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2019 All Things Fly Fishing

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Been putting more effort into night crab fishing.  The crabs that are molting are smaller 1-2" wide so my big crab fly has got some attention but it was clear a size profile change was needed.  So I made more olive merkins crabs on size 1/0 3x heavy hooks and added a mono weed guard.  

 

Found two areas with school stripers stacked up near sharp drop sod banks with rocky bottom structure inside an inlet with very high current speed from new moon.  Glow Indicator using split shot to help get fly down with a 12' leader to adjust for depth with a standard indicator nymph approach yielded 16 school size bass.  All were hanging within in 15' or less of sod bank due to structure and current so easy indicator presentation.

 

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Then I shifted to a topwater approach over two rock islands that were submerged due to 2' higher than normal tide and picked up 7 larger fish including 4 x 27" fish and 1 x 28" fish.  I was waiting for a 30" plus fish to get a nice picture of at that spot but never hit that number.  Hopefully as the tide cycle gets even more intense next four nights it brings some large fish into fly range.

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Trout stream Saturday morning and bass creek on Sunday night. I think I found a new pattern to use in that trout stream.....

 

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Thinking about the friend I never met this morning.  Missed two fish while gathering wool.  If you look carefully, you can see fish eating in the mud....

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Found a nice little pond with sunnies, bluegills and bass. The bigger sunfish liked the little frog while these guys slammed JT's trout flys. 4wgt to 5x tippet...a blast!

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Got out Sunday morning on the Hudson flows low and clear, celery grass seems to be coming back after all the high water we had this year.  Landed a bunch of SMB and one dandy of a LMB.

 

 

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On 8/4/2019 at 3:25 PM, Stonefish said:

Slime Rocket aka Pink Salmon.

Fun bycatch between coho.

SF

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12 hours ago, scooleen74 said:

Got out Sunday morning on the Hudson flows low and clear, celery grass seems to be coming back after all the high water we had this year.  Landed a bunch of SMB and one dandy of a LMB.

 

 

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You guys have been bang'n it! Nice seeing other places also Kentucky Fly. Thumbs up..

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On 8/4/2019 at 3:25 PM, Stonefish said:

Slime Rocket aka Pink Salmon.

Fun bycatch between coho.

SF

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That is funny, I'd never seen my leader leave a rooster tail until I hooked a pink.  Slime Rocket is a very good nickname, good name for a metal band too.

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