Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

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Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by Bobwhite » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:02 pm

Hey there.

Sorry to have been absent as of late... I've been busy teaching Astrotard how to wax his mustache.

I had the opportunity to take a short trip out to Utah and fish with an old friend... and meet a new one.

I'd heard about the Green River and Flaming Gorge for over three decades... since the days that Del Canty was floating around in his belly-boat... but never had the chance to fish it. As a bonus, our host decided to take us to a little, out-of-the-way spring creek.

It was a good trip!

Walking in to the little spring creek
Walking in... spring creek
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It was small water, but John and I get a bit of time on the small stuff, so we felt right at home.
Little water... just like the St. Vrain
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Of course, we'd hoped for a BWO hatch, but it wasn't to be... we'd fish nymphs.
Nymphing a run
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As the sun climbed higher, some bugs began to hatch. The fish were keyed to emergers, however... and our new best friend had just the right fly.
Just the right fly...
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We all caught small fish; the size you'd expect from a stream this size. John and our new buddy caught a couple of dandies, however... I missed one.
A good bend...
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The next day we'd float the Green.

Early morning in a shaded canyon... we'd start with a nymph rig and hope for a hatch.
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And, more bugs!
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Fish were caught, but the guides got tired of staring at bobber and suggested we try streamers. I love hucking big flies. Take your pick!
Take your pick!
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And fish were caught...
An average brown for the day...
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Bugs started to hatch, and although there wasn't a blanket of BWO's... there were enough to concentrate on rising fish.
slow pockets...
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And, fast runs...
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Broad slicks were picked apart as well as we could.
Broad slicks...
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And, fish were caught.
And, fish were caught.
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All in all some of the most beautiful water I've fished.
Beautiful water
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If anyone needs or wants contact info for a couple of great guides... shoot me a PM.
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Re: Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by speybait » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:49 pm

Veddy nice, Roberto.
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Post by fatman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:08 pm

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Re: Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by stillsteamin » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:16 pm

That was very nice. I'm no artist but I'm gonna guess that the gorge wants to be painted.
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Re: Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by FredA » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:23 pm

That’s some fun looking small water Bob. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by Stovetop » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:16 pm

looks like a dang good time Bob and thanks for taking us there

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Re: Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by The Wandering Blues » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:53 pm

Man, I could live a lifetime on that creek, much less the Gorge. Good stuff, Bob.
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Re: Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by austrotard » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:54 am

what I really needed to know is how I can keep elizabeth from using my wax in her eyebrows.

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Re: Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by fishpimp » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:06 am

Was there two weeks ago...didn’t get a nibble :wink hope you got a sunset to see on the gorge.
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Re: Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by Bruiser » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:29 am

That was a great report Bob. I like that place too - and it took me forever to travel a much shorter distance to go fish there. :cool
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Re: Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by Bigguy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 am

:cool Kudos for the great choice, Bob. Warmer weather, bigger fish, more colorful surroundings!

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Re: Spring Creeks and Flaming Gorge - a short report

Post by fly-chucker » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:25 pm

not bad for a trout weenie :cool
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