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    I am thinking of heading to Bozeman instead,...

    I am thinking of heading to Bozeman instead, assuming the hootowls are all done by then. Will be missing my Halloween trip this year due to a hunting trip, so may have to get my fix earlier.
  2. Thread: Reel Grease

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    I use Slipstream weapons lubricant, after using...

    I use Slipstream weapons lubricant, after using Skelly cotton picker spindle grease for decades.
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    Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Human Entry...

    Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Human Entry Closure

    Incident: Wilderness Complex Wildfire
    Released: 1:03 hrs. ago (Roughly 3pm Pacific 8/29/2015--DG)

    Due to public safety concerns, Nez...
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    Slide Fire is now behind the Fenn Ranger Station....

    Slide Fire is now behind the Fenn Ranger Station. Jay Point up near Powell, which was 11 acres when they told us to leave the other day, is 3200 and counting last night... 3 Rivers facebook page...
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    I have two colors of bugger in my boxes, and...

    I have two colors of bugger in my boxes, and nothing else that could be called a streamer. No sense making it harder than it has to be.
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    Was on the Lochsa this week, staying up in...

    Was on the Lochsa this week, staying up in Powell. Very smoky, very low water (as low as I have fished it, but 6 weeks earlier than the fish-in). Fish were there, lots of small ones where you can...
  7. Thread: lost trico

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    On the way home last night, we stopped at a motel...

    On the way home last night, we stopped at a motel on the north side of SLC. There were dozens of little pale green mays, #16s tops, on the wall below the lights at the hotel. They had molted on the...
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    Leaving in the morning. Will leave you one or...

    Leaving in the morning. Will leave you one or two. Maybe. Have fun.
  9. Thread: Animas update

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    Animas update

    As anyone with a TV probably saw, they had a little accident in the headwaters of the Animas River in Colorado last week. EPA says things are back to normal now, and Hick took a drink of the water...
  10. Thread: The Lochsa River

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    Check your inbox, sent a PM. DG

    Check your inbox, sent a PM.

    DG
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    Lowell 2015, Issues...

    If you scroll down through 3 Rivers facebook page, they are only offering cabins and rafting this year, no camping, no store, no bar and grill. So, no camping, the fish-in may have to find another...
  12. Thread: Brookie flies?!?!

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    Pretty much anything will catch brookies. I have...

    Pretty much anything will catch brookies. I have caught them on Royal Wulffs when all that was left was a pair of wings and some unraveling thread. I would use those, small hoppers, anything bushy...
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    I just spent a week in Montana using a 25-year...

    I just spent a week in Montana using a 25-year old rod, a $40 reel, whatever fly line was on the reel, wearing sub-$100 waders and my no-longer-waterproof duck hunting coat, with a $20 waist pack...
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    I really like the old SA Mastery XPS lines in...

    I really like the old SA Mastery XPS lines in gray, but I always fished DT lines if I had them. When those run out, and assuming that they still exist and haven't been overtaken by a new and...
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    Wish jobs like this paid enough for me to ditch...

    Wish jobs like this paid enough for me to ditch the career track and go be a trout bum again. But doing that once is why I need a real job...

    I am passing this on to a few folks. Good luck.
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    Jim Teeny's Teeny Nymph is, for all intents and...

    Jim Teeny's Teeny Nymph is, for all intents and purposes, a pheasant tail. Lot of steel caught on that pattern, although not by me. But I can state that a plain old BHPT will take a steelie now and...
  17. Thread: Am I GOOFY?

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    The problem with catching the fish of a lifetime...

    The problem with catching the fish of a lifetime is...what do you do tomorrow?

    If the point of all this isn't having fun (and what defines that is up to YOU), why bother?

    As for being goofy,...
  18. Thread: What if?

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    I dunno. I probably catch more fish on a...

    I dunno. I probably catch more fish on a per-year basis on an olive bugger than on anything else, on the order of a thousand or more trout. Then again, I catch that many on a glo bug as well. And...
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    As a hardcore fly angler who has had numerous...

    As a hardcore fly angler who has had numerous utterly useless or unwanted/unneeded gifts given to me by well-meaning friends or relatives, I would really, really rather not be on the receiving end of...
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    Because it does exactly what I need it to do,...

    Because it does exactly what I need it to do, without a "system" of bells and whistles that, in 35 years of tying, I have never needed.
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    I use those Palsa (or similar) stick-on ones...

    I use those Palsa (or similar) stick-on ones shaped like an 8. Stick two together sticky to sticky. Insert in the loop to loop connector at the top of the leader, or in a granny loop if I need it...
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    I long ago gave up on "destination" flyfishing,...

    I long ago gave up on "destination" flyfishing, and just fish the same old places (which, admittedly, are destinations for some folks). The fishing wasn't any BETTER in those famous places. It was...
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    And tight loops are no longer your friend.

    And tight loops are no longer your friend.
  24. Thread: Your Pick?

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    None of the above. CDC wing, dubbed body, tail...

    None of the above. CDC wing, dubbed body, tail on the 16s and larger... haven't used a different dry may pattern in the last ten years.
  25. Thread: New products

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    The hell with dubbing now... This stuff is...

    The hell with dubbing now... This stuff is pretty slick. Pre-spun dubbing strand, impregnated with CDC preen oil... Quick and easy caddis and mayfly bodies. This muskrat gray is a perfect match...
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