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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-03-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By trout champ
Re: Winter fishing in CO

Also check out 11 Mile Canyon and the Dream Stream between Spinney and 11 Mile Reservoirs. Great winter fisheries.

Also vote for the Arkansas, pretty much anywhere along her, but specifically...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-03-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By trout champ
Re: A Step Further.. What if we stocked Bugs?

And the river has fished awesome! Seen a fair amount of them this year and the fish seem very interested...

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,114
Posted By trout champ
Re: Wristwatches What You Wear And Why

For the last ten years I have worn a stainless steel Wenger Swiss Army watch with a white face. Got it my freshman year of college and I don't think I have ever taken it off since.

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By trout champ
Re: Help with winter fly selection

My winter box consists of some small, like 18-26 BWO and Parachute Adams dries, and then midges in every color combo you can think of. I also have some small RS2's and Flash Back Pheasant Tails. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,119
Posted By trout champ
Re: Jurassic Lake: The Experience (Warning Pic Intensive)

Awesome pics. A local guide in Colorado named Taylor Edrington leads and annual trip down south to Lake Jurassic. I am saving my pennies and will hopefully have enough money in 2014 to head down. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,078
Posted By trout champ
Re: Owned by the invaders

Probably not going to get a lot of likes on this, but I have been that moron before. And I am sure all of us has been that guy a time or too.

Before I started fly fishing I was completely...
Forum: Other Gear 10-27-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By trout champ
Re: cleaning waders

I always rinse my waders off with a garden hose and then let them air dry. If you wash your waders in the washer be prepared to loose some of the good fishing juju that you have accumulated thus far...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-27-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,976
Posted By trout champ
Re: Your Favorite Rod, Cosmetically Speaking

My absolute hands down favorite is the Sage Z-Axis. Absolutely stunning rod.

My favorite custom rods are the Kabuto glass rods in their yellow/white color. Looks like one is fishing with a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By trout champ
Re: Any Fishing Traditions?

My buddy Kirk ad me have the tradition of stopping at McDonald's and always having breakfast/lunch before hitting the river, for good luck. One day after work we decided to skip McD's and we ended...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By trout champ
Re: The First Fly

My first fish on a fly was a size 16 Parachute Adams. The fish was a Rainbow Trout about as long as your pinkie. Caught in the 11 Mile Canyon section of the South Platte near Lake George, CO.

My...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By trout champ
Re: Trout fishing with crawfish fly. Strike indicator?

I tie my crawdad pattern with some weight wrapped around the hook and either fish it as a streamer or dead drift it under a large indicator.

If fishing as a stream just imagine how the crawdads...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By trout champ
Re: Midge fishing

Midges are a winter staple on all my local tailwaters.

A couple pointers, tie them on small Tiemco 2488 or 2488H, the heavy version. I also use bead heads to get the fly down in the water...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,331
Posted By trout champ
Re: Should guiding on public waters end?

I don't think guiding on public water is the problem. The problem is lack of enforcement. Guide services pay to guide on public waters and have a certain amount of days to use on said waters. And...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By trout champ
Re: if you fish streamers do you tandem?

I like to fish tandem also. Usually a large streamer followed by a large stonefly or Hare's Ear. I also like to fish double using two of the same fly in different color/size combos. Example, I...
Forum: Share Patterns 10-20-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By trout champ
Re: At the bench tonight

You have a recipe for those midges? I'm working on filling mine up now and those just won a spot in my box!

Thanks
Randy
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,918
Posted By trout champ
Re: so a guide service here posted this pic today

Just to be clear Front Range Anglers in Boulder is NOT the fly shop who took the pictures. It was another fly shop (still trying to get conformation on which one) that took the pics and posted them....
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By trout champ
Re: brown trout as invasive species

I say yes they are invasive, but now they are as normal as a rainbow.

A hundred years ago they were invasive and destructive. They wiped out untold millions of fish, along with rainbows,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,918
Posted By trout champ
Re: so a guide service here posted this pic today

Anyone know what fly shops this is from?

Randy
Forum: Fly Rods 10-18-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By trout champ
Re: Fly Line for Scott Radian w/ Abel

I have yet to get my hands on the Perception yet. I'm guessing it would be pretty slick, at least my buddy Juan seems to think so. I asked the same question on Scott's FB page and have yet to...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-18-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,676
Posted By trout champ
Re: Sage Z-Axis question

Don't mean to highjack your thread, and I'm sure I've told you before, but if you ever decide to get rid of that Z-Axis 4wt let me know, I'm definitely in!

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By trout champ
Re: Buff Headwear?

My Buff's have become more and more important to me over the last year or so. I used to swear that I would never wear one until I actually tried it. Great way to keep sun off your face/neck/ears...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By trout champ
Re: question for you all on indicators

I use a pretty typical nymph rig. 9' 5x leader with 5x or 6x tippet. I always put my indicator above my surgeons knot on my leader usually four or five feet above my split shot, depending on water...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By trout champ
Re: Scent and Feather Flies

For you Colorado folks, straight from the DOW:

A. "Artificial flies and lures" means devices made entirely of, or a combination of, natural or synthetic non-edible, non-scented (regardless if the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By trout champ
Re: Rounding out the collection

I'd either look at 10' 3wt or 4 wt for nymping. Or a 9'6" 6wt for streamers.

Randy
Forum: Fly fishing FAQs 10-09-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,736
Posted By trout champ
Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?

Woolley Buggers get thrown up and then I let her slide down stream keeping the line tight. I will then strip the fly in a various twitch/strength/speeds. I also like to dead drift Woolley Buggers. ...
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