Stillwater roadtrip Utah/Wyoming

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by JMitchell, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. ribka

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    Again nice report and pics. I am a convert to stillwater too when you can catch large numbers of big fish and not have to deal with access, crowding of fishing a run etc. Many really good lakes are untouched in UT, WY and MT. Plan on heading over to Strawberry next April.

    I would check out Hegben too if you are heading over to Henry. Some huge browns in there and a blast to catch on guplers.

    Rickard ties some really effective patterns. Not the most personable guy but ties really nice flies
     
  2. JMitchell

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    Thanks Ribka, the trip was a success. Da 'berry as the locals call it fished well for us with lots of numbers, but the fish seemed a little on the skinny side this year. They still fought alright, just not as fat as I remember the last 3-4 years when I was going to school in Utah. I have a few other lakes you will need to check out when go...we will talk.

    I am already pumped for next year's fall trip, sad I know. I'm pretty sure we will be in eastern idaho/sw montana for next years trip. I've got a bunch of lakes on my list and will add Hebgen.

    Check your email for november dates to get out.

    Jarron
     
  3. Blue

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    Yea, you wanna hit H give a shout. You did fish allot of the waters I fish. I think Caulder even has Kamloops if you thought they fought extra hard.
    Great pictures.
     
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    Seriously, the only locals I have heard call it that live in trailer parks...;-) That is just sad. The Fly Fishers call it Strawberry or Berry, but leave off the gansta wanna be "da". LOL
     
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    Please excuse me while I drool all over the keyboard . . . epic trip!
     
  6. JMitchell

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    Blue-

    I can't help with "Da", I's straight gansta and that's how I roll...yeah right. Just repeating what I head quite frequently while residing in the beehive state.

    Those fish in Caulder were ridiculous, that is where I busted my five weight and had the rod almost ripped out of my hands a couple of other times.

    I will definetely drop you a line before I head out. Any pointers on Henry's would be appreciated.

    jarron
     
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    Henry's- I had good luck with a size 12 micro leech ( black and red) red bead head trailing a size 16 soft hackle midge pattern. Use moose mane for segmented body. Great patttern

    White WB's work well there too
     
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    Caulder has Kamloops, so the 5 weight got what it deserved...LOL Seriously though, sorry about the rod, but Kams are the best.
     
  9. JMitchell

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    Yeah, I was definetely under-gunned with my 5. I rarely use it, it's usually my spare rod if I want to carry two different lines ect.

    I am sending it in to sage for repair/replacement. i am tempted to ask if they are going to replace, if they don't mind bumping me to a 6. Probably not but we will see. 9'6 6 weight is my next rod I think.

    jarron
     
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    Now that is cool. My Trophy Hybrid from Henry's plus many other BIG fish were caught on a 9'6" 6 wt. It was a TL mid flex 7.5 and the best rod I have ever owned. But, I guess someone else wanted the Mojo!!!!
    I now use the newer less expensive Matrix tip flex, no comparison. :-(
     
  11. tippet

    tippet hardcore flyfishing addict

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    Blue,
    What happened to that great avatar you used to have? You ought to let us know a little bit about some of the stillwater opportunities in your area. I have fished streams in Utah such as the Green, the Provo, and the Price river. I really enjoy stillwater fishing and would love to know more about stillwater opportunities down there. I fished Strawberry once 10 years ago and had a great time at Piedmont reservoir just across the border in Wyoming. Sometime I would like to do an all stillwater trip down in that area and would like to branch out a little more. Is it worth driving down to Panguitch, Minersville, or the Boulder mountains. Are there several good lakes in Northern Utah?
     
  12. Blue

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    All the lakes are great, and the BOULDERS are like a touchy subject here. Some guys are very secretive about it and get a little anal if the name is even brought up. Panguitch, Minersville are going FANTASTIC.

    Jordanelle is putting out some killer browns and BASS. Like pulling a football up.


    You come out here to do a Stillwater trip, better through Idaho in there too. Allot of Kamloop lakes up there.
     
  13. tippet

    tippet hardcore flyfishing addict

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    Blue,
    Thanks. If I do a Utah trip, I will probably hit Daniels on the way down. The lakes in Eastern Washington and Southern BC are so good, I find myself making fewer and fewer trips out of the area. This is a trip I do need to do sometime, though.

    JMitchell,
    Thanks for the great report! You have got me fired up to travel that direction again. It will be a tough decision whether to go to Utah/Southern Idaho/Southwest Wyoming, or go to the Cody,WY area where the combination of great streams and great stillwaters is hard to beat.