best Trout water you've ever fished?

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  1. Woodeneye

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    - Middle Deschutes, Oregon during Golden Stone and Salmon Fly hatch - Rainbows aka redsides.
    - Quartz Creek on the Kenai Peninsula, AK
    - Kelly Creek, Lochsa, and Selway all in the Panhandle region Idaho. Great Cutthroat and Rainbows
     
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    The Jueranga I believe was the name South Island New Zealand outside of Wanaka. Then the Deschutes south of Sun River
     
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    Odd you say that,

    the Poudre is the best fly fishing iv'e ever seen but i hear there was an outbreak of whirling disease since i was there last.

    If you were an #8 brown in a river with a fish hatchery on it where would you position your kype?

    If the hatchery is back up by now go look for yourself.

    The riffle into the back corner is pretty amazing as well.
     
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    We lived in Kila Montana for a little over a year once. My uncle had a small ranch close to the Canadian border. He took me to this small river close to his house. The bite was wide open all day. I must have caught and released over 100 trout. I ran out of salmon eggs and switched to using a bare gold hook. There would be several fish going for just the hook as the same time. The trick was to stay hidden behind a rock or bush.
     
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    Frying pan river, Colorado, and East Creek between Little Falls, and St. Johnsville in Herkimer County N.Y.
     
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    Duke's Creek in North GA

    Only open on Wednesday 15 people max per half day. Some really good wild stock C&R no Barb ect....
     
  9. talltale

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    For what it's worth, Lake Kirman in High Sierras for brooks and cutthroats. Not as romantic as far off places but very good.
     
  10. BiggestT

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    Do you fish the bull trout in Lake Pend Orielle?
     
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    Did you mean Craters of the Moon State Park?
     
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    When’s the last time you’ve been?? Kirman’s been dead for 4+ years now due to the drought. It’s more of a talltale now lol
     
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    Fished lower Deschutes during salmonfly hatch. Flows were high, like 4,000 CFS. The wading was tough, but the fishing was great.

    Fished Dolly Varden under spawning sockeye on Quartz Creek. 1 dolly per 10 sockeye, which we did not want.

    I will look up your Idaho panhandle fisheries and hit them on trips to our home in Stevensville MT.
     
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    Sorry I'm not on the cutting edge like the rest of you
     
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    He’s correct, but could have been nicer in delivering the info.
     
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    Going to try Pyramid lake this spring. Supposed to be very good quantity and quality of cutthroat.
     
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    manistee river, Michigan. until you catch one on a mouse pattern at night, have you really fly fished? they have caught browns to 40lbs in there
     
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    Given the fact that I was born in Butte, Montana and then moved to Missoula and lived right on the Clark Fork River I have got to go with the Clark Fork....some of the best trout fishing in the State but I have had days down in the Gallatin Gateway, Ruby, Beaverhead, Big Hole, Bighorn and Georgetown Lake and some small creeks up around the Flathead and Hungry Horse that always put a smile on my face.
    Best gift my Dad ever gave me was teaching me how to fly fish or spinners and spoons.....Thanks Dad
     
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    US Waters? Epic days on the Missouri and MT tribs in various seasons, dry, nymphing and swinging. Biggest fish? Epic days on the Manistee and the Salmon. But Biggest fish? Pyramid. But "best" is loaded. I'd take Nor Cal Pitt and Hat Creek for "worth it"! especially in October/November.
     
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    We bought a home in Stevensville this year. I know all the rivers and creeks in your list, but on the East Side of the Divide have only fished the Gallatin and Missouri. Hungry Horse we fished the South Fork of the Flathead.

    I fished the Manistee for Chinook on fly gear, but what they do there for Chinook really isn’t fly fishing.
     
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