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    Default Having fun in Yellowstone Country 2nd try...

    My buddy Ben and I fished the XYZ River this morning for a try at some big Brown Trout.


    Stepping back in time we used some older fly fishing gear for this trip. Ben used my 1960's rebuilt fiberglass rod an 8'6" 6wt. heavy nymphing rod taylor made for handling two heavy nymphs and an indicator. I used my 1949 Orvis Battenkill 9' 6wt. 3/2 bamboo fly rod fitted with an 60's Orvis Madison reel. It's a slow rod for dry flies on the Delaware really, but I just had to try and get a big fish on it. These big fish and the fast current put both fly rods to the test...



    Ben with a nice fish right off the bat!







    that's me with a Brown ~ 17 inches











    1949 Orvis Battenkill bamboo ~ Brown Trout







    Ben - another good one.







    My fish-of-the-day Brown 18 1/2 inches, he took me 50 yards down stream before we could land him.





    What a great day. Ben and I caught more than our fair share with many of the fish taking us down stream, stripping line and putting up great fights. The old fiberglass and bamboo did their jobs well, no real disadvantage here, although I think I'll keep the Battenkill 49'er for the dry's on the Delaware River back home.


    It was really fun to spend some time with my good friend Ben and share some laughs and make some memories... "On the Fly".
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    Doug,
    Those are some really beautiful browns. They are so healthy and so fat. Great pictures.
    PS I found the "XYZ" river this summer too....................
    PPS I take you guys were wet wading?
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    Very nice browns, congrats to both of you on the catch and the day of fishing with the older fly rods on a awesome looking river. Thanks for sharing the report and pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron haugh View Post
    Doug,
    Those are some really beautiful browns. They are so healthy and so fat. Great pictures.
    PS I found the "XYZ" river this summer too....................
    PPS I take you guys were wet wading?
    Yep - wet wading.... I don't wear waders unless it's really cold. Doug.
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    Doug,

    Great pics; thanks for sharing. Looks like good flows in the river.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Beautiful brown trout. Thanks for the report.

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