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#12411985 - 09/02/17 11:42 PM Colorado rio grande
sowhntr Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 17
Just got back from creede Colorado. Beautiful place. Long time hunting forum member.
I am new to fly fishing. I did it in broken bow and Yellowstone for a few days very uncessfully. But enjoyed it. I caught this in two miles south of the rio grande reaiovior, the guy I meet at camp told me one day I will appreciate the catch more, after years of fly fishing. He said only 5% of the fish in this stretch of the river is rainbows. The fight lasted 10 min fish pulled drag the entire time. It was such a blast. More pics to come.

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#12412498 - 09/03/17 02:28 PM Re: Colorado rio grande [Re: sowhntr]
Jaustin Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/18/17
Posts: 28
That's a nice rainbow!

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#12413733 - 09/04/17 12:51 PM Re: Colorado rio grande [Re: sowhntr]
ezduzit Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/01/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Texas
Really nice fish! Congrats man. Fly fishing gets more and more fun with each outing
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#12414650 - 09/05/17 08:41 AM Re: Colorado rio grande [Re: sowhntr]
kodys'papa Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 17518
Loc: Tawakoni/Mogote, CO.
Nice bow. Creede is a beautiful place
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#12423216 - 09/11/17 08:28 PM Re: Colorado rio grande [Re: sowhntr]
YAKnIT Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 188
Nice fish! That's quite the coincidence, as I just got back from that area and fished that exact same stretch of water on Thursday. I didn't catch a single rainbow in 5 days of fishing around there, but did catch a nice mix of browns and cutthroats. I hooked a nice brown, maybe 16", in that stretch and barely managed to land it with 5X tippet and my 5 weight. Anything lighter and I'm sure it would have broke me off.

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#12423273 - 09/11/17 09:09 PM Re: Colorado rio grande [Re: ezduzit]
Smurfs Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 2709
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: ezduzit
Really nice fish! Congrats man. Fly fishing gets more and more fun with each outing


And more and more expensive! bolt
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#12423864 - 09/12/17 11:28 AM Re: Colorado rio grande [Re: sowhntr]
RonL Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 652
Loc: W.Texas
Congratulations ! Nice fish !
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#12424284 - 09/12/17 05:29 PM Re: Colorado rio grande [Re: sowhntr]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 16985
Loc: Sachse Texas
very nice!!!!

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#12424336 - 09/12/17 06:23 PM Re: Colorado rio grande [Re: sowhntr]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 41870
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. Good job. thumb
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#12425047 - 09/13/17 10:18 AM Re: Colorado rio grande [Re: sowhntr]
keebranch Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1351
Loc: Arlington, TX
memories are built from fighting fish like these- way to go.
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