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Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 29, 2015 - 09:24pm PT
Hi Bob -

Big (#2) Crazy Charlie in rootbeer colors. Had some great shots with smaller flies the morning before and no interest. Tried the bigger fly and had a take on the first good shot.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jun 29, 2015 - 10:30pm PT
Nice fish....bet it peeled off some backing!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 29, 2015 - 10:44pm PT
Ha! - it headed toward the ocean side of the flat a quarter mile away. I have white backing to 150 yards and yellow for the next 100 yards. Hit the yellow with no sign of slowing down and I started walking/wading/stumbling as fast as I could to prevent getting spooled. Second run was almost as far.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jul 3, 2015 - 11:01pm PT
Credit: murcy
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Jul 11, 2015 - 10:26pm PT
Hey Murcy, that's the middle fork of the Stanislaus right next to 108 by the bridge right??? Any luck? I did an FA in the Off Width right next to the bridge ha.
The Chief

climber
Lurkerville east of Goldenville
Jul 28, 2015 - 04:22pm PT
The more isolated, further back and higher I go, the bigger they get.

Monsters, lots and lots of Monsters. And I will NEVER tell where they are.

18-22" Lahontan/Alvord Cuts from an 11K' lake in the Eastside.
18-22" Lahontan/Alvord Cuts from an 11K' lake in the Eastside.
Credit: The Chief

21" Lahontan/Alvord Cut from the same very small but isolated 11K' lak...
21" Lahontan/Alvord Cut from the same very small but isolated 11K' lake.
Credit: The Chief

18" plus Golden's and bigger from a very isolated 12K' Eastside lake.
18" plus Golden's and bigger from a very isolated 12K' Eastside lake.
Credit: The Chief

My fly in the above Golden's lower jaw tells the tale. That is a #14 Tiemco TMC 2302 emerger pattern of mine that measures just over 3/4 of an inch.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jul 29, 2015 - 07:36pm PT
Nice fish Chief...that's an impressive golden!

Interested in a closer look at that fly if you don't mind sharing your pattern.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jul 29, 2015 - 08:44pm PT
Some "catch & abuse, then release" shots from Idaho, where fishing sucks.

Fritz & a 14" cutthroat.  Note the feet & legs close together stance. ...
Fritz & a 14" cutthroat. Note the feet & legs close together stance. It is so embarrassing to have a large trout run between your legs in search of a hiding place-------and you usually lose the fish too.

Credit: Fritz

Yesterday in a stream that is all Rainbows. It must have moved downstream from a mountain lake stocked with cutthroats.

An unexpected 14" cutthroat in a mountain steam.
An unexpected 14" cutthroat in a mountain steam.
Credit: Fritz
The Chief

climber
Lurkerville east of Goldenville
Jul 30, 2015 - 07:12pm PT
Hey BG:

Here some shots of some of the High Lake Golden Ammo (all my ties btw) without divulging too much of my secret weps...

Golden Barbless Ammo &#40;My Ties&#41;
Golden Barbless Ammo (My Ties)
Credit: The Chief

Golden Ammo Box #1
Golden Ammo Box #1
Credit: The Chief

Monster Golden/Brookie/Cut/Browns Ammo Box #2
Monster Golden/Brookie/Cut/Browns Ammo Box #2
Credit: The Chief

murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jul 30, 2015 - 08:48pm PT
Sorry for the delay, briham. No, it's a lake in Emigrant Wilderness, one that's a little hard to get to. But yes, lots of good luck there.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Jul 30, 2015 - 09:29pm PT
Eastside golden from last week
Eastside golden from last week
Credit: Delhi Dog

This one wasn't big but check out the color
This one wasn't big but check out the color
Credit: Delhi Dog

BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jul 31, 2015 - 01:46pm PT
Here some shots of some of the High Lake Golden Ammo (all my ties btw) without divulging too much of my secret weps...

Thanks Chief!

Those are some nice looking patterns....looks like the goldens like bright colors.

Delhi Dog: wow....doesn't get more golden than that!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jul 31, 2015 - 03:29pm PT
Chief.... I bet if we water-boarded you enuf.... you would tell us everything.

Just Kidding....

comming up sat- sun to do some shopping, thanks for all the good info on equipment.


The Chief

climber
Lurkerville east of Goldenville
Jul 31, 2015 - 07:44pm PT
BG... they love to ambush wildly moving bright weighted flies. Gotta chuck em out 60-80 feet, let em settle then start stripping with very sporadic and inconsistent tugs. BOOM! Out they come from the depths of their hiding holes in the rocks and viciously grab your offerings. Better hold on and start bringing em fast cus if you don't, they'll take your shet back down into the depths and the rocks and break you off in a heartbeat.



Guy: Anytime. Troutfitter I assume. If so, they are good folks there. Talk em into some deals as they are always offering if you ask.



Here's some additions to Dehli's color post...

Medium Goldens &#40;12-14"&#41; also seem to have some really nice vib...
Medium Goldens (12-14") also seem to have some really nice vibrant colors
Credit: The Chief

Hybrid Kern Bow/Golden
Hybrid Kern Bow/Golden
Credit: The Chief

Eastside Golden Colors
Eastside Golden Colors
Credit: The Chief

Eastside Treasured Goldens...
Eastside Treasured Goldens...
Credit: The Chief

Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 31, 2015 - 08:48pm PT
Barbless hooks for those Goldens right?
The Chief

climber
Lurkerville east of Goldenville
Jul 31, 2015 - 09:01pm PT
All my flies are barbless and all fish hooked are released, Kalimon.


It also is the same area that these very special and rare (protected btw) Pauite Cut's are Rdog....

Really Really Rare Pauite Cut caught and released in a very special Se...
Really Really Rare Pauite Cut caught and released in a very special Secret Spot behind my home here in Eastside of CA
Credit: The Chief
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Jul 31, 2015 - 10:17pm PT
Damn Chief you're killing it / me haha!!!
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Jul 31, 2015 - 10:27pm PT
I recently went on a self contained kayak trip on the middle fork of the salmon river in Idaho. Needless to say it was awesome. It's been way too long since I got away.

I did a lot of fishing. I was catching a ton of small fish on dry flies, and when I finally decided to try swinging some streamers, I started hitting some nice cut throats.

Credit: briham89

Credit: briham89

Credit: briham89

Whitney wanted to take a photo together. I cast a dry fly out, and caught a fish while I was looking at the camera, and not the fly haha.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Aug 1, 2015 - 08:17am PT
All my flies are barbless and all fish hooked are released, Kalimon.

Ditto.
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 1, 2015 - 10:01am PT
Those look great Chief. My older boy and I have been trying to get up there and fish. Just to check out what each lake has.

I too have found that the bright colors work for the goldens. If you toss a hopper, make sure it has pink- that sort of thing.

Seeing your flies confirms my suspicions and makes me want to double down on the bright.

Thanks for sharing.

Tom
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