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Old 11-29-2010, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: Hello From the cold rivers of Montana

Thanks for the welcome everyone!

Boser, I use mainly one fly all year long here in Montana. It's a fly my father created which he calls the triple F (basically it's a simple green and black woolly bugger with a weight on the front which he paints red eyes on). I'll ask him if it's alright if I post a pic of the fly up here on the forum. For how simple it is it's amazing that I never see any woolly buggers that look like it at the fly shops.

When I fish in the winter the only thing I change is my stripping speed. I like to slow everything down and cast a lot of dead floats, maybe a trickle of some action to make it look like it's alive. The trout here are tired when there is ice, but they'll still bite, they just won't swim very fast to get the meal.

As far as where I go to fish in the cold, well, we have areas like three forks and other places west of Bozeman that don't get very much snow and stay mainly dry all year. These are usually the best rivers to fish in the winter season of Montana.

i'm rambling.

Once again thanks everyone for the nice welcome!
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: Hello From the cold rivers of Montana

fishalong, I appreciate the advice...it sounds like you have perfected using your Dads Fly. I would love to see a picture but if your Dad does not want it posted , I'll certainly understand.

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Old 11-30-2010, 10:27 AM
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Default Re: Hello From the cold rivers of Montana

Welcome. My friend Gary (who also responded) and I spent a week up in Montana last summer. We spent 7 days fishing about 12 hrs a day and had a great trip. Lost count of the fish and the sizes and we even did a drift boat trip one day. We fished the Madison, Ruby, Gallatin, and Big Horn. We also lightened Montana's Whiskey supply by a little. If you're ever inclined to head south to Colorado let me know. We have some great fishing here!
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Contact our member Kerry Pitt, he may be able to help you along there and they don't make nicer guys.

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