4 day trip where would you go?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by neophyte, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

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    I wouldn't go anywhere. I'd stay right here in MA9 and spend 4 days chasing a fat ocean coho.
     
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  2. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    I'd take the information given here and go wherever the hell I wanted to go. But, that's just me. ;)
     
  3. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Stay in the right lane and don't worry about what others want to do. Pretty simple.
     
  4. Mountain Man

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    Or when you're thirsty but grab the wrong bottle.
     
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  5. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    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.
     
  6. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Hard to argue this logic... and think about how much beer, chips and beer you can buy in lieu of petrol ;)
     
  7. Cole L

    Cole L Fish Fiend

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    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.
     
  8. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    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!
     
  9. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    must not of had many stops along the way.
     
  10. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    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.
     
  11. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    I'm calling bullshit on that, too!! you're just recognizing some limitations, just like me.
     
  12. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Okay, Neo, you're aback. Tell us what your final itinerary was, and how you did.
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  13. neophyte

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    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 ...
     
  14. 18" is a pig for those rivers
     
  15. neophyte

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    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.