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CLoyd

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    Brown trout

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  1. Ice in the guides is a bugger. Fished one morning a couple years ago when it was 5 degrees. My fly line kept freezing and sticking in the guides while I was trying to get fish in. I would have to back into the bank to land the fish. Some people say to use Pam nonstick spray. Anyways, the frozen guides weren't as big of a problem as my frozen hands. I only made it an hour. I was catching fish too. Guess I've found my temperature limit.
  2. As others have said, it just takes a very small pinch. I think techniques for applying it are going to vary. I spin it both ways between my fingers and work it down the thread so it's thin as possible and tight. No wax usually to save time. I just use regular thread in a color that matches the dubbing. Sometimes I'll use a thin piece of wire or monofilament for the ribs.
  3. I've seen them above F highway float fishing some years. It always amazed me they could make it up that far. As others have said, lot's of bass and crappie on the lower end of Bull Creek. Good place to duck hunt too. I like the lower end of Taney, it's less crowded.
  4. I like the soft hackle. Will definitely catch fish
  5. Good fishing with you too! We'll have to do it again. It was definitely a tough night. We sure tried hard though. Jester had some really good looking jerkbaits, and I pulled out every color my fly box could muster and we didn't come up with much. I guess that's just the way it goes sometimes.
  6. I made it till 11:00 last night. I was a bit above Jester and there were several people between us, so I couldn’t get down to them. My tally was a 20 and 22 inch rainbow, three small browns, a small smallie, and half a dozen small rainbows. Black/purple, and red/purple were my colors.
  7. Sure thing! I'm planning on being out there.
  8. Nice little juvenile brown! I caught several of those last weekend. Once you find one you can usually catch several. They must school up. I'll be out tonight hoping for something big!
  9. You're right! There tend to be so many fish schooled up in that area, it can be hard not to snag one sometimes if you fish there. There's nothing wrong with accidentally foul hooking a fish, as long as you do the right thing and let it go. Intentionally trying to snag one though is another story. Laker hit on a good point with the story in his earlier post, unfortunately sometimes people's morals go right out the window when they see a big fish. Keeping a big fish to begin with kind of rubs me the wrong way anyways, that's another discussion though
  10. I got out Friday and Saturday night under dam. Lot's of people out there around outlet 1 because of the browns starting to move up. I fished downstream. The rainbows continue to grow. I had several both nights in the 18"-20" range, plus a couple bigger. I caught several small browns, 14" or less. I also lost a big brown that was in the upper 20 inches Friday night when I was trying to net it. It was foul hooked though so I'm trying not to get too upset about it. Another big one swam right up to my legs Saturday night in the moonlight, so they're around. I've upped the size of my streamers to a #6 Hibernator tied with rabbit zonkers instead of pine squirrel.
  11. It was probably a good 10 minute fight. I had quite a bit of line out when I hooked it and it ran me into the backing. It always surprises me how strong these fish are when they get over 20". It made numerous hard runs with me gaining little ground. I eventually backed it into shallower water where I could follow it downstream and get it in before exhausting it. The fish was very healthy though and didn't seem tired at all. My video experiment seems to be the way to go too. I'm usually by myself so it's difficult to get good pictures of fish. There's definitely a good little group of guys fishing at night! I've made several new friends.
  12. Caught this little monster first thing Saturday night and was able to take some video of it. 21"-22" and full of fight. It made a run into the backing immediately after hooking up. Good thing I took an 8wt rod and a better reel that night!
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