Archive for August 24th, 2008

24
Aug
08

Nice Tail (rainbow trout’s spotted tail)

Nice Tail~Jack Mitchell's 'Spotted Tail'

Nice Tail~Jack Mitchell

http://www.theeveninghatch.com/Beyondthenet.htm (fishing photo’s by Jack Mitchell)

24
Aug
08

Steelhead Smiling (beauty on the rocks)

Steelhead Blushing~WFF

Steelhead Blushing~Washington FF

24
Aug
08

What kind of nymph? What kind of adult?

Nymphal Shuck of ?

Nymphal Shuck of ?

 
Hex

Hex

  
Nymph's Tail

Nymph's Tail

 

Hex

Hex

This shuck was affixed to the outside of my house. It was within 50′ of a small wetland/spring. Its’ overall length was 1 3/4″ long. I thought it might be a Hex but see some differences. If you have an idea of what this nymph became/is, please let me know.

http://www.troutnut.com/

24
Aug
08

Stickleback Pattern for predatious trout

McLeod's Stickleback

McLeod's Stickleback Streamer

 Hook: Tiemco 300
Thread: Black
Body: Silver or pearl crystal chenille
Rib: Silver wire or mono
Wing: 2 grey hackles (can also be olive or black) layed face to face and tied down matuka style with ribbing material.
Overwing: A few strands of long marabou to match wing, 4 strands of crystal flash and 2 strands pearl flashabou.
Throat: White marabou under red marabou or rabbit fur.
Hackle: Grizzly, about 4 turns
Head: Build up with thread and paint on eyes. Can also use stick on eyes and epoxy over.

From Delta Force 2008 & Halfback 2006 @ Flybc forum (http://www.flybc.ca/forum/index.php?showtopic=1080)

24
Aug
08

Chironomid Fishing Technique & the flybc forum

Chan's Pupa

Chan

 “As I stated earlier, when things are right I do feel more involved with my deep water chronomid fishing— retrieving the line up (which can make a big difference) in a smooth, jerky, slow, fast, whatever motion. . . . it keeps me motivated and interested. Don’t get me wrong– I love fishing indicators also and will continue to do so– but deep-sinking-line Chronomid fishing adds a little more “technique” on my part which I thoroughly enjoy. Most of all I love the direct contact with the fish during the take. It is amazing and at times truly heart-stopping…..”
Often, the trout will not take the fly as it is moving, instead they take it about 10 seconds after you stop what-ever motion you are providing. Just about the time you think to yourself “well, there is nothing there this time . . . ” a fish takes hold. If you move it constantly you get a lot less takes than if you move it and rest. Often these resting distances should only be a foot or so apart (about two or three hand twists, or one or two smooth strips). Moving it too far up before resting seems to cause the trout to loose interest.”
(January 6, 2007 by Johnnycronny on the Flybc forum site).
This site is a good learning tool for chironomid presentation techniques and for the gathering of information about BC lakes. Register for free and log on and participate. Similar to Ifish.net, the participants have their own clique, but that is to be expected over time, and ok. Much to learn…give as much as you receive…which is true for any forum you enter into.   
Leighton L. Trout~by Hoof @ Flybc

Leighton L. Trout~by Hoof @ Flybc

24
Aug
08

Spring’s Journey (Return to the river~Roderick Haig~Brown)

Spring's Journey

Spring

 

First published in 1946 and again in 1974, I bought the book in 1982. I value this book more than any dry fisheries study or explanation of where smolts go or why we think they, as adults, return to their native streams.

If you have never read this book, you owe it to yourself to follow Spring’s beginnings, journey and end. It will reinforce the fish love we nurture and grave. Haig-Brown wonderfully explains every nuance of Spring’s journey.

Chinook Smolts

24
Aug
08

Nymphing (Cast, mend, mend, lift and drop, reload, sling)

Rise Form

Rise Form

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Z_G1skm6A&feature=related Bob Jacklin catches the fish of a lifetime. Watch the casting, mending, swing, loading and recasting. This video is instructive in what happens when you do hook the big one. You can feel Jacklin’s adrenaline…or your own. You will hear the water, feel the weight, the surge, see the fish and you will recall how you feel when you see for the first time that special fish. Jacklin does not utter the exclamations I might: ‘Oh, my God!” “Shit, It’s huge”. But, as he gets adrenalized you will see him fumble about just like you and I would. A 4-6 wt. no doubt taxed to the max., the fish hooked on a small nymph (two nymph setup). This was fun to watch….   A huge trout from the Madison River.




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