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Member Since 01 Sep 2016
Offline Last Active Today, 04:45 PM

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In Topic: Brown Hackle Peacock

Today, 08:49 AM

The Brown Hackle is one of my favorite flies, although I use either a pheasant tippet or no tail, but I'm sure that'll catch a lot of trout!



In Topic: Fly line choices

Today, 08:42 AM

That's it Mike!  Thanks, you have the golden keyboard.  I looked for an hour the other day for this.



In Topic: Do you still use them? Which are your favorite wet flies

Today, 08:24 AM

I find wet flies indispensable for trout fishing and always carry a modest assortment.

Most streams I find the Royal Coachman and Brown hackle to be the most taking under ordinary situations.  Others that work well for streams are Lead-wing coachman's, two of my own design, flies with an olive hue to them in the body and sometimes a gilded Coachman.


In lakes I find their appetites are either for buggy looking wet flies or the attractor type, rarely both, then it's a matter of figuring out what they want.  Some of my favorites for lakes:  Gilded Coachman (top fly for last spring in several lakes), Alexandrea, Brown hackle, Yellow Montreal, Silver Montreal, March Brown, Gold Ribbed Hares Ear (also good for streams), Lead-wing Coachman, one of my own design and Lady of the Lake.


If you are in to Bass fishing, I keep a completely different wet fly box.  Lakes I generally use a wider selection because I almost always use a wet fly for lakes, sometimes nymphs, but with streams I go back and forth with wet and dry flies and haven't found much need to stray from the shorter list of wet flies.


Hope this helps,


In Topic: Fly line choices

21 March 2019 - 10:37 PM

Mikechell:  Do they make that brand in double taper?  I looked for it a couple weeks ago and could only find the weight forward lines.



In Topic: 2 questions for using 3 weight line

14 March 2019 - 12:53 PM

There is nothing wrong with casting a heavier line on a rod so long as you cast with out over loading the rod.  I've often casted heavy 7 or 8wt line on my wt. rod and load it properly at around 15 to 20 ft. of line and then shoot out another 15 ft. of line.  That's how I've bass fished with larger flies.  It works great, but I can't cast out a lot of line until I get myself a heavier rod.