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    It practically runs by my door so I set up a rod the night before and wandered over the road for a few casts in the morning.
    I was only out 2 hours but boy was it good. Lots of carp/dace type fish chasing my dry stim. I only managed 1 of the dozen slurps at it. Curse my feeble reactions.
    Moved out to the streamier water and for a rubber legged nymph. A couple of small rainbows and solid chunky 19" cutbow ( I think).

    A rather good morning I think and the nice thing is that i don't even have to rig down my rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeolite View Post
    It practically runs by my door so I set up a rod the night before and wandered over the road for a few casts in the morning.
    A rather good morning I think and the nice thing is that i don't even have to rig down my rod.
    You are definitely living the life! Congrats!
    Larry


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    Any chance you'd be willing to divulge roughly where in town you fished? I've been doing some exploring of the river through the middle of town and was wondering if it's even worth fishing. It doesn't look to me like there's much trout holding water. I could definitely be wrong though.

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    I just returned from 4 days on the n platte from gray reef down to sechrist.

    UN-Believable fishing and man is there some toads in that water.

    We put well over 60 fish in the boat everyday and on one day many fish in the 18-25.5" range.

    Lot's of private water but a good amount of public as well. I would float it in my float tube if I was there regularly.

    Really a great fishery. !!!

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    Hitting the miracle mile this weekend, I hope it is jumping!

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    Scoobysteve

    The North Platte has fish everywhere! Now that the water level has reduced you can see some features. Look for slacker water after streams or shallow runs. I have found a drifted nymph raised slightly in those area will get a take.

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    The miracle mile was fishing well this weekend. The first half of saturday I spent casting Spey rods and learning all the casts with a group from St Petes fly shop in ft collins, so no fish were caught during that period. Around 4 or 5 a blanket swarm Of baetis was coming off the water, my waders were covered in them. Caught two rainbows over twenty inches and lost another pig. on sunday I didn't get into any big boys but was catching smaller rainbows on midges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slicedog View Post
    The miracle mile was fishing well this weekend. The first half of saturday I spent casting Spey rods and learning all the casts with a group from St Petes fly shop in ft collins, so no fish were caught during that period. Around 4 or 5 a blanket swarm Of baetis was coming off the water, my waders were covered in them. Caught two rainbows over twenty inches and lost another pig. on sunday I didn't get into any big boys but was catching smaller rainbows on midges.
    Congrats on the great fishing, there's nothing like being on the water with a good hatch coming off! Wish I could have attended the Spey rod demos.

    Larry
    Larry


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    If you ever do attend Larry, bring ibuprofen and ice, man that is a lot of work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slicedog View Post
    If you ever do attend Larry, bring ibuprofen and ice, man that is a lot of work!
    Hey Slicedog, I was up there too and couldn't agree more. I had a great time, and am looking forward to using the new-found skill set. The guys at St. Pete's really are a great bunch!

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