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Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By monello
Re: Pond fishing for stocked trout

Try a tandem fly setup. Use an elk hair caddis with a nymph dropper. Retrieve slowly. Watch the floating fly for any indication of a hit. Then set the hook.

I like to use flash back pheasant...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,561
Posted By monello
Re: Strike Indicators or Not

I use indicators most of the time. I look for the slight twitch that I might miss otherwise. As I age my eyes aren't what they use to be.

I think indicators help new anglers notice more subtle...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-15-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By monello
Re: My Trip To Yellowstone ***PICS***

Yellowstone is a fantastic place to visit. I was glad I got a chance to fish while I was there.

This cutty was so fat I couldn't get my hand around it....
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-15-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By monello
Re: Lewis lake YNP 5/27

Those pictures are from May, 2012. We had a late blizzard that year. It was opening day and no way was I going to miss out on that. I was cold but loved it. I had waited a long time to get on...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-15-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By monello
Re: Lewis lake YNP 5/27

Man I miss that place.

I spent 3 months there working as a seasonal employee in the park. The only reason I took the job was to stay in the park.

I fished 24 times and caught 89 fish. Not the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By monello
Re: My first fly fishing catch

Pan fish are a great way to learn how to properly set the hook. Observe the leader for the slightest twitch then set the hook.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By monello
Re: Bear Protection

I've carried bear spray when in Alaska & Wyoming. It will even fit on your wader belt. Be aware of what type of trigger guard it has so when you really need it you can operate it. Under pressure...
Forum: Alaska General Discussion 12-25-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By monello
Re: Need Some Fishing Destinations in Alaska for my Summer Trip

Next year is a pink year. If your goal is to catch LOTS of fish then be on the Kenai in late August.

If you have a float tube you can hike back for grayling at Grayling lake, just outside of...
Forum: Alaska General Discussion 12-25-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,382
Posted By monello
Re: What Keeps You From Going to Alaska to Fish?

I did the RV rental a few years ago. Had a great time but the fishing wasn't the best. Saw the most incredible scenery.

I did research and headed back the next year but later in the season. I...
Forum: Alaska General Discussion 12-10-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By monello
Re: Need help with an August 2014 DIY trip.

Rent an RV. It serves as your transportation and hotel room. You can dry camp for free. Go into a campground every other night. Fill your water tanks or dump as needed. Cook your own food to...
Forum: Alaska General Discussion 12-10-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By monello
Re: Motor Home Fishing in Alaska

This is a very economical way to see and fish Alaska. You don't have to go into a campground every night. I did this and used pullouts about half the time. Spent a night in the Russian river...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-28-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By monello
Re: An elk, a moose and a deer

I thought this WAS going to be a joke. Looks like that little spot gets lots of visitors.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-27-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By monello
Re: Did someone trick the noob?

I have never heard of this trick. Did he mention what species of fish? With all the things I have read about fishing over the years this has never come up.

The more I think about this, the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-27-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By monello
Lewis lake YNP 5/27

Too windy and crappy to fly fish. I tossed hardware and was rewarded with 5 fish, 3 brown trout and 2 lake trout. I was pretty cold, wet and miserable the entire time but managed to hang in there...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-25-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By monello
Re: proud papa!

Nice. She'll be hooked for life.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-23-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By monello
Re: Big Lm Bass ?

If you really, really want to catch that thing do this. Catch a small bluegill then with a spinning rod hook the bluegill just in front of the dorsal fin and suspend it under a bobber. Only do this...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-22-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By monello
Forum: Flies 05-22-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,768
Posted By monello
Re: Bluegill Flies

My go-to panfish fly is a Madam X. Hands down this catches me the most and biggest fish. Something about the rubber legs I guess. Cast it out and let it sit a moment. Then give it a little tug. ...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-22-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By monello
Yellowstone NP opening - Any suggestions?

I'm in the south part of the park. Does anybody know of a good place to fish where there the water won't be too high or murky? TIA
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-12-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By monello
Re: Yellowstone National Park

I'll be in the park,near the south entrance until October. I will have to say though, for the short time I've been here the roads can be slow to travel on. Any animal sightings will have everyone...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-09-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By monello
Yellowstone National Park

I finally made it out to Yellowstone. I'll be here all summer. Anybody on the forum coming out, let me know and I'll try to give you a recent report.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-09-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By monello
Re: One perfect cast

Last night I was at the rest stop in Emigrant last night. I walked down to the river, it was about 6:30pm. There were tons of caddis' flying along the bank. I sat and watched the trout rise to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,063
Posted By monello
Re: Why I want to live in South Florida & The Keys!

Looks like you had a great time. I love the canal system in Miami. Lots of iguanas laying out in the sun.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 04-12-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,785
Posted By monello
Re: Florida Blue Tilapia

Some small nymphs are rumored to catch tilapia. What is interesting about them is prior to the spawn you can see dozens of them in small lakes but once the spawn is over you don't even know they are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By monello
Snakehead invasion

Maryland seems to be overrun with them. Lots of reports of them being caught by bass anglers.

Maryland Angler's Log - Share Your Catch! | Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries...
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