The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > Coldwater Fly Fishing

Coldwater Fly Fishing Trout, Salmon, Steelhead, etc...

Like Tree37Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2013, 07:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Idaho/Florida
Posts: 848
cochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud of
Default Do you fish High Country Streams?

Moved to blog.

Last edited by cochise; 12-24-2013 at 10:37 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2013, 08:44 PM
Senior Member

 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Southeast Idaho
Posts: 4,025
siege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant futuresiege has a brilliant future
Default Re: Do you fish High Country Streams?

Thanks for the video, it was sweet. I love fishing small streams. Creeks with cutbanks, small water with a surprise beaver pond, little tribs before they get together and become rivers, all rank way up there for me.
Where I live, the elevation is a little above 4,700 ' so it's a short drive to get to the high country. Pristine water, no noise, no exhaust fumes, often times no other people.
Just thinking about it makes me want to head out right now !
__________________
You can always tell a fisherman. You just can't tell him much.

Last edited by siege; 12-15-2013 at 10:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2013, 10:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,163
fq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of lightfq13 is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Do you fish High Country Streams?

The third meadow of Pebble Creek in Yellowstone is my favorite place on earth. Its a steep 6 mile hike from the camp ground, but the scenery is worth every foot of the walk. There are no crowds, Hell I've fished it a dozen times and only seen one other angler, they are all over on Slough Creek where the trout are bigger. The trout are small cutts, fourteen inches seemed huge, most are six to ten inches, but there are a ton of them, and they hit a dry like they've never eaten before. Its a small freestone creek in a beautiful meadow with eager wild trout, and its yours if you're willing to hump it up the hill and yield to moose and bears. I love places like that. No trophy fish, but definately a trophy experience.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2013, 07:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Idaho/Florida
Posts: 848
cochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud ofcochise has much to be proud of
Default Re: Do you fish High Country Streams?

Big fish are never the target but you never know...you just never know.
yonder and finisher like this.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2013, 04:56 AM
countr21's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: the Rockies
Posts: 473
countr21 has much to be proud ofcountr21 has much to be proud ofcountr21 has much to be proud ofcountr21 has much to be proud ofcountr21 has much to be proud ofcountr21 has much to be proud ofcountr21 has much to be proud ofcountr21 has much to be proud of
Default Re: Do you fish High Country Streams?

Hells yeah I fishes high country creeks. Can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon than losing yourself in a sparking, little freestone stream. High mountains abound with cascading waters jam-packed with eager, little guys. I like to hike up to high lakes and I tend to blow pass miles and miles of the streams that tumble down from the high country. I haven't fished very many of these waters but regret that decision whenever I do stop to fish 'em.

I've yet to thoroughly fish Yellowstone, and I think if and when I get to go, I plan on spending quite a bit of time fishing in places like the one FQ was talking about. In the Yellowstone FF Guide book by Molinero, the authors list dozens upon dozens of small, little freestone creeks in awesome sounding settings. One could probably fish these Yellowstone streams for a lifetime of summers and never see it all. Ahhhhhhhh, if only the time.

Some shots of me in the RM high country

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]

[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2013, 11:18 AM
mikel's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ben Lomond, Ca
Posts: 1,934
Blog Entries: 2
mikel has much to be proud ofmikel has much to be proud ofmikel has much to be proud ofmikel has much to be proud ofmikel has much to be proud ofmikel has much to be proud ofmikel has much to be proud ofmikel has much to be proud ofmikel has much to be proud ofmikel has much to be proud of
Default Re: Do you fish High Country Streams?

I can't imagine a Montana/Idaho trip without lots of creek time. We generally fish big water 1 day and creeks the next....from 5 wts in a drift boat to 2 wts and little cuttys. It's a nice change of pace and a very different test of skills.

Click the image to open in full size.

You get on these tiny streams and see no one else all day
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2013, 12:02 PM
Poke 'Em's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 241
Poke 'Em is a jewel in the roughPoke 'Em is a jewel in the roughPoke 'Em is a jewel in the roughPoke 'Em is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Do you fish High Country Streams?

Let me think about it... yes.

This:
Click the image to open in full size.
Produced this:
Click the image to open in full size.
This:
Click the image to open in full size.
Produced this:
Click the image to open in full size.
This:
Click the image to open in full size.
Produced this:
Click the image to open in full size.
This:
Click the image to open in full size.
Produced this:
Click the image to open in full size.
And you can see in the background what kind of water this guy came out of:
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-24-2013, 11:25 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southeast Idaho
Posts: 309
cpiercem is a glorious beacon of lightcpiercem is a glorious beacon of lightcpiercem is a glorious beacon of lightcpiercem is a glorious beacon of lightcpiercem is a glorious beacon of lightcpiercem is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Do you fish High Country Streams?

I love small streams! It has gotten so that I seldom fish anything else except small high country streams.

Bonneville Cutthroat

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Colorado River Cutthroat

Click the image to open in full size.

This beaver dam was amazing! I estimated it to be 6.5 to 7 ft high.

Click the image to open in full size.

Bonneville Cutthroat

Click the image to open in full size.
mcnerney, fredaevans and finisher like this.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-24-2013, 09:58 PM
cab cab is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 367
cab has a spectacular aura aboutcab has a spectacular aura aboutcab has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Do you fish High Country Streams?

Oh, yeah, I like the streams. 'Lil Dawg loves them! We always have a good time on the little streams.

CAB
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-25-2013, 04:18 PM
yonder's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Caldwell County, N.C.
Posts: 932
yonder is a jewel in the roughyonder is a jewel in the roughyonder is a jewel in the roughyonder is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Do you fish High Country Streams?

Yes I do......sometimes it takes a 5 mile hike to get there....but it is worth it......every step of the way!!!
__________________
yonder

Here I walk slowly, deliberately, taking it one step, one trout, one sunset at a time. -Harry Middleton
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oh Man the high country is Gorgeous! cochise Rocky Mountain Range 13 09-20-2013 07:35 PM
High Country Beaver Ponds cochise Rocky Mountain Range 5 07-30-2012 04:40 PM
Little Streams and the High Country cpiercem Coldwater Fly Fishing 16 07-31-2011 01:07 PM
Some slow fishing in the high country possessed Southeast U.S. 2 04-11-2011 10:49 AM
Tips on finding decent high country lakes? kpp80202 Coldwater Fly Fishing 9 07-21-2009 09:47 AM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.