Archive for May 14th, 2010

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May
10

Owl On Target

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Birds In Flight

14
May
10

Fly Tying: Green Drake Emerger (Subsurface)

The large morsel Green Drake is fish candy for sure. A typical Green Drake emerger will be tied to float in the film, dangling down to simulate the emergence of the dun from the nymph body through the split thorax. However, the wet fly, albeit large, has a place here as an emerging dun can emerge while the nymph is still subsurface and drifting in the current. I tied two patterns here. Both identical except for the abdomen.

In Rick Haefle’s NYMPH-FISHING Rivers & Streams (A Biologist’s View of Taking Trout Below the Surface), he discusses the habitat of the Western Green Drake (Drunella) in freestone streams (fast riffles and runs with larger cobble substrate) and in cold spring creeks (gentler currents with aquatic vegetation and woody debris). As the nymphs mature, they migrate to slower water along the edges of riffles before the emergence. It is at this time of emerging, that the nymphs let go of their tight grip of the bottom and drift or “swim clumsily toward the surface film.” Nymphs/Duns will attempt to hatch at mid point all the way up into the film. The above patterns are more of a large wet fly to fish below the surface up into the film. (A Nice Pic Here at TU)

14
May
10

Fly Fishing: Yes, It Is Time To Turn Away! Outside We Go!

Force Yourself To watch it all…will indeed ease you into the outdoors. Tiger Woods, Betty White, Oil Spills, Incessant Obama, American Idol (ugh), NBA Playoffs..turn away and let’s all get outside. My Vitamin D levels have to be in the toilet.

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14
May
10

Slip Strike Indicator by frycdf

“A slip strike indicator allows you to set and easily change the depth at which you fish your flies from your indicator. It also allows for a quick-release “…

I have previously posted re how to slip strike indicator, but I think this effort is much more clearly presented. It is a nice presentation on stillwaters for a vertical or wind drifted presentation of a leech or chironomid or any subsurface fly. When I saw Brian Chan doing this, he was wind drifting small leech patterns. It is perfect for running a long leader from indicator to fly and once the fish hits and the pull frees the indicator, it slides down toward the fish making it easy to land the fish. The casting/lobbing could be difficult if seated in a tube (Chan was standing in a boat), but this may be one of those get the rig out there aways from you, then feed line out and row/kick away from the fly. If you can roll cast the rig away from you with enough force you may be able to cast fairly easy if the indicator is not a considerable distance from the fly. frycdf has quite a few youtube vid’s that are helpful.

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