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by brntrout
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: SE MN got some shine on the Orvis podcast.
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: SE MN got some shine on the Orvis podcast.

I found Mel's gear and single fly approach interesting/curious. I guess it makes sense coming from the guide to newbie angler perspective, but I'll still take my 9' rod, with 4x, and three flies. Nothing personal as Mel is a decent guy, but his recommendation for fly fishing gear is pretty strange....
by brntrout
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: SE MN got some shine on the Orvis podcast.
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: SE MN got some shine on the Orvis podcast.

It is an interesting interview to say the least. The highlight was his comment about the the Vikings being a better football team than the cheeseheads. The low point was him making it sound like we have 20 inch trout in every little stream which is far from the case. The majority of our smaller stre...
by brntrout
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Mousing
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Mousing

I have fished natural sized deer hair mouse patterns in the past usually after dark up to midnight and caught trout up to 20 inches but action can be very slow and sometimes one can have smaller fish attacking the pattern with no intent of eating it. That can be frustrating because one always expect...
by brntrout
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Trico Season Near
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Trico Season Near

jay92 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:06 am
and we're getting old.
You must not work for the DNR or MNTU you told the truth! ;)
by brntrout
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Trico Season Near
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Trico Season Near

I was afraid that would be the case. I was pretty sure YOU would post a reply as you fish a ton compared to most anglers. You also like to fish a large diversity of different hatches and streams. I hate to bring it up but on certain rivers 20-25 years ago one would have pods of dozens of trout feedi...
by brntrout
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Mousing
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Mousing

Just curious, has anyone done any mousing for trout this year? I've geared up to give it a go, but I haven had an opportunity get out yet. We did lot of it in Northern MN back in late June for large mouth bass and did excellent. We caught good numbers and landed a few in the 4 lbs to almost 5 lb ran...
by brntrout
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Trico Season Near
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Trico Season Near

One of SE MN's most prolific hatches is just around the corner. Even though our Trico species is small in size (22-24) they can provide good to excellent fishing if one fishes the right streams. Streams that typically have Trico's are usually on the warmer side temperature wise. At one time we may h...
by brntrout
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Hopper Season
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Hopper Season

I got another email from a friend yesterday who had been out fishing and did ok on hopper imitations. He also ran into a buddy of his fishing on the same stream and his buddy had done fair on hoppers as well. Even though it's not hot and heavy yet trout are on hoppers!
by brntrout
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream temps
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: Stream temps

If you want the beginners to never want to fish again, take them to Gribben. Late July, in general, isn't the best time to take beginners out. The first year I fly-fished I'm pretty sure I didn't catch a trout from mid June-Sept. Fish early, seek shade. On the flip side, it's a great time to take t...
by brntrout
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream temps
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: Stream temps

I'm glad you and the commies had a good outing! :lol: :lol: :lol: