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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-31-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By tromak
Re: Yellowstone

If your in Montana in June you should make your way to hardin one night after fishing and hit the bighorn the next day. its a bit of a drive, about 4 or 5 hours at least from ynp(maybe more) but june...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-31-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By tromak
Re: Split shot for steelhead nymphing

15-18" for sure and for a better drift use more small ones and space them about a half inch apart.kinda like this . . . .
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By tromak
Re: Fellow's 15 year kept bugging Dad to let her row the drift boat for the first tim

Introducing people to rowing a drift boat can be one of the funniest things you can experience on the river. Make sure your in a safe spot , and that everyone has a sense of humor. A diamond plated...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-31-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By tromak
Re: Nice fighting rainbow video i found

Could easily be a steelhead in that stretch of the river. Probably isn't though im done with out of water shots as well. The state of alaska claims there are no steelhead on the kenai. There are...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-31-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By tromak
Re: Lake Trout On fly

Hey everyone, well lets just say may didnt go according to plan.To make a long story short, i got a piece if metal embedded in my eye while installing a new tow package. Let me just say if you don't...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By tromak
Re: Feathers vs Soft Plastic

Ive done a similar experiment, with similar results. I fished larger patterns some articulated some not and came to the same conclusion. I think it has something to do with the sound of the fly in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By tromak
Re: articulated flies in multiple fly, catch and release areas?

The reg is all about treble hooks. That doesn't mean you can fish an articulated fly without cutting the hook off the back shank. I would look in the definitions portions of your reg book and see...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By tromak
Re: Place to stay near Breckenridge

Maybe a little out of range for you from breck but i would check out Avon. Its an hour or so maybe less, i don't know but i consider that close. Plus the eagle is right there and the fish are big...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By tromak
Re: Galvan Brookie or New Orvis Battenkill

I would take galvan over orvis any day. The reels are amazing, they work flawlessly and they look good. It is a much smaller company and i think they deserve your money for a multitude of reasons. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,864
Posted By tromak
Re: New to fly fishing and in need of help

Hey, worms work great for trout when it is what they are keying in on. Sometimes we get this hatch of worms that come out of the trees, they are usually green and maybe in inch or inch and a half...
Forum: Entomology 05-16-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By tromak
Re: do you know what this is ?

Now I don't consider myself an insect expert, though like most fly fisherman I got it down pretty good. There is a certain stretch of river I know of up here in Alaska that has those caddis or...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-16-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By tromak
Re: Lake Trout On fly

Still frozen. It is really close and I can't believe I'm saying this but I hope it gets windy soon that will probably blow it out of there. Otherwise it will be another week or so. Plan b Saturday...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,090
Posted By tromak
Re: I'm so tired of getting ripped off!

I can't believe what you're saying man that's crazy Im not all into American made, I'm just into quality. When you compare wall marts cheapest tippet or whatever to orvis's of course your going to...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By tromak
Re: Lake Trout On fly

It snowed today, we had about 2 inches on the ground at one point. I'm not quiet as confident that the ice will be out considering the cool weather. I will take a look tomorrow and if its out maybe...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By tromak
Nice fighting rainbow video i found

Hey everyone, fishing is closed in all rivers around here for may and the ice isn't out for another couple days so no lake trout fishing yet. I just purchased a new computer and i have a couple go...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,916
Posted By tromak
Re: Trout Beads for Salmon River NY

I don't mean to revive an old post but there were some things said that i feel strongly about. Here is the deal if your going to fish an egg pattern a bead is more ethical choice and egg flies don't...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By tromak
Re: Whitefish

A buddy of mine caught one on a streamer this winter, i have caught them on flesh flies so it makes sense that they will eat a live fish if given the opportunity.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By tromak
Re: Where Should I Go!?????

I know for sure i have seen some really nice trout pictures come out of Arkansas. Not the river in colorado, the state. Probably to late but id head that way if i was you, probably less pressure and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By tromak
Re: Longevity of waders

i got about 300 days out of my G4's before they leaked through a seam. I had a few sockeye rigs make it through the layers though. Nothing a little shoe goo wont fix. The seems that went were on...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By tromak
Re: Bucket List MUST Fish Fisheries of the EAST?

Ive thought about the Holsten i went with the watauga because i liked the look of the river when i went by it one time, nothing more than that. i went by the holsten later that day and it just...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By tromak
Re: Whitefish

Those big superior whitefish are not bad. I have only caught them on whitefish lake in northwest Montana while i was lake trout fishing. They fought well, they were pushing 5 lbs and they tasted...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-13-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By tromak
Re: Lake Trout On fly

Proper care of the fish is always important. i suspect the reason for them taking the safe route and closing it off is because of how slow at reproducing lakers supposedly are. I have seen studies...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-13-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,652
Posted By tromak
Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

Haven't quiet figured out the quote thing yet but the part where they say to watch your back cast is some pretty good advice. If your not already doing it should instantly add some distance if you...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-13-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By tromak
Re: Lake Trout On fly

Hidden will be my primary lake, it is clear and holds a good population of large fish. More importantly I have caught the large fish there and I have a good starting point. Kenai will be my second...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-12-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By tromak
Re: Lake Trout On fly

Yeah ice out has generally been productive for me as well, jigging or trolling that is. One of the lakes I'm talking about is somewhat unique in that there are not any significant inlet streams the...
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