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IasgairFebruary 22nd, 2017, 3:45 pm
Colorado

Posts: 148
Hello friends. By accident, I found this forum, so I looked around a little to get the feel of it and thought, why not join? So here I am.

I'm a traditionalist when it comes to fishing, and what I mean by that is I stick to dry flies and North Country Spiders. Anything else seems drab to me, but then I fish for myself and no other at a level I enjoy.

I fish the streams of Boulder County and the RMNP quite often, but once in awhile will fish bigger rivers. I find better solitude on the creeks and streams and prefer them much more.

I am looking forward to getting to know all of you through your posts, and share in your adventures as well.
MartinlfFebruary 22nd, 2017, 6:02 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2925
Welcome! Fishing dries and spiders is certainly an interesting and productive approach. I've always hoped to fish wet flies more, and it is one of my ongoing projects. One thing I've learned is their versatility. The archives here have a lot of information, so if you are interested in any topic don't hesitate to do a search.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchFebruary 22nd, 2017, 6:18 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
Welcome to Troutnut.com a better bunch of troutaholics will be hard to find!

What exactly are North Country Spiders and what is the RMNP to the bewildered souls like me?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
IasgairFebruary 22nd, 2017, 8:02 pm
Colorado

Posts: 148
Welcome to Troutnut.com a better bunch of troutaholics will be hard to find!

What exactly are North Country Spiders and what is the RMNP to the bewildered souls like me?



My apologies. The RMNP is the Rocky Mountain National Park here in Colorado.

As for North Country Spiders, one of, if not the most famous of the spider family is Stewarts Black Spider from Scotland.

http://www.tenkarabum.com/stewart-spider.html

There are also other patterns you may have heard of like the Partridge & Orange, Waterhen Bloa, Purple & Snipe.

http://www.ffisw.com/2011/02/north-country-spiders-part-2-partridge-orange/

They are very old flies from the UK, and many fishermen, including myself agree that when nothing is working, the spiders will take trout. I never go fishing without them. The best way to fish them is casting directly upstream.

One of the greatest books on spiders is W.C.Stewarts The Practical Angler. Lovely read.
WbranchFebruary 22nd, 2017, 8:59 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
There are also other patterns you may have heard of like the Partridge & Orange, Waterhen Bloa, Purple & Snipe.


Nope, never heard of any of them. Regarding casting my flies, I like casting them downstream, across stream, diagonally, and if I'm wearing my tweed sport coat upstream of course.


Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
FalsiflyFebruary 23rd, 2017, 4:25 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 656
and if I'm wearing my tweed sport coat upstream of course.


Got a chuckle out of that Matt.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
IasgairFebruary 23rd, 2017, 3:03 pm
Colorado

Posts: 148
and if I'm wearing my tweed sport coat upstream of course.




I am Scottish, and when I do wade the creeks, I fish in kilts. It's a whole new concept to wet wading, ha ha.

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