Sinking Line and Cracklebacks
Posted 25 October 2006 - 08:42 PM
My question....Do any of you guys use similar techniques at Taney? My total fishing experience at Taney is 2 boat trips, and all I did was drift fishing with midges. Curious if the BSSP sinking line pattern works at Taney as well.
My hunch is that the Taney trout are much wilder than the over-stocked and starved fish at Bennett. A Crackleback doesn't resemble any bug I've ever seen, but that doesn't seem to matter down there.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:47 AM
Even at night I can strip a crackleback and still catch fish
Although I never tried it with a sinking line... so that part I cant say anything about
Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:52 AM
Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:36 AM
But my best catch on a crackle back was actually fishing it "dry" in some slow water. I'm not sure what the trout were thinking it was, but they seemed to like it... That was on the Spring River in Arkansas by the way...
TIGHT LINES, YA'LL
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:08 AM
That is the beauty of the crackleback--very versatile fly.
Caught a rainbow, a brown, and a cut bow all on the same crackleback (holo green) last Spring doing this in about an hours time down by Rocking Chair.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:37 AM
When I do fish it at Taneycomo, above the hatchery boat ramp in the shallow water I use a floating line, below the ramp in the deeper water I use an intermediate line.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:20 AM
Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:30 PM
Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:33 PM
Full disclosure----I don't own any sculpin patterns, and haven't tried them yet so can't say how good they are. I'll throw in with Gallagher and hope someone answers his questions.
"Thanks to Mother Mercy, Thanks to Brother Wine, Another night is over and we're walking down the line" - David Mallett
Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:44 PM
Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:07 PM
Thanks for the input!
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