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Will be bringing my nephew to Taney before he is sent to Afghanistan. we will no doubt try night fishing for some of Taney's trout. Is there any tips you could give us. should we try wet flies, jigs, scuds at night? We will spend all of our time up in the trophy area and any info will be appreciated. Thanks again Jim F

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I would take John up on his offer or at least meet up with him so he can help out. Either way, there is some detail in the following link about rigging.

http://ozarkanglers.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=29794

Yes That has some great info in it,but, it seems to be more about big browns than night fishing. I was just wanting to know what types of flies trout can see at night. Can they see a size 14 scud? do i need to use something bigger like woolies or streamers? As far as Someone helping that would be great., but, We don't want to put anyone out. Just want to enjoy the lake, the time spent chasing trout and meet some new fisherman. A couple of cold beers wouldn't hurt either.

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For night time I would use red leaches or white bunny zonkers at night. Use 6-8LB tippet straight from the fly-line about 4-5ft long. Cast straight out and let it swing keeping the line tight and short steady strips 3 or 4 inches at a time on the retrieve. Try to start fishing as soon the shut the water down. Be mobile too, don't just stand in one spot all night, move around. Also don't forget to turn around and cast toward the bank, you'd be suprised what will be lurking at the waters edge.....

Tell your nephew THANK YOU for his service and God's speed.

Tight lines!

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I'm far from an expert but I have fished Taney at night with decent success. For me bigger #6 to #10 streamers are the ticket. Wooly buggers and mohair leeches work well. Black, olive, and purple are good colors. Cast straight across stream or slightly downstream. Then do a strip type retrieve. Vary the speed and length of your strips. Usually the hits are hard! It is really exciting when the fish are hitting well.

You can fish with scuds and such at night. However you need to use some type of lighted indicator if you do that to see the takes. I've not ever tried this. The above technique has worked well and seems more fun to me.

Good luck.

Greg

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When will you come down? I fish 6 pound straight from my fly line I try to keep it long Like 9-12 feet takes a little practice to learn to turn the fly over but I have found out over the years the further I can keep the fly from my fly line the more hooks up I will get. On the flies I have had many years of success on the leeches and zonkers. Purple and blood red are my favorite colors. The darker the night the darker the fly and full moon best luck on lighter colored flies like olive and white. If you can figure out your dates I would be more than happy to mail you some leech dubbing that I blend, you will not be able to find it any where except my house:). Mohair leeches are very easy to tie basically tie a tail using the dubbing then use a dubbing loop for the body I use a bead for the weight.

You will want to cast out at an angle to the either the north or south bank as it is swinging down you will want to keep the line tight with a very slow strip any where from 3 to 10 inch strip let the fish dictate how fast or slow or how long or short to strip the fly.

I would also fish from the outlet 3 down to Point Royale

Good luck and I am serious about sending you the dubbing for free:) just need an adress

Michael

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Mohair most def.

Laser Dub Red, UV Purple, Olive. I tied a lot of mine on size 10 dry fly hooks unweighted. 4x Fluorocarbon

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Very good replies guys not much to say as most has been covered. However be sure to scope out the terrain and water during the day as to get berings and what not. It seems to have changed alot and some holes are gone and new ones formed. Also dead drifiting the woolies by making a slight up stream cast and then slowly pointing the rod tip in the direction on the fly line with a little slip back notch of fly line between two fingers and watch for it to jump then set the hook. A lot of trout will hit the woolies and zonkers on the down drift and just pop it. Good luck

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