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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2016, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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mountain stream tips

hello everyone I was curious if anyone here has any tips for lightweight small mountain stream fishing, like flies, presentation, etc. thanks just interested since I do a lot of mountain fishing thanks. Tight Lines!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2016, 09:46 AM
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In the summer nothing beats a foam beetle in my opinion, but if you stay low and move slowly, there are many patterns that work well. Trout in mountain streams generally have limited food options, so they don't typically pass up an easy meal. On the flip side, they scatter at the slightest hint of danger. I've caught them on ants, elk caddis, adams, etc...but I really enjoy the foam beetle, very durable and easily visible.

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Travel light. Leave the vest and chest waders at home. I invested in a pair of stockingfoot hip waders. Good wading shoes are much better for hiking then those cheap rubber hip boots as they offer ALOT more support. I also use a neck lanyard for my tools and tippet and a small Fishpond waist/sling pack. Everything I need is in the small pack. I carry a selection of flies, one small box on the lanyard and two in the pack. The flies include royal wulffs, parachute adams,H&L varients,beetles,ants,green weenies,patriots, humpys, pheasant tails, hares ear nymphs and elk hair caddis in several sizes of each. Size 14 is my favorite. Use a short light rod(6-7.5 ft.)and keep the leader short, no longer than the rod length. Carry some water as you will get thirsty with all the walking. Practice your casting. The cast are short but you must be accurate.Last but certainly not least learn to sneak! WTT

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Re: mountain stream tips

The flies that were recommended work really well. I always just use elk hair caddis for brookies. They seem to be willing to hit anything and put on a show doing it.

If you don't already, be sure to smash your barbs, it makes releasing the little guys easier.
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Re: mountain stream tips

Lots of great advice here! I might also add, that it's good not to fish the same section of the creek too frequently. Plan your trips to fish different parts of the stream and let the other sections rest a while. My favorite flies are Humpies, Wulffs and foam Beetles...anything that floats well and is easily visible to you. This will be your reward:
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This is the best fishing their is.
Got my trip planned for the first weekend in June!!
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Anything that floats if your fishing not pressured Brooke.

If your looking for the big Browns In those little streams, go at first light and dusk and throw big steamers or night crawlers if your serious about getting a big one.

I agree with grouse. I saw his orange beetle pattern and how effective it has been for him the past couple summers, I just replicated based off his pictures and have been hammering fish with them ever since
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It is very important to read the water - even in smaller mountain streams...

Undercut banks, small eddys/current breaks formed behind debris, and my favorite - the confluence of two small small streams are prime fishing spots - think like a fish - where would you position yourself to grab a tasty meal as it drifts downstream?

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