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    Walk up to the South Platte River out of Deckers,Colorado, cast an egg pattern, 2 Bit Hooker, and Midge pattern into a small run and hook one of the biggest trout i have ever caught. The sound from the door of my Subaru hadnt stopped echoing off the rock walls and i got a hog fighting me. Crazy.

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    Originally posted by flyfishintrojan View Post
    Walk up to the South Platte River out of Deckers,Colorado, cast an egg pattern, 2 Bit Hooker, and Midge pattern into a small run and hook one of the biggest trout i have ever caught. The sound from the door of my Subaru hadnt stopped echoing off the rock walls and i got a hog fighting me. Crazy.
    Awesome! Isn't there about 4' of snow on the banks right now?

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    • GaryB
      GaryB commented
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      That's great. We had record snow this year. I went up to the Fall river and fished next to the hatchery on Monday. I watched a guy wade into the water and I wondered how the hell he was going to get out. He had to call his buddy over and the two of them spent a good 15 minutes cutting foot holds to help him out. He did catch a couple of nice fish while wading, so I guess it all equals out.

      How long was your trout?

      I just bought a 2/3 setup with #3 double taper line. Can't wait to see how big a trout I can handle. The local stream produces up to about 20''

    • flyfishintrojan
      flyfishintrojan commented
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      My buddy estimated it at 21 inches. The run it was in was tiny. It was liking catching a blue whale inside the Redondo Beach Harbor.

    • GaryB
      GaryB commented
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      Nice job! Good size trout.

  • #3
    Crazy fishing day meaning the crazies are fishing?

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  • #4
    Lots of snow in the Sierra Nevadas

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    • #5
      Can't wait to hit June Lake when the season opens.

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      • IETrojanFan
        IETrojanFan commented
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        Speaking my language! We usually hit Gull lake in early June, as I don't get out of school until then. Gull is the only lake on the loop with a campground on the lake. Best spot on God's green earth.

      • holt7153
        holt7153 commented
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        Yeah, lots of great things to see and do around the loop. Too bad it's seems to be getting more crowded.

    • #6
      Thanks Fly. I was sittng here listening to the rain on my roof and watching TV coverage of miserable golfers slogging through the wind and rain at Riviera, then I read your post and I'm fighting a lunker trout on a river in Colorado. Imagination is a wonderful thing.

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      • #7
        Fly, have you ever salt water fly fished? I want to try it out here in Alamitos Bay, but do not know much about fly fishing. Looks like good therapy for the stresses of life.

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        • listen2menow&hearmelater
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          There is a pretty decent fly fishing club right there in long beach. Think it's called the Long Beach Casting Club.

        • sctrojan2006
          sctrojan2006 commented
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          Thanks, I will check them out. ✌️

      • #8
        Yep. Boca Paila in Mexico, Rancho Leonara , bc, Campeche in Mexico, Playa Blanca in Mexico, Belize, Los Roques in Venezuela; Acklins, Freeport, Abaco, in the Bahamas.

        Going to Christmas Island in March. I have also caught bonefish on Oahu.

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        • flyfishintrojan
          flyfishintrojan commented
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          there is a spot open for anyone on my xmas island trip. Who wants to learn to saltwater fish for bones and trevally?

        • sctrojan2006
          sctrojan2006 commented
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          I may be interested in that, Fly. PM me the details

        • sctrojan2006
          sctrojan2006 commented
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          GB and Fly, thanks for the links

      • #9
        I want to know more about the 2 bit hooker.

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        • uscvball
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          Pretty sure her name was Midge. At least she knew how to swim.

      • #10
        You guys ever build your own poles? I did it for about 15-20 years back in the 70s and up. Built a couple of ultra, ultra lights, with one lb test. Hook a fingerling and it was like Jaws on the other end. First catch on a pole you build yourself is really something special.
        Sad that I haven't fished in about 15 years. Jealous of you guys.

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        • listen2menow&hearmelater
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          My high school friend who introduced me to fly fishing builds poles as a hobby/side business. Actually has developed quite a following and is now able to charge up to $1,200 per pole. Crazy. He made my son's Christmas by bringing him down a new custom pole.

        • GaryB
          GaryB commented
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          I'm still trying to catch my first fish on the flies that I tie. It's amazing what these artisans can accomplish. Fly's 2 bit hook is a thing of beauty.

      • #11
        2 bit hooker



        Invented and tied by a casual buddy, Charlie Craven

        One spot open for xmas Island

        Garyb, money or your mouth.

        Giant trevally of xmas island



        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gDgPczyl98

        Xmas island bonefish

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        • GaryB
          GaryB commented
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          I always think of John D McDonald whenever I read about bonefish. Travis McGee, resident of Bahia Mar, and the slayer of Bonefish. It must be an incredible experience to hook into one.

      • #12
        Watch this, giant trevally doing what they do

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4mA6WsFJQE

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        • flyfishintrojan
          flyfishintrojan commented
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          If you hook a giant trevally on a flyrod, be prepared to lose your rig. They are beasts and will rip off 250 yards of line in a blink. However you can now die a happy death!

      • #13
        I don't have the patience to fish. Tried it but no matter where I was at I always felt like I had to be somewhere else doing something different. God bless the fishermen with their hearty souls : )

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        • listen2menow&hearmelater
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          That's why you should fly fish. It's not like drowning worms in a lake. It's active and strategic.Don't have enough bandwidth to think of anything else, if you;'re doing it right.

      • #14
        I've never gone flyfishing, but I've always thought it looks awesome! I would love to hit the Owen's River... but then, I'm also essentially lazy and love to sit on the pontoon up at Gull and dip several lines and wait in anticipation.

        As a teacher, my new T-shirt reads: Education is good. Fishing is gooder.

        Fly, what kind of trout was it? 21" would be in the 3 lb. range, no? Nice snag!!!

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        • flyfishintrojan
          flyfishintrojan commented
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          3 lbs is about right. Fishing has been spotty for the past couple years. Fishing pressures are high due to the Colorado population boom. I ended up catching 7 fish that day, all between 16-21 inches, in 3 hours.

          This is usually ski season but the snow sucks.
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