have any idea on where to go on the Yellowstone River? I used to live in Helena, MT (upper MO River was my...
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    My favorite reel is the Baby Marryat (gold frame,...

    My favorite reel is the Baby Marryat (gold frame, silver perforated spool) with a one way clutch brake drag system for a 2 weight bamboo rod.
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    This guy wrote he sold an 8' instead of an 8 and...

    This guy wrote he sold an 8' instead of an 8 and 1/2 foot

    http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=11908

    Resale price is listed.
  24. Actually I use a taser myself. "Get out of my...

    Actually I use a taser myself. "Get out of my fishing hole, get out of my fishing hole now or I'll taser your (behind)!"
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    Great deal for bamboo blanks with those tapers,...

    Great deal for bamboo blanks with those tapers, especially the PY ones, assuming you can get them. Put your name on a list. I wonder about varnishing the wraps on top of the existing varnish and...
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