Rocky Ford roadtrip - Monday, Jan 20

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  1. dp

    dp ~El Pescador

    for my birthday I am treating myself to a day of fishing so I am heading to Rocky Ford on Monday, Jan 20. Will arrive by 9:30 and will start in the middle section and work down to the lower bridge, and yes, cross the bridge to work back up to the rocks. There is enough daylight to make that happen. I will probably be in my olive Outback but may take my recently purchased Jag. I'm dying to see what it does on the open road - weather permitting - meaning NO chance of snow or ice - which looks promising right now.
    Anyway, if you there, give me a shout.
    Olive Bugger - from the scud post: 5 wts are just fine and I use a floating line for drifting scuds under an indicator and for tossing and stripping buggers (successful tactics last two trips). too shallow for sink tips or intermediate lines - IMO.

    Go Hawks!!!
     
  2. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Thanks for the heads up. A little too close for me to make the 20th but hope you have a very Happy Birthday and many many good ones to come. Give us a report when you get back.
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Dave, wind permitting I will join you. Probably won't be windy as the forecast is for a high of 43 (optimistic) and foggy. The fog holds the cold in so I don't expect 43.
     
  4. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

    Good luck guys! I'm still stuck on a boat, but fly out of Alaska on the 25th. The first thing I'm going to do is get a root canal and then go fishing:) might shoot some Yotes to. I hope to fish with you guys one of these days. I will have the month of February off.
     
  5. Kaiserman

    Kaiserman content

    What kind of boat are you on Bob? Fish/Crab...?
     
  6. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)


    Kaiserman.. Ya I'm on a tugboat in southeast Alaska. Month on month off.
     
  7. Kaiserman

    Kaiserman content

    I don't know if I'd love that job, or hate it. Well if I was single, I think I'd like it...
     
  8. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Since I can't make it either, I hope we get some kind of fishing report.
    Maybe a hip flask report also. LOL
     
  9. dp

    dp ~El Pescador

    guess I need to throw in the flask....
     
  10. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Hey.... that was some old guy from the tri-cities that wanted a young guy to tote a flask for him.
     
  11. dp

    dp ~El Pescador

    honestly - I typically carry something with me
     
  12. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Weather report has gone to pot. Forecast is now 30 and fog. We had a touch of snow this morning and it's gone now.
     
  13. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

    The freezing fog sure made it damp and chilly today. I wore more clothes than last weekend, but it was still hard to stay warm and everything froze up - guides, line and reel. But at least there's no snow and most of the shelf ice is gone so all in all, not bad for January!
     
  14. bugman

    bugman New Member

    Made my first trip to RFC today, what an amazing place. Went 0/1, and for the most part, they weren’t buying what I was selling. Cold but worth it.
     
  15. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

    I was out to the Ford on Thursday 01/16/14
    Once the fog rose it was a pretty nice day.
    Pheasant tail nymph, olive scuds, and glow bugs seem to work pretty good.
    I found something that upset me pretty bad. A Styrofoam worm container in the middle section.
    Freaking poachers
     
  16. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    :mad:
     
  17. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    I may have a healthy thirst . . . perhaps you should bring a Saint Bernard (I'd hate to precipitate a hernia, lol.).

    I can't cast, but I may show-up with a camera (and my pup), weather permitting. After retiring, recovering from wrist surgery is driving me guano. 'Sides that, I'd like to meet a few of you folks, even Zen . . .
     
  18. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    A brand new Jag on that gravel road? 1146.gif Would like to attend but work simply precludes that option. Happy B-day...hope the fishing is good.
     
  19. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    He will probably drive very, very slow as to not kick up gravel and scratch his new car.
     
  20. dp

    dp ~El Pescador

    2004 jag. it's staying home
    big hawk game today and then good fishing on Monday.
    can't wait
     

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