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Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by potzer25, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. potzer25

    potzer25 The most eubillicant poster.

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    The $30 rod worked well enough to get me interested after catching a couple white fish in idaho. I think I'll pick up a 3 or 4 wt Clearwater to take backpacking and hit some streams in the sierras.
     



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    ok, fuck it. I ordered a 9ft 5wt clearwater to start with.
     
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    Sweet! Now, a thousand bucks in flies and you'll be ready for anything.
     
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    Ain't that the truth. Every time I go to Montana the fly shop says they are biting on something I don't have. Going to tie a couple dozen Skwalas before next year.

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    There are hatch charts for all regions that will help narrow the choices down.

    Here in Southern New England, we're coming into the September blue wing olive hatch and it's one of my favorite of the year. The olives are their favorite and yet, there's not so many of them on the water.
     
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    potzer25 The most eubillicant poster.

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    Already studying...
    Hatches-Western Sierra

    My next problem is identying flies. I get a box and then can't tell them apart! Obvious ones are obvious but there ar soooo many...
     
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    Blue wing olives are a staple in the Missouri River in Montana. Skwalas are more for the Clark and the Bitterroot in late March-mid-April. Fish a lot of Copper Johns and zebra midges too.
     
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    When are you going? Just for kicks, pick up an inexpensive fly tieing kit. You'll be tieing pheasant tails 1st day.
     
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    Argh. No. I can't start tying them too!

    I don't think we can go backpacking again until end of this month. Weekends are booked with other events.e
     
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    ooooh...this rod is nice. if this is what 10x more gets you I can't imagine how a $900 is like...now I need to get to the mountains...