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River: Roaring Fork River - Lower
Fish: Cutbow Trout

Testing a new Lure, nice size Cutbows

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/4/2022 6:21:59 PM     Points: 315    
The ghost brown was released recently from Dynamic Lures and I think it will move quickly into one of my favorite patterns. I don't fish the rivers in my area much in the Summer, but had to get out and do some testing on some local water. The lure comes with a red/white feather on the back treble. I took that off on one lure and left it on another for comparison purposes. My GF used the red/white feather as well for most of the morning.

Hit the Roaring Fork and the water was ultra clear with some pretty decent flows for this time of year. Little wind but lots of overcast, as some storms came in by early afternoon. Reeling slowly up the current produced multiple good size cutbows, with a really big one breaking off😥😥

Throwing the red/white feather treble didn't produce any action while we were in the clear water, but when I moved down to dirtier water, that pattern got more action. Landed a really nice size cutbow in front of a bunch of tourists on rafts and got some cheers lol...My GF switched to the V2 rainbow lure and immediately saw a difference. Got two nice cutbows right away! The storm clouds looked pretty bad so we decided to head out after that.

Fun times testing, and it was good to do some comparisons and also see how the feathers were maybe a bit too flagrant for clear water applications. Otherwise, I think just a regular treble is going to be nuts year around. More testing to come though as time goes on...Pictures of the morning and video link below too if you're interested!

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 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/4/2022 6:22:15 PM     Points: 315
The lure and a picture of the color difference in the rivers.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 8/5/2022 11:07:32 AM     Points: 400
Nice catches! Love the Dynamic! Hoping to see the other River clear up a little bit more! 🎣🤙
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/5/2022 11:20:56 AM     Points: 315

Thanks man! Was fun using the new pattern...I'm right there with ya, haven't done much fishing on that river this year. Might have to do what you're doing and hit the gunny up more often.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 8/5/2022 5:38:39 PM     Points: 407
Iím excited to try that pattern. Also just checked out the micro hds. Deckers looks like a good place to test out the micros. The regular hd brown usually does well there but some days a smaller size would be clutch. Gotta get paid but gonna have to put it an order. Good video!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/6/2022 11:13:16 AM     Points: 315

I'm heading to 11 mile canyon for a 3-4 day adventure with some fishing buddies then coming back to do some deep mountain treks for big trout, hoping the ghost brown tests well in those places. Hope you enjoy the lures when you get them! I'm excited to do more testing with the Micro HD myself too.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 8/18/2022 9:16:00 PM     Points: 407
Well COFF got an hour too fish after work up at deckersish after work today and tested the micro and the ghost brown. Water was too fast for the micro. Definitely a smaller stream type pattern. Or at least slower water. The ghost brown tho got some action with feathers and all.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 8/21/2022 1:55:58 PM     Points: 468
Ordered some today - can't wait.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/30/2022 5:57:30 PM     Points: 315

Hey Trailerman, sorry for the ultra late reply. Haven't been doing anything besides working for the past two weeks. I have similar testing results with the micro, I need to do some testing in some small creeks. I've been loving the ghost brown though. Still need to test it with feathers more.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/30/2022 5:57:57 PM     Points: 315

Hope they work out for you man! Sorry for the late reply, work has been all I've been doing the past few weeks.
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