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mcnerney 07-06-2013 10:38 PM

Western Wyoming Float Trip
 
Yesterday I made it out for another local float, it was an early get up, I wanted to be at the boat ramp at 5:30 am at the latest, this is a long stretch of water and I had to be back home for a 6 pm dinner engagement, besides in the back of my mind I wanted to be off the water before the late afternoon thunderstorms started brewing. Lately we have been getting hammered with the late afternoon storms, but I can't complain as the hay farmers are loving all the moisture. The night before I got the truck all packed up to speed things up in the morning, so after a quick breakfast and packing the lunch, coffee and water bottles we headed out the door.
The designated water:
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph.../medium/n1.jpg

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph.../medium/n2.jpg
The boat all loaded, including my dog "Run Around Sue (RAS)", she loves chasing the birds along the sand bars. Shes learning to pace herself, the last trip out she was totally exhausted when we got home, it took two days for her to recover fully.
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph.../medium/n4.jpg
Wyoming Rainbow:
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph.../medium/n3.jpg
Spotted this dead fish in the water, made me sick to see such a beautiful fish in this condition, had to wonder what happened.
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph.../medium/n5.jpg
Nice little Brown trout:
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph.../medium/n6.jpg
Another small Brown trout:
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph.../medium/n7.jpg
Same fish, different view:
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph.../medium/n8.jpg
and another small Brown trout:
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph.../medium/n9.jpg
This fish was something special, I had climbed up on a high bank, maybe 4 ft above the water's edge and I was in maybe 3 ft tall grass, on the first cast out, I see this silver torpedo out of the corner of my eye racing toward the streamer I had just tossed into the water. As he was approaching the fly, another fish of about the same size was right behind him. After setting the hook, he bolted down stream and got snagged on a root wad in the bottom. The water was too deep and fast to try and wade in and free the line, so at first I tried giving slack to see what would happen, but that didn't work. I then tried to throw a roll cast across the stream and then up stream in the hopes of freeing the line from the snag. After what seemed like an eternity, I was finally successful in getting the line free from the snag.
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph...medium/n11.jpg
Another view:
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph...medium/n12.jpg
All in all a great day on the water, with a mix of streamer fishing and a little dry fly action when the hatches started to come off. We made it off the water on time, but I had to row the last three miles without doing any fishing, but the big issue was the smell. RAS must have rolled in the remains of a dead animal as she stunk to high heaven. We drove back home with the windows down and the fan on full blast. When we got back to the house, I had to air out the truck, put the horse blanket out in the yard to air out and gave RAS a good bath. We threw out the old bed sheet that we use to cover the back seat of the truck with, the GF didn't want to put it in the washing machine. LOL!

jmac321 07-07-2013 11:46 AM

Re: Western Wyoming Float Trip
 
Great trip report, and great pic's. Good looking water you floated on.:)

Jimmie 07-07-2013 03:08 PM

Re: Western Wyoming Float Trip
 
Nice trip report Larry. What a pretty stretch of water.
I love your boat. Looks like your dog does too.

mcnerney 07-07-2013 04:39 PM

Re: Western Wyoming Float Trip
 
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Originally Posted by Jimmie (Post 570420)
Nice trip report Larry. What a pretty stretch of water.
I love your boat. Looks like your dog does too.

Jimmie: Thanks! Bring your NFO boat out and we can float it together, it truly is an awesome stretch of water to float and fish!

countr21 07-07-2013 05:03 PM

Re: Western Wyoming Float Trip
 
WOW Larry :eek: you da man!! Great pictures and that last brown is an absolute monster. Beautiful, and full-sized Yellowstone Cutts too!

mcnerney 07-07-2013 06:36 PM

Re: Western Wyoming Float Trip
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by countr21 (Post 570455)
WOW Larry :eek: you da man!! Great pictures and that last brown is an absolute monster. Beautiful, and full-sized Yellowstone Cutts too!

Thanks! I'm pretty fortunate to be living in western Wyoming with so much water to explore. I've only lived here a year and have barely scratched the surface, but it sure is fun exploring! I just wish I was younger, I'd be spending my summers up in the Winds hitting all those lakes!

jimbaker488 07-08-2013 06:42 AM

Re: Western Wyoming Float Trip
 
Great pics Larry !

Liphookedau 07-08-2013 07:58 AM

Re: Western Wyoming Float Trip
 
Larry A really nice stretch of River also some nice Fish as well.
Brian

mridenour 07-08-2013 08:00 AM

Re: Western Wyoming Float Trip
 
Man that really gets my blood going! Only 4 more days till we leave Missouri for Wyoming! It is getting hard to sleep at night.

fishnskiguy 07-08-2013 09:54 PM

Re: Western Wyoming Float Trip
 
Great pics! Keep them coming. Looking forward to pics of the Winds.

Chris


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