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  1. Wish I would have browsed earlier. I live in glenwood springs CO and fish the Green which is 3 hours away maybe 4 times a year. I would have suggested one of the easiest ways to fly fish which is deadly this time of year. One fly setup. A size 10-14 fat albert. walk the banks make good casts and you will tear it up! Hope you had fun and if you go again this time of year try this method..
  2. Just scrolling through this post I have read that fishing is not all that great here in Colorado. Funny, I grew up in MN fishing my tail off for 18 years. I have been in Colorado for 18 now and you would have to shoot me and drag me back to MN. The fishing here is in my opinion awesome and I enjoy it much more. I love banging big lakers through the the ice flyfishing for giant browns and rainbows and am 100 yards from catching large mouth left and right with my flyrod. Go to colorado fishermen.com and you will get a much better understanding of the scene here. I love it here but am also glad t
  3. how about Scott linehan. He certainly can do just as good as Tice and my guess even better..
  4. ooops sorry Lost. Good luck in the contest! [This message has been edited by smellzalilfishee (edited 05-10-2004).]
  5. Lost, I think it is time to find a new spot if that is the case. Carp are all over in just about all waters so explore and find yourself a new spot. A lot of my enjoyment in fishing is being away from people.
  6. jpz, what is it you are doing now?? Also, are you fly fishing??
  7. A quote from the late Lee Wulff " Game fish are to valuable to only be caught once"
  8. Are you going to sell this book?? I agree with you though. On some rivers there are biggest fish contest on opener. How sad!! I have seen huge trout dragged out all so a guy could win a case of Old Milwakee or something. I can't even stand to watch anymore so I never fish opener. [This message has been edited by smellzalilfishee (edited 04-12-2004).]
  9. Yes, trout feed at night.
  10. smellzalilfishee

    trout regs.

    Thanx Renneberg, I like the purposed changes. You brought up a good point that it only affects some 137 miles of water out of 680 or something so everybody should be able to find a place they enjoy. At least it is worth the study to find out the affects.
  11. smellzalilfishee

    trout regs.

    what are the new regs??
  12. Good call on buying from Cabelas jpz. They back anything they sell and if you have any issues they will return them with no questions. I think the pair you bought will work out nicely.
  13. jpz, I think you will find that the breathable waders you bought will be your favorite yet. As for durability, you need to take care of them like anything else. They are however much easier to patch than neoprene because what holes you may get are much easier to find. The quality of the wader makes a big difference in these waders to. A less expensive pair may use a thinner piece of material or of lesser quality and may not double up areas of key point like knees and backend. I like a pair with built in gravel guards as well, then there are no worries of losing them. The "you get what you pay
  14. Yes Renneberg, I agree that is a great setup, escpecially in the later months of the season. I think the adding of the boots is key for utmost comfortability. The attached rubber boots to waders are to me so uncomfortable. They tend to rub and cause blisters and if you like to hike they are not the way to go.
  15. Just my two cents on the wader thing.. I would stay away from neoprene waders at all cost unless all you do is fish when its 10 degrees or lower, same thing with rubber. The neoprene waders will feel clammy and do not breathe at all so if your fishing when it is 50 degrees or more you might as well go without because you feel as wet by days end. The rubber wader, well my personal expierence has told me there is nothing more uncomfortable then these. More so in the boot then anywhere else. I like hippers if comfortable but then you need to think about where you sit so as not to mud up your back
  16. Muskie, your not dumb for asking a question, only dumb thing would be if you did'nt. The kamloop is a strain of rainbow originating from British Columbia. They tend to have a faster growth rate than the native strain. Males are more colorful with red gill plates and the females tend to be more silverish. It really isnt a cross between anything.
  17. I was hoping someone could direct me to a list of all the early season streams in MN. I cannot seem to find this info. I emailed the DNR and their reply led me nowhere. Thankyou in advance for any help. I know Trout Run did not have an early season last year, is it included this year??
  18. Well if that's the way it's gonna be than we should at least get the actual stamp without having to pay a buck or two or whatever it is. I enjoyed collecting those until they started charging us. I am o.k with this as long as the money is used for its intended purpose. I too Sarge would love to see how and where they plan to use the extra cash. There must be somewhere we can obtain this info?? smellz [This message has been edited by smellzalilfishee (edited 08-16-2003).]
  19. Dragonfish2, chill out on the thirteen hour days hey man!!! I was just guessing what you meant and i was wrong. When you go back to the Rush try and get away from the really easy accessed spots and you'll find some real beauties... good luck.. smellz
  20. Thank you Jim W, I will see if there is anything else i can dig up as well. Yes you have to love those super spotty fish, they are so awesome to look at.... smellz
  21. Dragonfish2, what do you mean for the fly guy? Based on your post i am just guessing but you must have had an issue with the size of trout?? If this is the case i personally know of 3 24 inch plus browns that have been caught out of the rush this year. My largest brown taken to date was out of the Rush, 261/2 incher. No doubt that their are fewer large browns in the Rush than there were say 8 years ago but there are many still in there. There has been a increase in the number of smaller fish, partially because of what Renneberg mentioned earlier, but I think many other reasons have contributed
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    I guess i am not completely clear on this question and was thinking someone out there could help.. Spots, why are some trout so unbelievably spotty, while others may have only a few spots?? This happens even in the same water so is it diet?? or the strain of the trout, hatchery or wild, or something else???? Thank you for any feedback. smellz [This message has been edited by smellzalilfishee (edited 08-06-2003).]
  23. Renneberg, this is how i view MN. tons of pike water to fish, virtually everywhere you look their is pike water. Not true for trout, what would you say the percentage of fishable water in Mn is for trout??? I would guess maybe 5%..To me those pike are simply out of place in trout water. Quick story, I lived in CO for a long period of time and they would shock up all the trout in the resevoirs{i'm not sure how they accomplished that} then they would kill all the pike in the resevoir, because the pike were taking over the water and eating all the trout, big trout fifteen pounds plus. If you thi
  24. I am not sure if the pike could kill a twenty inch plus trout either Rennberg, but i do know one thing-- they can eat all the smaller ones they want and are'nt they our future 20 inchers?? Tstephens please seek and destroy!!! As for sunday, i would be interested in some hopper action- sure you can go????? THERE IS NO PLACE FOR PIKE IN A TROUT RIVER I would also like to add that a pike could take a nip at a big trout and scar it all up, and one major benefit to a trout is their beauty.... [This message has been edited by smellzalilfishee (edited 07-31-2003).]
  25. Dragonfish2, sounds like you never really did get to a good trout holding section of the Vermillion. It has been my experience that the trout in the Vermillion don't show themselves to often unless they are after something. I think of southern minnesota streams being farther south and i think many of them stack up quite well to many wisconsin rivers. Good luck in your future adventures...
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