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by trouts
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Lead
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Lead

I have been lead free on my fishing equipment for a while now. Once I started using tungsten beads/coneheads I never went back to lead wraps to seat the bead. Lead free works just fine and it's an easy step in the right direction imo. I don't fish weighted flies very often, so that also made it easi...
by trouts
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Holiday Season
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Holiday Season

Merry Christmas and hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year.
by trouts
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Fishing?
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Fishing?

I most likely won't fish again until after the first of the new year. Don't like all the crowds from the limited options and want to let the fish spawn without being bothered. I'm tying and organizing/cleaning gear until more options open up. Will do some grouse hunting after the deer gun season ends.
by trouts
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Season’s End Report
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Season’s End Report

It was a very weird year for me. The hatches were all messed up and a few streams I enjoy were pounded by the spring floods. Probably the smallest average size trout I've ever had in a season across all streams I fished. I hope this isn't a new trend with climate change, but have a bad feeling this ...
by trouts
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Glass rods
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Glass rods

Tom,

We definitely need to get together and fish/cast some rods next spring. Dusty is a stand up guy and makes some nice rods. Glad things worked out in the end.
by trouts
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Glass rods
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Glass rods

I fish the following glass rods: Scott F2 723/4 3wt Hardy Perfectionist 7 1/2' 4wt Alchemy Dharma 7' 5" 4/5wt para Livingston Western Glass 8' 9" 5wt Berkley Parametric 6' 3" 6wt para Berkley Buccaneer 5pc 7 1/2' 6wt. This is the older model with the light tabacco colored blank. Not the red painted ...
by trouts
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: 5 driftless rods?
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: 5 driftless rods?

This is quite the loaded question. Kinda like asking someone what car they prefer. Really depends on your own personal preferences and what your trying to accomplish. I tend to fish shorter rods than most, but have a couple 11' nymphing rods. Really depends on my mood and stream I'm fishing on what ...
by trouts
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: What type of Flyfisherman are you??
Replies: 14
Views: 1493

Re: What type of Flyfisherman are you??

I also don't think I have ever fit any of these catagories, but this was a fun read. I have always been a "match the hatch" kind of person because I find it interesting to see what they are keying in on eating. I've enjoyed learning about the different insects and the variations they can have from s...
by trouts
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Tricos:. Anyone seeing many yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Tricos:. Anyone seeing many yet?

Just curious if anyone is seeing many tricos yet? They have been sporatic up here so far, but haven't been to SE MN in almost a month. Hoping to head that way later this week.
by trouts
Mon May 06, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Any hatch updates?
Replies: 23
Views: 3879

Re: Any hatch updates?

I saw at least two species on Sat. Most were grey caddis, but did see several of the larger tan winged.