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Re: Fly fishing anybody?

Postby mreisz » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:23 pm

This thread reminded me... the bass player of the band I play in is Richard Hart. Years ago he came up with a fly (the "Hart's Ghost Minnow") that made him kind of known. He'll run into people in the weirdest places that know him from that fly. I just figured I'd "throw it out there" and see if any of you have heard of it. One of these days I'll go with him and learn how to fly fish.
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Re: Fly fishing anybody?

Postby ldpayton » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:46 am

I'm not familiar with the Hart's Ghost Minnow but most of my fly knowledge pertains to trout flies. It appears the Ghost Minnow is designed to primarily catch warm water fish like bass.

I've come up with a few of my own fly patterns (actually fly pattern variations) over the years, but no one has named one for me. :(
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Re: Fly fishing anybody?

Postby monkeyboynathan » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:19 am

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Re: Fly fishing anybody?

Postby monkeyboynathan » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:24 am

We are planning a road trip to the northwest this Aug./Sept..... Plan on some fly fishing and some picking.... If anyone wants to meetup for one or both... or could give recommendations that would be great... Plan on going to Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, maybe Washington and Oregon... I think most of our time will be in Montana and Wyoming.

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Re: Fly fishing anybody?

Postby Bulldog » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:26 pm

That sounds like a great trip Nathan. Never been up that way. I'll be on a big float fishing/camping trip with some picking buddies down here around that time though.
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Re: Fly fishing anybody?

Postby beardedbanjo » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:40 pm

Where at in Montana?
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Re: Fly fishing anybody?

Postby Jim_G » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:46 am

I used to have friends out in Missoula and visited twice for 2 weeks. I did do some fishing while out there. The Clark Fork runs right through the middle of town, and you can certainly see the trout, and the suckers. They are very wary, and the setting is just all wrong anyway. The Bitteroot is outside of town. It's a very slow moving river, and I never actually tried it so can't say if it's any good.

What was good, and it was very, very good, is Rock Creek. I can't remember how far out of town it was, and it's been 15 years since I've been out there. But it was Blue Ribbon water. I caught a bunch of large brown trout. I'm a terrible fly fisherman but the fish didn't seem to mind and the setting was great. The higher upstream you go, you start losing the browns and rainbows and it turns to strictly Cutthroats. And of course anybody can catch those, they're not too bright. But that's lots of fun too.

It's a long sad story on why I say 'used to have friends' out there. Cancer took one far too young at only 38, and her husband eventually remarried and moved out of State. I've lost touch with him completely.

We also travelled up to Glacier NP, and that was awesome. Not so much for the fishing, although there were plenty of small cutthroats to be had in McDonald Creek on the West side, but the scenery was outstanding, all the way up past the Mission Mountains, past gigantic Flathead Lake, and into the Park area.
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Re: Fly fishing anybody?

Postby Jim_G » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:00 pm

Turns out that Larry knows Rock Creek too! (See page 1). You should pick his brain, I'm most definitely a hack when it comes to fishing.
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Re: Fly fishing anybody?

Postby beardedbanjo » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:15 pm

Jim_G wrote:...
What was good, and it was very, very good, is Rock Creek. I can't remember how far out of town it was ...


About 30 minutes from MIssoula max. Easy drive down I90 and the road back to the creek is smooth gravel.
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Re: Fly fishing anybody?

Postby monkeyboynathan » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:04 pm

We are still in the planning process... Unfortunately my father in law is not in the best health, so our plans are still very 'fluid'..... Big Sky is one of the areas that we were looking at though....
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