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RippinLips87  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, January 14, 2015 5:17:47 PM(UTC)
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So, this will be my first year attempt at targeting some spring Chrome in the brule and north shore. I've been doing quite a bit of reading but would still like everyone to post their opinion.

I have an 8' 4" 8wt that i picked up for cheap.

What leader length and size tippet should i be using?
-9ft 2x (~10#)?

What are some flies that are a must to have tied in my arsenal? What sizes?

Any advise, post it!
Fish 'til you swim with them
“Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.” ~Lee Wulff
NBrevitz  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:15:03 PM(UTC)
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RippinLips87 wrote:
So, this will be my first year attempt at targeting some spring Chrome in the brule and north shore. I've been doing quite a bit of reading but would still like everyone to post their opinion.

I have an 8' 4" 8wt that i picked up for cheap.

What leader length and size tippet should i be using?
-9ft 2x (~10#)?

What are some flies that are a must to have tied in my arsenal? What sizes?

Any advise, post it!

Egg flies bro. You can't have too many
"I fish because I love to: Because only in the woods can I find solitude without loneliness."
RippinLips87  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:17:07 PM(UTC)
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i tied some of them up last night
Fish 'til you swim with them
“Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.” ~Lee Wulff
richardkl249  
#4 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:59:35 AM(UTC)
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Joined: 7/23/2010(UTC)
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Location: twin cities

Superior X legs pattern, Black stonefly pattern, Prince Nymphs. Most Steelhead are caught on basic nymph patterns.
RippinLips87  
#5 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:44:34 PM(UTC)
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Location: St Croix County

richardkl249 wrote:
Superior X legs pattern, Black stonefly pattern, Prince Nymphs. Most Steelhead are caught on basic nymph patterns.


Ill be sure to tie some of them up, thanks!
Fish 'til you swim with them
“Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.” ~Lee Wulff
Dullyouth  
#6 Posted : Friday, January 16, 2015 10:09:25 AM(UTC)
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Location: MN & WI

I was taught in MI so im partial to using spawn sacs
trippytrouter  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:26:38 PM(UTC)
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Location: Buffalo mn

Oh the good ole brule. I had an awsome season last fall. Probibly going to do another gathering this spring
That rock has headshakes!
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