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by trouts
Mon May 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Anyone fishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4325

Re: Anyone fishing?

Was out this morning south of 90 for a few hours before it got crazy hot. Nothing really to speak of as far as hatches. A few craneflies and a fish here or there rising to a midge. Most fish were caught on a caddis beadhead soft hackle or a scud pattern. Hopefully the weather gets back to “normal” h...
by trouts
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Squirmy Wormy Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3070

Re: Squirmy Wormy Question

They definitely aren’t a very durable pattern, but I think they are well worth having in one’s box. I fish barbless hooks most of the time, but needing to use hemostats will tear up this pattern faster than almost anything. I’ve considered trying to wrap the material around the hook like the Vladi c...
by trouts
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Thoughts on Driftless Streamer Fishing
Replies: 15
Views: 3402

I have several streamer patterns I fish that have the hook point up and never had any issues “braining” a fish. I certainly get how one would think this would be easy to happen, but I have yet to see it. I feel I have a better hook up percentage with hook up streamers and nymphs. Good friend of mine...
by trouts
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Bitten By The Home Waters Bug
Replies: 9
Views: 2314

I would say I’m somewhere in the middle. I like exploring, but also like to figure out a system as much as possible. I enjoy figuring out the differences and unique character each system has just as much as I enjoy the fishing itself. It also really depends on who I’m fishing with. My wife really li...
by trouts
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Landing Trout with 11' Rods
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

I was always worried about high sticking the 11 footers, but found them easier to handle than you would think. I usually just held the rod at an angle to the side and kept the rod tip up like on a more normal length fly rod. One other option to keep from high sticking is to get a longer handled net.
by trouts
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Euro Nymph Leaders
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Euro Nymph Leaders

I just tried to use what I had on hand when I first got started and many of the Czech Nymphing items/materials were not readily avaliable in the US at the time. From the end of the nymphing line I attached about 8” of 30lb chartreuse backing. This contrasts with the orange tip of the line acted as t...
by trouts
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Long Rod Options for Nymphing
Replies: 23
Views: 10207

I have 2 11 footers and think they make a significant difference over a 10 footer. They don’t have quite the versatility of say a 10’ 4wt, but that’s not what you are getting a long nymphing rod for anyways. I fished with a regular DT2 line to start before I got a prototype Czech nymphing line back ...
by trouts
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Smoke and Mirrors (fly lines & rods)
Replies: 9
Views: 2723

Re:

Rio, SA, and Airflo, and I'm sure other companies as well, llist grain weights for line heads and total line weights on their website. They do to some degree, but I find most to be inaccurate within a margin I certainly don’t find acceptable. Most just post the AFFTA standard weights when in realit...
by trouts
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Smoke and Mirrors (fly lines & rods)
Replies: 9
Views: 2723

Funny you mentioned 406 lines. I have 3 of them now and they have been my go to lines the last few seasons. The DT3 is a very good match with the Winston WT 3wt. They are true to weight and are thin in diameter compared to other plastic lines.
by trouts
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Fly Tying & Entomology
Topic: Tying the Squirmy Wormy
Replies: 15
Views: 6471

I tied most around 2”. Better to make them a bit longer than you think you might need since it is much easier to make them shorter streamside. Much longer than 2” and I felt they were going to foul every cast.