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Marshall Estes on Bear Creek West of Denver Sep 04 with my favorite G. Loomis Rod

Editor Bio

  1. Fly fishing enthusiast since 1969
  2. Fly tier since 1970
  3. Best year fishing — 450 fish hooked and released in 2001 — one year before disastrous Hayman Fire that destroyed 135,000 acres of forest and streamside vegetation.
  4. Largest fish ever landed — 28 inch 8 lb, Colorado Rainbow in the North Fork of South Platte river April 30, 2005 on the North Fork Ranch.

    editor's first 8 pound rainbow North Fork Ranch on North Fork of South Platte River

     

  5. Most fish caught and released in one day 125 – July 26th 2006. From 2 pm to 6 pm there was a tremendous caddis hatch. I set up with a #14 goldribbed, flashback, beadhead hares hear top and a #16 Tellico nymph bottom. The Tellico is an old Tennesse pattern that can represent a lot of insects but works particularly well for a hatching caddis. 
  6. Place 45 minutes from Denver, CO
  7. Favorite flies
    • bead head gold ribbed flashback hares ear — sizes 12 through 18
    • bead head prince — sizes 12 through 18
    • Gregs emerger — sizes 14 through 18
    • Gray thread body RS2 — sizes 16 through 22 (with and without wing)
    • Gray thread body silver ribbed RS2 — sizes 14 through 20
    • Gray thread body bead head silver ribbed RS2 — sizes 16 and 18
    • Mecury bead head black beauty in sizes 16 through 22.

 

 

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