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Dry Run Creek Christmas Weekend Trip


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I'd like to give my 12-yr old son a day at DRC for Christmas this year. It just seems that with a new reel and rod case for Christmas, he needs to put them to good use. The long-range weekend forecast looks promising too. Rain but warm! We are already planning on hitting RRSP on Friday. And now I'm thinking of heading on down to DRC on Friday PM and fishing DRC on Sat. I need some advice on a close-by no-frills place to stay and what patterns to have tied up. Are #14 sowbugs still a good bet? How about dries? He likes tying/fishing with them. Is DRC all bank fishing or should we plan to have the waders? What about licenses?

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KBS

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Waders YES. Camera YES YES. BIG FREAKIN NET.

No Less than 4X and 2x or 3x might be ok if you can get it through the hook eye.

SJW, Y2K, Scuds Drys might work. My kids have never tried em. Trout do eat he indicator from time to time.

Don't hog the good spots. I plan on taking my kids some those days as well.

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Trips on. We're packing right now. Gonna bring the duck suits. Sounds like a spring rain weekend! I think we'll probably stay another day or three and fish the Norfork too after Seth gets "tired" of DRC. What side of the Norfork does one start a wading day? Does anyone have a link to a map with the fishing access points detailed? Thanks. Gold Honda van, KS plates, Father/Son... that will be us. Can hardly wait. Merry Christmas all!

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Swing by Blue Ribbon Fly on Hwy 5 South just North of the 62 Bypass. They have Handy Dandy maps of both rivers with access points FREE. While you're there, you should pick up a Y2K or three. Ask Bob or Larry for some advice on DRC. The advice is free and dead on.

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DRC was a blast! 709 miles round trip and worth every minute in the van! After fishing RRSP on Friday, Seth fished DRC all day Saturday, even through the rain, all but two hours of Sunday and today till around 1. What an awesome place to take a kid. Once you're over the bank you feel like you're in some remote stream. Seth caught several fish. He didn't land any of the monsters. Hooked a few but the biggest at hand was one in the 8-10 lb range actually two but the second one spit the hook at the net, a couple in the 5 to 8 lb range and dozen or so in the 2-4 lb range and many more smaller ones. Atleast two dozen browns up to 5 lbs or so too. The color of the fish is magnificent. The spawning male rainbows especially so. Although the browns and brookies are awesome too. I took a bunch of pictures all three days and some action video today of him presenting a dry he tied to a hungry rainbow, the battle, and landing it.

Seth's memorable moments were when a monster bow came up and nearly swallowed an 8" rainbow that he had on his line. Also, catching a grandslam, especially his very first Brookie and Cuttthroat. We had a great time and Seth is especially looking forward to the next DRC trip. Duh!

We met up with a few other folks and enjoyed their stories too. One kid we met today turns 16 on Friday and has been coming to DRC since he was 7. He landed a beautiful 4 lb bow today just as we were headed out.

I would highly encourage anyone with kids, grandkids, etc to take them to DRC for a fun memorable trip. Thanks to all for the advice and previous posts on DRC.

Ksbass

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well a smile like those will be/are priceless.

I think I need to adopt/mentor a younger fishin pal to take down there now that I think about it. No kids of my own but I'm already keeping my ears open for a toddler fly casting class or instructor for the 3yr old niece and her little brother....lol

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Is a 7 month old boy too young to take to Dry Run Creek? Just kidding, can't wait to take my boy there in the future so he can show up his old man!

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