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Favorite type of water

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What is your favorite type of water to fly fish?

I prefer the smaller to medium sized trout streams with knee to waist deep water and slow to medium currents. I also prefer a stream with a lot of bends versus one with a lot of straight sections (I find I can read the water a lot better on small windy streams).

What about you?

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the willow is my favorite also.

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Any kind of cold running water with wild trout ;) , a pristine setting :D , and no other anglers... :o :? :P

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Man, that's a great question and one that as you answer it, you think about it and more situations come to mind.

I love small water, from really small on average of like 6ft across to no more than 25ft. The Upper Willow is a great example, though its more on the larger side of that scale. The little Mongaup is closer to what I consider a favorite type of stream being smaller and more gradient.

My perfect stream would be highly gradient, maybe 20-25% grade, lots of smallish waterfalls and big rocks, total tree canopy and undercut banks at every turn. Give me 2 miles of water like that and I may never return home :D . I admit though, Ed's description while being a little vague is probably more to the point!

Good question Dennis, gets me thinking for sure. CJ
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I like to rome the flat sections of the east branch and other streams testing my skills against the tuffest BIG trout I can find :mrgreen: And I usually do it with a dry and or emerger.But I always try to make time to fish some of the smaller streams with attractor dries like a royal wulff for the awesomely colored brook trout

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Width is not important to me, but I like flat water, small flies and big, wild, difficult rising fish.

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Whatever water is in front of me at the moment.

Or less succinctly, it all depends on the kind of mood I'm in. I love it at -- at some time or another.
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Although I love all types of streams with wild trout...
ewpeper wrote:Width is not important to me, but I like flat water, small flies and big, wild, difficult rising fish.
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catskilljohn wrote: ... Ed's description while being a little vague ...
CJ, vague??? :?

Please allow me to paint a picture because this is a good question... :)

How about places/trout like this...
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Or places/fish like this...
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In fact I've had a great time and caught trout on creeks with no name, like this...
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For me it's about the experience, size and shape are not always important if the setting is time-of-year relevant... :D

Great question, only one point of view suggested above...

Ed

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Re: Favorite type of water

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I like places like this:

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and like this:

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and like this:

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and of course, like this:
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