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motroutbum last won the day on May 18 2018

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About motroutbum

  • Birthday 03/24/1982

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

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  1. This is one of the few dry fly eats I captured on camera on my most recent trip to River Haven Lodge in New Zealand. My guide Doug was essential for me in spotting this fish.
  2. This is a staple in my fly box year-round, especially when fishing freestone streams. It was designed by my good friend and Fly Fishing Team USA Teammate, Mike Sexton. Give this fly a try. Materials: Hook: Umpqua C450 or Hanak 450BL Bead: Copper Slotted Tungsten Tail: Coq De Leon Rib: Glo Brite Floss #5 Abdomen: Natural Hare's Ear Dubbing Thorax: Black Peacock Ice Dub
  3. I learned to tie this fly from my good friend Antonio Rodrigues. Antonio is a very talented, former competitive angler from Portugal. This CDC dry fly is very simple to tie. You can change the color of the quill and the size of the hook to represent just about any mayfly or midge! The Orange Fluoro Fibre adds a bright spot to make the fly easy to see on the water.
  4. Besides midges, BWO's are usually one of the first hatches of the spring. This is a really simple CDC BWO that I have used for years and is very productive for me. If you don't have hends body quills, any olive 8/0 thread will work as a substitute! Enjoy.
  5. This is one of my favorite flies for fishing lakes!
  6. This is one of my most successful flies anywhere there are Green Drakes. Give this fly a try!
  7. They are a bucket list fish for me too.....Even though I landed this one.......I've got 2 more chances this year....March and April. Hopefully I'll have a few more photos for you.
  8. I told you that in the shop when you came in to suprise me! 🤣
  9. You're off to a great start, guys! It was such a pleasure to help you along the way.
  10. My name is fairly straightforward. When this forum started up, I was in college and fishing down at taney a bunch. I would mostly night fish after classes, but also spent a ton of time fishing during the day. Many times while fishing at night, while waiting for the water to drop, or otherwise, I would take a nap on the picnic tables at the pavilion. I guess you could say that's when my trout bum days started. Mo-Trout-bum--a Missouri Trout Bum. I no longer live in Missouri, but I'll always be a motroutbum.
  11. 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.
  12. The entire stretch of the Arkansas River from Leadville to Pueblo (102 miles) is Gold Medal water now. No Bait.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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