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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By mbchilton
Re: Winter Scouting and Fishing

Nebraska hat would be worse.


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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-23-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Winter Scouting and Fishing

It's a very good idea if you want to be around to fish the next season. I like to wear an orange hat.


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Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 207
Posted By mbchilton
Re: welcome to the world a new fly fisher

Congrats! My wife had a little girl in October, our first. I've already got permission to take her fishing with me next year in one of those backpack carriers.


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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-20-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By mbchilton
Winter Scouting and Fishing

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Winter trout fishing in Iowa is a unique experience. While Iowa trout streams typically arenít overcrowded,...
Forum: Other Gear 12-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 591
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Float tubes

Just bought an NFO Escape. 21 lbs, and easy to haul in my Sentra. Rated for whitewater, sits up off the water, has oars, and a lifetime warranty. Pretty excited to get it on the water.


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Forum: Great Lakes Region 12-12-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Driftless area guide recommendations.

Mat at Driftless Angler is a good guy. You could also check out Driftless on the Fly (Jared and Ryan), or Kent at Bear Creek Anglers. Never fished with any of these guys, but I've talked to all of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 826
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Forbidden Gadgets

I didn't find the Ketchum release all that helpful, but maybe you will. Locking hemostats work much better for me. Thingamabobbers are great, but palsa pinch on indicators are my preference.

Good...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,256
Posted By mbchilton
Re: All I want for Christmas is....

An NFO Escape pontoon/tube for small rivers and stillwater, and an ergo baby for hauling my baby girl around the streams with me next year.


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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-30-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Help?!?! Private Stocked Water With Fed Fish

I guess I find it amusing that you're too proud to use a pellet fly, but not too proud to feed trout pellets on your private stretch of river. Not saying I wouldn't do the same, however...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 11-07-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Fly Fishing Des Moines, Iowa

X2.

Your best bet for consistent fishing around Des Moines is farm ponds. I've had limited success on the rivers for smallmouth. Send me a message if you'd like more info about the driftless....
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,965
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

I've had one of the fishpond retractors fail. The pin stayed in, but the plastic retractor broke at the end...

However, it's the best solution I know of, so I took the broken retractor back to the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By mbchilton
Re: need rod advice for small creeks

Check out the Echo Shadow II Euro nymph rod. They make a 10' 3wt. Perfect setup for what you're doing.
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By mbchilton
Re: What TROUT did i catch

I've caught lighter colored brown and brook trout like this where the streambed is silted or sandy. The fish will take on the color of their habitat.
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,561
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Pike in my trout stream

Thanks to all for the great discussion. Let me just clarify that I'm uncertain if pike in this stream is a problem, though I am concerned. As I said, it's not the first time I've caught pike in the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,561
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Pike in my trout stream

It's one of the best trout streams in the state with a naturally reproducing population of brown and brook trout supplemented by fingerling stockers that are then stream raised.
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,561
Posted By mbchilton
Pike in my trout stream

Caught this pike that was full of eggs in my favorite Iowa trout stream. It's the second pike I've caught in this stream in the last three years. Anyone else have pike problems in their trout...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-23-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By mbchilton
First Carp on the Fly

I got my first carp on the fly yesterday. Caught him on a white cone head bugger by forum member Ghocevar that I got in a fly swap.
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Forum: Fly Swap 04-22-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,692
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Swap #1 - Streamers - Round Two!

Ghocevar's white bugger hanging out of this guy's mouth.

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Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,533
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Fly Fishing Duffel Bag

This is what I use to throw all my gear in. In my car I have a big rubbermaid tub that my waders and boots go in.

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Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By mbchilton
Re: How to catch big brown trout

The goofy dude in the bandana is the video screen. It doesn't auto play. You have to click the play button directly below him.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By mbchilton
Re: How to catch big brown trout

Glad to know I'm not alone.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By mbchilton
Re: How to catch big brown trout

You have to wait about 5 seconds for the video to load, then click the play button.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By mbchilton
How to catch big brown trout

I made this little video tonight. I couldn't upload it to the forum, but here's a generic link. Enjoy.

*EDIT* Wait a couple seconds for the video to load, then click the play button.

How to...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-27-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,381
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Which Winston?

I'd take that off your hands. The 8' 4 wt B2x with #4 Rio Gold is my favorite setup. Incredibly versatile for the spring creeks I fish.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-10-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Attention Iowans: trout stream questions

There are still a few open spots. I'm heading up Sunday and will give you a report.
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