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Kingfisher - Ferrule Repair

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As some of you may remember I broke one of the tip sections of my recently rebuilt Kingfisher bamboo fly rod fishing out in Montana this summer...

See the "Broken Hearted" post here: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6587365398588568558#editor/target=post;postID=7645821091392945748;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=10;src=postname

And if your interested in the total rebuild of this fly rod you can look back through the older posts and see those as well.

Today, I worked on the repair of that broken tip section...









Bubble Back Nymph...

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Here's an oldie of mine..... it works well in the early spring here in NY when the stone flies are coming off. I use this fly as a dropper about 14-16 inches back. The bubble gives it some action as it bobs and weaves in the current. Give it a go...

Hook: Nymph 14-18
Thread: 8/0 Uni
Tail: Krystal Flash
Body: Pheasant tail
Thorax: Hares ear and flash mixed dubbing
Wing case: Bubble packing



Home waters here in Gardiner...

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On the Gardiner River with my buddy Ben a fellow guide from a few years ago... We got into some nice browns in deep holes.... Nymphing isn't my favorite way to fish but results do speak volumes... We caught 14 lost a few and only fished the morning, then we were off to the "Two Bit Saloon" for a breakfast burrito. It was a cold morning of fishing, fall is coming quickly.






A Butte.... of a day...

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It was a good day on Soda Butte Creek... Michelle and I got into them big time and had a ball... Here's a few of the Cutthroat trout we caught.









Photo Series

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Here's my wife Michelle standing in some very fast water, making a series of long casts to slack water near the rock face. She is casting over the fast water, then high sticking it and landing a fish. Yeah, she's good.





Second Meadow Slough Creek

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My good friend Bruce and I hiked into the second meadow of Slough Creek yesterday. We had good early action on Caddis flies and Spruce Moths. Bruce caught his first Cutthroat Trout and missed a few other fish. I had a good day, picking up several big Cutthroats. I fished an old Orvis Graphite Spring Creek 9' 5wt. a favorite dry fly rod. Of course the scenery was fantastic and the company was great.











Cast Aways

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Friends, Bruce and Laurie with Michelle and I in the high country...Just "casting the time away" having fun... catching a few. It was Laurie's first time fly fishing and she did great.