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Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
May 15, 2011 - 08:23pm PT
Idaho doesn't have many big fish.

This rainbow had obviously been drinking radioactive water and mutated.

8 - 10 lbs------and it wanted to be my buddy.


Social climber
superslacker city
May 15, 2011 - 08:42pm PT
you did real good starting up this thread!!!
ron gomez

Trad climber
May 15, 2011 - 08:46pm PT
Some funny looking "trout" on this thread. Never seen a fat,stripped trout before, or a walleye trout. I know one of my fishing buddies, we use to refer to him as the bass master because of his love for bass, he also loves to use bait so we renamed him master baiter!

Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
May 15, 2011 - 08:50pm PT

My friend pcousar dropped me off in the Gifford- Pinchot and told me to kill a few hours on the Lewis River. Oh...all right. I dredged a Wooly Bugger around.Nothing. Once in a while I thought I saw a slashing rise in some fast water,so I tossed a Sofa Pillow ..

The trees were equally fascinating for an Easterner.


Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
May 15, 2011 - 09:00pm PT

Mikey calls...have a scale? Seven and a half pound brown from the lake 1/3 a mile away, on a trolled smelt.
Aya K

Trad climber
New York
May 15, 2011 - 09:16pm PT
I really have done a lot more salt water fly fishing than trout fishing, and when I go I'm usually alone and don't bother taking photos, but here are a few I found on the HD...

Frying Pan River (CO) rainbow

Roaring Fork (CO) bow & brownie, jst like it because my arms look ripped

Tongariro "steelhead", NZ, was travelling around NZ with my mom and not sure how I convinced her to let me hire a guide for a day to fish while she sat around "town" twiddling her thumbs...

This is the average brownie I catch in my "home stream", the Ausable (NY), but there are some monsters in there!!!

And, well, you can't win 'em all. This is just down the street from my house. I can usually pop down there and reliably have a fish big enough for dinner for two within 15 minutes.... but there are a lot of babies in there too!!


State of Mine
May 15, 2011 - 10:21pm PT
nice fish everyone!

but Aya is by far the hottest looking fisherwoman. awesome folks...
ron gomez

Trad climber
May 15, 2011 - 11:03pm PT
Yeah New Zealand has to been one of the BEST fly fishing destinations on the planet!! One of my dreams before I die is to fly fish NZ. Nice shots and gorgeous fishergirl!

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 15, 2011 - 11:47pm PT

Trad climber
Land of the Lahar
May 16, 2011 - 12:05am PT


Boulder climber
May 16, 2011 - 12:21am PT
Great thread...

Trad climber
San Diego
May 16, 2011 - 12:56am PT
That pic is very disturbing.
Aya K

Trad climber
New York
May 16, 2011 - 01:08am PT
Since they apparently needn't all be trout, here's a pretty false albacore I caught off Montauk. I used to live in Sag Harbor so I could sneak out for stripers every afternoon with the tide, which was pretty awesome.
And my dad just sent me this pic of a striper he caught the other day. I've never caught one that big on a fly rod, and although that one wasn't, he has caught some monsters on a fly rod. He once caught a monster cod on a fly rod, of all things, too!!! YUM! He's got a boat and he goes out for tuna a lot, too. We've never had any luck when I've been out tuna fishing with him, alas.
Aya K

Trad climber
New York
May 16, 2011 - 01:24am PT
My dad has lived in Boston for the past 20 years or so :) Perfect for him, he keeps his boat there and he can go out fishing every morning before heading to work.

Pate, you using a waist belt for all your stuff?
I've got a backpack with chest pouches and I like it better than a vest, but been thinking of switching to a lanyard + waistbelt for the fly boxes. Often I'm just jumping out to cast a few in the strem by the house and don't need to bring the whole kit & caboodle with me so I like the idea of a lanyard...
Aya K

Trad climber
New York
May 16, 2011 - 01:36am PT
Here are some flies I tied. I pretty much suck at dry flies, but my nymphs are okay. I started out tying huge salt water flies all the time so these little trout flies are hard for me to do!

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
May 16, 2011 - 01:57am PT
Pate's in love now.

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 16, 2011 - 02:14am PT
A little fishing story...

I was spending a month at my cabin in Seward, AK a few years ago just hanging out and doing work on the property. The wife was working in town a lot and I had no-one to go fishing with. Normally that wouldn't stop me from fishing alone and I had already been out a couple times to the Kenai and some smaller streams but the recent bear attacks and a mini-epic after falling in a "stream" and almost getting washed into some snags, I didn't want to fish by myself anymore.

I noticed the locals were fishing for salmon right on the beaches at various areas around Resurrection Bay so I did some research and found out that there is a window around the time the tides change that the salmon come to rod readily. Cool. In Seward in July the sun comes up at something like 4am and sets at like 2am, so I had up to three "windows" to fish a day, and I started hitting it. The good spots were where creeks went into the bay, but any kind of structure could be good also. I had a 6'6" spinning rod around and an adequate reel and enough stuff to make as many spinners as I needed and I had some old spoons around also.

The first couple of times out I took the dogs along and they loved it but soon I realized I couldn't fish right if I was watching the dogs get into sh#t every couple of minutes. After that I got it wired. Pinks and Chum were hitting everything I threw at them. Sockeye had already dwindled and Silvers were just starting to show up. Kings were long gone. I released most of them and ate a few.

One day while hitting my favorite spot, my rod broke. It snapped right above the third or fourth eyelet, about 18". Ha! It was a clean break and I still had a bit of action on my now 5 footer so I continued to fish among strange glances and head-shaking from the locals. Casting kinda sucked, but after about the third cast, I locked into a good one. It was a bit tricky but I landed a 13lb. Chum while the locals cheered. The Ultra-medium rod did just fine.

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
May 16, 2011 - 02:23am PT
My catch from today's Northern Region Rockfish opener:

Trad climber
Yachats, OR
May 16, 2011 - 11:19am PT
My climbing partner Agina Sedlers' first time fishing.
This shot put her on the cover of California Sportsman magazine's Spring Edition.
Tony Bird

Northridge, CA
May 16, 2011 - 11:49am PT
i usta fly fish on a muddy lake in illinois--tied my own flies, caught mostly carp, but it was fun. those fly casting skills pay off when your climbing rope gets stuck on a horn of rock.
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