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2020 All Things Fly Fishing

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As I start my freshwater/trout career I haven't come up with a method to mark flies so I can id them by weight. In the first photo, the 20"ers were all tied a little differently (2nd row from the bottom, L side of the x-ray), a quick x-ray shows me what it is what. I thought others might find it interesting.

 

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Fish are starting to key in on the big bugs. Today was a fun day. Fish aren’t up against the banks yet so it was bombing long casts into fast water. In a few days they will be stacked up behind overhanging trees picking off bugs as the fall. 

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Played hooky with my mini me today, tried to get him his 1st striper on the fly. No luck in that quest, but he cast well in the wind and he got some schoolies on the spinning rod so all good!

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On 5/21/2020 at 8:09 PM, Drew C. said:

As I start my freshwater/trout career I haven't come up with a method to mark flies so I can id them by weight. In the first photo, the 20"ers were all tied a little differently (2nd row from the bottom, L side of the x-ray), a quick x-ray shows me what it is what. I thought others might find it interesting.

 

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thread wraps in various colors at the finish to differentiate weight works for me

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Bass on bucktail game changers.  Was out of water about 30second.  Spot has a nasty drop off so I always unhook fish back from edge in grass.  I fell off once and dont plan on it happening again 

 

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16 hours ago, Seadogg said:

First fish in my “custom” micro skiff. Found a good pile of fish this morning. 

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Great skiff, great fish!!!

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What kind of "big" flies we talking about Philly? Just curious. Seems early for giant golden stones or salmon flies, no??

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1 hour ago, Gilbey said:

What kind of "big" flies we talking about Philly? Just curious. Seems early for giant golden stones or salmon flies, no??

Yep I’m talking salmonflies. It’s a mid to late May thing here in central Oregon. 

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Awesome! I've had some incredible times in Montana and Yellowstone chasing salmon fly eating trout. It was always hit or miss, but when I hit it right, it was just plane sick fishing. Keep sharing your pictures please! :th: 

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