Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by royalcoach, Mar 9, 2014.
one more vote for CDA, hit the St. Joe and NF CDA to make parents think you the coolest kid ever.
Thanks Gary !
the town itself isn't even half bad
Missoula, Bozeman, or Whitefish/Kalispell/Bigfork would all be great except for the timing. Late May and Early June is run-off and most rivers will be blown. I would wait until late June or early July and hit one of the above locations.
How bout early May ?
Above is a good recommendation. The Metolious is a spring creek so there's no issue with really high water. It's easy to wade, lots of free access to the river and nice scenery.
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Steak dinner and bourbon when we show... where ever we show ...
The June Loop or Twin Lakes in Bridgeport, both in the California eastern Sierra.
My family has gone to Twin Lakes for decades, and it is a fact that there are 30 pound Browns in there right now.
I recommend Santa Fe, NM . Just a beautiful place, and charming little rivers in that part of the state. If you want to get serious, the San Juan, Taylor, and Gunnison aren't far. Runoff should be brief to nonexistent down there, and I doubt it snows in May there. It does here.
If you are going after Memorial Day, you could take a look at West Yellowstone. I suppose the rivers might be blown, but the scenery is spectacular. Your parents will not get bored.
Sun River Oregon. Spring fed streams, Tailwaters (crooked), the Deschutes, Bend, the Metolius, Newberry Crater
Kyle's Santa Fe call out is a good one. in addition to the waters he mentioned by name, the Pecos and Chama are also within striking distance, as are some smaller rivers in the Jemez drainage (fun smaller water for browns, though impacted badly by a major fire and subsequent mud/ash slides last summer).
Hey Gang ...
Still here and looking for more ideas ... got off track ....
What are the historic famous rivers we should hit ?
Wont rape them ...