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Mike Learmonth

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A good start to the Stillwater season
« on: May 19, 2013, 09:17:21 PM »
Cliff Notes:

Up early. Drank lots of coffee. Drove a long time. Missed my first two fish. Moved spots - changed tatics. Patience was rewarded!

A nice 22":



And a few more to boot:



Cheers,

Mike
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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 09:37:56 PM »
Great photos and fish Mike! Glad to hear that you had such a productive day on the water!
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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 09:46:23 PM »
Thx Todd.
Great day out there today. Wish I had 3 more days there.
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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 07:40:49 PM »
Looks nice Mike!  Thanks for sharing.

Makes my day of yard work look less thrilling.   ::)
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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 11:11:10 AM »
Yes, that was me the previous weekend. Timing was good though - the hatches were steady all day and consistent in size and coloration so one fly took everything I had to show for the day once I got it dialed in.

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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 08:32:53 PM »
Nice. 8)
Sorry, but you weren't catching that fish anyway.....

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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 08:38:13 PM »
I fished Roche lake this weekend and landed 1 fish in two and a half days! All my gear is for sale!!

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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 09:26:37 PM »
poor jhonny mabey we can get randy to tuch your flys u might get somthing
 
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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 05:41:41 AM »
I fished Roche lake this weekend and landed 1 fish in two and a half days! All my gear is for sale!!
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Ha!

 That sucks when you go a long way and the fishing gods don't cooperate. I'm heading up there on Saturday so hopefully the bad luck has all worn off!

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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 06:18:48 AM »
Had that happen to us last year. Drove out for a red eye trip, fished for 8 solid hours and caught 4 fish and those were about 8 to 10" long.
How good a deal is it going to be for the Echo/Loop set-up you use? lol
Sorry, but you weren't catching that fish anyway.....

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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2013, 08:01:52 AM »
You're just getting it out of your system now Johnny so it won't be there later during the big comps!   :)

Either that or you are doing it on purpose to lull the rest of us into a false sense of security, making us think (wrongly) that you are going to have a bad year...  Very sneaky of you Johnny.  ;)
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Re: A good start to the Stillwater season
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2013, 10:17:44 AM »
My timing the last three times out have been horrible. Gord D and I figured out that damsels were just starting and that was the one fly that got us hits and some fish. On the Friday Gord lost four and I lost 2 all were good size fish. Thing was since they were being picky you had to have the right size and color or natta! Gord had a good pattern and was dialed in on his DI3 just wish they were REALLY keyed in but that was not happening.
There were a lot of guys that were getting zip and was pretty funny watching boats going here and there trying to find something.

Chris.... I love to play poker and I have learned that cards come and go, so now I sit and wait for my luck to change and I'm hoping those aces start popping up in three weeks my friend ;)

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