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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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short vid of me fishing the Grand in 50km winds!!!

Using a Beulah Platinum 13' 2" 7wt, Snowbee Geo 11/12 reel, SA 550g skagit, T8 MOW tip. Love this setup and can't wait to fish it more now that i've got it dialed in with the right line etc. Tough day fishing with no takers...just a few little tugs...

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Hi Craiger
Sounds like strong wind but still better than stay in home
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That's for sure Jin, any day on the water is better then just sitting around doing nothing. It was just like we talked about after the clave. You need to be able to fish in any conditions, including very high winds.
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yo Craig,
lots of wind around here too!
since you posted. i will critic. keep the rod parallel to water going from left to right. you dipped. i teach this by using analogy of knocking off all the plates from dinner table.
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5 Oaks

Do you have to ask permission to the 5 Oaks church to park in their lot to fish that run?
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Thanks for the tip voodoofly. I've been working on that and sometimes go back to my old habits.

Djzib, I always ask the church campgrounds for permission , but I know you can walk in from other ways and the other side as well. I haven't done it myself but it is popular to fish the opposite side.
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Technique Question...Can you elaborate a little on the 9 (or so) tugs you give starting around 15 seconds?? As in-- where is your fly when you start that action? Straight down on the hang? 20 degrees from straight? Do it every swing or just in certain waters?

(There are some guys on the Muskegon who seem to combine all those little tugs into one big whopper of a pull, which is locally known as the "Newaygo Twitch". They sure "catch" a lot of fish...but somehow I think yours is different.....)

Thanks for posting, I learn a bunch from these vids and the inputs guys get.
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The few bumps I got that day were straight down on the dangle. I don't do it all the time, I'm just trying anything I can to intise the fish to strike. I find it works better with nasty intruders since the fly itself has more movement, and pulses better when pumping like that. I have used it in the middle of a swing also if I know there's a fish there. It changes things up a bit and has worked in the past. I think back to my pinning days and when using big minnows under the float I was always twitching them, which seems to drive them nuts.

Hopefully some more experienced guys will chime in and give their 2 cents.
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Wicked wind that day, but hey, it beats flogging a keyboard. Casting and fishing in such conditions just adds a little spice to the mix.

Hopefully the next time we're out, the conditions are a mite better and the fish a mite more willing . . . still, it was fun. In such a lovely stretch of water, the fish are just a bonus.

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Totally agree with you buddy. We'll get 'em this week for sure!!!
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Djzib, I always ask the church campgrounds for permission , but I know you can walk in from other ways and the other side as well. I haven't done it myself but it is popular to fish the opposite side.

Hey Craiger you think you can add directions and mark some of the trees with X

so we all know where to go

by next season we will be going around all the tree stomps float fishers

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Hey Craiger you think you can add directions and mark some of the trees with X

so we all know where to go

by next season we will be going around all the tree stomps float fishers

cheers
I don't think you'll need to worry about float guys down there...It's nowhere near ideal for float fishing on that run. Plus it's a no bait and single barbless hook zone...Most of them need to sling roe bags anyways. Trust me, if it was good for float fishing, they would already be there. It's not some sort of spey fishing secret. I'm kind of confused as of why you're making this comment in the first place. It's not like I posted a video of me catching tons of fish...it was 1 cast in heavy wind!!

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