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by jrs
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Fishing?
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Fishing?

I was out Friday. Streams really seem like they've cooled off early this year. The stream I fished Friday was 39 degrees. Fish were holding in winter-like lies -- deeper, slower water. Fishing nymphs deep and detecting subtle strikes was key. I also fished a small trib stream which was 45 degrees an...
by jrs
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Skinny season
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Skinny season

I've fished a couple times since the 15th. Streams are in good shape, although a bit high for this time of year. Baetis hatches have been pretty sparse which I imagine is related to the cold air and water temps. I've caught plenty of fish, but mostly deep nymphing with tungsten beadhead and / or add...
by jrs
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: 10/2 and 10/4 fishing report
Replies: 0
Views: 215

10/2 and 10/4 fishing report

Fished today and Wednesday with jay92. We had to do some searching and driving to find fishable water, but we'd ended up with very good fishing both days. On Wednesday, we fished hoppers with droppers in a lightly stained stream. We caught some fish on 1" foam hoppers and many more on various droppe...
by jrs
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Stream Conditions

I was out this morning (Friday). I first stopped at a popular stream south of I-90. It was pretty stained, but I decided to streamer fish anyway. Fished rather quickly through a short stream reach, hooked up with a nice ~16" fish and moved a few more fish. But, fish didn't really seem to be on the s...
by jrs
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions 9-19-19
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Stream Conditions 9-19-19

brntrout wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:25 am
I meant tight lines, I'm not sure how I managed to come up with tight tights? :lol: Oh well, S--t happens!
Would have saved me some embarrassment if I knew to our meant tight lines ;-)
by jrs
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: 5 driftless rods?
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: 5 driftless rods?

In the past, I got by with a single stream trout rod and I'm sure I could do so again. But there are a lot of quality rods available these days and in a wide variety of weights, lengths, and styles. And it is fun to fish different rods for different stream and fishing conditions. If you take your ti...
by jrs
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions 9-19-19
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Stream Conditions 9-19-19

I successfully dodged poor stream conditions a couple times this week. Had great stream conditions (maybe even a little too clear) and fishing on Monday and Wednesday on a small stream south of I-90. It was hot and humid both days and there were very few baetis in evidence, but late summer style fis...
by jrs
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 8'6" or 9' 3 wt
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: WTB 8'6" or 9' 3 wt

My 9' 3 wt Redington Hydrogen arrived and I've had a chance to fish it twice. It's very light weight (2.3 oz) for a 9' rod which apparently was part of the design goals. Single foot guides, a skeleton reel seat (no wood filler), and basic matte wraps and finish all keep the weight down. The action i...
by jrs
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Hopper action
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Hopper action

Was on a different stream today. Fished a small, about 3/4", tan foam hopper with a small bead head nymph dropped behind it. In the morning, we caught almost all fish on the nymph. Fished the same flies in the afternoon, but on a different stream reach that was more grass lined and fish were all ove...
by jrs
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Hopper action
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Hopper action

Saw lots of hoppers along a few grassy banks today. I had trouble catching them hopper, but my buddy caught one and it was about 3/4".