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#1 denduke

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 09:14 PM

Need good pattern for state lake full of'em for moss control. Hung one on chironmid and fought one got off that actually smacked my foam frog but that was the exception. They will come up behind a bream popper but won't finish... maybe make a foam fly to look like a blade of grass? Gobs of them and lotta moss fragments floating around fouling fly. Any suggestions?
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#2 Fisherboy0301

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:10 PM

Take some dog food with you. They love sipping it off the surface. I took a little block of 2mm brown foam that I had Superglued together and trimmed it to the size/shape of a piece of dog food. Heat a bodkin, poke a hole, and push it onto a hook and glue in place. I caught a monster that way.


Alternately, small nymphs, insects like small hoppers or beetle. Maybe ants.


Chum with bread and use a white deer hair fly, maybe drop a white Marabou streamer off the back to act like sinking bread.
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#3 denduke

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:52 AM

Thanks for the ideas.
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#4 Bimini15

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:51 AM

I have never practiced bait and switch, but people around here do throw bread and attract big’uns with it.
And those light colored mop flies look just like a bit of bread dough...
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#5 Mike West

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:32 AM

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:06 PM

another thing about mop-flies, i bet they hold scent very well..put a drop of Dr. whatever on it and hang on..

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

Just wrap the fluffiest piece of olive marabou you can find on a size 10-6 hook. The uglier the better...

 

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