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Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Tactics for the dog days of summer?

Head north to Minnesota or Wisconsin. The spring creeks don't overheat in the summer. Find trout in the shade and fish morning or evening when the sun isn't shining directly on the water.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,667
Posted By diamond rush
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

Closest stocked trout is 45 minutes.
Closest tailwater is 1h10 minutes.
But the wild streams I consider my 'home' streams are 2 hours + 30 minute hike.

Long for a day trip, but not terrible. I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By diamond rush
Re: The Driftless gang has been pretty quiet, anybody having any success?

I just booked a trip back to Minnesota the second week of August. I hope the fishing remains good. But even if it doesn't, I still feel at peace in those idyllic meadows and draws standing in cool...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-15-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison - what an S.0.B.

Great report. You keep adding places to my list of places I need to fish.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 07-14-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By diamond rush
Re: 4th in the smokies

Great report and nice pics. It's amazing how big some of those brown trout can get way up there in the mountains on tiny streams.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 811
Posted By diamond rush
Re: What fly did you catch your first trout on?


First on a fly was a 'pale morning dun' according to the cabelas kit. The trout was so dumb, it refused the fly then changed its mind and hit it. I guess you gotta go for the low...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 07-03-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Route Advice Sought.....

There's a rest stop on I-90 where you can catch wild brown trout. :)
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 07-01-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,570
Posted By diamond rush
Re: July Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

If you keep monkeying around with the net, I'm going to have to just horse this steelhead in.
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 07-01-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Route Advice Sought.....

You'll be sick of staring at flat corn fields before you even make it out of Illinois, let alone Iowa and Nebraska. I grew up in rural southern Minnesota, and the cropland is beautiful. You can see...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-30-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Dream Location?

Have you considered Duluth, MN? If you can stomach the winters, you have steelhead, stream trout, huge lake smallmouth, muskies, and all manner of hunting right there.

Or do what everyone else in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Casting flies on a spinning rod. Help please.

One time during a prolific caddisfly hatch, I came across a pair of rednecks who were camped out on the stream for Turkey hunting season. They had spinning setups and weren't catching anything due...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-27-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,877
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Places that are world known... but lame?

Tailwaters. Don't get me wrong, tailwaters are fun. But they're not natural and I place a high personal value on fishing natural places.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,415
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Fly fishing tattoo

It's a lot easier to ask forgiveness than permission. Just sayin'....
Forum: Southeast U.S. 06-25-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Time to burn

Nice report. Thanks for sharing. I wish I lived closer to that end of the state!
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,032
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Best dog breed to take fishing?

Danish Crappie Hound.

They're trained to dive into perspective fishing holes and retrieve game fish. And, due to their size, they can carry a full case of beer in a cooler.
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,926
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Signs

Missed this the first time around.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Wading boots! Help.

I don't mind the cold and hate waders. And I hike in some rough terrain to fish. So I wet wade with combat boots. Specifically, Air Force boots rated for in-flight operations on the deck of a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Is Tenkara a fad?

I've been tempted to try attaching a fly line to a spry thin branch or sapling and see if I can catch native brookies that way. I imagine that the lack of any mechanical component appeals to the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By diamond rush
Re: epic hatch...

I bet they'll still be hatching tomorrow! If the dam cooperates.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-11-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Have you ever forgot...

One time I drove two hours to fish the Shenandoah park. When I got there, I realized I left my favorite rod at home. I had to fish the park with a 9' 8wt tree trunk of a rod. We're talking a place...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By diamond rush
Re: 5 wt. vs. 5/6 wt.

I have a 5/6 Phillipson glass rod that straight up did not work with 5wt line. It wouldn't load the rod correctly. 6wt was a touch heavy, but cast very well.

Then I slipped and fell on it,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Cross country road trip. Vt--Co

The Driftless region is only a couple hours out of your way. Just take 39->90 and you'll cruise right through the heart of the Driftless in MN and WI. Then catch 35 back to 80. It adds 3 hours to...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-09-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 50,305
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

I'm insanely jealous. I love fishing the MN driftless and miss it terribly.

But I have a CGt and it's not a bad rod. But I bought to replace my old Phillipson, and am disappointed with how fast...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 06-09-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Natahala Area this Weekend

To follow up, the resort had a nice little trickle of a trout stream. They had improved a couple pools on the premises and I pulled some very nice 6-9" rainbows out of them. The staff and guests...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Looking for constructive criticism on my approach so far

Add your location to your profile so people can see where you're fishing. A lot of advice is very specific to your region.
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