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post #46 of 155 (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 02:07 PM
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I believe so!!!

[QUOTE=TTL;1164585]Will trout eat a skated fly? We shall see!

Last summer I tied on a RHB Steelhead Bee pattern in a size 6 after a slow morning of fishing my local trout river just to practice skating (was actually my first time) and first cast, just as the the line pulled tight and the fly started to create a nice wake, a see a silver torpedo 20 ft away from the fly, fin and back outta the water, crush the fly and kept running up river before turning to the depths. Caught and landed 2-3 more the same way in a matter of minutes. October Caddis were a few weeks away still but I think these guys were eager with anticipation .
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While 2handed fishing for smallies last summer I was using a foam backed skater/gurgler fly I like to use to get my swing fix along with sating my appetite for surface action.

One of the best eats came, not from a smallie, but from a good sized rainbow that came full-on-out-of-the-water to hit the fly. While I'm thinking (at least from a confidence standpoint) that its likely the exception, it was easily the most exciting eat of the day.
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@ Bwana Bill and TTL, any luck on those skaters?

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Bill Take note

I feel our internet relationship has grpwn to the point I can do this


I WANT SOME OF THESE LOL


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Great little tube you tied. Never thought of that.

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@ Bwana Bill and TTL, any luck on those skaters?
Not yet. Will put 'em to work soon. Been spending my time in the shop and the grouse woods.
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Bwanna,
What is the hook you are using on those skaters? Looks a little different, maybe it is the angle of the photo.

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mykiss- like TTL, I haven't had a chance to get out myself. I don't think the trout around here will be receptive to these until mid to late Spring anyway. I will try them as soon as I can however! If the trout don't like them, I'm sure I'll have some fun with sunnies and smallmouths.

Wayne- of course I'll send you some.

Brookie- hook is a Partridge Bomber (CS42), sz. 10. The photo angle does make them look a bit odd.

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post #53 of 155 (permalink) Old 02-17-2015, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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We're slacking on the flies here so I thought I might, hopefully, get us going again!

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A wee one, tied in hand...







And some muddlers. Gotta have muddlers in the box...



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Looking good Bill! The bronze mallard on the wee little one is exceptional for such a small fly.
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Nice looking wets, Yellowlab!

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Thanks, I need to play around with the top ones a bit and work on my wing skills.
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Yellow, wing sets are tough on the smaller flies. Well, they're not always so easy on the bigger ones either.

What feathers are you using?

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The top row is goose quill and the bottom row is mottled turkey. The goose is not really what I should be using, but all I could find at my local shop here. Fixing to order a whole bunch of stuff here in a week or so though.
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You'll soon have a few new hooks to play with as well!

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