Fishing with flies, but not fly fishing

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by kmudgn, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    For the record what is the official verdict on tossing intruders using a short skagit line & a sage speyrod(9140 old Brownie)with a 4 inch hardy Bougle mark IV reel is that flyfishing ?
     
  2. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    so in your universe, you are fishing the male trico's before the female duns ? i guess you get up really early. or you mean the night before?
     
  3. Jim Speaker

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    You obviously don't know crap about a trico spinnerfall. While generally the males might fly off in the brush after mating, that's not always so. The males fall first (yeah, their black underneath). The females oviposit while this initial spinnerfall is happening. They fall after the males. Selective fish then switch to the females. They are dark on top, but cream colored underneath. If in that situation you don't change flies you'll stop getting rises to your fly as you carefully time your casts, everything seems perfect, but your male fly is not.

    My profile pic is a #22 trico female. Perhaps that will help next time. The fish of course see only the bottom. So, cream/yellow when the females fall.

    Guess we learn something new every day, huh? You're welcome.

    Oh, and just that you mentioned duns... huh??? They fly off in the brush... Trico duns??? Again, you must be kidding...
     
  4. Randall Clark

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    depends...500gr is the cutoff (yet another arbitrary rule for you "purists"). If you need more than 500gr to turn over all that junk, no it's not. otherwise, sure, why not? what about a skater that's 90% foam? I've seen indi...err uh bobbers that contain a lower percentage of foam.

    meant purely tongue in cheek, btw...
     
  5. triploidjunkie

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    Now we go full circle:) The trico spinnerfall is the toughest hatch I fish. It always amazes me how big of fish take notice though. I'm talking fish that spend most of their energy on any fish smaller than them.
     
  6. timlind

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    Since I cant tell the difference between a male or female trico, identify pteronarcys,, the hecubas , their mating patterns, or even pronounce them, Im going back to bouncing eggs and corkies off the bottom
     
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  7. Flyborg

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    Speaking of bobbers, one of the Euro companies is developing a bobber with a wifi-enabled video camera and accompanying mobile app.

    I don't really mind the anti-bobber crowd. They are to fly-fishing what LARPers are to role-playing. I may play dungeons and dragons, but at least I'm not that gay.
     
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  8. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I think the horse is dead. It won't get up no matter how long you beat it.

    Whack. ....whack... whack... Nope. Still dead.
     
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  9. Flyborg

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    I like beating things off.

    Wait, I just ended a sentence with a preposition. Fuck.
     
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  10. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    How come nobody got any popcorn out on this thread. 7 pages of pure BULLSHIT.
     
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  11. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    good point ! I'd make some popcorn , But I'm out of butter.
     
  12. Gary Knowels

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    I had leftover kettlecorn going from the last M's game I went to. Does that count as popcorn or does that take no tasting skill?
     
  13. Salmo_g

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    Since Intruders use lead dumbbell eyes in their construction, no, that is not fly fishing. And you probably think a Sage 9140 brownie is old skool; it ain't. A 13' split cane Hardy or Leonard, now that's old skool.

    If I haz red enuff threds like this, can I haz lernt enuff to fish good at dirty azz nymphing?

    Sg
     
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  14. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Sometimes, an indicator and a tandem rig is needed.
     
  15. Flyborg

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    Bullshit is entertaining. Kind of like this:

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