The Thread Built from Stoke

MGTom

Living at the place of many waters
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Took a buddy out after tigers....he picked my pocket and got his first! hell yeah! I had just run through a weed line with a pink fly and moved this fish, had him run through it with his fly and it ate! Lots of hours went into that one.

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epic release....

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That is just incredible!
 

cdnred

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Local hike, about two miles each way through the desert at 104F. Worth it though, every current seam I tried held fish. Nothing big this go round. The two in this video were average.


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If the desert heat was at 104F, the water the fish were in must've been extremely warm..? Thinking those fish may have been feeling stressed from the heat. What was the water temps.?
 

cdnred

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59. It's warmed up a little. It was 55 last week.
I would've thought that with the air temps at 104F that the water temps would've been closer to 70-72F but at 55-59 you must've been at a higher elevation. That's cool that you were able to get out to fish and enjoy the heat..
 

Canuck from Kansas

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I would've thought that with the air temps at 104F that the water temps would've been closer to 70-72F but at 55-59 you must've been at a higher elevation. That's cool that you were able to get out to fish and enjoy the heat..
Spring creek? The Lady M, an incredible river here in Central Oregon, stays a cool 52-54 year round, no matter what the weather is doing. It starts from a giant spring and springs all along its course keep it nice and cool:

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Cheers
 

Matt B

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I will soon be spending 6 days traveling, camping and fishing with my dad.
Soon heading to look for some of these:
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Yep, found some! And some other cool stuff.

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This loop wing CDC emerger type fly killed it for me.

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Smoke was swirling around up there all week.

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Are these larvae of those beetles that look like lightning bugs but aren’t? There were thousands in some places.

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This floodplain pool (with yearling fish in it) was in the 70s at mid day but the river was 59-61.

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River temp right nearby that pool.
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Were these ants culturing aphids, harvesting sap from (and pooping on) this plant?

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These are the beetles that look like lightning bugs to me but are not.

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I was continually impressed by the lush vegetation on the banks.

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Freshwater western pearl shell mussels—Margaritifera falcata

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We brought 5 rods. In addition to these, we had a 2 weight, another 4 weight, and a 6 weight. They never even came out of the case.

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I am happy and thankful for this time with my Dad. And for good fishin’, too!
 
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triploidjunkie

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Yep, found some! And some other cool stuff.

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This loop wing CDC emerger type fly killed it for me.

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Smoke was swirling around up there all week.

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Are these larvae of those beetles that look like lightning bugs but aren’t? There were thousands in some places.

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This floodplain pool (with yearling fish in it) was in the 70s at mid day but the river was 59-61.

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River temp right nearby that pool.
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Were these ants harvesting sap from (and pooping on) this plant?

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These are the beetles that look like lightning bugs to me but are not.

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I was continually impressed by the lush vegetation on the banks.

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Freshwater western pearl shell mussels—Margaritifera falcata

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We brought 5 rods. In addition to these, we had a 2 weight, another 4 weight, and a 6 weight. They never even came out of the case.

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I am happy and thankful for this time with my Dad. And for good fishin’, too!
Awesome! I love my CT. Great dry fly rod.
 

Matt B

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WFF Supporter
Awesome! I love my CT. Great dry fly rod.
Yeah it was pretty much DFO and the CT is so fun for that. Fun to land fish with, too. I mean, dries worked great (no surprise) so why not? Of course there was this one run where biggies were looking but not committing. I did eventually tie on a pair of nymphs there under a big yarn indicator, and caught a nice big whitefish, which was fine. But then I got a horrendous tangle, and when cutting off those two nice nymphs somehow they just disappeared. I was sitting on a rock, cut them off, and then they were just gone. I figured that minor fiasco was my karmic punishment for bobber nymphing when I didn’t really need to.
 

Eroksolfe

Active Member
Just a hop skip and a jump from where you caught that huge brown at SC
Sherlock Holmes’ed it and followed the bread crumbs haha I’ll have to check it out soon

Also sick float trip! The Stoke is further stoked.
 

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Matt B

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WFF Supporter
Just got done packrafting with some friends. We found some nice cutthroat that were looking up. I was able to break in my Scott F series 3wt. It is a pretty incredible rod. Super accurate and can handle some chunky cutts.

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In pic #3 that cutt has some cool red marks on its head and maxillary. Not sure I’ve seen that. Some fine fish there; looks like a grand time. The fish will either be attracted to or repelled by those wadin’ boots.
 

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