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Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Montana Fly Fishing

There is no good trout fishing in MT. However, a friend of mine and I each got 2 nice cutthroat yesterday in Wyoming 19" to 22". I hooked and lost a couple more comparable ones.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Where the Yellowstone goes.

I saw it last year, and was just telling a couple friends about it the other day as we floated and fished the Yellowstone. Enjoyed it.
Forum: Fly Reels 05-04-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Looking for opinions on Nautilus NV reel

Thanks for your comments. That sounds like something was defective in the drag mechanism of your particular reel. Do you think that was the case?

John
Forum: Fly Reels 05-02-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Looking for opinions on Nautilus NV reel

I will be sure to look at these new reels when they come out.

I take good care of my cork drags now, but I'm sure there are others that are as good, or better, and easier to maintain.
Forum: Fly Reels 05-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Looking for opinions on Nautilus NV reel

Thank you for your thoughts and input.

I, too, appreciate the importance of balancing the rod to the reel.

I've found that my ported Abel .5, at 4.6 oz, loaded with a 5 WFF line and backing...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-02-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Looking for opinions on Nautilus NV reel

I have been mainly using Abel reels for the past 15-20 years, shortly after they first came on the market. I have used Abel .5's for my everyday trout fishing, and Abel Big Game 1's for streamer...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-01-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Itinerary from Bozeman to SLC (MT, WY)

Ric -

There is a KOA in Four Corners, that is a bit pricey but not bad otherwise. You'd probably want to drive a bit farther up the canyon to fish though if you stayed there. Or, there are a...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-30-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Itinerary from Bozeman to SLC (MT, WY)

I would probably just head south on hwy 191 from Belgrade (that's your Bozeman airport) straight to West Yellowstone, skip the Bear Trap for the reasons already mentioned, and camp and fish the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Upper Yellowstone drainage snowpack at 158% of average..

I know exactly what you're saying, seriously! And being on the river at 10,000 below town is also not for someone with a high life expectation, in my already long life opinion.:)

I'll let you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Upper Yellowstone drainage snowpack at 158% of average..

The Upper Yellowstone snowpack is now reported this morning at 160% of avg. I look at all of Montana's watershed data practically every day or 2 all winter, and this is the highest I recall that it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Upper Yellowstone drainage snowpack at 158% of average..

When we had the high water several years ago, the first guys on the Yellowstone caught some impressive brown trout. Sorry to say that I was a couple days late getting on, but still had some very...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Fishwest "Trade Up" Program

Here is the link to Anglers Habitat's trade in program:

Angler's Habitat Used Fly Fishing Gear Trade Up Program (http://www.anglershabitat.com/fly-fishing-trade-in-program.html)


John
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Fishwest "Trade Up" Program

I have no first hand knowledge of their trade up program, but I have used the trade in program at Anglers Habitat in Caldwell, ID on a couple occasions.

The difference in Anglers Habitat's program...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,648
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Trout bummin' later in life

My wife and I kept our home, but the moment I was able to take an early retirement we hit the road in a small travel trailer and followed the fish throughout the Pacific Northwest for the entire...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Getting those streamers down farther

You didn't say where you are fishing streamers. However, a lot of time trout in streams and rivers are not holding in the deepest water and pools when they are feeding or looking for an...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 673
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: The world is passing me by

The biggest difference between 2 and 4 pc rods is that you'll catch more fish with 2 pc rods.

Why? Because you'll spend more time fishing and less time assembling the rod, reattaching and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Winter Fishing in Yellowstone Park

Enjoyed your video. It's good to see there's still some water and fish left in the river. Things were getting pretty low when we left at the beginning of October.

Looking forward to seeing your...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 22,991
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Fishing Vehicle

These were 2 of my fishing rides. I still have the Hyde, but I sold the Jeep and bought a new Ford F150 4x4 crew cab last summer. (Sorry, no pics of the truck just now.)

I guess the Jeep was a...
Forum: Northeast 11-07-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,416
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Need a Good Salmon River Guide

First of all, this sounds like quite a father and son fishing trip you are planning. I'm sure it will provide both of you a lifetime of memories.

I see that you've already gotten plenty of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Do you think trout laugh at you?

I don't know about trout laughing at you, but I just noticed this picture of the girl in the ad at the bottom of the page, and I think she may be smiling at you.:p
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Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 853
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Christmas is coming....

I have it licensed for the highway, but try to stay off the main road as much as possible. I'm on the Yellowstone River, along US Hwy 89 South, 35 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, and where...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 853
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Christmas is coming....

I really have everything I need already, but I would probably want a new fishing vehicle (a fully outfitted Polaris Ranger 900 XP side x side) to replace the one I have now.

Here is my present...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-11-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Fly fishing in Rome... Georgia

I was a student at Berry myself....waaaaay back when. Coincidentally, I just met another former Berry College student 2 days ago, and we were talking about all of the acreage that was owned by the...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-29-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Re: Hello from the banks of the Yellowstone River

Dan -

Will do. I'm on the water, somewhere in the area lots of days every week, and I'm also in Bozeman and vicinity regularly. That's a nice looking fish in your aviator, by the way. I didn't...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-29-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By mt_flyfisher
Hello from the banks of the Yellowstone River

As I am writing this, it is just past 5 AM mountain time on September 29 here on the banks of the Yellowstone River about 35 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. It is quite windy outside just...
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