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    Jesus, European Nymphing, Fly Tying, and Catching big trout.

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  1. motroutbum

    Estes Park in September

    I do still guide out here! September is a great time to be in the Rockies. Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place to spend time as well as fishing the Big Thompson in the canyon below Lake Estes.
  2. motroutbum

    Arkansas River Trout?

    The entire stretch of the Arkansas River from Leadville to Pueblo (102 miles) is Gold Medal water now. No Bait.
  3. motroutbum

    Fishing RMNP and Estes park

    Lily Lake, Lost Lake, Ouzel Lake, Lawn Lake, Dream Lake, possibly the Big Thompson upstream of the Fern Lake Trailhead. The easiest place to try to catch one without hiking over a mile is Lily Lake.
  4. motroutbum

    Fishing RMNP and Estes park

    It hasn't been the same since the flood in 2013. It moved the river channel over 100 yards to the west and moved a ton of gravel and boulders down from above the waterfall. Before the flood you could catch a ton. Now, not so much. With runoff right now, it's not fishing very well.
  5. Not sure how long its been since you fished in all of those states, but the following states currently require your SSN to purchase a fishing license: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Utah, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia.... I know I'm missing a couple, but those are the states I can think of off the top of my head.
  6. SS# has been required in Colorado for a good number of years. I think there are about 18-20 other states that require it as well.
  7. motroutbum

    Christmas Island

    Hi Snagged, I was the host of the trip for an outfitter. I work for Front Range Anglers in Boulder. We take 8-10 hosted trips a year, but if you want to get down there, send me a PM.
  8. motroutbum

    Christmas Island

    It's not bad actually. It's a flight to Honolulu from where ever you are, then a 3-hour flight from Honolulu to Christmas Island. The one and only flight (on a 737-200) that Flies to Christmas Island leaves on Tuesday. It returns on the following Tuesday. It's about 1500 miles due south of Honolulu, and only about 150 miles north of the equator. At night, you can actually see the Southern Cross and the North Star at the same time.
  9. motroutbum

    Christmas Island

    Technically there are 2 Islands called Christmas Island. This Christmas island, (Kiritimati), is in the Island Nation of Kiribati which is 1500 miles south of Honolulu. The Christmas Island with all of the land crabs is off the coast of Australia.
  10. motroutbum

    Christmas Island

    Triggers are extremely difficult to land, but man they are addicting...
  11. motroutbum

    Christmas Island

    Hey Snagged, An 11wt will do the trick. There is no need for a 12. You also aren't blind casting to them its all sight fishing. The key is having the correct fly line (I recommend the SA Bigwater Taper as it has a 100lb core) Tarpon lines don't work well as they only have a 35lb core, and about 350+ yards of backing (Hatch 68lb because its the diameter of 20lb dacron) A good SW reel is also a must (Hatch 11+ or in this case an Abel SDS 11/12)
  12. motroutbum

    Christmas Island

    Thanks Gavin! I landed 9 total. the biggest was 60 lbs.
  13. motroutbum

    Christmas Island

    Thanks Guys! I'm glad to call you guys my friend as well! I have quite a few more pictures that I'll post also, just thought everyone might enjoy a few GT's. I didn't get a picture of my biggest which was 60lbs.
  14. motroutbum

    Christmas Island

    Hey Guys, Just got back from a trip to Christmas Island. Thought I'd share a couple fish I caught. Enjoy!
  15. motroutbum

    New Zealand 2018

    Thank you! It was a fantastic trip. BilletHead, I'm looking forward to it!

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