Stillwater roadtrip Utah/Wyoming

ribka

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#7
Those fish are pigs fer sure. What type of flies lines did you use?
Same thing happened to me at Lenore and broke my 5 wt trying to horse a fish out of the weeds.
Lakes fished?

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#8
I really got interested in lake fishing when I was living in WY. Talk about under-appreciated resources . . .I couldn't find hardly anyone to go with me to catch fish like the ones in your photo collection. Man, I miss those lakes. Looks like you timed your trip well. Did you lose any fishing days to weather? If I were planning a trip back to WY this time of year, I'd try to budget 30% additional time and plan on some hairy conditions.
 

JMitchell

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#9
Weather was actually quite warm overall. We did wake up one morning to 20 degrees and clear, but didn't stay cold for long. We did not lose any days to weather, although the wind made us work at times. it had been very cold the week before, but then warmed up. The wind definetely added a bite whenever it would pick up.

Lines use were a Type II and a clear camo. Majority of fish coming on the type II, but I am now a believer in the clear camo. This was my first trip with that line and I was able to fish in the salad without snagging every cast. I did break off/lose quite a few fish as once hooked they had to dive only 1-2 feet to get in the moss. Also how I busted my five weight.

Best flies were small damsel type patterns and Rickards AP emerger. White buggers also worked well. In the evening in shallow water this fly killed. I had a few fish nearly rip the rod out of my hands. did try chiros a few times when action slowed, but stuck with the other stuff mostly.

Fished Strawberry reservoir, Calder, Lake Canyon and a few others that will not be named... Also hit the Ham's Fork which is a tailwater outside of Kemmerer.

Planning Henry's Lake in October next year I think. I use to be strictly a moving water guy, but it's fish like these that have nearly totally converted me to stillwater.:thumb: Here are a few more pics.

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JMitchell

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#11
Will do troutpocket. I remeber seeing your post on Henry's last fall, so any advice when the time comes would be greatly appreciated.

Jarron
 

JMitchell

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#15
Mike-

We fished both Viva Naughton reservoir and Ham's Fork below the reservoir, both had some really nice fish-mostly rainbows.

Tippet-The first two fish, the cuttbow and the tiger are both from piedmont. Most of the other pictures are from the Utah part of my trip.

Jarron