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East Side Westslopes TR

Post by ScottP » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:49 pm

Time to poke the flanks of the Bob Marshall and see if I could pound up some of those stupid cutts. Heading east, lots of smoke from the fires down south

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thru the pass it's a little clearer, but not much

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the Rockies are out there somewhere

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lots of wheat and hay

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and suddenly, I've driven thru a wormhole and came out in South Dakota (on the drive back, the turnoff was jammed with cars)

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we got back 6 weeks ago and have had a total of 15 minutes rain; things are a little better on this side, but still real dry

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heading in

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a good place to start; never catch lots of fish in this river but the ones I get are usually nice sized

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it's usually good for at least a rise from a nice one but only managed a little guy

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takes a bit of wading to get from one hole to the next

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but when you find one the results can be worth it

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pretty country

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pretty water

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some bugs; the fish aren't usually super selective although they got a bit picky in the evening on one pool when some caddis were coming off

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couldn't find the former tenant

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a bit further up and it's into the burn (2003?; can't remember, there've been a few)

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this branch is a bit tighter than the main stem, but still nice water in spots; turned a nice one up at the head of the pool but missed the connection

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heading back to camp

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next morning and it's a bit of a different look (other campers couldn't believe I was happy to see rain)

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back up to where I'd finished the previous evening

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and got the one (I think) that I'd turned the evening before

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back to the main stem for a few hours; only managed one more fish but it was a nice one

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poked around a bit on another branch, but time was running a bit short and the water was underwhelming

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time to hit the blacktop and head for home

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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by B.M. Barrelcooker » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:31 pm

oh that water...just to stand in it and cast!!


I think the "BM" on this mound actually stands for "bowel movement"; one of Franzen's, if I'm not mistaken...


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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by austrotard » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:00 pm

for a spanner that ties a metric fuck ton flies like you do your trs are a bit light on the fly selection dictatorship.

you should fish more.
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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by pxatim » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:37 pm

This was good.

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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by Upsetter » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:53 pm

Messin round in my new backyard eh?
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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by ScottP » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:38 pm

austrotard wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:00 pm
for a spanner that ties a metric fuck ton flies like you do your trs are a bit light on the fly selection dictatorship.

you should fish more.
All foam stuff. This is what I pulled off my hat; don't remember using anything else (did lose one of the OCs and one of the purple flies). The green one was the only fly that drew no response.

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this one skated pretty well, even in rough water; think they took it for a caddis since I didn't see any spruce moths around

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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by rampant » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:48 am

Nice water to be playing in.

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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by Da Ax » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:55 am

Dude, that is so top shelf. I have not fished or cast on water since May. All work and no play...

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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by stillsteamin » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:41 am

Man your reports are really getting my ready for our annual trip out there.. two weeks. Keep checking the forecast hoping for a break from the heat and sun but its 90's on the west side as far out as they go. I'm sure its getting awful smokey just about everywhere out there...
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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by Upsetter » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:18 am

How much rain would you say? Just a bit of spit, or more than that?

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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by D-nymph » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:26 am

Only thing I would do different with those foam bugs is put them on 200R hooks & name them Heero specials.
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Re: East Side Westslopes TR

Post by pbrstreetgang » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:31 am

austrotard wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:00 pm
you should fish more.
what she said
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