4/1/2011: Important Gear

[singlepic id=2449 w=260 h=180 float=left] This came in the mail a while back. I know the physical stamp is a novelty but one I dig even though my first one was of a Chinook Salmon. Tomorrow begins the Catch and Release season for trout on all S.E. Minnesota creeks, this …

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The W.F.F. More Flies…

[singlepic id=2444 w=320 h=240 float=left] The Peacock and Partridge pattern that Tim Barker a.k.a. Planet Trout introduced me to a year ago turned into a spring/summer staple and for weeks I fished it hard. The #16 with the Hot Yellow Wire proved to be the most effective. I fished it deep as …

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Mar. 11th, 2011: Trash Creek Re-Visit

[singlepic id=2420 w=380 h=300 float=right] AT: ~8:30am DT: 3:20pm AAT: ~30°F  DAT: ~39°F WT: 9am 39.5°F, 11:26am ~42°F, 2:09pm    ~46°F, 3:20pm ~46°F S. Winds 10-12mph Clear Water on Arrival Midge in the Snow on Arrival #20-24 March 11th was removal day on Trash Creek. I arrived early, took my usual …

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Mar. 10th, 2011: Waiting for Spring

[singlepic id=2395 w=380 h=300 float=right] AT: ~8:45am DT: ~2:37pm AAT: ~32°F  DAT: ~39°F WT: 9am ~42°F, 11am 43.8°F, 12:53pm 44.2°F, 2:37pm 46.5°F Steady N. Wind 11-14mph Clear Water on Arrival Midge in the Snow on Arrival #24 Typical late winter season day here. Earlier arrival time, midge hanging around but …

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Mar. 4th, 2011: Trash Creek

[singlepic id=2352 w=380 h=300 float=right] AT: 8:46am, DT: 3:50pm AAT: ~36°F, DAT: ~37°F WT: 8:46am 42°F, 11am 44°F, 3:50pm 46°F Wind Nil until 2pm Clear Water on Arrival Midge in the Snow on Arrival I planned to assess the water where I parked then hike downstream but after taking initial water …

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MFC & OBN Design Contest

[singlepic id=1987 w=240 h=160 float=right] After some careful consideration I have decided to submit the Hairball pattern as my entry in the Montana Fly Company design competition through the Outdoor Blogger Network. This pattern has really served me well these last couple of months and before that proved its effectiveness in …

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