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#12095134 - 06/16/17 Successful youth trout fishing trip  
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Finally made it back to one of our favorite fishing spots last week and kids had a lot of fun catching & releasing trout. (For those not familiar with it, Dry Run Creek is near Mountain Home, AR and is for youth anglers under 16 years of age and is catch & release only. (single barbless hook) Grace's biggest was a 20.5" rainbow with a 13.5" girth while Layne fought and landed a 23" brown that had a 14.5" girth. Not many browns in the stream right now, but quite a few rainbows and some nice cutthroat trout, too. Already planning a trip back down in November when there should be more big browns up in the stream. Honestly, though, it really doesn't matter...these were really nice fish and the kids had a blast catching them!


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#12095137 - 06/16/17 Re: Successful youth trout fishing trip [Re: Proud_Dad]  
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#12095597 - 06/17/17 Re: Successful youth trout fishing trip [Re: Proud_Dad]  
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Some beautiful fish there. Those kids will never forget that day on the water with dad!

#12095598 - 06/17/17 Re: Successful youth trout fishing trip [Re: Proud_Dad]  
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Awesome! The smiles tell the whole story.


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#12096315 - 06/17/17 Re: Successful youth trout fishing trip [Re: Proud_Dad]  
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Sounds like everyone involved had a great time. Well done.


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Wow - What a great resource and trip with the kids. Nice job.


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Awesome pictures!
I hope that old St. Croix Imperial 8' 4/5wt has caught some fish for you!
Really nice fish!

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Originally Posted by WFR
Awesome pictures!
I hope that old St. Croix Imperial 8' 4/5wt has caught some fish for you!
Really nice fish!


Yep! It's one of the rods that has been put to use on this stream. We are making plans to take a group of JH/HS students down in November, so I have been picking up more fly fishing gear to have plenty to share with kids that don't have any. Can't wait to go back to help a few young anglers catch their first trout on a fly. Thanks again!


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Originally Posted by Proud_Dad
Originally Posted by WFR
Awesome pictures!
I hope that old St. Croix Imperial 8' 4/5wt has caught some fish for you!
Really nice fish!


Yep! It's one of the rods that has been put to use on this stream. We are making plans to take a group of JH/HS students down in November, so I have been picking up more fly fishing gear to have plenty to share with kids that don't have any. Can't wait to go back to help a few young anglers catch their first trout on a fly. Thanks again!


Glad to hear it!
I may have another one for you.
Those pictures are incredible!
How far did you gave to travel to get there?

#12101568 - 06/20/17 Re: Successful youth trout fishing trip [Re: WFR]  
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Originally Posted by WFR
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Originally Posted by WFR
Awesome pictures!
I hope that old St. Croix Imperial 8' 4/5wt has caught some fish for you!
Really nice fish!


Yep! It's one of the rods that has been put to use on this stream. We are making plans to take a group of JH/HS students down in November, so I have been picking up more fly fishing gear to have plenty to share with kids that don't have any. Can't wait to go back to help a few young anglers catch their first trout on a fly. Thanks again!


Glad to hear it!
I may have another one for you.
Those pictures are incredible!
How far did you gave to travel to get there?



It is a 450 mile/7 hour trip (each way) for us to get there, but it is worth the trip. Definitely a special place and a fishing trip kids will always remember!

My wife gets all of the credit for the pictures. She is very good at capturing the moment and saving the memories to enjoy another day.

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#12101725 - 06/20/17 Re: Successful youth trout fishing trip [Re: Proud_Dad]  
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Nothing like some "read about success " to get ones kids seriously hooked (pun intended).

Great environment and great pics.

Once got a young Boy Scout hooked into a yard long steelhead with a 20 minute battle before landing. Never prayed so hard for anything in my life as I did for that fish to stay hooked up. Turned him into a rabid fly fisherman.

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Originally Posted by 1minute
Nothing like some "read about success " to get ones kids seriously hooked (pun intended).

Great environment and great pics.

Once got a young Boy Scout hooked into a yard long steelhead with a 20 minute battle before landing. Never prayed so hard for anything in my life as I did for that fish to stay hooked up. Turned him into a rabid fly fisherman.


Thanks. Layne's brown trout wasn't as big as the steelhead your young Boy Scout caught, but he had the same 20 minute battle and I had several of those hold your breath moments as the fish ran both upstream and downstream a couple of times. I'm sure the smiles were just as big when that steelhead was finally in the net! smile

My wife gets all of the credit for the pictures. She is very good at capturing the moment and saving the memories to enjoy another day.


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