Casting Practice

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Old Man, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I went out today to do a little casting practice. Well I was thinking of fishing but the fish had other things on their minds. I tried about four different flies and the one that caught my only fish was a green Elk Hair Caddis. Has a couple of hits on a Red Stimulator, had one on for about 2 seconds.

    All in all it was a good day. The weather was nice. Not to hot and not to cold. I needed bug spray as there were biting flies around. I got buzzed by a couple.

    I've been coming to Big Sheep Creek for two years now and today I got to see my first wild sheep. Four adults and to wild lambs. I even got pictures of them. Gonna see if I'm smart enough to up load them.

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  2. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Glad you got out today. It was a bluebird day here today, but I just could not shake free to go. This week is filling up fast. What the heck did I do when I was working for a living. If I could get my wife to take a trip, maybe then I could get out
  3. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    When you worked for a living you fished your ass off on Weekends. Now all you have time on your hands and to damn many honey do's to do. I was going to mow the grass today but I put it off until tomorrow. Being retired you can do these things.
  4. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Nice! Those ridges look a lot steeper than they did when I was a lad hunting down there, Jim. Glad you got out & had a pleasant day to do it on. You're now a true Montanan; you have sheep photos, lol.
  5. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Those are sheep? I thought they were pigmy elk. :D
  6. GAT Active Member

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    Dang, one is a cute sucker. I'm glad you're getting some use out of your camera.
  7. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    I really need to make a trip out there.
  8. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Those Sheep sure ain't scared of People. That little one on the close up was about 3 feet from my truck. The others were just off the road.

    I have got other pictures up on the Ruby of the Sheep and some have some nice curls on their horn's.
  9. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Those curled horns make awesome handlebars.
  10. Peyton00 Active Member

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    I prefer pigtails.....;)
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  11. underachiever !

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    Funny that sheep pictures would make you think of that. To each their own.
  12. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    We went to the Gingko Petrified Forest at Vantage yesterday and I spotted my first wild sheep outside of a winter feed area.
  13. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    In Washington on the Yakima River you can see them all the time. Here in Montana they don't seem at all scared of the Man.