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Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-23-2011, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Grousegunner
We didn't fish Slaty. I've only fished there...

We didn't fish Slaty. I've only fished there once before, but I'm planning to give it another shot later on this year. It's just so hard to pass up the awesome fishing around the springs...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-22-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By Grousegunner
Recent Elk River (WV) Pictures

I've been fishing the Elk River near Valley Head, WV quite a bit lately and I thought I'd share a few pictures...

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh15/jessechaffin/anotherbigbow.jpg
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Forum: General Fly Tying 02-24-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By Grousegunner
BWO Emergers

It's that time of year again...

Since the Olives will be out and about soon, I thought I'd post a couple of emerger/nymph patterns that I've been tying.

This first one is essentially a Barr...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-24-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Grousegunner
I just want to add that the hook is a double...

I just want to add that the hook is a double heavy, 2XL. You might have trouble getting the proportions to come out right if you try to tie this on a standard length nymph hook.

Thanks again!
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-24-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Grousegunner
Thanks! I used clear scud backing, and the hook...

Thanks! I used clear scud backing, and the hook is a size 16.
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-24-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Grousegunner
New Black Stone Pattern

Hey guys,

I just wanted to post a new fly that I had some recent success with fishing the streams of West Virginia. This is my version of a Black Stone nymph. It's essentially a mixture of a...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 03-27-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Grousegunner
I'm from Eastern KY, but I lived just south of...

I'm from Eastern KY, but I lived just south of Lexington for four years while in college.

Your best option for quality fish near Lexington (in my opinion) would be the Dix River. You'll find a...
Forum: New Members Board 02-21-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Grousegunner
bias5246, I am also a student at Marshall. ...

bias5246,

I am also a student at Marshall. We'll have to explore some of these West Virginia streams come Spring.

Grousegunner

PS. The Elk is one of my favorite rivers as well...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-19-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Grousegunner
I was in Yellowstone last year for the last week...

I was in Yellowstone last year for the last week of June and first week of July. We fished the Firehole and Madison Rivers in the park, and the Madison River and Henry's Fork of the Snake River...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-02-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Grousegunner
Alright, SWAMPUS. I think I understand your...

Alright, SWAMPUS. I think I understand your instructions. I'll give it a try and see how it works.

Thanks for the help.

Grousegunner
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-01-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Grousegunner
I've never heard of the clump method. How does...

I've never heard of the clump method. How does that work?

Grousegunner
Forum: General Fly Tying 01-31-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Grousegunner
I wanted to add some eyes, but I didn't have any....

I wanted to add some eyes, but I didn't have any. Probably should trim down the collar a bit...I was just worried that I would take off too much...
Forum: General Fly Tying 01-31-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Grousegunner
First Deer Hair Dahlberg Diver

Just finished my first spun deer hair fly. Thought I would post some pics for you experts to analyze. I just used the colors I had available...
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Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-21-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,698
Posted By Grousegunner
There have been lots of good suggestions on here...

There have been lots of good suggestions on here so far. Since you're in the market for a new rod, I'd make a trip to LRO where you are welcome to test a wide variety of rods. Don't be shy...test...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-21-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,219
Posted By Grousegunner
This is an interesting thread. Like most of you...

This is an interesting thread. Like most of you have already stated, it all comes down to personal preference. I've never had the opportunity to fish with a bamboo rod, but I'm sure I would enjoy...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-20-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Grousegunner
Thanks for the advice flyred06! What size...

Thanks for the advice flyred06!

What size sink tip do you use for the streamer patterns. I was thinking about a Scientific Anglers Streamer Express 200 grain. Should I go heavier?

Grousegunner
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-20-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Grousegunner
New to Warmwater...need help!

Hey Guys,

I've been fly fishing for about 4 years now, focusing exclusively on trout. However, I recently decided that it was time to target some of the warmwater species that are more accessible...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 01-14-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,044
Posted By Grousegunner
Just to add to Hugh's comment about midges... ...

Just to add to Hugh's comment about midges...

Midges are one of the most widely distributed groups of insects worldwide. They inhabit almost every type of freshwater aquatic environment on Earth,...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 11-18-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By Grousegunner
Here are some pictures that I took during my last...

Here are some pictures that I took during my last trip to the Elk.

This is a view of the lodge property just below the point where the river surge up from below the ground.
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Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 11-18-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By Grousegunner
I've fished the Elk River twice. The first time...

I've fished the Elk River twice. The first time I actually stayed at the Elk Springs Lodge. It is a very nice place to stay and fish. The mighty Elk rises from limestone caverns (where it flows...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-26-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Grousegunner
Well, the fishing wasn't as great as I hoped it...

Well, the fishing wasn't as great as I hoped it would be, but I had a great time regardless. The first 20 minutes were fantastic, with 1 rainbow and 3 browns (one was a slot fish) coming to hand on...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-25-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,843
Posted By Grousegunner
While fishing the Gibbon River in Yellowstone...

While fishing the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park this June, I heard a loud grunting sound in the woods behind me. I ignored it the first time, but after the second and third times, I...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-25-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Grousegunner
Fishing the Cumberland on Friday?

I'm thinking about driving down and fishing the Cumberland on Friday (tomorrow, 09-26-08) afternoon. I'll start out at Helm's Landing and probably work my way downstream from there. If anyone wants...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 09-23-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By Grousegunner
Kytroutman, What areas in Kentucky do you...

Kytroutman,

What areas in Kentucky do you grouse hunt? I am almost more interested in hearing about your efforts to improve grouse habitat than I am trout habitat. I have been a grouse hunter...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 09-21-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By Grousegunner
This might sound crazy...

Would it be possible to create a spring creek by drilling a "Flowing Artesian Well" (since that is essentially what a spring is)? Assuming that it is possible, and you have the funds/resources to...
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