Montana or Oregon?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by 13.robb, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    We just got back from Henry's Fork on Monday... COLD, so if you're camping, plan on it being really nippy.
     
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  2. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    I love that first snow fishing trip. Last year I hit Rock Creek in 8" of fresh snow in early November. It was so quiet and pleasant that I didn't care that I was nymphing the whole time. The tough part was finding a safe parking spot for my VW Golf.
     
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    Have they been having problems at RC with car break-in? In all the years I fished MT, I never hear of any issues along that line.
     
  4. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    Nope, that only happens in Missoula. RC doesn't get methy. I was referring to getting stuck in the snow.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Ah hell, the VW was raised in the snow and back-country roads of Germany...could probably use it to pull some F250's out of a jam. Montana has a reputation for unexplained disappearances of tweakers and riff-raft... lots of wide open spaces ;).
     
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    And deep mine shafts.
     
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    Neighbor of mine in Ketchikan back in the 80's had a VW Bug. Often, it was the only vehicle on the block that could make it anywhere due to snow.
     
  8. 13.robb

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    Thanks again for all of the opinions and advice. I'm pretty excited about a trip to the legendary Big Sky country. I've even talked a non fishing buddy into going with me, just by telling her how amazing it's going to be. I never take any time off work, but ocasionally, we have these random three day weekends. So that's what I'm going to use for my drive all night hell bent for trout road trip.
    Anyways, thanks again...and hey, anybody have any advice on patterns? I'd really love to catch a wild Montana trout on a dry. Who doesn't?
    By the way, I'll be taking my super dorky minivan, so I'm not too stressed about the junkie break in factor. I think I'm the only one that can stand the stench of that vehicle.
     
  9. Kyle Smith

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    If you want to fish dries, the Blackfoot isn't you best bet this time of year. The Bitterroot, on the other hand, gets great fall baetis hatches and you might have mahoganies and fall drakes around. Be prepared to get your butt kicked by picky fish though. And it's good nymphing too.