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Taylor B. Hess

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  1. Hey, thanks! I'll be sure to contact him!
  2. Can anyone spot me some information and or maps (visual or verbal) of the Elk River around the underground/spring section of it. Also information on the water section regs, like FFO, C&R, or general trout waters? I've attempted to contact the fly shop at Elk Springs Resort, but I have not been able to speak with a guide or someone extremely knowledgeable of the waters. If anyone has fished this section I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
  3. Interesting , maybe a foray to one of my spots is in order. Wonder how high the water is too, in spring it was insane, flip flops, softballs, toy cars all floating downriver. actually might go look at one of the 'other' lakes tribs. They canceled the water release for Labor Day Weekend, but, the water is going to be running around 335 cps coming up. They are really holding back for this fall to string out the run.
  4. There are already some fish in. Supposedly browns and steelies are in too. The water is around 70 degrees still, so idk what the steelies are thinking, but I guess there is enough food.
  5. My father had the same problem. :/ It seems to be a new thing. I don't know if they are just overloaded or what. Who knows.
  6. I love the gaudy look the fly. Real buggy. I love it.
  7. Anyone on the forum belong to the SalmonCrazy forums?
  8. alright, thanks for the tips. Will filing do the job though?
  9. I have been longing to fish some Heritage Fly Fishing waters for a while now in my area. The Falling Springs, Yellow Breeches, and Letrot, and Big Spring Creeks all have the Heritage regulations under certain sections, and that is where most of the wild fish, and most impressive fishing, yet challenging situations are. The regulations state catch and release, and barbless hooks only. I was just curious as to how the best way to get rid of barbs on small dry fly and small-medium nymph hooks. Would it be best to file on the smaller hooks, or use barb crushers? Any help would be much obliged.
  10. Very wonderful, A true sack of doughnuts! (For the fishes) Tight Lines!
  11. Ahhh, Inspiration... Maybe its time for some after christmas fishing.
  12. Thats a nice looking soft hackle stone, there. I like the whispy black stuff. It gives it a buggy look. I see your from North Central PA. I live down around Gettysburg, where do you normally fish?
  13. In the top right, below the olive bugger pattern, I think I saw a similar pattern like those in the last issue of Fly Fisherman, it was in the article about browns around ontario. Any luck with it?
  14. That looks great! Its a good combo, now apply different color schemes like chartreuse and purple, or pink and purple, or red and orange. (The list goes on and on and on). Some may call it a happy meal, some may call it bacon and eggs... No matter what, it'll have the steelies wagging their tails for a treat like that! Tight Lines!
  15. Interesting. I have tried something similar to this before. It's a great idea. If sacs work well for bait casters, then why not tie a fly that looks like a legit egg sac? Just make sure you watch that hook size. I cant tell what size you're using, but with all the yarn that is stacked and whatnot on the hook may reduce hook sets. Like I said, I have still to fully experiment. I have a few months... Try er' out! :thumbsup: Tight Lines!
  16. Yeah, I agree, I hate the crowds. We are looking to go up to Erie in the dead of winter. I know the fish dont reach a size like Ontario steel, but the numbers are whats worth it. Hopefully it wont be as you depicted. haha.
  17. That is one sexy fly!!! I like it! Steelies would go bananas for that fly! :ban:
  18. THis pattern is a killer!!!! Great choice!
  19. I fish the Salmon river a lot. When it comes to Salmon, throw anything at em'. Estaz patterns, glo-bugs, and anything that will tick a salmon off will work. After a few long hard years of fishing, I've realized it doesn't really matter for salmon. Now Chromers and Browns are a different story. Leeches, Big Juicy Nymphs, small egg patterns, Large Caddis dries, and deer hair mouse patterns from February- May work really well. Are you familiar with SalmonCrazy? It's a great online forum dedicated to salmon and steelhead fishermen from the southern coastal tribs of Ontario. A majority fish the Salmon River, so you get good, accurate details. Also people keep reports posted. The reports are much better than the ones posted by the DSR. On SalmonCrazy, theres forums set up for fly fishing, patterns, and fishing techniques, plus more. Look me up on there, SalmoTrutta415. Good luck in you endeavors on the Salmon River! Tight Lines, Screamin' Reels!
  20. NICE! Love the look of it. Blue is killer! Great tie. Tight Lines!
  21. ehh, I know, I like the name cause I tweaked it to my liking, and its my go to pattern. Those egg suckin' leech patterns are candy to steelies and browns in october.
  22. Hey everyone, the boxes are lookin' good, keep it up! Tight Lines!
  23. Here are some of my hottest flies. Knock yourself out! The first picture is the Devil's Hitman. Hook: Size 6 Partridge Salmon Hook Tail: Black Turkey Biots Abdomen: Purple rabbit dubbing w/ single strand of red flash up the back Thorax: Purple Estaz Legs: Purple Wet Hackle Bead: 1/4'' Hot Orange Antennae: Black Turkey Biots The next is the Encased egg. Hook: Size 6 Partridge Salmon Hook Tail: Red plastic or glass bead Body: White zonked rabbit Head: White thread The third is a nymph assortment. You can get those soft bodies online or in the store from Cabela's. Top Right- Estaz Nymph Hook: Size 6 mustad curved Nymph Tail: Black Turkey Biots Abdomen: Bottom layer- chartreuse thread. Top- Black hairless rabbit hide. Thorax: Chartreuse Estaz Wing Case: Soft Jelly Body Top Left: The Trench Dredger Hook: Size 6 Partridge Salmon Tail: Black Turkey Biots Abdomen: 3 black beads Thorax: Black rabbit dubbing Wing case: Soft Jelly Body Last but not least, my personal favorite.....The Egg Sucking Flash-a-Leech. Hook: Size 4 Mustad Heavy Streamer Tail: Purple Marabou w/ blue flash Hackle: Purple Wet Body: Purple Chenille, Flash tinsel Bead: 1/4" Salmon Pink Hope you give em' a test run sometime! Good Luck! Tight Lines, Sreamin' Reels!
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