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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-08-2015, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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I thought of all the Speypages friends,when this Jellystone Brown started leaping on the end of the line,and what I have learned here in such a short time. Thank you and my apologies in advance for the gratuitous fish smut images...biggest one of the year so far.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-08-2015, 02:34 PM
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I, for one, am not offended. Nice fish.

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Right on and what a BROWN !! Congrats on that catch, thanks for sharing!
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Nice job, I pulled out a fat buck down by Big Timber that was just shy of 25" several days back. No pictures.
A lot of big fish have come out of the river since the cool down.

The Yellowstone is just great water for the two-hander. It's what I spend most of my time doing on it these days. Being able to access that mid river water effectively is really producing some consistently big browns for me.

I pulled a 26 1/2 inch brown out of the town stretch back in March. My best Yellowstone fish to date.
This guy;
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Yikes! With some minor photoshop touch ups that last one could get posted and a Loch Ness monster sighting!

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nice trutta ! what line/tip were you using ?

insta-release not Insta-gram !!

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-10-2015, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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my secrets for that one........

Mike I was throwing the Rio Scandi versitip 7 wt. with the floating tip on classic style long mono leader 1.5x rod length. I ran with a powerflex floating shooting line rather than my usual mono with scandi. Its a choppy fast moving side channel area excess distance wasn't needed.Full floating set up with a Sheila sculpin #4 she darts around like a jig n pig but isn't too heavy at all. 14' Rooster Euro 5/6 rod with that crazy handle.Way too heavy for most trout almost not enough for this one. Then again you may be asking Blackbugger what he was throwin.

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BlackB that is a real Nessie there! Looks like he ate a winter steelhead fly.

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Nice fish guys, anything over 22" deserves recognition as browns aren't easy to fool at that size. Great catches! I got this sea runner on a swung soft hackle.
Thought it might have been a lost Chinook but photo's confirmed it as a brown.
It measured approx. 25" and about 8lb.
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Nice, I SO want to fish New Zealand someday.
Unfortunately(or maybe fortunately) you guys are pretty much on the opposite side of the planet.
We have to work VERY hard to find the kind of fish (based on what I've seen and am told) that you guys can more or less expect.

I'm usually fishing a 6126 with a 480 grain Skagit Compact and ten feet of either T-17 or T-14. I'm usually imparting some kind of motion from a really slow strip of just a few inches to ripping it pretty fast depending on water conditions and temps/time of year.

I rarely just swing but I do if it seems appropriate based on conditions, time of year and all that.
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AJS that is a real cracker! Some day I hope to wet a line in New Zealand.....trout heaven.

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I was offended, but then I realized I was just jealous! Nicely done.
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AJS that is a real cracker! Some day I hope to wet a line in New Zealand.....trout heaven.
We are very fortunate in this country with such a diverse fishery and pristine
environment, but alas intensive agricultural practices have impacted on our lowland waterways. There is some good work being undertaken by farmers so all credit to them for realising their impact. Our regional fisheries managers also do a fantastic job wading through Government legislation effecting our lakes and rivers.
Yes, our rivers are full of trout and access is easy, but don't expect double digit fish in every pool, I've yet to catch one! Missed out on the mouse feed browns in the South Island this year where some anglers were counting their trophy fish on two hands (Just Jealous!), but you had to be in the know where to search for them, a guide is a must if your time is limited.
Thanks for your comments guys, it's so great to share success, techniques and
views from the other side of the globe.
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Nice fish guys, anything over 22" deserves recognition as browns aren't easy to fool at that size. Great catches! I got this sea runner on a swung soft hackle.
Thought it might have been a lost Chinook but photo's confirmed it as a brown.
It measured approx. 25" and about 8lb.
Simply gorgeous!
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Nice job, I pulled out a fat buck down by Big Timber that was just shy of 25" several days back. No pictures.
A lot of big fish have come out of the river since the cool down.

The Yellowstone is just great water for the two-hander. It's what I spend most of my time doing on it these days. Being able to access that mid river water effectively is really producing some consistently big browns for me.

I pulled a 26 1/2 inch brown out of the town stretch back in March. My best Yellowstone fish to date.
Ok, seeing this has just reemphasized that I need to get my sh*t together and start fishing spey around here. I was out practice casting at mayor's tonight but was not going to tie a fly on the old 15er. Thanks for sharing guys, you helped me tap a resource that I didn't have before. I have a 6126 winston that is begging to be fished. A bit heavy for most fish around here but probably just right for what you guys are sharing.
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