Pearrygin Lake Intel

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Jamie Wilson, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    Heading to this lake for the upcoming weekend. More of a family camping trip than a fishing trip. Never been. Is it reasonable to think it might fish well or too hot...?? Fish the river instead??
    Any help is always appreciated.
    Thanks-
    Jamie
     
  2. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Up there a couple of weeks ago. A lot of people fishing. It is a put & take fishery. If ya want to fish it, go for it. Moving water would be a better bet - check the regs for what is open or closed.
     
  3. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    By the way, there is a pretty nice sporting goods store in Winthrop. There was a decent selection of fly stuff. Worth a stop. And, they have some good beer at Schoolhouse Brewing......
     
  4. Jamie Wilson

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    Thanks - is the Carlton Store still around?
     
  5. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Not sure what store you are talking about - a fly shop? There is also a small FF shop at one of the hotels just south of town.
     
  6. Bonefish Jack

    Bonefish Jack Strictly FF

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    For my money, the fly shop at the hotel (Mt Gardner Inn) is the best bet, especially if the owner is on duty (he guides the Methow, so he might not be in the shop all day). Good quality equipment and flies, and good information, are both available.
     
  7. Jamie Wilson

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    I am looking for a place to spend a few bucks on some local flys and maybe get headed in the right direction on the moving water. The Carlton Store is all I have ever known the place to be called. I think it is in a town called Carlton - home of the "Carlton General".
    I'll be giving the lake a shot with my grandson - good old wolley buggers probably.
    Thanks to all for your help.
     
  8. Craig Hardt

    Craig Hardt aka Nagasaurus

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    FYI that the folks that run the Flyfishers Pro Shop at the Mt Gardner Inn are also now running the shop at the Carlton Gereral Store.
     
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    The"Carlton General" aka the wooly bugger. Lol. It must take a big ego to reverse the hackle and rename one of the most generic flies of all time.
     
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    The Carlton store is still there! The new owner has his own guiding business and knows his stuff. He posted 3 days ago that the dry fly fishery is heating up. Good local resource!
     
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  11. Jamie Wilson

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    I'm on it
    Thanks!!!!!
     
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    He also cut the tail square and tied the underbody very thin with a front to rear taper..... a very ugly take on a wooly bugger, but damn if doesn't catch fish sometimes when nothing else is working......
     
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  13. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    we use to go to that lake just to trap crawfish. Had so might fine crawfish feeds on the shores of that lake
     
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  14. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    The other shop in Winthrop is:

    The Outdoorsman, 170 Riverside Ave. It is to the left on the four way stop when you get to town. More of a general outdoor supply store but they did have adecent slection of flies for the area.