Fly Fishing Photo Gallery

  1. Search

    Recent Photos
    1 day  7 days  14 days

  1. Statistics
    Users 79,870
    Photos 44,376
    Comments 69,442
    Views 31,083,486

  1. Posting Calendar
    « August 2014
    SunMon TueWed ThuFri Sat

  1. Random - Gallery


    [ Member Galleries ]


    [ Member Galleries ]


    [ Member Galleries ]

    · more ·

  1. Home > Member Galleries > rick matney > Slide Show


    View Larger Image



    1. rick matney

      See all User Photos

      Registered: September 2007
      Location: Bozeman, Montana
      Posts: 1,301
      • Pin It
      Linked Thumb: 
      Linked Medium: 
      Medium Image: 
      Date: 9-15-10
      Views: 769

  1. norcal51
    Nice brown!
    #1 9-15-10 2:02pm


    Tropical member
    Awesome shot! Very cool!
    #2 9-15-10 7:13pm

    mike doughty

    Honorary Member
    hooooooly sheep shit! i'd love to nail that little fucker in one of our streams.
    #3 9-16-10 12:21am

    Kevin J. Burnham
    New Boat ??
    #4 9-16-10 3:04am

    Joe Pombrio
    better not be! nice fish you dog!!!
    #5 9-16-10 3:17am

    East Fork
    This is your time of year!
    #6 9-16-10 8:25pm

    rick matney
    No it's not, it is my least favorite time of the year to throw streamers, I don't know where this rumor started that fall was a good time but I think it is the worst time to actually get fish to EAT a streamer. It's pretty pathetic that people think that browns get more "aggressive" in the fall before the spawn. In my experience it is the least aggresive time of year for them feeding. Besides most of the fish move out of the river systems into smaller tribs to spawn, leaving the river with a much reduced population of browns. You can get a small window in early fall when the water temps drop and the weather is shitty to get into some decent streamer action before they get into spawn mode, but that is more rare than the fabled salmon fly hatch and actually hitting it to where you catch the shit out of fish. Now the fall is the best time to get really aggressive Rainbows on streamers.
    #7 9-17-10 12:16am

    mike doughty

    Honorary Member
    i agree with you rick. i seem to do better from march to june on streamers around my parts.
    #8 9-17-10 12:20am

    rick matney
    I sure wish My clients would listen to me and book trips in the spring and high water instead of now. I am slammed and the streamer fishing is about to get real shitty, But apparently it is so engrained in their heads they won't budge. Ask anyone who is a hardcore streamer fisherman (brown trout) and I'll bet you everyone of them says that the fall is not near as good as the spring/highwater. FTF and FKG.
    #9 9-17-10 2:54am

    Keaten LaBrel

    Formerly Tyinbugs
    I agree with Rick. It's been my experience to get more aggressive chases in the fall, but the majority are just drive-bys with the fish having absolutely no intentions on eating. Spring and early summer (coming off of runoff) have become my favorite time of to target browns. Don't get me wrong, I have had good days in the fall during prespawn, but overall I have had better hookup rates per chase earlier in the season. I would say that the fish that do eat in the fall are usually better looking (more filled out and better coloration).
    #10 9-17-10 5:01pm


    i liked floating 15 miles in a couple hours:) and throwing 10' 9wt's w/ 300 grain tips and a wet diaper on the end! Rick, you are a special breed, and i do concur!! wish i stuck that pig instead of drooling on myself:)
    #11 9-18-10 6:12pm

    I know of another guide who does his (personal) heavy duty streamer fishing for toads in early/late spring, during high water.
    #12 1-3-11 11:24pm

Photo Sharing Gallery by PhotoPost
Copyright © 2012 All Enthusiast, Inc.