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Fish: Rainbow Trout

Started Fly Tying, Tested Em Out!

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 9/29/2020 2:42:27 PM     Points: 54    
My GF(Sam) and I started Fly Fishing this past Spring...It's been a really fun journey so far and from time to time, I ask myself "Why Didn't I start doing this years ago?".

Fly Tying of course goes hand-in-hand with Fly Fishing, so we had to start trying that new skill...Sam has been LOVING it and actually enjoys that more then fly fishing itself haha. (she still has the wrist problems casting I had when I first started so that isn't helping). We got a handful of various flies tied and also used some from an angling buddy of mine that are homemade on a local body of water...We had a blast and good success catching 4 species! HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOY THE VIDEO!!

FISHING REPORT: Partly to mainly Cloudy and Mid 70's, STRONG gusts of wind that picked up throughout the day. Bites on top water and nymphs.
-Size 12 Chernobyl Ant on a dropper hopper setup
-Size 16 Scud, second nymph on dropper hopper setup
---Size 16 Pheasent Tail nymph, got bites no fish
---Size 18 Black Ant dry fly, got bites no fish.
---Size 14 San Juan Worm, Terminated End on Dropper Hopper, bites no fish.

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 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/29/2020 2:49:45 PM     Points: 64806    
they look great Tyler.
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: 9/29/2020 2:53:53 PM     Points: 290    
nice, once you start tying flies and consistenly catch lots of fish on them theres no turning back

id recommend learning to tie:
zebra midges in sz 16-24 (super easy!)
wooly buggers sz 8-14

these are 2 flies i learned to tie when i started and i use them year round on still water and rivers with success!

welcome to the dark side
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 9/29/2020 3:24:48 PM     Points: 62124    
Thoes look good!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 9/29/2020 9:38:53 PM     Points: 54    

Thanks guys! Sam has almost stopped foraging because of fly fishing/tying lol. A lot of people say fly fishing is like therapy...She would say that about fly tying.

- 3wayfisha

I'm still looking for some time to really dive into it, been super busy with work and basketball training. Sam has really loved it though! I'll pass that along to her, I keep hearing all these great things about wooly buggers but still haven't fished them yet, or even own any. Definitely will try those out, just started fly fishing rivers recently...much different then stillwater lol. Yes the dark side lol oh how the wallet misses the light😂
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 9/30/2020 3:15:03 AM     Points: 74    
I cant believe you fishing maniacs are just getting started fly fishing! HAHA. I went through a "purist" phase for many years----not a snob, just a flyrod only guy with an arsenal of my own ties. Now my go-to setup for lakes is a medium sized bubble filled to about 65% for casts that go a country mile even in the wind. I swear by 6lb fluorocarbon (Berkley Vanish is the best I found) on the spool and for the leader--and wait for it----nothing but buggers in various sizes and colors. I have a few tricks up my sleeve concerning the particulars but I don't want you guys cleaning out my mountains!!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/1/2020 2:37:33 PM     Points: 54    

Haha honestly I can't believe it either...So many times in years past I was in situations where I knew the fly was the best way to go, or they were all just biting off the topwater. I've dabbled in the bubble a little bit but never gave it too much time, might have to try that for the windy days up on the Mesa...Do you prefer The berkley Vanish over P-Line 100% Fluorocarbon? Haha fair enough.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 10/1/2020 4:50:48 PM     Points: 74    
I have tested them both and the Vanish is way better. Sometimes you get a birds nest right after spooling but after that it is almost 100% trouble free.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/1/2020 9:42:09 PM     Points: 54    

Crazy! I've tested them back and forth for a year and I actually prefer the P-Line, I feel it's more durable, but I only compared the 4LB. Maybe it's a difference in fishing techniques?
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