I AM IN NEED OF DESPERATE HELP!!! by Andrew V on Wed, May 30
everytime i go to the trophy section of the west canada ive been skunked! ive thrown every fly i have in my boxes and nothing. i just need help in what im doing or if im doing something wrong? SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!
|Re: I AM IN NEED OF DESPERATE HELP!!! by Terry Vallely on Wed, May 30 (90300)|
|Andrew - I believe you netted a brown for me in the trophy section, earlier this year. If you recall, I gave you a #8 black wooly bugger for your expert, one pass net job. My advice is this - don't try to stuff your box with a huge variety of patterns - stick with what works. "The Fly Box" noted at the right side of this page is a good start, and you don't need 'em all. On WCC, I like the early black stonefly in 12 / 14, pheasant tail in 14 /16, flashback pheasant tail 12/14, and for bigger fish the olive and black wooly buggers in 8/10. A couple other tips:
a) although I don't use 'em; a strike indicator is a great way to detect strikes, and control the depth of your nymph.
b) don't be afraid to add split shot - depth is probably the most important aspect of nymph fishing, and you need to risk losing a few flies. And casting with a split shot attached to your leader is a little tricky.
c) as for dry flies, it can be maddening - trying to match up with what's flying around, without having some understanding of the local hatch chart. The irresistible, in 12/14 is a good attractor fly, and you can see it in low light conditions. I don't know how the heck some of these guys fish midges in 20/22; they must have eyesight like Ted Williams.
|Re: I AM IN NEED OF DESPERATE HELP!!! by Al Sandy on Wed, May 30 (90301)|
|I suggest you spend more time watching and less fishing.
When the fish are leaping out of the water the odds are they are chasing caddis. That the bug with a nervous habit of bouncng on and off the water. If they leaving rings on the water when they feed they are sipping duns. When you see the backs and tails of fish splashing at the surface they are eating emergers.
One rig that almost always works to start. 9' leader ending in 5X. First a size 14 bead head hare's ear or Pheasent tail. At the bend attach a droper, slip knot 5X 18" long with a size 14 soft hackel, same as before. I use a small strike indicator attached at the leader fly line connection. Cast across and slightly up stream, watch the line slip past and let the flies rise to the surface at the end of the drift. Mend line to get more distance.
Let me know how it goes. Respect the river and the land owners and release the fish unharmed.
|Re: I AM IN NEED OF DESPERATE HELP!!! by RMB on Wed, May 30 (90302)|
|GET OUT OF THE TROPHY SECTION. The fish here have just about everything so it can be difficult. The fishing is just as good if not better in the lower sections just below cincinatus creek and farther down stream. Dont fish for the hype, fish so you get confident with your abilities to recognize and then deliver the correct fly. Also you dont always have to match the hatch, sometimes being close with size and color will do. This river can be a frustrating and difficult thing so dont get flustered. Big hairy nymphs big caddis and iso's, and dont be afraid to use a dropper. Also Sulphers-and later in the year white flies. DON'T BE AFRAID TO FAIL AS WE ALL HAVE.|
|Re: I AM IN NEED OF DESPERATE HELP!!! by [no name] on Mon, Jun 4 (90399)|
|first dont believe everything you read here. lot of bs & padded numbers... need for recognition. Amazed how many 16-17 inch fish are confused with 20". See these guys all the time & they actualoly believe it.|