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Hello all---

Nice changes youve made to the website...i like it.

anyways, ill go ahead and be one of the first to post a question on here...anyone fished any of the sections of the North Platte recently? i was thinking on going up, either to the Reef or the Mile...its been awhile, and im itching to stretch a line....
 

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lol..apparenty there is no new info on the North Platte as of recent..so ill go ahead and post what i found out. The Miracle Mile was slow, all we caught was some little ones..the water was lower than usual, but running clear. fish hit on amber scuds and tan sow bugs, around size 14 or so. The Grey Reef fished pretty good, it was running at its normal and the water was a tiny bit off color. fish were starting to bunch up for spawning, but once you found them the fishing was pretty good. we lightened up our tippets and used smaller flies, but they still were after sow bugs and scuds for the most part. weather for both days was partly cloudy, but got into the 40s during the day and in the 10s at night. wind was normal..it ranged from gusting up to the 30s to none at all in the mornings.

caught one that was pushing 23 inches...most averaged between 18 and 20. i caught one brown that was 21 inches, but for the most part it was all rainbows.
 

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Hey John (rottal),

Those are some beautiful fish you've got there! I'm glad you found the new forum. I'm working on getting the fly board more active, it shouldn't take too long. Jinclear is the moderator and should be posting pretty soon, he is a former guide and works in the fly shop at Gander Mountain. He has a lot of knowledge to share with everyone.

JIN, where are you???
 

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Don---

Long time no see stranger---

Oh yeah, this looks like a much better setup than the last forum....a lot easier to read and to stay up with current posts...plus you can post photos and such. thats always a plus...

Well Ill make sure i drop in now and again with my 5 cents worth...well, ok, maybe only my two cents worth...im not worth much these days. ill also post any interesting info i happen to pick up...be it truth or lies, you can never tell me with me it seems....

talk at you soon
John
 

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those are a couple of nice fish well we will just say i am not a fly guy how ever I do spend alot of time on the rivers rippin lip i am a RAPALA type guy i hope you guys dont mind here in the middle of march i will be back on the water(its ice time now) rivers i really like to fish and know quite well are the upper and lower blue the eagle, colorado from granby to state bridge ,muddy creek that is just to mention a couple few when you fish almost 250 days a year you get to learn alot of differnt waters well i hope none of you guys mind if i post from time to time i just really love those rivers
 

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lol...well it seems from my past observations on some rivers you RAPALA type guys sometimes catch more fish than us FLY type guys...i know for wipers i sometimes end up throwing hardware more than i do flies...yeah, im no purist when it comes to catching fish...

Ive never fished Muddy Creek...how has it been since it opened a few years ago? if i am correct this is a fairly new open stretch of river...
 

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i dont know if its a new stretch or not i came acrossed it while scouting mule deer and i always have my pole with me if your down to hike it its a big stretch of river to fish great browns largest only 24 inches 3-4lbs kinda skinny for the time of year but still a good fish and yea i do own a fly rod and know how to use it but not very often lol.
 

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Hey bigbrown I,m the same as you when it comes to rivers, actually those photos above look like the gray reef or the bluffs on the mile and rapalas tear them up on the north platte. My best days ever where on the gray reef section with cd-7 and quit a few fly guys or fly guides would really get upset. Come over and tell you how your killing the fish with the trebles as you watch one of them take 15 mins to land a 14"er. I love fly fishing use to guide a little when i was young below spinney, but on big rivers a spinning rod and rapapla is about as good as it can get, especially for big trout. Come this spring give me a shout if you need someone to go with. The colorado and eagle are my favorite rivers to fish also. The lower eagle from gypsum down has some really big trout, but for numbers and a few decent ones the colorado around parshall is tough to beat.
 

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how you doing you aint said sh*t about some of them guides i personaly crimp my barbs and knock on wood havent killed a fish in a long time i love to fish rapalas in the fast water the faster the better rivers big or small it doesnt matter yea tom any time you feel like coming up to summit county just drop me a line
 

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I no what you mean about the fast water expecially in colorado, couple freinds got into fishing a few years back and try to show them where to throw but they just can't understand why fish would be in the fast stuff and they proceed to the slow pools below the runs everytime. oh well
 
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