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 Post subject: Re: Fishing
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:57 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:53 am 
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Can't say just why, but I love the top picture, Ben: it really seems to capture the fun and comeraderie of a float trip. Gorgeous color on the 'bow in photo #2.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:25 pm 
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I might go on a float trip for pike in a couple weeks. Never done an organized float. A couple of semi-organized ones, yeah.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:26 am 
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Brookies!

Is there anything more fun than outwitting these beautiful, skittish creatures? In a dinky little stream?

This guy was a monster for this brook — 10 inches and a bit by my rod handle measuring method. Jumped right out of the water as the Madame X was fluttering down. Must have been hungry.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7E_uVsy ... e=youtu.be


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:56 pm 
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....closed this past Sunday. Time for a break, it was a fantastic year.

Thanks for the short video Patrick- looks like fun.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:07 pm 
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I have lots of fall and winter fishing in reasonable driving range:

Housatonic River, 15-30 minutes drive — year-round in Trout Management Areas
Farmington River, 40 minutes — year-round tailwater, 21 miles' worth
Wachocastinook Brook (featured in short video above), five minutes — year-round until it freezes over
Westfield and Deerfield Rivers in Mass., couple of hours — year-round
Esopus Creek, N.Y., 75 minutes — extended season through end of November.
Swift River, Mass., two hours — tailwater out of Quabbin reservoir
And of course the salmon-steelhead runs in and around Pulaski, N.Y., four hours away. I have a cousin lives ni the vicinity, and my idea is to combine a fishing trip with a pilgrimage to O'Connell's

So until there are actual chunks of ice floating by I will persevere.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Sounds like some good options. We have winter trout season here Jan 1.

I have fished the spate rivers of Superior's north shore with actual chunks of ice floating by. We caught a few steelies, but it was pretty miserable.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:24 pm 
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At the bottom of this page is a link to a massive study of brook trout in the U.S. — where they are and aren't, and in what state.

http://easternbrooktrout.org/ebtjv-repo ... reats/view


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:49 pm 
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A few from recent trip.
Weather in Chilean Patagonia- hostile.

On the road
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Cerro Castillo- the "castle mountain"
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First fish on a new 5wt from my brother- sight cast with a 14 elk hair caddis.
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The valley of the moon, which contains the Niregauo river and, further downstream, the famous "Saltamontes" lodge. We hiked in. Saltamontes means grasshopper...
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Which is basically what you use there.
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Wow, just wow!


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Waaaaaaaaay cool.

I need a trip.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:10 pm 
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It was a good time for sure, and we know how variable the weather is- so no surprises there.
Two big things
1) nothing broke (well, the trailer hitch almost did, but didn't)
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2) No one got hurt (except a relatively minor fall wading)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:51 am 
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Ugh. This is the worst stretch of winter — when relief is in sight, but oh so far away...

Basketball. Hockey. Pfui!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:48 pm 
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We received The Fly Shop's 2013 catalog and travel digest, which had this blurb about the Niregauo:

"There are no other lodges in the valley of the moon, and if competing lodges or the few independent anglers... were interested, they'd have to drive for hours.... even then.... restricted and all but impossible to reach."

It was worth it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Opening day in WI for early season barbless, catch & release, flies only
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