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    Hi everybody!

    First of all, sorry for my POOR English!

    My nameŽs Alex, I am from Brazil. I flyfish since 2005 and I have created and run a flyfishing site/forum here in Brazil in order to promote flyfishing down here.

    Probably IŽll be retired by next year, around Sep or Oct/2011.
    I intend to give myself a gift! That would be a trip to to the USA for some troutfishing and to know some fly shop as well...

    As I am going alone and probably will drive to the river by myself, I would like to ask you for suggestions, considering that I prefer to fish close to a main city (for ex: Reno, Billings...). I mean, IŽd like to fly from a hub city, such as Atlanta, Dallas, LA to a smaller city and to flyfishing near of this city... maybe a one-hour-d rive trip from the city. ThatŽs why I have been thinking about Reno area, where I can purchase my tackle at CabelaŽs and at other smaller shops and TROUTfish around...

    BUT I AM OPEN for suggestions! LOL.


    Thanks for your attention!


    Alex_brazil
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    Hi Alex,

    Welcome to the forum. Of the many places to fish in the US I would not have chosen Reno. They do have some fishing but not in the abundance you might find in Montana or Wyoming. Maybe some of our Western States fly fishers will stop by and make some suggestions.

    Frank

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    Alex,

    How long do you plan on being in the U.S.? There are lots of places in the U.S. for trout fishing and knowing how long you can stay may help set up a memorable trip. For example, September and October are great cutthroat trout fishing here in Idaho and Montana and in other parts of the mountain west.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
    Hi Alex,

    Welcome to the forum. Of the many places to fish in the US I would not have chosen Reno. They do have some fishing but not in the abundance you might find in Montana or Wyoming. Maybe some of our Western States fly fishers will stop by and make some suggestions.

    Frank
    Hi, Frank!

    Montana is one of my options, indeed.
    Have not considered Wyoming so far.

    Have trout near the city IŽll stay is a MUST!
    As I think IŽll have to fish alone, I donŽt intend to explore places far from the
    city IŽll stay in...


    Thanks!

    Alex


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    Quote Originally Posted by idaho fisherman View Post
    Alex,

    How long do you plan on being in the U.S.? There are lots of places in the U.S. for trout fishing and knowing how long you can stay may help set up a memorable trip. For example, September and October are great cutthroat trout fishing here in Idaho and Montana and in other parts of the mountain west.

    Bob


    Bob, I HOPE IŽll be retired ! IŽll have plenty of time, but not too much money! LOL

    Well, I wonŽt be able to spend much money, as long as IŽll have to pay the tickets (around 2,000USD), hotel and also to rent a car...
    I plan to stay around 10 days... it means I wonŽt be able to fish in many places... maybe just be based on one city and fish the vicinity.



    Alex

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    Welcome to the forum! I am envious about your trip and your retirement!!

    I would choose Bozeman, MT because it is a big enough city that you will not have a problem finding lodging, food, rental car and it has three or four great rivers within a very close distance.

    However, Idaho, Colorado, and Wyoming are all great places to visit and fish. World class fishing and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world as well as some of the nicest people you will meet. Very welcoming to visitors from other countries.

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    Alex,

    My first thought about a one city fishing vacation was also Bozeman, Montana. gjcordray said it very well. I would just add that Bozeman is a well known fishing vacation area here in the States because of the many world class trout rivers in the immediate area. There are a number of fly shops where you can buy any equipment you may need and numerous guide services available.

    I'm also retired and understand the part about "not too much money". You may want to contact a local fly fishing club in the Bozeman area. I'm sure they would welcome a visitor from Brazil and be willing to provide you with a lot of "local" information about fishing spots and flies. They may also be able to help you with reasonably priced places to stay and even offer to "take you fishing".

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
    Hi Alex,

    Welcome to the forum. Of the many places to fish in the US I would not have chosen Reno. They do have some fishing but not in the abundance you might find in Montana or Wyoming. Maybe some of our Western States fly fishers will stop by and make some suggestions.

    Frank
    Hi Frank!

    Yeah, I have been emailed about some other options, such as MT, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado...

    I know these states are fantastic options. I am considering these places too. If I decide for another, with less trout, IŽll let these for a future triakinp. Maybe with some other friend along... in this condition, I think it will be better to explore some of these large states (could take longer trips... and it would be even safer being not alone).

    Alex


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    Quote Originally Posted by idaho fisherman View Post
    Alex,

    How long do you plan on being in the U.S.? There are lots of places in the U.S. for trout fishing and knowing how long you can stay may help set up a memorable trip. For example, September and October are great cutthroat trout fishing here in Idaho and Montana and in other parts of the mountain west.

    Bob
    I could stay 10-15 days. It depends on my waste of money for pay hotels and car rentals... If I have to pay for guide service for some days of fishing(300 dollars/day at the minimum) I couldnŽt stay longer than 10 days...

    alex


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    Quote Originally Posted by gjcordray View Post
    Welcome to the forum! I am envious about your trip and your retirement!!

    I would choose Bozeman, MT because it is a big enough city that you will not have a problem finding lodging, food, rental car and it has three or four great rivers within a very close distance.

    However, Idaho, Colorado, and Wyoming are all great places to visit and fish. World class fishing and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world as well as some of the nicest people you will meet. Very welcoming to visitors from other countries.
    It really seems that MT, ID, CO and Wy are the best places among all the other options. IŽll go there someday... if not during my 1st trip, maybe during the second.

    Could you say which are the best months for flyfishing these states? Before September?

    Alex

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    Hey, guys... i have a friend who wanna go along with me for some flyfishing in the USA...

    We intend to go in the end of July.2011... flyfishing from July 28th till August.4th...

    How is flyfishing this period in Montana, Idaho or Wyoming?

    Too crowded????

    What do you say?


    thanks!
    Alex

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    I'd recommend looking into Missoula, Montana for that time of year. It's a university town with a little over 100,000 people, plus within a half hour or less you can be fishing some of the highest quality trout streams in the United States. Cutthroat, brown, rainbow, brook trout and a few other warm and coldwater species are all present and easily accessible in a very close geographic area.


    You may also want to look into the front range of Colorado (Fort Collins/Denver), northern California (Redding), Idaho Falls and Boise in Idaho, as well as Oregon.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: where to go? suggestions, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_brazil View Post
    Hey, guys... i have a friend who wanna go along with me for some flyfishing in the USA...

    We intend to go in the end of July.2011... flyfishing from July 28th till August.4th...

    How is flyfishing this period in Montana, Idaho or Wyoming?

    Too crowded????

    What do you say?


    thanks!
    Alex
    Alex: Spring run off normally finishes the first part of July, so coming to the Rockies in the later part of July to early Aug will be prime fishing.

    Larry
    Larry


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