Post By: ImNotU Posted: 9/18/2012 10:21:42 PM Points: 66
I have had much luck on the Delaneys with this fly in the past. A friend of mine went up there this past weekend and I gave him one to throw up there and he cought some nice pigs on it. I have another friend that's going up this Friday and I'm going to give him my last one or two to take. I bough out the only place I know that sells them so I'm trying to figure out what they are called so I can find some more before my next trip up to North Park. Thanks in advance, much appreciated!
Reply by: rjslate88 Posted: 9/19/2012 7:24:48 AM Points: 248
Think they sell those at the fly shop in walden(northpark anglers). Haven't been there this year but saw them last year. If they don't have them I bet they can tie you a few. Really good guys in the shop. They tie a lot of their flys themself specificly for northpark lakes and rivers.
Reply by: tbblom Posted: 9/19/2012 10:05:06 AM Points: 961
google search of 'belly ache minnow': Third pic is one I tied for Boulder Creek.
The trick to tying them is a very light, yet strong hook, and the tungsten belly that keeps the hook riding upward. I don't usually use the red gill flash, but it is a nice touch seen on the store bought versions.
plus one for the guys in the walden flay shop, they will hook you up for sure, they sure put us on fish. They were camping next to us last october,... super cool guys. They came and drank some beers with us every night shared there firewood as we were our usual unprepared. They gave us lots of tips, and even gave my buddy's some flies (I was spin fishing). Class acts for sure, and HELLA sticks, ... on those waters expecially!
Reply by: ImNotU Posted: 9/22/2012 1:06:31 AM Points: 66
Steveo-good luck up there. I was there this past Sunday and Monday and just couldn't get the mojo going. Landed a couple smaller fish on Sunday and TeamFMFO got a couple of 16-17 inchers and a pig that came unbuttoned at the last minute but that was it for us. Others were deffinately on the fish though and I later found out that spotted brown tubes was the ticket for spinning gear and the guy camped next to us was having good luck with a big grass hopper fly. I never did get around to throwing the fly in question. Had some new tricks I wanted to try that just didn't produce. South is down quite a bit but not bad. Have fun!
Thanks! It was a beautiful weekend at Delaney. However, Ihave seen better fishing. The night game wasn't as good either. We fished north and south lake day and night and only managed 8 fish in 2 days. We missed many more. The bite started at 9 am and turned off in the afternoon, then picked up in the evening. With the huge full harvest moon we thought that the night game would have been awesome. Only got 3 at night and none over 16 inches. We used streamers, crawfish, mouse patterns at night. Had bites on Scuds, chronomids, and leaches during the day. There was also a micro midge hatch in the late morning. Unfortunately, beautiful weather usually means bad fishing. Tight lines.