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Montana solitude

Posted 07-31-2014 at 08:34 PM by mikel

God, it was hot. Monster flies buzzed loudly and gnats incessantly sought the moisture in my eyes. The sun in the Rockies bore down and stung my skin with its intensity...but my feet were soon to be in 55 degree water and a fly rod was in my hand. On balance, not so bad.

It was just a blue line, this little stream, not even a name on the map. But, it was accessible from a forest service road. When I'd asked at the fly shop the guide working the register said give it a go. He knew...
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Entry 2: 7/29/14

Posted 07-30-2014 at 01:29 AM by jeed

RIGHT]Entry 2: 7/29/14[/RIGHT]



So since the first entry, I've had about four more outings: three on the fly, as you old guys say.

Second outing, wasn't anything to write home about. After my first dance, my resolve was a bit shaken. Admittedly, I wasn't ready for that end of the skunk at the lake; She put me in check with authority and I was laid out in shock at Her mercy. My fiancÚ, the saint she is, wanted to do something fun for our anniversary (8...
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Fly Fishing the Green River, WY

Posted 07-29-2014 at 03:59 PM by mcnerney

It's been a bit of a dry spell for me, but I finally made it out fishing yesterday, we've had house guests the past week, the in-laws were visiting from Illinois. The brother-in-law wanted to try fly fishing so I took him out to the New Fork river the other day, but we found that the river was still a little high so instead of trying to wade we just did some casting practice on the bank.
Here he is starting to put it all together, looking over the shoulder to get the timing for the forward...
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Jeed's Journal: I swear I'm NOT horrible!

Posted 07-22-2014 at 09:04 PM by jeed

Even though I've already had an introduction, its been awhile so I figured I'd start up a journal thread to reintroduce myself and share my experiences, ask the hard questions, maybe even make a joke or two. Hell, it might even be entertaining. So Here....We....Go!

Entry 1: 07/22/14

Hi I'm John. I'm a soon to be 27 year old guy from southern CT; I'm a nerd, an artist, and a mostly loyal friend. I say mostly because I've only ever had one affair in my life, and well,...
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Fishing a Private Wyoming Ranch: The Highs and Lows!

Posted 07-22-2014 at 08:56 AM by mcnerney

I got invited out to fish on a private ranch this afternoon. When I got there the owner told me that virtually no one fishes this small stream, I'm thinking I have died and gone to heaven.......can it get any better than this!
I rig up and head toward the small stream, no bigger than 10 ft across. The owner had told me they have some big trout in that stream so I opt to use my Hardy Zenith 5 wt. I tie on a size 18 parachute adams and within 5 minutes of casting I'm into a really nice Rainbow....
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