Archive for January 16th, 2011

16
Jan
11

Fly Tying & Fishing Woolly Buggers

MIDCURRENT ARTICLE BY Gary Soucie re Woolly Bugger’s Workings

Many of us solely fish Buggers on stillwaters and even more of us do little more to impart life than kicking about in a tube or rowing one behind the pontoon boat. I have enormous faith in the pattern’s worth, in a variety of color combinations. I have vowed, this coming year, to fish more streamer patterns. I have a large hole in my repertoire of presentations when it comes to fishing streamers in rivers. I really wasted a lot of time last year prospecting over quiet waters with a dry. Laziness and short windowns of opportunity. Combo’s of Woolly Buggers will fit nicely into my Streamer arsenal along with Sculpin patterns I am experimenting with.

Soucie highlights excerpts from his book on how to use a stalwart pattern.

16
Jan
11

Fly Tying: Red Eyed Damsel ‘Nymph’

 

Damsel Fly Picture by Fred Steynberg @ The Spirit of Fly Fishing

THE SPIRIT OF FLY FISHING~How to tie and fish the red eyed damsel nymph

16
Jan
11

Pong Mania Extraordinaire

“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” E. Hemingway

PONG MANIA

PONG MANIA

16
Jan
11

Fly Fishing: Trout’s Color Perceptions

Jerry at Trout U~Fish Smarter writes a thought provoking piece re a trout’s color perceptions relative to water clarity. Worth a look see and an experiment or two.

1. Trout do indeed have color vision, but it is limited to relatively clear, shallow, water and short distances, so at close range, the trout can see the full detail of color.
2. Trout can discern differences in shades with the highest in blue, then red and then green shades.
3. The color red appears brighter than it does to humans, but quickly becomes black at greater distance.
4. The ability to detect color is greatly impaired and completely eliminated within 12 feet.
5. Impurities in the water or stained water makes colors less significant, but under these conditions, white will remain the best.
6. In the low light conditions of dawn or dusk, trout can not distinguish color. Black, then, becomes the most visible.

I highlighted a similar piece in April of 2008 that is equally interesting entitled Trout’s Vision…The Ultralight Factor.

The Universe’s Spectrum and the place of Green…interesting too.




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