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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2016, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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I Fish Attractors!

To a lot of trout purist this isn't the way to go, but I have been fishing them for years, especially on the swing. I think any aquatic insect is most vulnerable in its short emergence cycle. during this time in the insects life it is at the mercy of the current and it also looks a bunch like every other emerging insect that resides in the watery realm. It is in this stage that we who like to swing flies are most productive as well, as the swung emerger pattern is the best presentation, when done right, to mimic this grand migration. aquatic insects emerge they have a ton of similarities in appearance regardless of species, that's why some of the old greats tired, and swung Suggestive Attractors. Polly's casual dress or the RFSN contained something all emergers portrayed but they weren't expected to be the exact representation of anything. it is off this platform that I have Created the PTBFC. its of the same spirit of traditional flies, but it includes the latest materials to drive this "attractor" idea to the farthest point. If you would like to read more about the thoughts behind this pattern, and attractors in general check out my newest blog post on the Trout Spey Blog.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2016, 08:28 PM
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Let's get to the bottom of the water column here . . .

Wait, youre a SeaHawks fan?!

I like your thought process and I feel very much the same. But my theory on big fly big fish momentarily precludes my endeavors for anything other than Spey flies although I'm abstaining from marabou for the moment

Great blog, I enjoyed it Nate. You've got a good mind and it's nice to how others assess and hunt the water

Please keep sharing
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I find the wake of a skated fly very attractive. when the right bugs are present, trout seem to also almost everything I swing or skate for trout imitates nothing but suggests everything ! lately, I haven't been able to swing anything but #18-20 softies, and small streamers. cant wait to try Todd Hiranos little wang as soon as we get some caddis and stones around.
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Wow Nate, I checked out your blog and those are super cool flies you've created there. Nice job buddy.
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North Country Spider Flies

Nate, Interesting statements, Same Theory that Fisherman in the North Country swing Spider Flies. I'm a tried and true believer in that theory and my confidence flies are North County Spiders. I go the extra mile in using all the traditional materials (silk, partridge, etc). The Spider Fly is sparse. Theory is the fly will sink faster to cover the extent of the water column as it emerges on the swing. I had great success last year with these flies and thats all I swing with.
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