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by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

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by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

Another Disappointment I was up late and consequently had trouble getting up. I swung by the Feathered Hook to ask Eric to tie me some more of his creature flys. He showed me another, his variation of a PMX. I asked him if he could tie some of those too and he said yes. I didn't really have my mind ...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

Sacred Waters It's nice settling in to the Hi Country Inn here in Afton. Finally get to unload the Escape completely and organize all my flyfishing gear. I am in the land of Big Cutthroats and I need to adjust my tackle accordingly. I saw the new Fly shop in town yesterday and now on Monday I am to ...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

An Old Friend..... I have been fishing around Afton long enough to know about some places that are: easy to wade and full of fish. I have been fighting; rain, lightning, high water, and a bum knee. Today I'm ready for something easy. So near Afton is a small creek with Bear Lake Bonneville Cutthroat...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

North Cottonwood Creek First day in Wyoming and there's afternoon thundershowers in the forecast..... So what's New ? I decided to start easy and fish a creek on the eastern side of the Wyoming Range. I've fished this creek every year I've been up here and it is a reliable producer. You can see this...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

This would be my last chance to find another stash of Cutthroats while in Steamboat. Yesterday picked at my interest in the Zirkels, so today I would give it another shot. Looking at the Elk drainage on Google maps, the North Fork of the Elk held a large meadow. There was also a forest road that par...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

Rain,... Rain,... and More Rain !!!! Tuesday all the counties around Steamboat were under a Sever Thunderstorm Watch and Flood Warning. Wednesday I awoke to the sound of rain on the windows. It rained most of the morning..... http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee95/jimboroberts/IMGP3185_zpsu7r3lxke....
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

At Last, What I was Looking for..... I'm beginning to feel like a rainmaker. No matter where I have gone Thunderstorms have shadowed my every step. I've had some years where rain chased me out of drainages 50% of the time, but so far every day I have fished has been cut short by rain and lightning. ...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

Too Late..... Too Far..... Time to head to Steamboat and find out what the Flat Tops are like. I have seen stories and there are supposed to be a lot of Colorado Cutthroats in the Flat Tops of the Routt National Forest. So I headed east on 160 before turning north on 285. http://i229.photobucket.com...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

This is another FOASTWRN I've been eyeing this creek for about 5 years. One thing or another prevented me from attempting to fish this creek. It's another long drive down many miles of forest roads before reaching the trailhead. The water I want to fish is several miles up that trail. In fact the ac...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

FOASTWRN Yes, this is my favorite creek up here..... In all the years I have fished up in Pagosa, I missed this creek but one time, and that was to fish the East Fork Ranch with Joe. This was truly the first creek to hit my FOASTWRN status in the area! So I would leave early to make the long trip do...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

Into the Burn Zone..... Back in 2015 Pagosa Springs and the Weminuche Wilderness had one of the worst fires this area has seen in decades. The fires lasted all summer and were not totally put out until the snows started falling. Over 100,000 acres burned and that burn area encompassed some FOASTWRN ...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

The Sure Thing I am going ahead and start this one..... So first day in Pagosa and rain is predicted starting about 3pm. And this forecast was for all the mountains east, north or west. So I need 2 things; a location with a fast exit strategy and Cutthroats. After thinking about it I decided on goin...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

Day 2 It's not Easy I was up early to pack up and check out of the hotel. Today I would fish another creek, this one further north and draining into the Rio Grande itself. This one too promised to hold Cutthroats, these pure Rio Grandes. Again going on the advice of friends who fish northern New Mex...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Back into the Mountains

Day 1 Looking for the Pecos strain..... Everyone that knows me, knows I am a dryfly fishing fanatic. More exactly a dryfly fishing Cutthroat fanatic !!!.... Now I don't get to do much on my home waters of the Guadalupe, so when I plan my summer trips the revolve around getting some.... I've caught m...