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William Schlafer  
#441 Posted : Monday, April 15, 2019 11:13:36 PM(UTC)
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That's a nice Brown!

Perfect time of year to fish unclassed water. The big boys are prowling looking for a bigger meal.


-Bill
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big_river_bum  
#442 Posted : Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:03:35 AM(UTC)
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took the pup out yesterday and ran him hard before fishing. I throw a stick for him to swim after and as soon as he's back with that I throw a tennis ball. then we did a mile hike in and he still hit the stream like a bat out of hell. although he did look back at me to ask permission to go in. found a new problem with him as a trout dog. he was seeing splashy rises and had to go in swimming and investigate them up close. saw cranefly and caddis along the stream
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left the dog home today and got on stream around 11. fished til around 2 with the same fly. never lost it and was still picking a fish or two out of each run with it when it looked like this

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could've been an epic day if the clouds showed up earlier(like they were supposed to)

switched streams in the afternoon. fish wanted grey caddis patterns

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William Schlafer  
#443 Posted : Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:34:20 PM(UTC)
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Beat up flies always fish well. Disabled bugs must taste better to Trout. I fished a Cranefly pattern a couple years ago until there was nothing left but the hook, some chewed up foam, and a bit of deer hair left.

When Trout are really feeding, they aren't picky.

BTW; good looking pup.


-Bill
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Mark Dahlquist  
#444 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:27:17 AM(UTC)
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4-23-19 (5).jpg (1,010kb) downloaded 30 time(s). 4-23-19 (4).jpg (1,072kb) downloaded 23 time(s).

Last light gets the best fish of the night.

Oh remind me what is the easiest place to upload free photos for IMG code these days? Fuck the photobucket.

Edited by user Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:28:05 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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NBrevitz  
#445 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:21:01 AM(UTC)
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Imgur is pretty easy to use.
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William Schlafer  
#446 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:30:41 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mark Dahlquist Go to Quoted Post


Oh remind me what is the easiest place to upload free photos for IMG code these days? Fuck the photobucket.


I've been using PostImage for awhile now . It's gets the job done, is straight forward to use, and they don't hammer me with email or upgrade requests.

PhotoBucket committed suicide with their business model by hijacking images that were posted originally for free. I can't imagine anyone sticking with them when there are better and lower cost options out there. Many links from older DTA posts are busted because of their tomfoolery.


-Bill

Edited by user Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:32:41 PM(UTC)  | Reason: damned typos!

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William Schlafer  
#447 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:33:32 PM(UTC)
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trout #3 on a fly rod

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Good looking kid, and a nice Trout. That one has shoulders.


-Bill
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Gurth  
#448 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:36:52 PM(UTC)
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Nice fish Mark - I never really catch anything at dusk and they seem to shut off at exactly the same lackof light point.

Nice dog BRB - I take both of mine to the stream but only when I don't really care about catching much. Both always want to scout ahead and check out the spots up close before I can get to them.
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Mark Dahlquist  
#449 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:20:14 PM(UTC)
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I will try Post Image. Good to catch the first big of the year. Really got my adrenaline pumping. It's amazing how catching a big trout really improves my mood. I put in a lot of time prematurely before things warmed up. I seem to do that every year. Finally the water is warm. Last night was high and fast but clear and I thought of fishing my way downstream however fishing west to east on this stream puts my shadow on the water. So I fished my way upstream with a spinner and had to crank in like mad. I found a LOT of small fish plus a couple 15-16" fish too. So things are on the up and up. The mosquitoes were even out last night!

Yes first light or last light is always best for me. Right now 7:30 - 8:30 is the best time to switch IMO. Once things warm up and green up THEN switch to mornigs. For now the late afternoons and evenings I think is when it is warmest including the water?
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Gurth  
#450 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:47:45 PM(UTC)
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It's amazing how catching a big trout really improves my mood.



When things aren't going particularly well (no fish.. few fish... only small fish...), I often tell myself... "One fish can change this outing." - keeps the morale up until the bitter end.

And sometimes one does although doesn't have to be a big - could be an interesting fish in some other way.

Bigs always work though. Smile

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