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LuckyRedHat

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Leaving for Denver on the 6th of July. Will be spending 3 days camping and fishing.
Can anyone recommend some streams with good quanties? grin.gif

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Beer,
Thanks for the post. Looks like a great area and close to Rocky Mountain National Park too. I am a novice fly fisherman but experienced with spinners. Any advice on spinners or flies?

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I have so advice for you. Put away those spinners and use rapalas. Big ones. Out there a average brown trout may be as big as 20 inches or better on some rivers. Browns this size will only chase a bait fish if there going to get more energy from eating it, then they've spent chasing it.

One other thing, keep in mind that many of the rivers out there do not allow the uses of certain lures, bait, or are fly fish only.

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I allways take a good assortment of stone fly's, royale wolf and hopper patterns. I also have a few patterns that I have come up with, try some parachute paterns in black and elk hair brown. I tie some that look like an ordinary house fly that they really love. If your into fly fishing there is no greater feeling of accomplishment than to catch a fish on your own pattern. Remember to bring polarized glasses and a good pair of felt soled waders.(Slippery rocks)
If you have more quesions send me an email and I can attach some pictures that may help you.

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Thanks again for the great advice. I picked up some waders with felt soles at Cabelas last Saturday and some Raps in brown trout pattern. Hope to get a chance to test the fly rod on the Straight River near Park Rapids on the week of the 4th.

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Lucklyredhat I hope you weren't planning on fishing the hex hatch. Park Rapids got almost 4 inches of rain over the weekend with more rain expected last night and today. I'm crushed frown.gif because I was looking foward to fishing the hex hatch this year. Hopefully the river will be back to normal by the end of the week.

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Had a great time on the Cache le Poudre last week. Caught my first wild trout on a dry fly (mesquito pattern) and learned how to fish nymphs successfully. Thanks for the tip on the river. It is an incredibly beautiful area that holds a great variety of wildlife.

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    • That's interesting. I would believe fish gorge themselves then go a day or two without eating.  They probably don't eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and second dinner like I do!
    • If you're confined to the sleeper then your results are going to be hit or miss and your odds of a really epic day aren't very good.  You'll probably catch some fish in the sleeper but I have yet to experience a truly great day by just staying in the sleeper.     Like others have said Cookies on Red Lake is a good option.  I've stayed with him before and he moved the house for us on Saturday afternoon when we only had a handful of fish by then.  The bite didn't pick up substantially with the move but its nice to know the guy is doing everything he can to give you a good trip.   I haven't stayed with Johnny P at Red Lake Remote but I've heard nothing but good things.    I think if you explained your experience to any of those guys they'll do their very best to give you an epic day but of course they can only do so much.   Do you usually come up with a bunch of other people or by yourself?  Maybe there is a way to get you out in a more mobile set up where you can go punch a bunch of holes and go find the fish.  From my experience there really isn't a trick to fishing Red Lake its all about moving around drilling lots of holes until you get on them.   Just find a spot without anyone else around and start drilling.  
    • i'm hoping santa brings me some!!!!!!!!!!!! but i've been told i havent been all the good the past year!!!!!!!!😩
    • Plan on an archery tag again this spring.  Only Minnesota, hope to someday hunt a Merriams somewhere.
    • not sure how accurate this is, but i read once that a fish will eat its weight once every 3 days????????????
    • I was at Cabelas over the weekend and they had a sign at the fish tanks with the feeding schedule. They only feed them 3 times a week, and there are some really nice sunnies and crappies in those tanks. Made me wonder how often fish actually eat. Also gave me a great excuse for all those times I go out and get skunked.
    • As Leech said, I would contact Johnny P with Red Lake Remotes. He used to post a lot on this site and seemed to know the lake like the back of his hand. He started a few years ago with just portable houses in order to go "remote" but now has sleeper houses.  
    • try some bigger baits that rattle and glow or are really flashy. Something like a rippin rap,  chubby darter, clam time bomb or other big lures that make a lot of noise or have lots of beads or something that rattles to make noise. rip them high in the water until you call in fish and then jig less aggressively when fish come in closer.     Are you going to catch fish on them, maybe not but they will draw in fish to your area hopefully you can entice them to bite on your other rod. or once you call them in, switch to a smaller presentation.   the other thing is try to target different areas of the water column. not all walleyes feed right on the bottom. the more aggressive and bigger walleye might be right below the ice or suspended up from the bottom.
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    • Hole liners would help too. Do you use them?  I think some of that happens in all houses that sit a while with heat on. If a fan is forcing heat down from the ceiling into a marginally/uninsulated floor a ton of heat transfers. Just a guess. 
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