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  1. I fished Durango for a week last summer and had a really good time. San Juan tailwater was fun, but crowded and like netboy said, get ready to fish small midges and light tippet. Not really my cup of tea, but we had a good time. You may be there while run off is still going for a lot of places, but if run off has subsided, I would really recommend the box canyon on the Piedra. Pocketwater filled with 15-18 inch browns that eat nothing but big stoneflies. Can't go wrong with anything in that area though. Wish I could be in Colorado that long.
  2. Thanks for the report sounds like a good day. I fished the spring for the first time a few weeks ago. I and a question about wading downstream at dam 3. I heard the fishing gets really good downstream, but how do you get there? Can walk down the bank opposite the train tracks or is that private?
  3. Hey JD thanks for the advice. We fished it last Monday and Tuesday and it fished great. Gave mark a call and he pretty have us the same suggestions fly wise. all those flies worked to some degree plus anything caddis as there were quite a few of those coming off with the warmer temps. Thought it was a really cool river and was able to fish dam 3, Lassiter, and bayou in two days. Lots of fish, but all were about 14 inches so no pics. Thanks again.
  4. That a Maine Coon?
  5. Eggs and woollies huh? Sounds like my kind of place. I'll make sure and give mark a call.
  6. Thinking about making a trip to the spring river in Arkansas in a couple weeks and from what I've found, there just not a lot of information out there, maybe that's by design I don't know. Think I've got the access figured, if I'm wading stay above dam 3 right? Mainly trying to figure out what flies to throw. Anybody with some experience on this river know what's hatching this time of year? Thanks, Dain than
  7. Made a quick holiday weekend trip up to Missouri from OKC this weekend. Last couple fishing trips had been pretty rough, so we fished roaring river Friday to get our confidence up and then yesterday morning hit crane creek for the first time. Fished the city park up stream and down stream of the bridge by the ball fields. The creek was really low which made things tough. Not much moving water to be found, fish were mostly stacked up in deeper pools. Fishing was tough but did manage to catch a couple including the prettiest trout trout I've ever seen. My guess is it was about ten inches or so, which I counted as a win. Thought about going down to check out lower wire road access but figured it was probably low like the rest of the creek and needed to get back to okc. Definitely a cool little creek and would like to come back when the water is a little higher to check out the lower wire road.
  8. Mitch would you care to explain how you've been "muzzled?" Freedom of speech is a legal concept. It's a right upon which the very concept of our nation is built. Political correctness on the other hand is a social concept that reflects the evolution of societal views on what is considered common decency. Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences of speech. For example, if you're the type of person that likes to use the N word in casual conversations, you're likely going to be called a racist. It's no longer politically correct to use that word, but there aren't any legal ramifications for doing so. Until you actually face legal repercussions, or the threat of legal repercussions for something that's come out of your mouth, you aren't being "muzzled." You're being called out. There's a difference. The court of public opinion isn't an actual court.
  9. If I was in your wife's shoes, that would be a pretty frustrating situation honestly and I can empathize with that. It sounds like the people running those companies aren't very confident in their HR procedures if they are worried about a lawsuit from terminating an employee. Unlawful termination suits are a possibility in any business, but as long as the organization has written rules and procedures in place for documenting offenses, as well as clearly communicating what the expectations of that job are, there shouldn't be any reason to fear terminating an incompetent employee.There is no state or federal statute that I'm aware of that says it's illegal to terminate an employee who is a member of a certain ethnicity or gender etc. I'd say that's more of a reflection of ineffective leadership within those organizations as well as a symptom of living in an extremely litigious society, more so than "political correctness" run amok. Political correctness is a pretty vague term anyway and covers a broad swath of territory. On one end of the spectrum you have college students complaining of microagressions and creating "safe spaces" which I think we'd all agree is pretty ridiculous. But on the other end of that spectrum the fact that it's no longer socially acceptable to use the N word in every day conversation (as well as other racial slurs), which I'd think we'd all consider progress. I tend to look at "political correctness" as just being polite, rather than the boogeyman that it's portrayed to be. I would agree with the statement that people in general are more sensitive these days, but I don't really call attribute that to "political correctness" as much as I do an entire generation of parents that failed in raising their children leading to an overall attitude of entitlement in today's society.
  10. Have you done much night fishing down there?
  11. Couple things on this. I consider myself pretty liberal, but this professor's position seems kind of silly. That being said, the author seems to omit some background information that could be relevant to this particular professor coming out with this statement, in order to make her position seem more ludicrous. Here is the quote that makes me a little weary to accept this article at face value: Dean continued to explain why she thinks Canada picked the canoe as a symbol, claiming it has to do with benefits to particular groups—particularly white men— who pushed the canoe. This sort of makes it seem that there was some sort of recent decision that the Canadian government made to choose the canoe as a symbol. Symbol of what? The author also doesn't seem to go into much more detail with professor's supporting logic. I guess they just leave that up to the reader? I dunno, I don't really lose much sleep over what goes on in Canada so don't really care to put the leg work in. As far as the "PC Epidemic" is concerned. Haven't college campuses always been hotbeds for political activity? I mean look back at the 1960s, didn't most of the Vietnam war protests begin on college campuses? College campuses are sort of a political science experiment anyway. I mean you get 30,000 18-22 year olds of varying ethnic and religious backgrounds living in close proximity to one another, chances are you're going to have some activism. That being said, I graduated from Mizzou in 09, which isn't all that long ago and I didn't have any teachers trying to push political correctness down my throat. Of course, I was a business major though. It might be different if you're a sociology or cultural studies major. Thing may have changed a little in the last 7 years though, who knows. Personally though, I think "political correctness" is a dog whistle term. Can someone give me an example of how political correctness has affected their lives? I get it if you're someone running for political office and say, a tape comes out with you bragging about sexually assaulting women or something like that, how you could be adversely affected by political correctness, but for the average joe, I mean it doesn't really affect you. One of the things I love about living in this country is freedom of speech. So if something offensive comes out of my mouth, which happens from time to time, and someone is offended by it, they're just as free to let me know about it as I am to be offensive.
  12. It's a mixture. Tan Vat access downstream to the bluff hole and a little below I usually catch rainbows, but have caught a few nice browns in that stretch as well. Baptist camp seems to be mostly browns for me.
  13. Gavin, in your experience, what's usually the best time of year to fish the Current? As I've mentioned, my other trips have been in the spring. Late april last year was really good for me. Middle of march was a little bit harder work but still decent fishing. My other trip was on Memorial day two years ago and considering that it was my first time fishing the river I'd say I did pretty well. This was my first time fishing it in the fall. I am assuming summer is probably pretty crowded. What about winter? I'm considering another trip up there in late december/early January.
  14. I'm not the most experienced fly fisher out there, but I like to think of myself as somewhat competent anyway and I've fished the Current before probably three or four times and have always done pretty well. One day late last april I had one of my best days fishing anywhere at Baptist Camp. On this trip I threw the flies that usually work for me there, but I've also never fished it this time of year either. That being said, I did catch about ten or so fishing Tan Vat in the morning, which is about an average day numbers wise for me on that section, it's just that I'm usually catching 15-18 inch fish and this time they were 8-10 inch fish. I kind of think water levels being lower than what I'm used to fishing. Discharge when I was there was around 95 CFS and the other times I've fished it before it has been closer to 120 CFS. The difference in flows was definitely noticeable at the bluff hole and the run below that. I'm usually able to pull at least one or two nice fish from around the bluff hole, but this time nothing. My guess is the lower water level dictated a stealthier approach, lighter flies and tippets, maybe a dry dropper even, but I chose my standard strategy of throwing a heavy nymph rig with a big Pat's as the point fly, complete with shot and a bobber. Hindsight being 20/20, a change of tactics might have paid dividends. As far as Little Piney goes, the one other time I went I had better success, but water levels were a little high and off color, which I think helped the fishing a lot. I'm about 6'5 300 pounds, so stealthiness doesn't come naturally lol.
  15. Hopefully we can get together some time and fish it. I hit all the likely holding areas, pools, riffles, runs etc but just didn't have great luck. Of course I was also nymphing so that may have been the issue as well.