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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #400 on: July 20, 2023, 01:11:54 PM »
12 miles or so (just past Porcupine Lake acess) is about where I fished. Really nice camping area in that vicinity.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #401 on: July 26, 2023, 07:50:59 PM »
Hit the Joe yesterday. Went up to Conrad CG and worked my way downstream to Avery.
Fished a 7'-6" 4wt Channer with a 5wt line. All drys, all day.
Caught fish everywhere we stopped.
Long day!

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #402 on: July 27, 2023, 10:43:42 PM »
Hit the NFCDA today. Water is very low. Fished a Moonshine rod, non boo!
The fish are still there, just have to find them.
I did hike upstream in a few places, saw some water I would not have been able to get to with higher flows.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #403 on: August 01, 2023, 11:59:52 AM »
Hit the NFCDA today. Water is very low. Fished a Moonshine rod, non boo!
The fish are still there, just have to find them.
I did hike upstream in a few places, saw some water I would not have been able to get to with higher flows.

Nice! Ya the fish hang in deeper pools and get pretty skittish. Lots of hoppers here in town so that should bring them out.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #404 on: August 03, 2023, 11:35:28 PM »
On the NF again today. Catching was good with a bleached hair wing dry. Lots of people out there for a week day, looking forward to September and folks stop camping.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #405 on: August 24, 2023, 09:20:19 PM »
On the St Joe today. Fish were looking up. Had a banner day with drys. Fished a 7'-6" 5wt quad that really makes it easy to lay out a good amount of line.
Taking the camper down to the Locsha next week for 4 days of fishing there.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #406 on: August 27, 2023, 11:41:16 AM »
I got back from a trip to Ca. to see my mother. Hit up a lake I
haven't been to for nearly 3 years. Known for large trout, I got a 6 lb rainbow. :hyper:
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #407 on: August 31, 2023, 07:49:23 PM »
6lb is a big rainbow! Sounds like it was a very good trip.

I'm just back from 4 days camping on the NFCDA. Good time and not too many other anglers there on weekdays.
Caught quite a few fish and saw my first black bear cub up there (between Kit Price and Devils Elbow campgrounds).

Fished a Channer 7'-6" 4wt and a Bill Taylor 7'-6" 5wt quad.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #408 on: September 18, 2023, 09:08:56 PM »
Heading out early in the AM for the Selway. Three days of fishing there, staying in a old motel. Come home for an evening then head back down with the trailer to stay at a FS campground for 1.5 weeks (on the same river). Have I mentioned that it's my favorite time of year?

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #409 on: September 19, 2023, 11:49:00 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #410 on: October 05, 2023, 10:11:00 PM »
Fishing was good to fantastic, depended on the day. Site is reserved for next year. Let me know if you are interested.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #411 on: October 15, 2023, 01:06:21 PM »
Sounds very interesting. I am going on SS in Nov. and I'm still not sure if I'll keep working, even at reduced hours.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #412 on: October 17, 2023, 08:55:38 PM »
I went on SS 15 months ago, Medicare this month.
Best thing I ever did (besides quitting work for 30 months to become a trout bum 18 years ago) you'll enjoy the time to get stuff done, and it doesn't have to be done today.

Spent time on the St Joe last week. Caught some of the biggest fish I have ever seen there. Good times!
Headed to the upper NFCDA Thursday, going to fish my Taylor 7'-6" quad. Should be good!

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #413 on: October 28, 2023, 09:45:50 PM »
Hit the NF and the Joe this past week, finishing it out for the year. 
Took a time out to try a new rifle, always good times on the river.

Time to tie flys now!