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Old 03-08-18, 08:59 PM   #11
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Russell parks at the Missoulian fly shop is a great guide. Really put us on lots of fish He is just a super nice knowledgeable guy


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Old 03-09-18, 03:05 PM   #12
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Keep check of run-off and stream conditions as you get closer to leaving, then make a plan.

Just a word of advice (learned the hard way), as you drive those gravel roads in MT (about 26 miles alongside Rock Creek for example) be mindful that standard passenger type tires on most rental cars today are susceptible to small rocks wedging between tread and causing flat tires. Cell phone service is not guaranteed on some of these Forest Service roads....

*** Check your rental car for the special lock lugs and verify that your rental has the correct lug key before leaving the rental place***.
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Old 03-10-18, 03:39 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the tips! If the rivers and creeks are blown out it will still be an awesome trip. I've never been to that part of the country so just to be there and take it all in the first time will be fun.

I've been to Colorado a bunch so that will just be an added bonus, especially getting to see one of my favorite bands perform for a few nights at Red Rocks.
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Old 03-23-18, 10:58 PM   #14
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When y’all go out there to fish do you take your own boots and waders or rent some when you get there? I was planning on taking a few rods but wasn’t sure on the other.

Looks like we are staying in Missoula for a few days then heading up to Glacier for a few days and then flying to Denver for the rest of the trip.
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Old 03-24-18, 12:19 AM   #15
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When y’all go out there to fish do you take your own boots and waders or rent some when you get there? I was planning on taking a few rods but wasn’t sure on the other.

Looks like we are staying in Missoula for a few days then heading up to Glacier for a few days and then flying to Denver for the rest of the trip.
I store my waders, boots and some other fishing stuff in a secure (as much as secure can be) in a checked piece of luggage. I carry-on my rods and reels. Done this for years with no problems. I guess if the stuff in the checked piece of luggage is lost or whatever, I can replace it. Hard to replace my go-to travel rods and reels. I just like having my own stuff when I fish. Others may do it differently. But, this is what I have always done.
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Old 03-24-18, 08:51 PM   #16
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1. If you wind up in the hospital in Missoula ask for Dr. Schaub and tell her I said hello.
2. Ditto on the run-off issue. You may have to focus on sight seeing.
3. Jeeps and similar SUVs are more expensive to rent, but the previous mention about tires is very true and if planning significant back-roads driving, I would recommend the SUV just for tires and ground clearance. Also, your trip will be in spring time so some of the roads may not have gotten refurbished after a long snowy winter. Ruts and washboard.
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Old 06-08-18, 10:20 AM   #17
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So our trip is one week away and it's looking like we have 2 days booked to fish. One will be out of Missoula and we are going through the Missoulian fly shop and then our second trip will be up around Glacier. I am not sure if the trip in Glacier will be on a river or a lake. The gentleman I spoke with at the fly shop in Missoula said not to worry about the run off that they have plenty of places that we will be able to fish.

Now for the fly recommendations. I am taking a couple of rods out there in case we can find some smaller water to fish. We are staying on Brewster Creek, right near Rock Creek in the Quigly area. What would be some good flies to stock up on? Should I just wait and get them out there?

I'm so excited I can't sit still. I know they probably won't have the Road to the Sun open by the time we are there because they keep getting a little snow here and there but it will still be amazing to see that part of the country.
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Old 06-08-18, 11:54 AM   #18
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Question Where in CO?

Where do you plan to fish in CO? I don't think you mentioned it earlier.
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Old 06-08-18, 12:39 PM   #19
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Take lots of pics! Been wanting to go an fish that neck of the woods for some time now...

Wish you the best of luck on your trip.
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Old 06-08-18, 12:49 PM   #20
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Where do you plan to fish in CO? I don't think you mentioned it earlier.
I'm not sure yet. We are staying around Denver I think so it will have to be someplace I can get to and back during the day because we have concerts to see at Red Rocks Fri-Sat-Sun.
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