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#11180310 - 10/22/15 11:31 PM So am I ready for my first trout trip?
MrWood Offline
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Registered: 05/22/13
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Loc: Colleyville
I think I've finally got everything together. Am I missing anything?

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#11180345 - 10/23/15 01:18 AM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: MrWood]
Capt. Mac Offline
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Camera?
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#11180347 - 10/23/15 01:20 AM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: MrWood]
MrWood Offline
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Registered: 05/22/13
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Loc: Colleyville
Phone will have to do Jeff, we can't all afford those high end goodies you've got! cheers

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#11180432 - 10/23/15 06:55 AM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: MrWood]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
Posts: 325
Loc: Bosque County, Texas
Nets are really handy for trout fishing.

I have my hemostats and nippers on the same pin retractor. It came off in water well over my waist. I could see the hemostats shinning down there but couldn't get to them without going diving. Until I remembered the powerful magnet holding my net. I pulled the net off and dangled the magnet (at the end of the lanyard) down to the hemos by holding the top of the net. Got my hemos and clippers back and didn't go diving to do it.

The net also comes in handy sometimes for landing trout.



Edited by Lloyd5 (10/23/15 06:56 AM)
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#11180841 - 10/23/15 10:04 AM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: MrWood]
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#11180866 - 10/23/15 10:13 AM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: MrWood]
Golfer Jeff Offline
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OK - looks like you are nymphing.... 1) If you are fishing for stocked trout, those indicators are fine. If wild, you need to go smaller. 2) Eggs - flashtail mini-egg in various colors. Eggs can make a slow day better. 3) YOu won't need the clousers or the black box. 4) 1-2 more spools of tippet. 4x and 5x preferable. 5) License smile Especially in OK if you are going to the blue or LMF. 6) maybe a couple of smaller nymphs (BWO, micro mayfly)

Alcohol.


Edited by Golfer Jeff (10/23/15 10:14 AM)

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#11180889 - 10/23/15 10:23 AM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: MrWood]
Coolshot Offline
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
Water proof phone case and fly box!! 2cents

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#11181337 - 10/23/15 02:23 PM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: Golfer Jeff]
Capt. Mac Offline
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Originally Posted By: Golfer Jeff
OK -

Alcohol.


That was going to be my next suggestion.
Preferably George Dickle.
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#11181620 - 10/23/15 04:49 PM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: MrWood]
Texomasooner Offline
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Registered: 02/06/11
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Loc: Collinsville TX
You must be a youngster.... I don't see magnafiers

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#11182310 - 10/24/15 01:31 AM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: MrWood]
robert hunter Offline
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If you are hitting the lmf you might still run Into walleye smallmouth or just about anything with the clousers. So don't count them out if it gets tuff. Egg followed by smaller nymph right now very good suggestion Jeff. Size 18-20 hares ear or phesant tail behind an egg should get bit. I too would go with a smaller indicator. Use as small of one as you can get by with and keep your flys afloat. The only problem I have with the thing a bobbers is they crimp the line and if you move them up you may miss a strike because of the slack line. All in all though just go have fun and pay attention to what works. When I started flyfishing for trout I went out and got a massive variety pack of nymphs. I did not catch my first trout on a nymph for two years after that LOL. I also still have a bunch of those still in my box because I have found 8-10 patterns I can make work any where. So now they are decorations in my box. So I think you are on the right track starting small. Hold good conversations with others on the river not for spots but just a pattern that's working for them get one not ten haha and try it out. Welcome to the passion you will never quit learning about.
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#11183169 - 10/24/15 02:34 PM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: MrWood]
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I just took my first trout trip last weekend in Colorado. While it was guided and not DIY like yours appears to be, just remember to have fun, focus on your fundamentals and don't worry about catching fish. You are going to miss strikes, snag on the river bottom, trees, brush piles, etc.., and probably mess up a few more ways, but eventually you'll get your hookset down and start landing trout. One thing our guide stressed was that people that get obsessed with catching fish rarely have much success since they mentally beat themselves up when things go wrong. As he put it, it is just fishing; relax and have fun. The rest will take care of itself.

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#11183813 - 10/24/15 08:09 PM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: robert hunter]
2FlyFish4 Offline
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Originally Posted By: robert hunter
If you are hitting the lmf you might still run Into walleye smallmouth or just about anything with the clousers. So don't count them out if it gets tuff. Egg followed by smaller nymph right now very good suggestion Jeff. Size 18-20 hares ear or phesant tail behind an egg should get bit. I too would go with a smaller indicator. Use as small of one as you can get by with and keep your flys afloat. The only problem I have with the thing a bobbers is they crimp the line and if you move them up you may miss a strike because of the slack line. All in all though just go have fun and pay attention to what works. When I started flyfishing for trout I went out and got a massive variety pack of nymphs. I did not catch my first trout on a nymph for two years after that LOL. I also still have a bunch of those still in my box because I have found 8-10 patterns I can make work any where. So now they are decorations in my box. So I think you are on the right track starting small. Hold good conversations with others on the river not for spots but just a pattern that's working for them get one not ten haha and try it out. Welcome to the passion you will never quit learning about.


thats no joke. for tailwater trout you can pretty much limit your fly selection to some hares ear, pheasant tail, rs2, wd40, zebra midges, and micro mayflies. hang em off an egg or san juan worm and as long as you add enough split shot to get the flies down you'll catch fish.
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#11183818 - 10/24/15 08:12 PM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: 2FlyFish4]
MrWood Offline
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Loc: Colleyville
Originally Posted By: 2FlyFish4
Originally Posted By: robert hunter
If you are hitting the lmf you might still run Into walleye smallmouth or just about anything with the clousers. So don't count them out if it gets tuff. Egg followed by smaller nymph right now very good suggestion Jeff. Size 18-20 hares ear or phesant tail behind an egg should get bit. I too would go with a smaller indicator. Use as small of one as you can get by with and keep your flys afloat. The only problem I have with the thing a bobbers is they crimp the line and if you move them up you may miss a strike because of the slack line. All in all though just go have fun and pay attention to what works. When I started flyfishing for trout I went out and got a massive variety pack of nymphs. I did not catch my first trout on a nymph for two years after that LOL. I also still have a bunch of those still in my box because I have found 8-10 patterns I can make work any where. So now they are decorations in my box. So I think you are on the right track starting small. Hold good conversations with others on the river not for spots but just a pattern that's working for them get one not ten haha and try it out. Welcome to the passion you will never quit learning about.


thats no joke. for tailwater trout you can pretty much limit your fly selection to some hares ear, pheasant tail, rs2, wd40, zebra midges, and micro mayflies. hang em off an egg or san juan worm and as long as you add enough split shot to get the flies down you'll catch fish.


Thanks for the info guys! By tail water are you referring to more of the spillway, or most of the length of LMF?

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#11187595 - 10/26/15 02:37 PM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: MrWood]
Golfer Jeff Offline
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Tailwater is anything below a dam with mostly constant water temps. The entire LMF is tailwater, but the area from Spillway to Evening hole is more classic tailwater. Generally smaller bugs, better aquatic environment.

You won't find a freestone stream with trout south of Albuquerque. All southern trout streams are tailwaters....

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#11187973 - 10/26/15 05:18 PM Re: So am I ready for my first trout trip? [Re: Golfer Jeff]
Lane H. Offline
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Registered: 03/10/15
Posts: 113
Loc: Odessa
Originally Posted By: Golfer Jeff


You won't find a freestone stream with trout south of Albuquerque. All southern trout streams are tailwaters....


Some of them *north* of ABQ are tailwaters too! (Chama below Vado and Abiquiu, for example).

That said, I echo the advice given here. Droppers on good wet flies, catch trout.
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