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  • in reply to: Trailblazers Hat #124380
    Trout206
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    As long as it is a Trucker! I’ll bite

    in reply to: Amazon Smile ID #116689
    Trout206
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    Thanks Art–

    I was befuddled until I followed your advice. Too bad it is not easier find. I know there are more troutophiles whom would support us if they knew about it!

    in reply to: Visitor Trips + Montana Streams/Lakes #116687
    Trout206
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    I am a visitor and still patiently waiting for an invite like you, so I cannot help with a stocking trip.

    I can however recommend the Bitterroot River south of Missoula. You can drive the highway and stop anywhere and catch fish off the bank. If you haven’t fished Rock Creek before, you will love it and likely not want to leave. It is a small river in a canyon with very large fish. Stop by the Trout Bums Fly shop and they will set you up on flies although it has the typical caddis/terrestrial/Stonefly hatches of most “western” rivers.

    Good luck!

    David Elenbaas

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by Trout206.
    in reply to: Lakes in need of survey? #116631
    Trout206
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    Although I have an extensive list of personal lake goals for the summer, as a visitor, it would be nice to obtain surveys where data is needed. This is one way I can feel I am contributing something important to the group. Is there any way I can be sent a list of survey needs? So far the only destinations I have noted where there are data needs are Lonesome and Forest lakes (thank you Rex–never seen a tiger) and Ashland (if I catch a brookie should I kill it?). Not sure about Lime Ridge area this early in the season…

    I am heading over hwy 2 to Lake Wenatchee area next week and am planning on doing some hiking/fishing/exploring/surveying. Thinking about trying to hit Susan Jane, Josephine, and Grace all in one glorious day. Another idea is to see if Merrit and/or Lost lake have any open water. Any suggestions from the group would be welcome. It sure is tricky planning when you don’t know if the lake is iced or not!

    Thank you and Happy Fathers day to all you Dads!,

    david

    in reply to: Visitor in need #116585
    Trout206
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    Definitely more of a seal bugger than an olive Willy, but if they had a baby….

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    in reply to: Visitor in need #116566
    Trout206
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    Thank you for the tips and encouragement Tony–I am feeling great now that we can go fishing and the snow is a melting! I don’t have any guinea or dyed pheasant rump so haven’t been able to tie a true Olive Willy yet. I do have some Olive brown CDC though and a few twists behind the bead look fantastic. After tying a few seal buggers, I somehow morphed the two patterns into one with an olive ice dub body, CDC hackle and the classic red bead. It has worked well this last week on the local lowland lake–can’t wait to try it in the Alpine.

    in reply to: Visitor in need #116544
    Trout206
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    Here is the flying ant pattern I have tinkered with.

    Size 8 – 12 hook
    Black foam body
    Claret dubbing legs
    Crystal flash underwing
    Antron white overwing
    Rubber legs
    Peacock herl abdomen

    See the attached pic!

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