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  • in reply to: Degreasing leader and/or tippet #7791

    Creek
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    I use Fullers Earth on the tippet no matter what the water is. More for the shine in mono than anything.

    in reply to: Burping fish #7789

    Creek
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    Not a bad idea at all. I like it.

    in reply to: Burping fish #7786

    Creek
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    Trout also die after release from too much handling. It’s a delicate line of reviving but with not too much handling. We really don’t know if what we’re doing worked or not.

    This goes back to what I talked about in the past about keeping all the fish you catch. At least that would eliminate the problem of wasting a fish that died after release. It would also keep us from catching too many as there are limits you can catch and keep, but not C&R. It could be better conservation to keep them. It’s a subject that’s bothered me for years.

    I’d never shoot game without eating it, but may be killing fish for just my own pleasure and not know it.

    • This reply was modified 4 days, 22 hours ago by  Creek.
    in reply to: Burping fish #7778

    Creek
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    Probably more common with big fish like salmon. I’ll work the fish in the current if it’s been a hard fight to revive it, but I never rubbed it’s belly.

    in reply to: Burping fish #7775

    Creek
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    It’s called trout tickling. It’s used by poachers to put the trout in a trance. No net is needed.

    I have no idea why someone fishing legally and with a net would do it?

    in reply to: Hot spots #7773

    Creek
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    The Adams is a great American fly that works for all mayfly imitation. I can even get it working in a caddis hatch by snipping off the tail. I can use a size #8 for a hopper and a size #20 for midges.
    It’s a nice bushy fly that works well in fast water, but sits just right in still water. I can’t think of another fly I can say all that about. Plus, it’s easy to tie and I enjoy doing it.

    in reply to: Hot spots #7771

    Creek
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    I sort of did that already. They work well, but I knew they would. My experiments are over and i’ll just fish with my favorite now. Dries. 😀

    in reply to: Hot spots #7760

    Creek
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    Why wouldn’t a hot spot matter. The fish can see that. It’s not like a wing. They may not see exactly what color the hot spot is, but they can see a different shade. They might put that together with a female laying eggs and it looks familiar to them. So, they strike.

    Deer and elk see everything in a pale yellow, but they see shades and patterns.

    in reply to: Hot spots #7757

    Creek
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    Scotty……..As GRS he said. Bright wings are added so the fisherman can see the fly. I started to do that myself as my vision gets worse.

    I never thought the color was important or I wouldn’t fish the Adams so much. When you can catch fish during a PMD hatch on an Adams you learn colors aren’t important. Size and silhouette are what the trout are looking at and i’m not so sure about silhouette lately.

    I’m sort of down to size and presentation now. The year I fished nothing but an Adams in size #10-#20 and caught just as many fish as boxes of flies opened my thoughts. I’m thinking an Adams with bright wings might be the perfect fly for me to retire with. Present it properly and in the right size and you’ll have success.

    I know I said I was going to fish Spiders this year, but my heart is with dries and especially the Adams. There’s no way I could stay away a whole year. Follow your heart and you’ll be happy.

    I’m going to start working on my bright winged Adams today. I’ll have all I need for the year by spring. I don’t like to tie flies during fishing season. I get it all done in the winter, so I need to decide what i’m going to tie now and I have.

    in reply to: Hot spots #7752

    Creek
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    You should have shown him a PMD. Maybe a Yellow Sally too. I could come up with lots, but those are examples.

    A hot spot for an egg sack isn’t a bright fly though. It is realistic and the fish do key on it in the evening when the real fly is on the water.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by  Creek.
    in reply to: Hot spots #7749

    Creek
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    Here’s a caddis. I just did a quick look. Research will bring you much more.

    http://www.flytierspage.com/mruoff/cdc_female_caddis.htm

    Here are some Adams females.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=female+adams+fly&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJlu6esbzYAhUK1WMKHQvPAXAQsAQIYw&biw=1097&bih=542

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by  Creek.
    in reply to: Hot spots #7747

    Creek
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    LOL…An Adams works for all mayflies. Just use different sizes. From midges to green drakes i’m using an Adams. Want to fish a caddis hatch? Snip the tail off an Adams. 😀

    I carry one fly box.Guess what it’s full of?

    Scotty….Female flies have a hot spot on their butt. Good for evening fishing when the females are dropping eggs.

    in reply to: These new fangled fly boxes #7742

    Creek
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    No interest. I’ll stick with my Wheatley boxes.

    in reply to: Not important, just need to vent. #7737

    Creek
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    I can’t believe they make you go and don’t pay all your expenses. What a crappy company.

    in reply to: Not important, just need to vent. #7729

    Creek
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    Much better.

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