YeeeHah!Smith River Permit

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by NIrodneck, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. mtgreenheads Member

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    Mt trapper-have you noticed many crayfish in the Smith?
  2. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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  3. Trustfunder Active Member

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    A cool hideout on the Smith.....


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  4. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    I've seen some on the very lower river, but I don't recall seeing them elsewhere. There are plenty of sculpins though.

    Trapper
  5. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    I rowed into that cave on a rainy afternoon, when the water was up. A nice place to get out of the rain.
  6. Trustfunder Active Member

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    Everytime I hear about the Smith, it brings back some good memories of damn good times with friends and family. Thanks for posting the quality pics.
  7. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    There are a couple of easy places to get water on the Smith. We've used these two springs for many years with no one getting sick.

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    This one is on river left at Indian Springs. (And yeah, I'm casting downstream in high water conditions. It was a set up photo.)

    Another is just below Bear Gulch on river right.

    Of course, you can also just get water from the river and filter it.

    Trapper
  8. mtgreenheads Member

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    Sweet pics, one of these evenings I'll figure out how to post some if my faves.
  9. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Wow!! That's a beautiful place. I'll have to give this a try on my WM-do the bucket list thing!
    And MT Trapper, thanks for working with the vets. I help out with Project Healing Waters, and it's a great way to give back. Also gives me an outlet for my own issues, still being carried around after 40 years. That shit doesn't just wash off like dirt under your fingernails.
  10. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    Alex - the gratitude I get from working with these Vets is worth it's weight in gold. And yeah, it gives me the opportunity to deal with my own stuff.

    Welcome home, brother.

    Trapper
  11. mtgreenheads Member

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    Had some gorgeous April days in there.
  12. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    _DSC0094.JPG We had dinner on first night, and breakfast the next day. After that, the other 4 boats had camp cook duty. So, our load was lightened quite a bit on day two. Chicken and Steak Fajitas, homemade guacamole, Spanish Rice, Margaritas. Breakfast was Dutch Oven Baked Oatmeal and Bacon, fresh fruit, coffee, banana nut muffins, and OJ. I gained 6 pounds on this trip!

    Anyone know why/how to flip that image to the left?
  13. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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  14. Bill Aubrey Active Member

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    Awesome pics. You guys are killing me!!!
  15. mtgreenheads Member

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    Anyone been on the river this year yet? Another unique spring, April was extremely cold, now it's straight summer. Only 38 days left till we push off!