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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-30-2014, 02:43 AM
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Re: Are You Planning a Trip to Yellowstone NP?

Thank you Larry. That one went into the files!!!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-26-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By countr21
Re: Headed to the Bighorns this week

I was up in that drainage in 2010. I base camped at Old Crow and fished Lame Deer. OC has small brookies, but great for the frying pan. LD has very good rainbows....so good in fact it derailed me...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By countr21
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison - what an S.0.B.

Great video, thx for sharing.....stunning rainbow with shoulders for days!!

So all of the huge nymph carcasses littering the trees and rocks all around the river were salmonflies? Largest trout...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-22-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By countr21
Re: Fishing a Private Wyoming Ranch: The Highs and Lows!

Larry, you lucky dog!!!! Nice report as always :-)
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By countr21
Re: First post and Green River Trip Report

Beauty opener........great deets and pics.....welcome to the forum. Keep em coming and feel free to poke others for information.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By countr21
Re: Trip Report 7/11 thru 7/20 Conejos,Arkansas,Upper Gunnison, Conejos

IMO, these are the best types of posts on the forums....great narratives loaded with thorough details about the fishing and how to attack the water. And then there is great info about the camping...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-22-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By countr21
Re: Fishing/Camping ideas for Upper Green River lakes and/or Wind river

I've been to the Green River Lakes campground and stayed for two nights. I used the trailhead another time but beelined it for lakes many miles away. During my campground stay, I day hiked up to...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-18-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By countr21
Re: Rainbow Family at it again...(Redfeather stabbing)

Ahhh........GD Hippies as Cartman would say. When I was going to school and partying at CSU in Fort Collins, I remember having some casual friends who were close to the Hippie side of things. Back...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-18-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By countr21
Re: Montana

The worst thing about this video is that it isn't longer
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By countr21
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison - what an S.0.B.

NO ditch!! Didn't ditch!!! I just had to get over to the canyon to see them big 'bows, brutha!!!!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
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Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison - what an S.0.B.

All of the routes down the drainage gullies are considered "very strenuous," and I chose the S.O.B. draw because park information says "best for the first time visitor to the inner canyon." I think...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-15-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
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Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison - what an S.0.B.

Just found this article about the huge rescue effort in the S.O.B. draw just five days before my visit. (There are two stories in this link, the July 5th rescue on the S.O.B. route is what I am...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-15-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By countr21
Black Canyon of the Gunnison - what an S.0.B.

After reading about the fishing in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Rich Osthoff's book, I knew that I had to get down in there. One paragraph in his RM backcountry book sums it up:

Much of...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-14-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By countr21
Re: Be careful out there...

Lightning kills way more people in the Rocky Mtn backcountry than bears ever dreamed about. I've been in the middle of dozens of lightning storms. Any backcountry angler that spends much time in...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-14-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By countr21
Re: Heart Lake YNP report

In my book anytime you're catching cuttys over 20", that's epic to me. And I think Heart Lake is already well known and it's so big, I'm sure it can handle all the pressure that the gapers can dish...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By countr21
Re: backpacking pics of the Rawah Wilderness

Osthoff mentions Kelly Lake (state record for golden trout) which is not in the Rawah wilderness. It sits just over the divide in the Colorado State Forest. You may be able to access Kelly Lake...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-28-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By countr21
Re: Beartooths Backcountry

Lightning is one of the meccas among golden aficionados. A lot of folks know the way from Stillwater River......I don't......wish I did. It's supposed to be brutal, but I've read a few different...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-25-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By countr21
Re: Middle fork flathead upstream

Fly Fishing the Rocky Mountain Backcountry by Rich Osthoff has some information regarding fish size and flies about the Middle Fork of the Flathead in the chapter about the Bob. Buy the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-23-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By countr21
Re: Beartooths Backcountry

I've only hiked into the Lake Plateau of the Beartooths from Big Timber (northern part of the range), which has world-class high lake fishing but you need a week to complete this trip. The southern...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By countr21
Re: Camping Throughout the West

My God, I envy you right now. To spend 2-3 uninterrupted months traveling around the Rockies being a fishing bum is my idea of the perfect summer. I've been able to do some extensive travels around...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-19-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By countr21
Re: Front Range Apline Lake Conditions and Suggestion

The lakes will be free of ice, but getting to them will be a challenge. Chicago Lakes Basin is almost sure to have a lot of snow on the trail. You could try Fern Lake in RMNP, but expect a little...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-17-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By countr21
Re: Bob Marshall-Early July

Required reading would be Rich Osthoff's book Fly Fishing the Rocky Mountain Backcountry. Not only does he discuss the specifics of fishing the backcountry of the Rockies, he also did numerous trips...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By countr21
Re: Yellowstone Backcountry

In the summer of 2012 I walked out of Winds at the Green River entrance and shot up to the lightly visited southwest corner of Yellowstone. The southwest part is remote and isolated from the rest of...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-12-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By countr21
Re: July camping trip?

Other areas to consider are:

* Pawnee campground at Brainard Lake close to Ward, CO. Close to Denver and has top rate hiking and scenery. There are a handful of high lakes that hold trout and...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-12-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By countr21
Re: July camping trip?

My favorite little getaway is the Stillwater entrance to the Flat Tops just west of Yampa. It's about a 3.5 hour drive from Denver West. There are three campgrounds as well as dispersed camping...
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