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Don Andersen

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  1. I’m with Flymaster, way too many lines for me and only two of them made to the American Fishing Tackle Manufactures Association standards. Shameful. And Sci. Ang. Is no better. Don
  2. Hi, Is the road open? Campground parking lot open? Don
  3. Anyone know - time & date. Don
  4. Folks, Contrary to what Border Paving executive told us at the first public meeting, they wish to expand their gravel extraction below the water table according to ACA mouthpiece, Let’s Go Outdoors. A public meeting hosted by Border Paving will make a presentation at the Butte Community Hall November 28/19 5>8 pm. Below is what arrived via the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers From Let's Go Outdoors: Breaking story: Millions of conservation dollars and countless hours of work to improve stream bank and fish habitat along the North Raven River could go
  5. Continuing the redd count last week with Michael Dell above the bridge upstream of the Lazy M. While the redd locations have moved in several places, we did see from 22>25 redds from the bridge to 100 yards below the cattle ford. The number is down some from the typocal 30>35 in high redd years. Several times beaver dams have destroyed the spawning area. I expect what we encountered is average. Regards, Don
  6. An update. Took another walk today looking for redds in the Buck for Wildlife area. Starting <> 600 yards east of the parking lot I wandered upstream checking out the usual spots. Well, it took a while to find the first one. From year to year, the browns will often use the same locations. Such wasn’t the case for the first several hundred yards. Then I found a possible. Occasionally, browns will try a spot and find it not to their liking. These trials redds often do not contain the large rocks at the upstream end indicating a rejected location. Then I found a real one and within a s
  7. Peter, Perhaps this week i’ll Walk another stretch, And just add Redd to the dictionary in word. Keep you all posted. Don
  8. 1) is off road parking planned? 2) does Porter have dower rights? Don
  9. Folks, Did part of my annual redd walk where I pick a section of Stauffer Creek and walk it during early November to determine the number of redds and therefore the possibility of increased brown trout populations. I divide the stream into four sections and today I walked the section from the Lazy M upstream to the bridge. I am pleased to report that someone removed the beaver dams along this section thereby allowing browns to utilize the traditional spawning habitat. From a low two years ago of only 12 redds, the beaver dam removal resulted in an increase to 36 redds in this section. Only n
  10. Folks, Did part of my annual redd walk where I pick a section of Stauffer Creek and walk it during early November to determine the number of redds and therefore the possibility of increased brown trout populations. I divide the stream into four sections and today I walked the section from the Lazy M upstream to the bridge. I am pleased to report that someone removed the beaver dams along this section thereby allowing browns to utilize the traditional spawning habitat. From a low two years ago of only 12 redds, the beaver dam removal resulted in an increase to 36 redds in this section. Onl
  11. I’ve been catching them at Beaver. Fish shallow <5’ seems to be where they reside. Use an attractor pattern or a boatman fished fairly quickly. Don
  12. Here are some ideas: https://www.rodbuildersupplies.com/Cork%20Grips.pdf http://www.mudhole.com/Components-Rod-Building/handles-grips-components/Fly-Rod-Handles-Components And I get my cork from this guy - excellent quality https://www.proofflyfishing.com/collections/cork-grips Regards, Don
  13. Neil, My thanks for the link and you are bang on right. O2's disappear in deeper water during the summer. A couple of other things poked out: 1] pH - indicates calcium carbonate 2] TDS or resistance which means chemicals in the water. Bugs need limestone [ calcium carbonate] to build chitin which forms their exoskeleton. Alkali lakes east of Highway #2 grow more big shrimp than west. of #2 regards, Don regards, Don
  14. Neil, I've watched the evolution of the web site and contributed where I could. Good info. Will be used by many. Dropbox original download told me it was free only for a month. Got little interest in another subscription. The last download did not mention of costs. Tis strange. Don
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