Good Fishing Week Coming Up….
Mon…..Nov. 14, 2011……..Looks like another good fishing week coming up, we’ll be mild through mid week and then some rain in the forecast. I have some major web editing work this week, then a presentation on Tuesday night for the Blue Ridge Trout Unlimited in Winston-Salem, NC. The topic will be Flyfishing Tips for Winter Fishing; also will talk about flyfishing myths and what is true and what is not…ought to be interesting.
Had a good trip with Marty Hurley on Saturday, we fished mostly nymphs and streamers but could have probably caught a fish or two on top. There were a few fish rising, and a good many #20 black winter stoneflies on the water. I also saw some blue winged olives on the water, and thought to myself the fish are taking both. We did a stomach pump on one rainbow and that confirmed the same….the fish had just eaten quite a few of both flies. No wonder my Skinny Nelson nymph was working pretty well..its a real ringer for a small bwo nymph…slender, skinny, thin profile with a plump thorax and wingpad and just a touch of flash. Great fly, will be cranking out some more of them this week.
Offering another fly special for the week, A fundamental/basic assortment of streamers I never leave home without. Large trout and other species like largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, etc, like a meal, and streamers represent a “prime chunk” that any fish would be foolhardy to pass up. A versatile assortment of great colors…..these flies are ones that I use and in order to earn a permanent spot in any of my boxes they must catch fish. Fly fishing and fly tying pay the mortgage for me, and if a fly is in my box it has to work…or I won’t carry it. Like any fly, it has to have caught fish over time under a wide variety of conditions and water types. I never sell a fly I haven’t caught good numbers of fish on myself. By the time it ends up in a customer’s box it has been through the proverbial ringer…. Peacock, olive, black, and white are represented in this assortment. In this 12 fly set you will get 2 each of my favorite six patterns….The Dead Squirrel, the Olive Zuddler Bugger, Black Krystal Bugger, White Zuddler Bugger, a White Meatwhistle, and a Black Meatwhistle. The flies are great dead drifted, stripped, etc., but one of our favorite winter methods is using one of these patterns as a point fly in a 2 fly tandem. Tie the streamer pattern on, then tie off the bend of the hook a 8″ dropper of fluorocarbon, then tie a second smaller pattern off of it. This setup is deadly on big fish, and is a great cold water technique. Again, this assortment is 12 Flies, 2 of each fly shown, for $18 plus tax , which is $19.40, and I ship for FREE. Flies are shown below, you can purchase here .
Have a great week, more to come….!
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