Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by neophyte, Aug 29, 2013.
I wouldn't go anywhere. I'd stay right here in MA9 and spend 4 days chasing a fat ocean coho.
I'd take the information given here and go wherever the hell I wanted to go. But, that's just me.
Stay in the right lane and don't worry about what others want to do. Pretty simple.
Or when you're thirsty but grab the wrong bottle.
I don't worry about traffic. There is none here in Montana. I usually take a trip to the big city of Butte which is 65 miles away. I drive up I-15. If I see five cars in the 65 miles I'm lucky. Just like when I go fishing. If I see more than 5 fly fishers in 10 miles of river I feel it's getting crowded.
I left all the crime and traffic when I moved away. And I'm happy for it all.
Hard to argue this logic... and think about how much beer, chips and beer you can buy in lieu of petrol
If you're willing to drive to missoula, it's about 9.5 hours to get there and you have many options from there. My dad and I drove there in April last year to visit UM but all the rivers were blown out. We proceed to fish a "beaver pond" and we got a nice 20+ incher from the shore. You have rock creek, the bitterroot, blackfoot, clark fork, and the missouri river all within 45 min approximately. Get a campsite, fish two rivers a day.
I call bullshit! We just drove from Lederhosen Land to Livingston in 9 hours of driving, a little more than 75, and got passed by every Montanan with four wheels!
must not of had many stops along the way.
I think it's because I'm old and don't drive like I'm flying low. Plus my truck doesn't like to drive to fast. I guess that he didn't hit any construction in Montana.
Or it's I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. I'm 78 so I must be senile.
I'm calling bullshit on that, too!! you're just recognizing some limitations, just like me.
Okay, Neo, you're aback. Tell us what your final itinerary was, and how you did.
A last minute work emergency meant I couldn't do the trip -- ended up staying here and fishing a ton: SF Snoqualmie and a couple of tribs up by Hwy 2. Caught the largest fish I've ever caught on a fly (not that that's a very high bar) an 18 inch or so rainbow on the Miller that put up a hell of a fight.
Thank you all for the suggestions -- I hope to make that trip someday soon ...
18" is a pig for those rivers
Yeah -- I could not believe it. Was fishing a 5 wt and nothing else was putting much of a bend in the rod, was quite shocked when this one took off after being hooked.