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Fish For Life

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  • Birthday 10/13/1997

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  1. Ill be fishing the st marys river in sault ste marie, im guessing these will be pretty much the same fish you fish, both being in eastern canada?
  2. Currently tying up some bomber dry flys for an upcoming stealhead/ Atlantic salmon trip in a couple of weeks. But never tying these flys before i am not to sure as some good color combinations, or sizes. Ive got the tying style down by tying the basic natural deer hair body, white front and back calf hair thingys (what ever there called on these flys), and brown hackle. Also what are these flys suppose to represent? Obviously there not suppose to imitate anything exactly, but what do the fish think they are? Thanks
  3. How important do you believe the legs are on a pheasant tail nymph? Would it be that big of a deal to just leave them out? Its just that i times i seam to really struggle tying them in and get rather frustrated over them. Besides, from what i can see when they get wet they just lay flat on the body anyways. Do you think that any fish in a current would actually notice them not being there? Or do you feel that they do in fact play a somewhat crucial role in the fly? Thanls
  4. No not that kind of big boobies! Get your head out of the sand! Im curious if anyone has any experience tying and fishing big booby flys? There is your typical booby fly for trout, 1" long or so. Im thinking of a booby that is more like 3-5" long. For bull trout or lake trout. Or even for pike and bass. As long as you have a good heavy full sinking line to drag the fly down. Is there a reason that this wouldn't work? Ive never heard of anyone doing this, and think that it might be a good idea. Thanks
  5. OH HELL YA!! That was awsome! Great trip! I wish my trip out east was as productive as yours haha
  6. Yes im from Canada, and will be fishing out east in northern Ontario. A lake called Lake of the woods. All the shores are your typical bass habitat, which then tend to go down into deeper water.
  7. To all you trout fisherman. What is your best/most productive nymph? Trying to reorganize my main nymph box and want to take out alot of the random nymphs and fill it primarily with the best of the best. So what is your favorite nymph, and what size and colors do you like to tye them in? I know that every person and every body of water is going to yield different results, just curious and trying to get something together here. Thanks.
  8. This august ill have some time fish smallmotuh bass, and dont really have much experience fishing for them. My main question is locating them. In the heat of the summer, say beginning of august which is when ill be fishing for them, are they found in the typical locations. Such as along the shore and around structure such as rocks and logs. Or do they move into deeper waters to avoid the heat? What kind of depths should i be targeting when looking for them? And at this time of year are poppers a good bet, or are they mostly going to be caught down along the bottom. Thanks
  9. How do fish have time to be picky when it comes to feeding? Sitting down on the bottom, twigs, grass and other debris flying by there noses with the odd insect here and there. Only a split second between seeing whatever is floating there way and it being gone. How do they have time to be picky? How can they tell the difference between a size 16 and 14 pheasant tail nymphs, a brown or grey hares ear, a griffith's gnat with or without a tail, and so on. How do they have time to process whether they want to eat it or not. Its not all the time but when a trout is targeting a certain size or color they will often though nothing else. But how can they see the oncoming insect, inspect it for the right size color and shape, and trigger a response to eat it before it floats by. The case even more so in swifter floating or more turbulent currents. They do it and they do it very well, it just seams pretty mind blowing. I dont know what to say, it just baffles me. What are your thoughts on this? Thanks
  10. Looks like you had an awesome trip!! Where abouts in Canada were you if you dont mind me asking? Looks like out in Ontario somewhere? Where did you buy your wiggle tails? Also super cool to see the walleye on the popper! Making me all excited for my trip to Ontarios Lake Of The Woods for pike musky and walleye this August! Thanks for sharing!
  11. Instead of chucking out a popper or diver for some top water bass action, do many people go with a more subtle insect approach in terms on terrestrials? Something like a hopper, chernobyl ant, large beetle and so on. I would think that they would be very killer, how could a bass resist one of these twitching on the surface. Maybe add some rubber legs and keep them long for an irresistible wiggle on the surface. Im sure that many people already do this, just curious as to your opinions on the matter. Thanks
  12. As many as you can carry... dont want to get there and realize you have the wrong fly, color, or size. Better safe than sorry. Im in the same situation right know, preparing for a trip out east to Ontario this summer where ill be fishing fishing for bass. Trying to cover as many situations as i can, so many different flys in different sizes and different colors.
  13. Haven't been on the bow in a while and it felt good to be back!
  14. Usually dont like to post pictures with my face in them. Keep away from all you creep old guys on here and so on But heres one from last summer
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