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ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
May 15, 2011 - 01:10pm PT
Dennis Gomez, my Brochacho with a BIG Arizona trout.
Dennis Gomez, my Brochacho with a BIG Arizona trout.
Credit: ron gomez
Fish count....Brochacho 2....me 0!
Fish count....Brochacho 2....me 0!
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Score...3-0, I'm PISSED OFF!
Score...3-0, I'm PISSED OFF!
Credit: ron gomez
Atrer the 4th BIG fish I threw all by fly fishing gear in the river an...
Atrer the 4th BIG fish I threw all by fly fishing gear in the river and went back to climbing! Was a great day for him, humbling for me. I'm the one that got this guy into fly fishing to begin with!
Credit: ron gomez
Peace
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
May 15, 2011 - 01:15pm PT
Even Safeway wouldn't have helped me that day Locker! He actually gave me the fly he was catching these monsters on and I still couldn't hook up. I shoulda punted him in the water! Was happy for him because this was his special place he wanted to take me to, so at least he knew how to fish it and I was a complete NooB GooB!
Peace
Pate

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2011 - 01:21pm PT
cutt-bow
cutt-bow
Credit: Pate

they all go back, except the occasional brookie.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
May 15, 2011 - 01:22pm PT
Delhi Dog playing a big brown on the East Walker last summer.
Delhi Dog playing a big brown on the East Walker last summer.
Credit: Timid TopRope
mctwisted

Social climber
superslacker city
May 15, 2011 - 01:28pm PT
makayla learning to fish
makayla learning to fish
Credit: mctwisted
every cast was a fish
every cast was a fish
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catching her first fish!
catching her first fish!
Credit: mctwisted
on the way back from city of rocks a couple years ago we had driven all day and went way out a dirt road to bivi and pulled into a spot in the middle of nowhere. turned the truck off and cracked a cold one and went walking over to these small ponds that just to be crawling with little fish. they may have been placed there for mosquito control, not sure, but in any case they were hitting off the top like crazy, so a threw on the super small mosquito fly (which almost seemed like a joke when i bought it, it was so small) and every cast was a tiny fish (which we threw back of coarse).
it was an excellent opportunity to introduce makayla into the wonderful world of fishing. she was ecstatic!
p.s. caught a couple rainbows at cherry lake last week
this just in

climber
north fork
May 15, 2011 - 01:38pm PT
New Zealand ruined trout fishing for me for a few years. My biggest trout ever and the kiwi says, "just a baby, but still a good one."

eKat

climber
BITD3
May 15, 2011 - 01:40pm PT
Ever eaten Kokanee???

They are FABULOUS!

I live on a huge lake that supposedly has THREE TRILLION of them in it. The daily bag limit here is 35!

WHOA.
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
May 15, 2011 - 01:46pm PT
There's a little lake a few hundred yards off my porch where the rainbows have just about stomped out the cutthroats. Anyways, the only public access is for the desperate who bushwhack their way up a creek. In the last 6 years or so I've been the only one to fish it.

I don't get much in the way of size, but the fish are plentiful, quick to bite, and they sure taste great when smoked!
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
May 15, 2011 - 01:49pm PT
My recipe is blueberry flavoured papers, and tobacco. That pic comes close.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 15, 2011 - 02:05pm PT
Looks like a Smallie, Ron. Where in the Sierra do you catch them? Where is that pic from?
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 15, 2011 - 02:15pm PT
I have used just about every method for fresh water fishing but my favorite method is ultra-light spin fishing. I like to catch big trout on small tackle. No more than 5 lb. test and homemade spinners, and I have caught plenty of steelhead and salmon with this gear. I get some strange looks from other gear fishermen until I start locking into some big ones. Hooking them is no problem, it's landing them that takes some skill. I had an 18 pound silver on this rig in Alaska that took me 40 minutes to land. What fun! Sometimes I fish with a buddy that uses only fly-fishing gear and 9 out of 10 times I will catch more and bigger fish, and this guy is no rookie. For me, the real skill is how to read the water and the conditions as trout can be real finicky.
Pate

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2011 - 02:16pm PT
skipt, that was a great post, thanks man. is that part of something longer?

my bike-to tailwater:
22-Rs2's and 7x is the name of the game.
22-Rs2's and 7x is the name of the game.
Credit: Pate
the goods.
the goods.
Credit: Pate
upstream of the goods is the real deal.
upstream of the goods is the real deal.
Credit: Pate

and the lake i bike past above the tailwater, some state record pike come out of here.
noyce.
noyce.
Credit: Pate
Pate

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2011 - 02:24pm PT
a slab of slob
this pig was in such skinny water under a bush that his dorsal fin was...
this pig was in such skinny water under a bush that his dorsal fin was above water, just swishing back and forth hammering big tan caddis.
Credit: Pate

same spot:
a 5 weight afternoon.
a 5 weight afternoon.
Credit: Pate
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 15, 2011 - 02:24pm PT
Dude, that is some great looking trout water. What are the regs like?
divad

Trad climber
wmass
May 15, 2011 - 02:25pm PT
some day when I get old, I'm gonna take up fly-fishing. looks cool!
Pate

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2011 - 02:28pm PT
it's all catch and release in those spots, its the same river, the brown came out of the section through town, i'm about 45 minutes upstream at the TW's, catch and release too. there's so much lake water that has a bag limit, it satisfies the eaters out there and the river pigs are for the fly anglers.

divad, there's some wicked awesome fly fishing right by you!!



here's a very secret spot (read poach) deep on a ranch on the Wyoming/Colorado border. you can tell it's rarely fished by the blizzard hatch of literally every type of water born insect- a completely undisturbed river bed.
blizzy bliss
blizzy bliss
Credit: Pate
divad

Trad climber
wmass
May 15, 2011 - 02:31pm PT
I know Pate, Teddy Ballgame used to fish out my way.
Pate

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2011 - 02:33pm PT
he sure did, the splendid splinter preferred the long fiberglass rod to the white ash bat.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 15, 2011 - 02:33pm PT
I don't mind catch and release. I was wondering about "fly fishing only." Up here there are a few spots that have this reg. I almost always use barbless single hooks unless I am going to eat it that day.

Tail waters in the West offer some of the best trout fishing going. Fish on brethren.
Pate

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2011 - 02:37pm PT
we don't have any of that here, we rub shoulders all the time. in fact the guy i fish with most fishes light spinning gear, home made single hook lures.

there are hand made signs that the DOW has allowed to stay taped to their signs that say "think three times before you throw a treble hook and always crush your barbs."

i think that's totally cool. like a good Access Fund sign.


you still find this crap though:
this thing is almost climbing gear.
this thing is almost climbing gear.
Credit: Pate

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