December 29th Rocky Ford Flyfishing Freezeout

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by zen leecher aka bill w, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    December 29th is a Saturday (for the working crowd). Is anybody interested in meeting at Rocky Ford and complaining about ice forming in the guides? I checked the local weather forecast up to the 23rd and it's a stretch of highs in the low 30's.

    If anybody's interested we could meet up. I didn't know who had x-mas week off so I looked for the first Saturday.
  2. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    hmmm, sounds fun. may find a way over ill see how things workout.
  3. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

    Arggghhh. Gotta work that day- Garage Sale at the Kennewick REI. You guys and gals have fun though.....
  4. Gary C. Brown

    Gary C. Brown Les Paul Lover

    Chasing trip's on Rufus Woods that day.
  5. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

    I'll probably be doing the same somewhere in SW MT that day :) I would love to meet up another time though!
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Hell, every day for me is a Saturday.

    Boy, retirement sure is nice.
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  7. Ryan Higgins

    Ryan Higgins Active Member

    I just might have to join ya.
  8. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Count me in.

    Mcnasty, I'm up for a carpool if you want.
  9. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    lol, i was hoping for that. =) im definetly down now
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  10. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    Maybe, but then I'd have to show you up again zen :)
  11. dfl

    dfl Active Member

    Wife's birthday. I'm a definite maybe.
  12. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Ira - I'm easy to show up. I make other fishermen look good.

    dfl - give your wife a birthday present of fishing Rocky Ford in sub-34 degree weather. A present that makes her nose run would be a memorable birthday.
  13. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    That's why I'm going - to make you all feel better about your fishing ability.
  14. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    good luck. It's pretty dead, especially down near the pens. You can usually still find fish in the first five miles where it's running faster.
  15. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    I might show, unless it snows really good, in which case I will probably be on a skihill somewhere. Haven't shredded any powder this year yet, but have gotten at least 150 days on the water.
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  16. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    For those interested in fishing the 29th here's the current forecast. I'll show if others show up.

    DayDec 29

    Partly Cloudy

    Chance of Precip:
    N at 5 mph​
    UV Index:
    1 - Low​
    7:44 am​
    6:02 pm​
    8:13 am​
  17. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    About the only way I would show up there would be if it was 85 degrees out and the sun was shining.

    I drove past the Big Hole Yesterday and it was ice bank to bank. Went past the Beaverhead today and there was a good bit of ice on the edges. My highs just about get to 25 degrees. Just no way this old fart is going fishing. Hell my body would just about freeze up.
  18. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    about how i expected it temp wise, low chance of precip and low wind. lookin good.
  19. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    The low wind is the main concern. Even though the forecasts have been for highs of 31-32 degrees the actual temps have been in the upper 30's. I'll be trying some teeny BWO's in an 18 to 22 depending on my dexterity (or lack of it).
  20. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    That forecast looks perfect to me.