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Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by royalcoach, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    The McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers. Very popular with the rich back in the early 1900's, and the first rainbow trout ever reared in a hatchery were reared in that area of Shasta County, CA, and those rainbows were released in thousands upon thousands of lakes, rivers, creeks, and brooks around the world. All rainbow trout are derived from those first rainbows. At one point the Upper Sac( before the invasion of the whites) hosted over 9,000 fish per mile, but that was over a century ago.
     
  2. Travis Bille

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    I second Bend. That's my favorite area on earth. It's gorgeous and the fishing is great with a ton of vacation rentals
     
  3. saffman

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    Take a serious look at SW Colorado. Stay in Durango for a base and you'll have more than enough to do. Animas should be down enough to fish in late May /Early June and holds some big browns. Tailwaters of the San Juan below Navajo Dam just an hour away as well as upper San Juan in Pagosa Springs and Upper Rio Grande at South Fork. A not to be missed trip for all 4 of you is the Durango/Silverton narrow gauge railroad along the upper Animas. Scenery is ridiculous! If time permits a drive from Durango to Ridgeway with a side trip to Telluride will put you in the prettiest country in the lower 48. There is a brand new Homewood Suites in Durango and many others or you can go historic and stay downtown at the Strater Hotel. Durango also has a regional airport to get in and out of albeit somewhat costly. If you want any more info drop me a pm.
     
  4. ryfly

    ryfly Addicted to flyfishing

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    If you are looking at late May/early June, look into the Deschutes in Oregon. The salmonfly and stonelfy hatches will be going off and it will be insane.
     
  5. ray@montanariverlodge

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    Late May to early June could be tough anywhere. Focus on areas with lots of smaller rivers and streams and tail waters. Pm me and I'll give you some ideas in western Montana.
     
  6. Andrew Shoemaker

    Andrew Shoemaker Active Member

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    I second SW Colorado. Beautiful scenery, lots of tourist-y things to do for the old folks, and amazing fishing. Won't be as blown in May as Wyo or MT.
     
  7. Supacash

    Supacash Wishin I was Fishin

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    Coeur D' Alene River, Coeur D' Alene, ID, Northwest Outfitters. You will not be disappointed!!
     
  8. Joe Goodfellow

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  9. Foothillstrout

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    Lake Tahoe, CA! plenty to do have the the Truckee and Carson River, Reno is an hour away Pyramid Lake for large lahotens. Lots of beautiful scenery and plenty of shopping, restaurants, plus the casino's. Also some good golf. Fly into Reno rent a car. Also their are tons of houses to rent on the market from cabins to mansions.
     
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  10. royalcoach

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    My brother is a hermit ...
    Maine hermit ...

    He aint budging and Im getting frustrated...
    He afraid of planes and distant lands....
     
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    If your brother is unwilling to give your parents the trip they desire, he has opted himself out and there is little you can do about his inflexibility. Will he take a train? Trek cross country with selected fun stops by rail. Many great cities and fishing to be found ear the rails.