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A day on the Current with my son

Posted 04-30-2017 at 03:08 PM by spm (Stephen Mattox)

My son and I haven't been able to spend time alone together for a while, so we decided to meet on the Current River, at Montauk State Park in the Missouri Ozarks for a couple days fishing. We fished below the park in the morning and then in the park in the afternoon. Caught and released several nice rainbows for the day. And since someone was with me to take pictures ...

I love autumn in the Ozarks.
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Wyoming/Colorado 2015

Posted 04-30-2017 at 02:56 PM by spm (Stephen Mattox)

Have been back a little more than a week, so I thought it was about time I posted from my trip to Wyoming and Colorado with my friend John from Kansas City.

Our plan was to drive from KC to Laramie and then fish our way to Riverside/Encampment, WY. From there, on to Walden, CO. I won't bore you with all the scenery pics along the way and try to concentrate on where we actually fished and caught fish. Fishing was not great. After leaving the alpine lakes, it was hot; almost 90...
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Yes, it was my own fault, but Orvis saved the day

Posted 04-30-2017 at 02:50 PM by spm (Stephen Mattox)

Last week while fishing, I got snagged in a tree on the opposite bank. I grabbed my rod at the ferule to try to pull it free. Yes, I know; don't do that. In fact, while I was reaching for it, my left brain was saying "Don't do that". But my right brain was saying "Just a slight tug ...". So I gave it just a slight tug and, SNAP! Damn that right brain. It was an Orvis Clearwater from the 90s, so I called Orvis and they said it was covered under their 25 year warranty and...
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Guide suggestion for ERMNP

Posted 04-27-2017 at 06:11 PM by iowa driftless

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Thanks, zjory. I am under the impression that Indian Peaks is more rugged and difficult to do day hikes. Is that true? I like "Less crowded", especially given the dates we are going.

I just ordered Steve's book on the Indian Peaks.

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steve
In my experience that isn't necessarily the case. It is higher elevation on average so they lakes will ice out later than rmnp will. The eldora area and brainerd lakes area are what I have...
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Hooking Salmon, soon to be tested again.

Posted 04-22-2017 at 04:39 PM by Ard

I saw the post from Scottish Salmon Fishing Surgery and began to write my own take on hooks and lost fish. Within a short while I realized my comments amounted to a thread hijack and were out of place on someone else's thread so I 'Cut & Pasted' to here and then went on at length. Maybe it can be helpful to others, I should say that I do the same thing with trout and steelhead as the salmon.

I feel compelled to add this thought for you before you would go on to read what I am...
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