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Fly fishing for big browns

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  1. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator

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    Who says you have to go to New Zealand for big browns on the fly? How about Oregon instead?

     
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  2. Rice Hunter

    Rice Hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Hoping to be somewhere there abouts in 5 weeks.
     
  3. Banded1

    Banded1 Elite Refuge Member

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    You can catch them all fall, winter and spring in or around most harbors on Lake Michigan almost at will. 30-40 fish days aren’t uncommon. Most are 2-10# but 20-30# isn’t unheard of.
     
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  4. Woodduck31

    Woodduck31 Elite Refuge Member

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    We are only 1.5 hours from you gene. You need to get that house done and get down here. Browns will be going again when the water cools down. We might not catch them as big as the ones in the video, but we get quite a few in the 20" plus.

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  5. Canyoncrosser

    Canyoncrosser Senior Refuge Member

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    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    The Bow River Calgary Alberta, CA is awesome in September for big browns on hoppers on top. Not to mention that you will mostly likely see no one on the river on the Indian reservation section of the river during the week. Love that place.
     
  7. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    nebgoosehunter Senior Refuge Member

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    My favorite kind of fishing is fishing for trout in the mountains, specifically brown trout. There is just something alluring about a big ol brown trout. That video gets me pumped. We're heading to the North Platte River south of Casper, Wyoming in 2 1/2 weeks. Should be a great time!
     
  9. waterrat

    waterrat Elite Refuge Member

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    Looks like a blast. Being I don't know anything about trout, are they good to eat, or just catch and release?
     
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