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About Bucket

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  • Birthday 02/01/1979

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    Charlotte, NC
  1. After years of vests, sling-packs, and chest packs, I am currently using a Simms Dry Creek hip pack. Lots of room, water (proof) resistant, simple.I have fallen a couple times wading, the pack got submerged, and nothing inside was wet upon inspection. The pack did not stay under water long and I believe Simms is not calling it "waterproof", due to the zipper. The outside material is waterproof. Also, it keeps gear and camera dry on rainy days. But as other have stated, it's best to try vests and packs out before you buy them OR atleast do a good amount of research.
  2. I went to a Fly Fishing Show (Expo) once, I'll never make that mistake again. The place was dripping with snobbery. Apparently I wasn't even "up to snuff" for the vendors to pitch their products/services to me, which made me laugh on my way out the door. I did see Lefty Kreh there though, he seemed pretty cool.
  3. Congrats! Last year, me and a buddy were fishing a stretch of a stream together... I was hooking-up back-to-back on a nymph pattern that I tied, my buddy asked me about the fly I was using, so I gave him one... moments later he caught a Rainbow the size of a (American) football. It was a brute of a fish for the size of the stream. My buddy was super-excited. I was glad to assist with my own tied fly.
  4. Great looking water. Nice looking fish. Looks like a smashing time.
  5. Nice report. Thumbs Up on the Night Fishing.
  6. I ended up going to the Sangre De Cristo mountains. My buddy wanted to hike and had a 4x4. First cast, first Cutthroat Caught another Cutty on my next (2nd) cast. Two casts, two fish. This place was amazing. Fish turned ON and were smashing dries for about an hour, then wind and rain came in and turned the "fantasy world" back into the real world.
  7. very sharp looking rod. bet it's a blast on the water.
  8. Bucket

    Summer of 2012

    "that canyon is just a gorgeous spot" x2
  9. as far as the reel goes, I'd get a Redington Drift, instead of a Lamson Konic. I have both reels, the Drift feels (and sounds) more like a "classic trout reel", plus it looks great if you get the titanium color. I agree with the others about contacting steeldrifter in regards to the rod.
  10. I'll be in CO Springs. I will have a rental car and an entire day to spend.It is just me going. Friends have to work. I don't mind driving up to two hours to a spot, that's what I typically spend driving to spots in North Carolina. Any suggestions would be a great help. Not really looking to camp though. I already have a day planned at Spinney Reservoir while in CO. if your into lakes then Spinny is a good option. It is not however a high mountain lake. As far a true high mountain lakes near Colorado Springs you pretty much have to drive about 2 hours and then put in a little hiking. Your options would be the San Gris de Cristo mountains to the south but you will need 4x4 to make it a day trip. You can make it to Rocky mountain National Park in just over two hours and if your in decent shape there are some shorter hikes to good lakes (call Kirks Fly Shop in Estes Park for more info). Or you can Drive to Buena Vista and fish a number of high lakes up Independence Pass, again 2 hours. All that said If you only have a day fish the South Platte or the Arkansas river. Both are outstanding fisheries in beautiful areas and much closer to access. There are also numerous excellent small streams that are closer. If this doesn't get you started shoot me a PM and I'll try to help more. Josh Thanks, that is very helpful. I might check out the South Platte...you're talking about "The Dream Stream",correct? -Brian
  11. I'm just looking for some info about areas. I'll have a compact car, so 4x4-ing is probably out. Any locations that have a parking area or designated pull-off would be good. Maybe access is by 4x4 only and my plan won't work. Better to find that out now, than showing up in a Hyundai Accent to the base of a dirt road.I am just looking into it and seeing what info and tips others have.
  12. I'll be in CO Springs. I will have a rental car and an entire day to spend.It is just me going. Friends have to work. I don't mind driving up to two hours to a spot, that's what I typically spend driving to spots in North Carolina. Any suggestions would be a great help. Not really looking to camp though. I already have a day planned at Spinney Reservoir while in CO.
  13. I'm heading to Colorado next week and am hoping to get a day of hiking and high mountain fishing for cuttys. Wondered if anyone had any info on the subject. I found this website that has okay info, but still scarce. http://www.coloradomountainfishing.com/
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