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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-31-2015, 06:34 PM
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Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: YNP Question

Should be good. The Madison just inside the park should be your first choice. Streamers and nymphs for browns coming up from Hebgen Lake.

My second choice would be the Gibbon below the falls. It's...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-07-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: AWESOME Cutthroat fishing in Wyoming!!

Great pics, nice fish!

I fished the Grey's two days in a row several years ago. Both days thunderstorms muddied up the Little Grey's and the Grey's below the confluence. The main stem above the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-04-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: NE YNP Trip Report

Great report. Those pics make my teeth itch!

Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-01-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: Colorado Road Trip

My favorite section of the Arkansas in August is the Hayden Meadow area below Leadville. From the Junction of Hwy 82 coming from Aspen and Hwy 24 upstream you will have many miles of pubic water...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-22-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: Recommendations for Vail?

Try the Eagle River anywhere from Gypsum up to Minturn. For a guided trip consider the Colorado from Pump House down to wherever.

All the fly shops and their guides are ok. No standouts to speak...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-20-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By fishnskiguy
re: Wyoming: "Small, Medium or Large (you're choice)" Creek Fishing

No. It's a strainer, the single most dangerous thing you can encounter on a river at high water. If you get tossed out of a boat or raft in high water, pray you don't get swept into one of those. If...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-19-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: West Side of YNP - rivers

Actually, you didn't miss anything. With the low snowpack this year those streams are already too warm for good fishing. The geothermal outpourings really affect the Firehole, Gibbon, and Madison (in...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-19-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: South Platte Closed

The South Platte at Trumbull is pumping 2000cfs, normal is 200 cfs for this date. In my 25 years in Colorado I never saw such a thing.

You guys must have had a ton of late season upslope storms....
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-19-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By fishnskiguy
re: Wyoming: "Small, Medium or Large (you're choice)" Creek Fishing

I have fished all over the Intermountain West for 50 years. Trust me. That ain't no "small creek".;)

Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-07-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: Idaho Small Streams Part 1

If I were a betting man, I'd bet a Benjamin it's Big Elk Creek.

Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-12-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: North Platte River Spring Flush Schedule

Having fished just about every major water from the Missouri in Montana to the Colorado at Lee's Ferry, I gotta admit that the North Platte at Grey Reef is head and shoulders the best Rainbow fishery...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-24-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,221
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: South Platte Skunked!!!

In my 22 years in Colorado, I have never caught a fish in a South Park stream in a heavy rain storm. That rain pounding down on s shallow stream totally puts the fish down.

The Dream Stream is all...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-09-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: Best private water Colorado

Try Boxwood Gulch. Not cheap, but the fish are huge. Bring lots of pellet flies.

Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-20-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By fishnskiguy
re: Fishing Wyoming (additional photos 7/23/14)

Beautiful pictures.

I wonder if that bull moose is related to the one that had me run up a tree on the Buffalo River in Island Park ID in 1967. Not fun at all!

Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-15-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: This year's Idaho/Montana trip

Thanks everybody for the replies. I hope you all get a chance to experience the area some day.

Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By fishnskiguy
This year's Idaho/Montana trip

[Just got back from four days of fantastic fishing on the Henry's Fork and Madison rivers. Both rivers fished super well.

I stayed at Trout Hunter Lodge on the banks of the Henry's Fork just...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-01-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: YNP (And Surrounding Areas) Advice

I used to live in Idaho Falls and must tell you there is no good trout fishing within an hour. Spend the night in IF and get a decent start the next day.

Then hit the Henry's Fork on day 2. Good...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-27-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,482
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: Places that are world known... but lame?

There is no trout stream in the Intermountain Region that is truly lame. That said, the river that comes closest to being totally uninteresting to me is the 50 Mile Riffle section of the Madison....
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,884
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: How realistic is a career as a fly fishing guide?

I became a fly fishing guide and ski instructor after a 28 year career in the Navy. I absolutely loved both jobs. In fact, after 28 years in nuclear powered submarines it is a real stretch to call...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-23-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: How do you identify the bugs ?

Ok, here is the Cliff Notes version of Western bug identification.

Mayflies- dainty little sailboats when sitting on the water. Their flight is soft and ephemeral (that's why some have the Latin...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: Fly Fishing area Near DENVER, CO

South Boulder Creek below Gross Reservoir.

Drive Hwy 72 from Nederland to Ward. There are numerous high lakes and connecting streams in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. All are worth a try.

Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: mohawk lake Colorado

My Kip Carey's Official Colorado Fishing Guide says the first lake is barren, upper two have cutts, but my book is dated 2003. I would check with a fly shop in Breck for the latest.

Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: New to the sport and the forum - few questions

That's why I went to soft lead (or soft tungsten for YNP), Yes, it costs a bit more, but the ability to add or remove a tiny bit or a huge glop makes it worth every penny.

Whenever I buy a new...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-17-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: close to vail village - easy access

Access to Gore Creek in Vail is easy. Almost nothing is posted.

Unfortunately we had a big snow year, so Gore Creek and every other stream in Eagle County is in major run off. :(

I am resigned...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By fishnskiguy
Re: epic hatch...

I've seen that kind of caddis hatch on the Arkansas River below Salida, CO in mid May. When the hatch is that dense, fishing is hopeless. Your fly is one of a million, and the odds of hooking a fish...
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