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  1. Thread: Morels

    by John Rhoades
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    Those are some fine looking morels you've got...

    Those are some fine looking morels you've got there.

    Normally, I would be in Montana by this time of the year and looking for morels myself right about now, but this year we aren't leaving our...
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    Yes, and I wouldn't be surprised if we get on the...

    Yes, and I wouldn't be surprised if we get on the river by the middle of June, while the Salmonflies normally move upriver past where we are around the end of June.
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    That all looks very inviting, Scott. I am in...

    That all looks very inviting, Scott.

    I am in Pennsylvania now but leaving for Montana in two weeks. I hope there is still water left in those rivers for this summer.
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    I nearly lost my wife in that town one summer a...

    I nearly lost my wife in that town one summer a few years back. When I finally located her, she said she had been waiting in a long line of people to get a hamburger at the Hotel Meade. Now that I...
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    I Lek it. Thanks.

    I Lek it. Thanks.
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    I agree with Wally on that. Over the years, I've...

    I agree with Wally on that. Over the years, I've owned several supposedly waterproof fly boxes, only to have ruined a number of flies when a bit of moisture got in them and was not aired out and...
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    I got the same PM - if he isn't banned, he sure...

    I got the same PM - if he isn't banned, he sure should be, and soon.
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    We had relatively few grasshoppers in our area (I...

    We had relatively few grasshoppers in our area (I am located on the Yellowstone River, midway between the Park and Livingston) the past 2 summers, and as a result, fishing with them wasn't typical of...
  9. Thread: Skunk?

    by John Rhoades
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    There are also more than a fair number of dead...

    There are also more than a fair number of dead skunks lying all along Hwy 89 during the summer, free for the taking for anyone who doesn't mind a bit of scent.:D
  10. Thread: Skunk?

    by John Rhoades
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    How about the well known Green Butt Skunk...

    How about the well known Green Butt Skunk steelhead fly?

    Charlie Brooks also tied a Skunk Hair Caddis.
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    I have a small life insurance policy. It's...

    I have a small life insurance policy. It's there, just in case.

    I put cement on the heads of my flies for the same reason.

    People who say they don't use head cement and have never had one come...
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    Send a PM to Byron Haugh on here for...

    Send a PM to Byron Haugh on here for recommendations on the Henry's Fork, if he doesn't chime in on his own, as I believe he normally fishes there that time of the year.

    John
  13. Mark - Here is also some information: ...

    Mark -

    Here is also some information: hhttp://golivingston.com/summer-vacations/livingston-montana-hiking-guide/

    Two of those mentioned might interest you: Thompson Lake and the West Boulder...
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    Luke - It seems to me that if you are...

    Luke -

    It seems to me that if you are debating whether or not you can afford that fly rod, you really CAN'T afford it.

    Pay off that debt you mentioned first (how much interest are you paying...
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    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing these with us....

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing these with us.

    John
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    Byron - I have caught enough (big) fish on...

    Byron -

    I have caught enough (big) fish on spectrumized dubbing over the past couple decades to know that it never worked in its day, and am glad to hear that its popularity has passed.

    If...
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    Marinaro said that the wing, it's height and...

    Marinaro said that the wing, it's height and breadth and flatness, is the most important part of the floating dun.
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    Not exactly the same, but I tie some of my nymphs...

    Not exactly the same, but I tie some of my nymphs with two small strips of black close cell foam tied in along the sides of the thorax. This creates prominent wing cases and can be especially...
  19. I have some of this dubbing that I bought at...

    I have some of this dubbing that I bought at their fly shop on the WB of the Delaware perhaps 20 years ago. What I have is called light and dark Hendrickson dubbing. Looks like they may have...
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    I tied my first fly on my father's bench vise in...

    I tied my first fly on my father's bench vise in the basement of our home when I was about 12 years old. I remember that it's body was a bright red wool yarn, and it had grizzly hackle. I can still...
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    Nice tie, Scott. A friend of mine caught an...

    Nice tie, Scott.

    A friend of mine caught an unusually nice rainbow on a Yuba Pupa a few years back. So, I know that pattern catches fish. Bring your Yuba Pupa to the Yellowstone sometime,...
  22. I agree with your suggestions. In fact, I have a...

    I agree with your suggestions. In fact, I have a very nice pair of forceps that I got over 25 years ago when I went to the hospital Emergency to get stitches following a sports injury. Those...
  23. I have to agree with what Byron said. The...

    I have to agree with what Byron said.

    The Parmacheene Belle was one of the first flies I was introduced to when I first started to tie flies in the 1960's.
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    A similar fly ribbed with red wire, and a purple...

    A similar fly ribbed with red wire, and a purple dyed peacock thorax, worked great on the lower Madison last spring too.
  25. I'm not interested in this job myself, because it...

    I'm not interested in this job myself, because it would severely cut into my fishing, and nap, times, :D but I was wondering about the 18 year minimum age requirement. Something about the legal...
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