Post By: Ziriux Posted: 4/17/2016 1:17:07 PMPoints: 0
I can't take it anymore, I've been shopping for fishing gear, been watching YouTube videos on fishing and I've just decided to tough it up and go for some fishing. Going to hit up Harper shouldn't see anyone out there so I'm going to have a field day to my self.
Went out for a bit today and caught a few trout. They were rising in areas and seems to follow your lures quite a bit. Caught them on a HD Trout with several different retrieves. Cant wait for May 1st to get the Kayak out on the water there.
Most of the action was actually on a pheasant tail size 14. Also had some action on a few dries. Fly was about 2- 21/2 feet behind bubble fished with a steady retrieve. I was catching on a 1/16 rooster tail brown/brown with a gold blade and single hook.
Reply by: NativeCuttie Posted: 4/19/2016 7:47:40 AM Points: 380
Do you guys do 2 flies with a fly bubble? Perhaps a dry followed by a nymph? I've never done the fly and bubble concept but am going to try this weekend so maybe I'll see you guys there. If you're just using a nymph do you just look for a twitch in the bobber and set the hook or what? I'm assuming if just the dry you will see them hit top water and then set the hook.
Reply by: Toadfish Posted: 4/19/2016 8:42:20 AM Points: 3829
The dry dropper setup will work on a fly & bubble. When you're fishing fly & bubble you are retrieving slowly but constantly, so when you've got a nymph on you will feel the tug (in a lake) the dry you are correct you just watch for surface action. On a river it's a little bit different. But again you are correct. You look for the bubble to behave "differently" either a pause or a spin or to start moving against the current, that sort of thing. If you go out this weekend good luck! Let us know how you do!
Reply by: NativeCuttie Posted: 4/19/2016 9:32:05 AM Points: 380
I live down the road from there so will be there on Saturday. I invited my family and younger ones down to get them into the action. Thanks for the tips I'll give it a shot next time I'm out. Lots of grasshoppers there in the summer would like to give a hopper a try later on.
Yea Native, fly and bubble is the easiest fishing you could do easier than power bait and worm, or spinner/lure fishing and it's a lot more effective than even using a fly rod or jigging in the middle of the lake. Of course this mostly applies certain months of the year at lakes, in rivers however anytime of the year works well as long as you get the right fly on.
The funny thing about fishing with a bubble as Toad will tell you, I was getting hits on my bubble and my fly, the fish see a see through objects skipping across the water and will hit it.
Interesting..were they hitting out further sometimes or mostly closer in the shallows? Do you use any weight to get the nymph down? Hook into anything else besides the bows? I see the small perch all over but have only hooked into them using worms on the bottom (last year).
I've tried fishing flies on bobbers, with limited success. The biggest issue I have is after I have caught a fish, the dry fly is no longer dry and sinks. I use Gink (or something similar) and it floats fine until a fish takes it, and then it will no longer float. How do you keep a dry fly dry?
Keeping dry flies dry is always tough. As soon as a fish eats it, whether you're fly fishing or using a bubble/bobber it gets water logged. The easiest way to dry it out is to simply blow on the fly for 15-30 sec especially if you used gink or some other water proofing. When you see fly fishermen doing the whole lasso thing and spinning their flies madly it's usually for 1 of 3 reasons. 1) they're drying their dry fly 2) they're hitting the flies on the surface to get gunk off the flies 3) they are using a soft indicator and drying it out lol
And yes I was laughing because the fish we're hiring the bubble as often as they were the fly when we went out.
I caught large mouth bass, bluegill and bows last thursday non stop. I was catching them 35-40feet out, 20-30feet out, and 5-15feet out. Right now it's feeding season for them it's not difficult catching them on any fly, bait or lure really.
I have been using a dry fly quite often over the last month, yes it goes underwater a few times, but my slow to jerk retrieve has done well skipping across the top. Last week or so I've been using other non-dry flies to fish and it's worked just as well.