Reply by: tbblom Posted: 10/18/2012 7:15:46 AM Points: 496
For you fly guys that chase bass, look up the 'texas ringworm' fly. It is a (mostly) weedless rig that has been attracting some nice bass for me lately. (1st pic)
And a large trout or pike streamer to try out on saturday for some pigs at a private lake (2nd pic). The design is somewhere between Galloup's dungeon and a bellyache minnow. #2 stainless hook on an articulated shank gets the hook further back to avoid short strikes. based on other similar designs, this should swim just like a fish in the water. Nothing beats the action of rabbit fur, marabou, and wing flash!
A selection of homemade 'dungeons' (the full name is longer, and when googled produces dirty results!). A black one took some decent fish toward 20" on saturday.
(in keeping with the wind theme, these are all fairly heavy flies that can be chucked into a stiff headwind with a 6 or 7wt) no fun throwing dries in the wind!
Reply by: tracks Posted: 10/18/2012 7:36:46 AM Points: 130
I wrestled with the wind yesterday, cam up with nothing. When it died down the where bluegill hitting the top (huge hatches at the pond) by the hundreds but no gamefish to eat them!!! The bass in the ponds I fish seem to have bailed, time for pike fishig, somthing new for me. if I get really bored I could go for trout but they're so fragile... LOL
Reply by: kittyfisher Posted: 10/18/2012 8:51:39 AM Points: 107
That was actually a micro bass I caught. lol. Learned a few tricks from Lewdog. Thanks man! heres a couple of the trout i've been pulling out of there. Not the best pics , sorry. Have to get together again Lew.