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Poll: Which do you like to use better during early trout season?

Which do you like to use better during early trout season?

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#1 flytyingperson

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 12:23 PM

just wondering

#2 flyfisher101

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:30 PM

seems pretty obvios which fly one
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#3 flytyingperson

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:28 PM

yea, i think the wooly bugger is the favorite

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#4 Bras D'or Creeper

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 08:21 PM

Smelt Muddler to be exact, my favorite for early season trout. Great pattern.
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Posted 09 April 2005 - 07:43 AM

Weighted Zonker would be my favorite smile.gif

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#6 vices

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 08:31 AM

I usually wait till everything warms up to start throwing the muddlers..
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Posted 10 April 2005 - 11:44 PM

Definitely a geographic question. I would dive in with a 52 Buick myself, unless Cutties were on the menu then the Muddler would probably dawn the end of my line.
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Posted 11 April 2005 - 03:58 PM

For Northeastern PA I use a black or grey bodied caddis pupa.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 02:55 PM

I've been fly fishing for trout for about 30 years. I don't think I've ever caught a trout on a muddler. I think they've got some sort of fish repellant built into them. biggrin.gif

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#10 fishyfranky

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:17 PM

As long as you know how to wiggle your woolly bugger, no fish is safe!


#11 fly~by~night

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:57 AM

On woolybuggers...is it best to use an idicator? or fly it solo?

#12 rougetrout

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 05:51 AM

Out of those two flies I would fish a muddler, specifically a marabou muddler which is a good comprimise between buggers and muddlers, good action from a marabou wing but flash and nice head style/size from the muddler. Very effective early season fly.
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Posted 22 May 2005 - 08:06 AM

Wooly bugger maybe catches more fish but it is more fun to fish the muddler minnow, especially when it floats and the trout comes up to the suface to get it. Last sea trout I caught was on 26.march and I caught the fish on muddler minnow biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (OSD @ Apr 9 2005, 07:43 AM)
Weighted Zonker would be my favorite smile.gif

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#15 ArkieFlyGuy

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 04:04 PM

Olive (or other color) buggers are more productive for me. But mudders seem to attract the bigger browns... especially at night.
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