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7 hours ago, Flysmallie said:

 

No. But that’s my excuse to go trout fishing. Trout fishing, whether implanted or not, just seems right in the winter.

I agree. Prefer to trout fish from Oct to April. Problem with Oct is hunting conflicts but try to get browns in their prespawn attempts. However most of my trips occur after mid Feb. Usually very few people and the fish have usually recovered from any attempted spawn and are active feeders.

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16 hours ago, Johnsfolly said:

I agree. Prefer to trout fish from Oct to April. Problem with Oct is hunting conflicts but try to get browns in their prespawn attempts. However most of my trips occur after mid Feb. Usually very few people and the fish have usually recovered from any attempted spawn and are active feeders.

Hunting doesn’t get in my way anymore. I learned a long time ago that the water gets pretty quiet once hunting starts. 

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On 9/6/2018 at 11:03 PM, tjm said:

Al, I don't get to fish big rivers like that and am curios, when you fish that indicator way out there, is the purpose to focus your eye on or to control  the fly depth? or to keep the rig moving down current?

Mainly it's that tight line nymphing without an indicator, the other kind I do, is difficult to impossible to do well at long distances.  You often can't wade out far enough to reach those good runs except with a long cast.  It's pretty tough to do the mending you need to do on longer casts without jerking the flies around as well, not to mention a lot harder to detect takes.  Pretty much 100% of my nymphing on the larger rivers is done with an indicator, but I often tight line nymph on smaller streams where most of my casts are less than 20 feet away.

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