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WHendrix
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01/10/2018 06:03PM
I suppose I should have posted this in the Fishing Forum but it's really not about fishing.
It was just one fish. From the Kinni. A pretty little 8 or 9" Brown Trout. On a fly (a minimalist size 14 Red Copper John). In January no less. Just about a week ago it was nearly -20. This is after all Wisconsin which is next to Minnesota which is just a little bit south of the North Pole. I considered it a victory over winter.

Bill
 
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missmolly
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01/10/2018 06:33PM
Strong in this one the force is.
01/10/2018 07:32PM
Magical , just plain magical...
fadersup
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01/10/2018 09:27PM
Thanks for that, I grew up fishing the Trimbelle and the Rush. Love those browns.
QueticoMike
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01/11/2018 03:15PM
Did ya get a pic?
WHendrix
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01/11/2018 06:09PM
It never occurred to me to take a picture of an 8" fish. I don't even have a camera with me 99% of the time I'm fishing.
thegildedgopher
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01/11/2018 06:35PM
I would be so happy with one fish right now. Was down to the Mississippi on Tuesday, not even a bite but it felt good to be outside casting and tying knots with frozen fingers.

Love the area where the kinni meets the croix in the summer time!
01/12/2018 04:18PM
Did you fish it as a deep nymph or a dropper? Just curious. Looking for stuff to tie that I don't already have in my fly box. I wouldn't think that one would be limited to only browns as rainbows would probably take it as well. Was this the color pattern?
WHendrix
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01/12/2018 06:37PM
As far as I know there are no Rainbows in the Kinni. It is primarily a Brown Trout fishery with some Brookies thrown in, mostly in the tributaries. The fly is much like the one you referenced except that it has no wing case but just Hungarian Partridge hackle behind the bead. If you are familiar with the tying technique sometimes called "in the round" which was promoted by Charles Brooks back in the 1970's, it's like that. It was fished dead drift below a strike indicator.
01/13/2018 07:09AM
WHendrix: "As far as I know there are no Rainbows in the Kinni. It is primarily a Brown Trout fishery with some Brookies thrown in, mostly in the tributaries. The fly is much like the one you referenced except that it has no wing case but just Hungarian Partridge hackle behind the bead. If you are familiar with the tying technique sometimes called "in the round" which was promoted by Charles Brooks back in the 1970's, it's like that. It was fished dead drift below a strike indicator."

Thanks WHendrix, I can put together fly pattern recipe from that and go from there. I should have read your initial post a bit closer. I've fished the Kinni a couple of times. I probably won't get over there until March but now I'm looking forward to it!
 
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