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Old 06-14-2017, 10:51 AM
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Ashurst is a great Sailboarding lake after 9am.
While in college I fished a different lake on that plateau.........
That other lake was also a good duck hunting lake. The underground spring keeps it full and decent water ph even if you can't see anything. Good hunting for yotes up there too. Worth the extra little drive.
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:33 PM
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Yep. Lots of ducks and lots of giant bows looking up at lots of ducks.
Looked like a cattail choked swamp, until you got in the middle.
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:58 PM
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I like clear water too but super clear running streams and lakes = less nutrients than a bit of off color. That's why fishing a cutthroat stream will make anyone feel like a superstar dry fly fisherman. There's no food in those systems and any fluffy floating thing will catch.
As a 53 year old I likely have so much mercury in me you can check the outside temperature by my face color.

I wish Barbecue Potato Chips were healthy to eat. I would live forever if they were.
Jim that's so true about the superstar cutthroat feeling! The only stream I've caught cutthroats in was in the Ram River Alberta, Canada. It was years ago when I was just barely getting back into fly fishing so I was terrible at it. I borrowed some gear from someone but I didn't have any extra tippet and just a pocket full of crummy flies from Walmart that were pretty much junk. By the end of the day my leader was probably only about 3 feet long from changing flies and at about 0X diameter. Even considering that, I still managed to catch around a dozen or so nice little cutties. It was a blast and made me feel like I was actually doing something right! Haha! That's what got me back into fly fishing after a decade plus break from when I was a teenager. I'm thankful for those eager cutthroats.

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Old 06-15-2017, 10:54 AM
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Simon,

we have all had those crummy flies from Walmart, Yellow Front etc.
Main question for me is if you caught any fish with that blue fly with the red tail. Those sets always have that fly.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:27 AM
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I believe they did eat that one actually! They would eat anything I threw out as long as it floated for at least a little bit.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:39 PM
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Yep. Lots of ducks and lots of giant bows looking up at lots of ducks.
Looked like a cattail choked swamp, until you got in the middle.
I caught a grayling there a few years ago. They stocked a bunch and they never left that small ramp area. It's got good water this year and should be good through the fall.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:20 AM
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Litespeed1,

I believe any fly will catch a trout now and then if presented properly. A few times in my fishing years, I have tried catching a trout on a bare fly hook but never was successful.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:45 PM
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That I agree with as well. 100 percentage points.
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