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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By diamond rush
Re: Move on or change up?

If the fish is actively feeding, I'll be there all day until I catch it. If the fish isn't actively feeding, then I'll move on quickly.
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Into the heart of the Driftless and beyond... Photo's (pic heavy)

Minnesota has no closed season either now, and fishes much better in my opinion. I'm not knocking Iowa, but they have fewer streams. Because of geography, they're more prone to overheating in the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Overlooked Lakes, Overcrowded Rivers

Where I am in the southern Appalachians, ponds are all privately owned and the only lakes are large impoundments that aren't conducive to fly-fishing.

But for me, I just love the feel of moving...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-25-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 55,120
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

I recognize that moraine. The stream to the west of it is overfished, but the streams northeast of it are my favorite waters. :)
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Limestone creeks and weeds

Not that I've seen. Some places get completely choked out by weeds, but you can usually move up a hole or two and find fishable water. The local regulatory agencies appear to be more concerned with...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 09-23-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Rapidan in Early November?

It fishes great. The crowds are down and the cool air makes hiking in the mountains more enjoyable. The trout are less active, but they're still there and you can find actively feeding fish.
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Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Into the heart of the Driftless and beyond...

Leach patterns on the Tainter are deadly if the water is a bit stained. Good luck!
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Limestone creeks and weeds

Yup, those look almost exactly like some of the limestone spring creeks that the Driftless region of the upper midwest United States houses. I think a great many books have been written comparing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Limestone creeks and weeds

Trout love weeds in the Driftless spring creeks. The weeds that are prevalent often are more dense on top, and less dense at the bottom. I've often observed trout using the overhang from weeds as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By diamond rush
Re: American Journey

I think nothing exemplifies history and fly fishing like the brook trout in the Shenandoah National Park. It's less than 2 hours from Washington DC, so a day trip in conjunction with a visit to our...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 377
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Belize is out, Driftless is in - any local advice?

That area fishes extremely well in the fall. You're in for a real treat.

If you need a guide, you can't do any better than the guys/gals at The Driftless Angler. Best fly shop ever, in my book. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,022
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

I've got my favorite fly shops, but the local one....

I took a day off work for my own personal mental health last summer. I stopped by the fly shop on my way up into the mountains, and talked...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Funny thing

I agree with siege. Could be right fly wrong size. Sometimes in these situations you can trigger a strike by skating or twitching the fly while the trout is looking at it.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-02-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Look at the Pig my wife caught on the Eagle

Just to verify, you're referring to the fish, right? :p

Just kidding, great pic. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-22-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 55,120
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

I know, the combination of pressure and no shade on the stream kills it during the day. But my grandmother lived in that valley after she passed the farm to my uncle. And one of the few memories I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 08-22-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Maryland - Need spot to take Boy Scouts

I recommend the stretch of the Shenandoah River just upstream from the highway 7 bridge in Virginia. Good smallmouth bass fishing, and the river is very easily wadable most of the time. Check flows...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Small stream fishing.

Just FYI: A thread on this topic is stickied and quite active in the Coldwater section of the forums: Small Stream Stories and Pictures...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Advice for slow, deep pools.

I usually have different opinions than Silver, but I agree 100% here. I've fished the Driftless a lot, and rarely catch fish in pools like the OP is describing. Especially if the water is as clear...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 55,120
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

I managed 2 trout at high noon two weekends ago on the Pine, when I was back home in Minnesota. I worked my butt off for those fish, and the farmer was kind enough to give me a ride back to my car...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,164
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Best fighting fish?!

Mooneyes. They're like mini tarpon.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Observations from fishing one of my favorite small streams in summer.

I see that 'big one in the tails' behavior a lot on relatively unpressured mountain streams, especially in low flows.

I think what's happening is that under low-flow conditions, the majority of...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Problem fishing a dropper

To preface this, I'm referring to fishing small streams for trout in the 8-16" range. I'm not claiming that my opinions apply universally.

I'm going to disagree. To get it out of the way, I...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-08-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Problem fishing a dropper

Use a slow action rod if you have one and slow down your cast.
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Tactics for the dog days of summer?

Head north to Minnesota or Wisconsin. The spring creeks don't overheat in the summer. Find trout in the shade and fish morning or evening when the sun isn't shining directly on the water.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,910
Posted By diamond rush
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

Closest stocked trout is 45 minutes.
Closest tailwater is 1h10 minutes.
But the wild streams I consider my 'home' streams are 2 hours + 30 minute hike.

Long for a day trip, but not terrible. I...
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