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This brings back memories of my younger years in New England. Trout season always opened on April 15. I spent some opening days sweltering or even getting snowed on.
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james, where did you live in ne?

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And a time to every purpose under the heaven.
A time to catch trout.
Did you eat & drink & enjoy the good of your labour ?
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Mr. Good and Mr. Moses:

In almost every flyfisherman's past there's a greasy frying pan somewhere. I really don't kill too-many anymore. Way back in the boonies they might have been chow, but after this little adventure I merely celebrated with a libation and some salmon tacos at a local establishment.

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I started out using a Phlueger reel and a metal fly rod. My early fly fishing was off of the CA coast in the San Bernadino Mountains. Many years later I moved to Northern Utah and fished almost daily with hand wrapped fiberglass rods and Phlueger reels.
Over the years I have upgraded my fly rods as well as my shotguns.
I now live in Wy and fish the Big Horn River and many of its tributaries with an annual trip to the Bahamas for "dem bones".
Below from top to bottom rods in 9wt., 8wt, 6 wt., and 4wt. The 4wt sports a Pflueger reel.


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Massachusetts up in the Berkshires.


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Even Iowa has trout. Brook Trout are indigenous to the Upper Iowa River watershed in the very northeast corner of the state. The area is called the Paleozoic plateau, where the glaciers missed and left bluffs and cold water springs. It's also the area that still holds limited numbers of grouse. I'm lucky to live just south of the area, with the nearest trout stream only about 15 minutes away. The fishery is mostly stocked trout from three hatcheries, but the Iowa DNR has been successful in having a few streams where the trout are reproducing naturally. I envy you guys living in areas with large numbers of trout. I was in heaven when I lived in California, and had the whole Sierra Nevada to fish.

Believe it or not, the largest trout I ever caught in Iowa was on a mulberry. I spotted a five pound brood trout feeding on them as they dropped from a tree, I stuck one on a salmon egg hook on a 5X tippet and brought him in on the fly rod..

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And a time for every purpose under heaven...

Nice pictures. Classic tackle. The reason for the season.

I'm still in Massachusetts and I could be older... but I seem to remember it was the second Saturday in April when the season opened and ice-cold water spilled over the tops of our hippers. But that was in the fifties.

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For a fellow Angler and split cane rod fan I suppose I'd better throw on in too. Lagopus.....


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Saturday May 6th will mark my 54th consecutive opening day fishing Wisconsin's Wolf River for trout. I'm looking forward to it with just as much anticipation as I did in my younger days, but with all the rains we've had lately the river flows will need to recede a bit for it to be an enjoyable and productive home opener.



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