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MTFlyJunkie

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  1. Mac for sure I've caught Lakers in the Snake drainage in WY far from the lakes and have seen a bunch of Bull Trout doesn't look like any Bull Trout I've seen
  2. Nice set of flies in the mail yesterday tried to explain to my wife that I now NEEDED that 3 wt I have been talking about didn't go over that well at first but I'll break her down.
  3. It's thinner foam than the norm but I am experimenting for dropping some heavier nymphs underneath it kind of trying to see what they'll take but still be effective as a fly and not just an indicator.
  4. I'm using a 200R that is along the lines of what I was thinking am I using the wrong hook for that much foam?
  5. You know I thought about that but I threw a different hopper pattern no foam a size up the day before without any issues
  6. I'm having some issues with a triple stack Chernobyl that I worked up I wasn't getting hooked up with on a bunch of strikes and these were the ones that weren't short strikes. Looking for any advice if anyone has run into the same issue.
  7. Is there a certain area or time of year that these flies will be used?
  8. Yeah I didn't like the idea of underlining either nut the idea was that the loops would be easier on the guides I would like it for streamers also but then it seems easier to go to the floating on the river without the hassle of changing spools
  9. It seems like a good idea and I have been going through fly line about every 3 months and that is starting to bug me. Is it a pretty durable line? Kevin I have heard of people under lining the rod to keep from it hanging up did you do that?
  10. Has anyone used it kind of looking at it just wondering what someone thought of it after using it
  11. Going to go with a size 8 hanging golden stimi
  12. Would love to join if you'll have me
  13. So I finally have something that I am ok with sending in I am going to warn everyone that it may not catch anything. Sorry usually I send field tested field proven flies this isn't a fish that I chase much if at all so it looks good to me but I don't know what the bluegill will think. They will be in the mail as soon as I can.
  14. I'd start with some royal wulffs and adams if they are still not eating its going to be about what's hatching
  15. Need a lot of help with a bluegill pattern for a swap this month! This is way outside of my wheelhouse as a trout fisherman. I know that they will eat the same sorts of flies but I also want to try something more species specific and challenge myself. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
  16. Got the package in the mail can't wait to wet these bad boys
  17. Got my flies in the mail yesterday VERY NICE ties everyone I was very happy that I decided to tie 2 patterns and get the doubles. Very impressed can't wait to fish them thanks again for hosting this one
  18. Well the joke is on me I didn't catch the sarcasm from bream buster out here I don't hear them called bream until I started to do research on a bluegill pattern man do I feel dumb. It's been a long couple of weeks. So I was serious if anyone has some advice on a type of fly or some kind of pattern I would greatly appreciate it because this one is not exactly in my wheelhouse.
  19. I'm with bream buster this one's gonna stretch me pretty good
  20. Finally made a decision I'm going to go with a wired version of the 20 incher in a size 10. It's pretty much looks like a big version of the copper john, but it is one of my favorite point fly's. It's heavy and catches lots of fish for me.
  21. i don't know a whole lot but Jim Jones came up with it hence the JJ, He owned high country flies at one time. From Jackson, WY I believe Go Pokes!! Anyways he was fishing on the Bighorn and combined scraps from a few different streamers, the bighorn bugger and a few others and came up with this mostly they have two sets of legs but I have found that a single set much longer produces better for me and is quicker to tie but maybe that's because I'm fishing it wrong?? I hope this one works for everyone else as well as it's produced for me in the last few years it's my go to streamer when nothing else is working for me. Like my safety blanket.
  22. This may be a little taboo to even say but my first question is how big are the fish that you are targeting? I only ask because in my experience unless you are fishing for strong fish over 24" I suggest a cheaper reel and spend that extra money on a quality rod be that custom made or made by a brand instead. And don't forget to spend the money on a quality line usually the first thing overlooked by people starting to upgrade their gear in fly fishing. Not saying that this is gospel just what I have seen and if I am wrong please let the good people on this forum let me know why because I still have much to learn and I don't turn experienced advice down ever.
  23. Flies went in the mail today hopefully they won't take more than 4 days to get to Boise from Missoula
  24. Room for anyone else? If so I'm in if not no big deal
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