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Old 01-02-18, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default New Years day float to Settles

CaneBrake and I hit the hooch yesterday in the kayaks. Gorgeous day on the water with basically the whole river to ourselves. The ice wasn't too much of a factor especially with the nymphing setups we were using. The midge activity was crazy with fish rising all over the place. Small midges on the anchor were key in the euro nymphing approach while using a skinny stone on the dropper. We caught a lot of browns with some bows sprinkled in. It was nice to see a healthy stream bred rainbow as well.



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Old 01-02-18, 05:11 PM   #2
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Nice fish. Super pretty bow. Don't see those too often.
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Old 01-02-18, 06:00 PM   #3
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You guys are much braver than me. I thought about heading out then I walked out my front door...
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Unusual coloration and markings on the 'Bow. Are Brownbows possible?
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Old 01-02-18, 08:48 PM   #6
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Unusual coloration and markings on the 'Bow. Are Brownbows possible?
If so it looks like a good candidate

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Old 01-02-18, 10:56 PM   #7
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I haven't heard of a brown/rainbow trout hybrid that has been found in nature but some research shows that some trout farms have created them... very interesting. Ether way great report and thanks for sharing!!


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Old 01-03-18, 07:57 AM   #8
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None of the pics are showing up @sighter.
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None of the pics are showing up @sighter.
Something happened to the uploads in photobucket I believe. I will try to fix the issue and get them back up.
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Unusual coloration and markings on the 'Bow. Are Brownbows possible?
Nahhh it's just a clean wild fish. I've caught bows in some creeks up north that look a lot like this one. They are just few and far between on the hooch.
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