Need realistic yellow jacket pattern HELP!! Will pay $$

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by jmara6864, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    22,396
    Media:
    29
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Location:
    In a comfortable chair
    Bees can't bite. They can only sting you
     
  2. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    When it comes to Yellowjackets, I wouldn't put biting past the little carnivorous bastards!
     
  3. fishunt

    fishunt Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Spokane Valley
    The latest Northwest Fly Fishing magazine has a article about bees (p. 12). The article also shows 4 or 5 patterns with a couple of them straight-forward ties. This has been a bad year for yellow jackets!
     
  4. Cti111

    Cti111 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Sammamish,Wa
    Galloup's site has a few nice bee flies. Try them like an attractor fly - you might be pleasantly suprised...
     
  5. Kaiserman

    Kaiserman content

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,719
    Likes Received:
    476
    Um, that is soooo not true. Yellow Jackets and Bald Face hornets both bite and sting. Just ask my son :eek:

    Those two bees bite him (and sting) more than anyone in our family. Poor kid must smell like a piece of rotten chicken to them.
     
  6. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,108
    Media:
    43
    Likes Received:
    850
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    On topic -- that's cool and weird. I count myself among people who see bee and wasp patters as mostly a novelty. I don't doubt the OP's description at all. It would be cool to see.

    Off topic -- Bee's are quite different from Wasps.

    Wasps can (and do) bite and sting repeatedly. Bee's (if I recall correctly) all die after they sting, sting once and cannot bite.

    My latest, least favorite member of the Order is the "Goddamn Paperwasp" as I like to call them. They've been thick this year and I've been stung several times. I have a friend in the hills south of Spokane who is plagued by yellow jackets this year. The traps she puts out are nearly full after a few hours. Like thousands of them. There is a constant low hum at their farm from all the YJ. Hope for a hard winter.
     
  7. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    22,396
    Media:
    29
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Location:
    In a comfortable chair
    I stand corrected. I haven't seen that many bees this year. A few Yellow jackets now and then, but no bees.
     
  8. Steve Bird

    Steve Bird Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Northport Washington

    You are onto it. My opinion, yellowjackets are the most important terrestrial august-september. The imitation outfishes grasshoppers on my homewater. They hunt other insects over the water. The 'dipping' behavior is yellowjackets snatching tiny midges from the surface. here's my favorite: http://soft-hacklejournal.blogspot.com
     
  9. Steve Bird

    Steve Bird Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Northport Washington

    Whoops. You'll have to scroll down through the October caddis article to get to the yellowjacket, but worth it all the way around.
     
    jmara6864 likes this.
  10. jmara6864

    jmara6864 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Kirkland
    Nice!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
     

Share This Page