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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-17-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,195
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Re: Yellowstone Experience - Crowds an Anomaly for 2015?

My wife and I spend 3 - 4 weeks in Montana each year and while some years there seem to be more fisherman than others, we've rarely felt crowed. The key is to get away from the roads.......walk a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,107
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Re: Any Newly Retired, or Semi-Retired, Fly Fishermen Out There?

I retired when I was 55 (defind benefit pension) and spent considerable time fishing in Montana, then took a much less demanding job. So have been semi-retired the past four years with summers...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By 100954
Re: Couples that fish together

Against conventional wisdom, I taught my wife to fly fish. She was a quick learner, but of course it required much patience on my part, untangling knots, allowing her to learn from mistakes, etc. ...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-09-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By 100954
Re: Thoughts on Some Less Spoke of Streams

Have fished the Ruby, mostly up higher near & around the campground. Small rainbows & even a grayling or two. If I were to up there again I would stop & try the lake.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By 100954
Re: Montana fishing, Livingston,Pray area

Duprey, Armstrong & Nelson Spring Creeks are all just south of Livingston. Reservations fill up fast during the summer season. The fly shops in the area, Dan Bailey's & George Anderson's, to name a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By 100954
Re: Favorite Alaskan Tourist Attractions

I would second the recommendation for the drive to Homer - fantastic. If you go, there is a restaurant down along the ocean front, on the boardwalk if I remember, that serves halibut tacos. They...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By 100954
Re: Techniques to stop line dragging with the current.

If you've ever heard Gary Borger speak, he sums up the importance of mending and thus preventing drag with this statement; "of the things that important in fly fishing on a scale of 1 to 10, drag is...
Forum: Other Gear 03-27-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By 100954
Re: What Diameter? New Zealand Indicator?

After using about every indicator on the market, I too recommend the New Zeeland indicator. It's worth the $15 price tag, especially for fishing technical water. The only one I've yet to try is the...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-16-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By 100954
Re: Cable TV.....Crossroads....

We pay $189 per month for HD cable TV, internet and land line phone. The land line phone extends us the privilige of answering 3 - 4 telemarketing calls each night during supper. The internet (at...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,214
Posted By 100954
Re: Tips for guides... Please read

My wife and I have hired many guides over the years in Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. We generally tip between $100 and $160 for a day trip costing $450 - $500. We have never had a bad experience...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By 100954
Re: One person Pontoon

I have the Skykomish Sunrise by Dave Scadden. It is a great boat for both moving water and lakes. Room for storing gear, rod holders, an anchor system as well as a platform to stand up & cast from....
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-06-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By 100954
Re: My Trip To Yellowstone ***PICS***

"I made a major mistake--I left my group thinking they knew where I was. Oops"

No, the major mistake you made was getting within 150' of the bear. Had he decided to charge you, you would have had...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By 100954
Re: Bighorn river general info

It realy depends on how much time you spend wading each hole, which also may depend on how many other fisherman are there - usually lots. I have a 9 ft. raft also & when floating "A to 3" I usually...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-07-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By 100954
Re: Wanted: your reports and photos of Slough Creek - Yellowstone

If you show up at Slough Creek Campground, or nearby Pebble Creek, at noon, it is unlikely you'll find an open camp site. I prefer Pebble Creek & usually arrive there at 7:30 A.M. or 8:00 A.M. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,685
Posted By 100954
Re: Stream Access

It has to do with who has access to Montana's streams & rivers passing through private property. Current law in Montana allows the public access,"below the high water mark". By entering at...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,685
Posted By 100954
Re: Stream Access

The magazine that originally brought this (Orvis) issue to my attention in a Letter to the Editor", is "Montana Sporting Journal". Another interesting thing about PERC; their Director of Outreach,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,685
Posted By 100954
Stream Access

Learned something interesting reading a recent Montana outdoors magazine. One of the three organizations/individuals attempting to over-turn Montana's Stream Access Law is PERC (Property &...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By 100954
Bear Spray Test

Taking my two grandsons, ages 11 & 9 to Montana in two weeks. We're packing into the Frenchies Meadow area of Slough Creek. Over the July 4th Holiday we were preparing gear, etc. I had a Bear...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By 100954
New Pope

Anyone know or read anything about whether or not the new Pope, being from Argentina, is (or was) a fly fisherman?
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By 100954
Reading Suggestions

Minnesota winters are long and after a life time of it, ice fishing is losing its appeal. So reading is a priority. For years I have subscribed to Northwest Fly Fishing, American Angler, Fly...
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