JT, I can’t find the Bozeman newspaper article from last week about felt soles. If you found a regulation saying felt is out, for me I would be wearing rubber. I wear rubber anyway. Will you be fishing in the Park this year ?
Fished Warm River again yesterday and it gave up five browns and four rainbows. It was cloudy, low barametric pressure of 29.8, not much wind and water temperature about 53F. Salmon flies are going to come off any day now and I’ve been seeing a few already. They are as big as humming birds. This 16” rainbow took a small flashy green #10 wooley bugger thrown at the bank and under the trees in about 2.5’ of water. Unfortunately he swallowed it so had to use forceps to get it out without making him bleed, but he did swim off.
A new Idaho state record 30.5” rainbow was caught and released earlier this year on the Snake River. Golden stone fly hatch still hasn’t happened yet, it’s raining all day today so water temperatures may not change much. I went to Warm River Monday and it was tough to find fish. Fished hard for six hours for six average browns. Mostly on #12 beadhead squirrel tail. Teton River is still much too high to fish. Returning to Tulsa tomorrow and will return 12 June.
Slim, someday I would like to have opportunity to spend that amount of time fishing. I was able to make it the LMF last weekend and did real well with the guide (Trey) but I need to quit paying so much to catch fish. I gave up golf because the balls I lost cost to much and someone told me the RANGE balls I had were not allowed on the course. I hope you can enjoy the rest of you stay up there.
Post by golferjeff on May 24, 2018 10:15:39 GMT -6
JT8 - As a former weekend tour player, I can tell you that fly fishing is more expensive than golf. Rods, gas money, flies, cabins, accessories, etc all add up. A dozen balls cost $15 (top flites and precepts) but a dozen flies is about $30. And you have no control over losing flies like you do losing golf balls
Think of your outing with Trey like paying for a lesson.....
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Actually, I had about the same amount of control over losing golf balls as I do losing flies. That has a lot to do with why I gave golf up. It's too flippin' demanding and hard if you expect to play decently, at all.
Post by jt8fishing on May 24, 2018 12:29:16 GMT -6
Jeff at 15 bucks for balls for that should give you a clue to how bad my swing was. Some of the loses were the result of me being to lazy or embarrassed to look for them so I would grab another. I played with my brother in law on a course in Phoenix and was told by the pro “everyone only needs one ball on this course”. I lost three and borrowed one from my brother in law. I view all the fly fishing equipment I bought 4 years ago as my replacemaent clubs for the Top Flite set I had. I do love to go fishing even when I don’t catch any. When I get a tug it’s like hitting the ball off the tee, a hook set is like getting the ball in the fairway, fighting the fish close enough to see is putting the ball on the green. I never was a good putter either but I’ve made more with my fly rod. I would like to fish with you sometime and I know you could help me get better at it. But, a lot of good golfers have tried to help me better my swing and let’s just say they are glad I’m fishing. By the way I’m starting a search for a new driver and I’m leaning toward a 6wt outfit.
Post by jt8fishing on May 28, 2018 20:47:12 GMT -6
I haven’t picked it out yet. Likely will research it to death. I do want to try the next one out at a shop before I buy it. I was looking at the moon tonight and realized it would be a great nite to put on a mouse or popper in the pond but my dad has been ill and I’m staying with him. Was in a hurry to get out of Tulsa this morning to get here and left all gear at the house. It’s a a shame when fishing can’t be a priority. If you have any advise on the 6wt let me know. I’m going rod, reel and some line that will cast. Have not figured out a price threshold but I’m thinking no more than 600.