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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-03-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 119,664
Posted By smarty140
Re: warmwater pics

I took the canoe down a stretch of a local river yesterday - weather was great and got into some good fish.

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This...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-29-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By smarty140
Re: Backcountry Lamar River Valley

That same campsite was where I did my first YNP backcountry trip and fishing back in 2003. It is a nice spot and had what seemed to be good fishing at that time (was late July)... Though I was...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By smarty140
Re: Smallmouth rod -which wt

I use either a 6wt or 8wt for smallies here in Northern MN. The 8wt is a good option for big, heavy streamers and for bigger fish, especially when there's a good chance of hooking into a Northern or...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-09-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By smarty140
Re: The Infamous Salmonfly

Salmonflies and golden stones are awesome... Had a blast fishing the Deschutes and Wallowa last spring during the hatch. Yes, it can be frustrating when there are the giant bugs around and the fish...
Forum: Driftless Region 05-02-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,482
Posted By smarty140
Re: Cold Nose- Warm Heart- Home river January 24

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I managed to get out for a couple hours...
Forum: Driftless Region 04-19-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,482
Posted By smarty140
Re: Cold Nose- Warm Heart- Home river January 24

I'm looking forward to what will probably be my only trip into SE MN this year - a long weekend of turkey hunting, and hopefully some fishing, near Red Wing this weekend. Is it bad luck for hunting...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 04-17-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By smarty140
Re: Spring Run

Sam Cook, photographer of the leaping steelhead pics, is the outdoors writer for the Duluth News Tribune. There are a couple articles about Lake Superior steel in today's paper.
He writes some...
Forum: The Lodge Den 04-14-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,313
Posted By smarty140
Re: NHL Playoffs

Go Wild... Will it just be adding insult to injury when they get smoked by the (North) Stars? Nothing like a 5-game losing streak going into the playoffs to raise confidence!

ryan
Forum: Pacific Northwest 04-04-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By smarty140
Re: Fishing near Everett WA

Like Fred alluded to, WA regs are very complicated and can change by "emergency rule" very quickly and several times during the season. Be sure he gets a copy of the rules, and goes online to...
Forum: Driftless Region 03-28-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By smarty140
Re: Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

How many people made it to the expo? What did everyone think?

I went for most of the day Saturday before heading towards the airport to head to Denver for a fishing trip on Sunday.

The...
Forum: Driftless Region 03-17-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By smarty140
Re: Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

Planning to go on Saturday. Hopefully this darn snow stops well before then so the roads are clear....
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By smarty140
Re: Casper Wy Trip Grey Reef Float

Thanks for the advice, I'll remember that. I will be wade fishing the whole time and will be sure to cover all the different types of water. Thanks.
ryan
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By smarty140
Re: Casper Wy Trip Grey Reef Float

Looks like a great trip, thanks for the report.

I'm headed to the North Platte tailwaters in a couple weeks... Hopefully the weather and fishing success hold up!

ryan
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-06-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,016
Posted By smarty140
Re: Advice for a young Englishman pointing towards the rockies if you please!

For anyone visiting that part of the world for the first time, I don't think you can beat Yellowstone NP. There really is something special about being able to fish through herds of bison (though...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-09-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By smarty140
Re: Question on St Croix Imperial old or new version

I don't think the Imperials ever actually moved to Mexico. I bought one a couple years ago, and when it arrived it didn't have a "made is USA" label on it, despite the catalog I bought it from...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 02-07-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By smarty140
Re: Sulfide Mining

NE Minnesota has a huge history with mining (iron ore / taconite) so there is a significant population here that is pushing for this expansion of mining in the state and value the relatively short...
Forum: The Lodge Den 02-07-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 834
Posted By smarty140
Re: Superbowl 50 Pick and Tell Thread;

Same theme as many of the previous posts - would love to see Denver win and Manning get another title in what should be his last game. Unfortunately, Carolina looks darn good and will most likely...
Forum: Driftless Region 01-25-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,482
Posted By smarty140
Re: Cold Nose- Warm Heart- Home river January 24

Uggg... There won't be any fly fishing in this part of MN for months and months... good to see some people are getting a out and enjoying that wonderful part of the state!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-14-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By smarty140
Re: Guided Fly Fishing via Bicycle

There are a few nice paved trails along trout streams in SE Minnnesota that open up some nice stretches that would otherwise be tied up in blocks of private land. I agree the other poster's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,587
Posted By smarty140
Re: Taught or self taught?

99% self-taught, the 1% was out in front of the fly shop after rigging up my switch rod... Spey casting turned out to be easier on grass than water!
I would be willing to pay for some good time on...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-15-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 562
Posted By smarty140
Re: A place you plan to visit?

Nipegon or Albany River in NW Ontario for big brook trout - with the favorable exchange rate this would seem to be a good year to go... plus living within a mile of the border means I really should...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By smarty140
Re: Where to go in 2016

+1 for the Wind River Mountains, specifically the Indian Reservation portion. You should have no trouble finding solitude and big fish... Unless all these recommendations flood the area with people...
Forum: Driftless Region 12-11-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By smarty140
Re: No 2016 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

Good news, nice kickoff to the fishing season.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,866
Posted By smarty140
Re: The 2015 What Was Your Best Experience Of The Season Thread;

Like many others, I have a hard time picking just one, so here are 3 bests for 2015:

March - fishing the Grand Ronde in SE WA and hooking into 3 steelhead. I didn't manage to land any of them,...
Forum: Driftless Region 11-22-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By smarty140
Re: No 2016 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

This is too bad, the Great Waters Expo was a lot of fun and a chance to see a lot of different speakers and vendors - a nice kickoff to the flyfishing season for those of us north enough that the...
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