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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range Yesterday, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Plan B: Goldens in the Bighorns

Nice report and great pics of GT not bright Cutthroats many folks confuse for GT.

B.E.F.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Montana brook trout?

Check out these links to get things rolling:

Brook Trout - Montana Field Guide (http://fieldguide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=AFCHA05030)

NH Tracker...
Forum: Great Lakes Region Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Newbie to Michigan Salmon & Steelhead

Okay, so though I'm seeing spotty reports from the rivers now would be a good time to start planning an early Salmon trip in the next week or two to try and catch the tail end of Trout as...
Forum: Flies 09-14-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: San Juan wom

So, let me set the stage....

Clearwater Wilderness, Idaho. N. Fork of the Clearwater, some of the best Bull and Westslope Cutthroat fishing in N. America. An absolutely amazing and magnificent...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 09-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: San Juan worm

So, let me set the stage....

Clearwater Wilderness, Idaho. N. Fork of the Clearwater, some of the best Bull and Westslope Cutthroat fishing in N. America. An absolutely amazing and magnificent...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 09-14-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Upper Midwest.......

Sorry to say, yet there is NO end all dream destination upon this planet.

Fact of the matter is, every single spot round the world can be absolutely amazing, magnificent and beautiful if you...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-10-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 806
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Best of the mod. to mod/fast past & present ?

Orvis HLS (mid-late 90's, some noted as "Silver" series) unsanded...Love them so much that they are pretty much all I use. You can still find them "new-used" meaning some guy bought one, fished it a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,838
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

Having hit without exageration 50+ fly shops on my most recent trip driving from Michigan to Wy./Mt./Id. and back, small town and large cities, some famous, some obscure this is what I learned....
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Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Finally...Real Waders!

You cheap bassids with your Abel and Walgreen's nippers. Spend some real money if you're serious about fly fishing..........Buy better dentures.

B.E.F.
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Confession...

Okay, I'll admit it since no one else will....

I am one of the 999 people out of 1,000 that does not have the experience, skill, or sensitivity of touch to notice the difference between a single...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-09-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: can"t wait for this to start (no treble hooks)

Unfortunately, there are very, very few Salmon fisherman, fly or conventional tackle that do so to release their catch. Worse still, many of those same fisherman HOPE for the one gender they should...
Forum: Other Gear 09-08-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,146
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Who still uses a vest?

Welp, I have for years used an old olive drab vest (just some no-name thing I picked up for $20) that had countless pockets, loops, D-rings, inner pockets, game area (like with Pheasant vests) that...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-02-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Newbie to Michigan Salmon & Steelhead

You're heading up perhaps a week or two too early if the Salmon run is your goal. Take a lighter rod and hit the rivers more inland for some trout.

DNR - Weekly Fishing Report...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 08-23-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Day Trip Fishing - Northern Lower Michigan - Suggestions Welcome!

Disagree.....My favorite go to place in Michigan is the Pine River that runs just N. of the AuSable above and into VanEtten Lake. You'll catch Browns below Buhl Rd.. Rainbow up to the powerlines, and...
Forum: Other Gear 08-17-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Boots for her - what to get?

Though probably obsolete, my wife just picked up a pair of these used (two times) Redington boots and absolutely loves them to the point she is taking back the other new boots she bought.....Soft,...
Forum: Other Gear 08-17-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,330
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: felt sole controversy

Though I realize this will come off as simply trying to sound vulgar, except for certain exceptions the only way to insure no cross contamination between streams is to force people to fish buck...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Anyone in Missoula or possibly elsewhere MT care to take a friendly newbie fishin

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/members/grtlksmarlin-albums-profile-background-picture5854-1-mansm.jpg

B.E.F.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: SteelHead or Rainbow?

I'll agree with the above in that Steelhead are nothing more than big lake/ocean migrating Rainbow Trout that spawn in rivers. IOW, born in a river, migrate to larger water yet then return to the...
Forum: Other Gear 08-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,041
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Fishing Hat

Well, the unthinkable has happened on my recent trip to Montana. Last seen in Dillon, Montana at either the Sundowner Motel or Mac's Last Cast Bar....Perhaps there or Bannack State Park parking lot...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,857
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Fly Fishing Hats

Well, the unthinkable has happened on my recent trip to Montana. Last seen in Dillon, Montana at either the Sundowner Motel or Mac's Last Cast Bar....Perhaps there or Bannack State Park parking lot...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-11-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,864
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: 2014 Fishing Trip, Mi. to Wy.-Mt.-Id.....Advice sought!

Welp, we finally, reluctantly made it back with only one negative incident. That being my hat which I have had for roughly 35 years was must have fallen out of the truck or was left in Dillon,...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-18-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,864
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: 2014 Fishing Trip, Mi. to Wy.-Mt.-Id.....Advice sought!

Bad news folks........we're there! My apologies to everyone in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho (the Midwest will just have to cope). North Platte Grey Reef in the AM, and we'll run with it from there.
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Back from Austria (part 1)

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

B.E.F.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Wader fitment

As to length, you want "too long" especially in non-neoprene waders. Frogg-Togg suggests for their breathable waders 5" minimum longer in the inseam. The reason is they don't stretch and if you try...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-15-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,428
Posted By grtlksmarlin
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison - what an S.0.B.

Impressive on ALL counts, very well presented and well done!

B.E.F.
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