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Forum: The Lodge Den 01-26-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,117
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Your Most Beautiful Fish?

Terrible picture, but you get the idea.

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Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 01-26-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Euro nymphing rod

Echo has a reasonably priced euro nymph rod. I own the 10' #3, but haven't used it enough to give a recommendation yet.


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Forum: Fly Rods 01-25-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By mbchilton
Re: 4 weight 8' 6" -- Winston GVX or other?

I haven't cast a lot of rods, but an 8' #4 Winston b2x is my go to. I wouldn't change one thing about it.


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Forum: Great Lakes Region 01-23-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Wisconsin Opener 2015 Planning

Panther Martins.

Those are some pretty harsh accusations itch.

By the way, DTA isn't Len's forum.


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Forum: Warmwater Articles 01-23-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By mbchilton
Re: 3wt or 4wt for bluegill.

A 4 weight rod will be more than enough for bluegill. No reason for you to get a 6 weight. Plenty of reel options in that range to meet your needs. The Lamson Konic is a popular choice. I'd consider...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-20-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Cushy Scenic Float Trip Wanted

The 14 mile canyon section they float is class II and class III rapids. It is a wilderness area, but my 65 year old friend didn't have any trouble floating last July. He thought it was pretty...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-18-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Cushy Scenic Float Trip Wanted

Check out Black Canyon Anglers. They float the black canyon of the Gunnison. A friend of mine floated it last year and had a blast. Another friend used to manage the place. My TU chapter is going...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,907
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Find of a Lifetime!!!!

@Rip

Sorry you feel that way. I don't mean to stir the pot, but I respectfully disagree.

You don't think the story is a little fishy? Maybe he is telling the truth. If he is, that's a really...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,907
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Find of a Lifetime!!!!

How did you know what those rods were if you don't fish? Sorry for the lack of trust, but I'm skeptical of this story.


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Forum: Fly Rods 01-10-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,107
Posted By mbchilton
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

TCO fly shop has a good looking rod rental program. Never used it, but I've been tempted. Cam at Fiberglass Manifesto has an incredible rod trial program for fiberglass rods. Just pay $15 shipping....
Forum: Fly Rods 01-04-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,107
Posted By mbchilton
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

The 5 weight shootout is to determine the best all around rod. They're looking for the rod that performs the best in several different areas. For myself, and many other anglers, I don't care to have...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 01-04-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Driftless area guide recommendations.

You're about an hour south of The Driftless Angler in Viroqua. Stop by or call for a report. You're also very close to Iowa. Here's a guide I wrote for trout fishing in Iowa....
Forum: Other Gear 01-02-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By mbchilton
Re: can someone recommend hiking boots for wet wading?

I don't have experience, but I'd consider hiking in lightweight wading boots with neoprene socks. Something like a Simms Vapor.


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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
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: 417
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: 221
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: 417
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: 827
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: 11
Views: 510
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: 893
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: 2,360
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: 1,040
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: 1,585
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: 2,179
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: 481
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.
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