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Chuck n Duck
Posted 19 October 2004 - 12:13 PM
Posted 19 October 2004 - 12:42 PM
Posted 19 October 2004 - 01:09 PM
Posted 19 October 2004 - 02:34 PM
Well, about 8 years ago I was fishing a similar rig on the Oak (before the stream was written up and became crowded) and this Cali rig worked ok, but I noticed another guy having easier success. After fishing all day this guy was impressed that I was releasing everything, so he gave me his advice. Forget the nymphs and the drag free drift. Egg patterns work best on the tribs in the fall and eggs do not naturally drift at the same speed as dislodged nymphs. Eggs kinda roll along the bottom, much slower than the speed of the water. So, put on an egg pattern with about 3 BB size weights above the knot connecting your 3’ of tippet. This keeps the weight from sliding down to the fly, keeps the fly (egg) moving slowly along the bottom. I can assure you, this method worked very well. I just didn’t like the chuck-n-duck casting. Well, about 4 or 5 years ago I met Jim Teeny on the Oak and he did incredibly well fishing his T200 line and his Teeny flies. I haven’t fished the lead rig since then. I have found the mini-tip is great for most Sierra streams and the T-series are great for larger deeper water and I have a feeling the new super heavy Chuck-n-duck will be another great tool to keep in the arsenal. A couple of years ago I spent two weeks with Jim in Chile, fishing streams in the Andes to the Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego and we kicked ass and only fished Teeny fly lines.
The photo below is a nice Sierra brownie caught about 10 years ago.
Posted 19 October 2004 - 03:06 PM
Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:32 PM
Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:46 PM
BTW… If you are on his web site and click on the Trips link and scroll down to Chile 2002. He claims that was the best trout fishing trip of his life, we had a great time. I shattered the record at Cameron Lodge, previously 6 sea run brown trout over 5 kilo's in a day, I got 13 in the book that day, largest was over 20 lbs. Fish have to be at least 5 kilos to enter the book. That was the best trout fishing trip of my life as well. My golden stones were renamed the Graaaahhaaaam's and emptied by fly boxes to the guides when I left. That was a trip I'll never forget and I have about a 100 photo's and lots of digital video to keep my memories fresh.
Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:59 PM
Posted 07 December 2004 - 08:06 PM
Your a CELEBRITY---
Nice notes on the "Chuck-n-duck" line. I have been using the "Clouser" line (RIO product) and feel sure it is much like the Teeny line. It gets the fly down on the botton and keeps it there.
Let's not tell everybody about this---you know---word gets around and everyone is doing it. Just kidding.
Posted 07 December 2004 - 09:30 PM
Thank you, I'm smiling. I'm definetly not a CELEBRITY...But ,in the past 23 years I have gained a respectable reputation for my skilled workmanship as a solar energy contractor in Los Angeles. I have personally installed solar energy equipment on the homes of many well known actors, directors, producers, writers, etc. Thats what I do for a living.
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Solar Panels for Woody Harrelson's Home
Posted 08 December 2004 - 12:03 PM
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