Reply by: Budha Posted: Jul. 28, 11:59:27 AM Points: 160
I fished it Sat 7/27 with a buddy. We each landed a dozen and lost several more. Most were caught on dark olive damsel nymphs from a size 10-14. They worked by both casting and stripping, or leaving it 4í under an indicator.
Reply by: i2fly Posted: Jul. 29, 8:48:29 AM Points: 1783
The best flies for me have been my brown leech, damsels, nymphs early dries in the afternoon. Callibeatis nymphs are working. But Not much happening with those on dries. Caddis in the late pm. The brown mop fly I tie to imitate the big sedge caddis worked too. I used the turd fly (mop) as Bill calls it yesterday. I made a bad cast yesterday my line flipped up around the reel. It was simoatainisly grabbed on the other end. 3x and the tenkara technique didnít work out. I got mopped up.
The brown mop and.... My all around favorite is this brown leech. It produces all year. Rivers and lakes.
Xavierk, I tie these to be fished or drifted under and Indo. A little strip now and then can get it bit too. Iím not deep drifting actually only about 2í to the leech and about 15Ē to the mop. Try around weed clumps or open areas between them. This is how Iíve started my early morning fishing lately. Then again in the afternoon. 2-3x tippet is required. Learn to love the weeds they are both friend and foe.
No Ajax it only resembles poo... itís actually a brown mop fly. Iíve tried to make these to resemble the sedge caddis larva. You know the motor boat caddis. All I know is they work. That long tail gets really soft an undulates. Upside It is so easy to make! Takes 2 minutes per. Iíve experimented with color options. The original was peacock ice dub collar and a black UV ice dub head...Red thread hot spot. #6 Gamagatsu C14S hook. Nasty sharp!