Stilly,Main and S/fork

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Well up to my usual tricks.Fished the Main Stilly at Silvana, the bar below the Town Tavern. I should have went to the tavern, could of had better luck there. Had one hit on a black wooleybugger. Thats all. No fish rising. Went over where the Pilchuck Creek runs in same results. Wind blowing to hard for a 5wt. Went to upper S/fork,thought I was in Seattle,boy a lot of people up there. Couple of hits,just small ones. Now I know why I like to fish durning the week NO PEOPLE. Lower river was clear. Upper was clear above Gold Basin. Tried about 10 different flies. All the ones that usually work didn't.
 
#2
>Tried about 10 different flies.
>All the ones that usually
>work didn't.


I'm new to this game and about as ignorant as you can get. What are the flies that usually work?
 
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#3
Elk hair Caddis, Stimulator,Royal Wulff,caddis nymph,tom thumb,wooly bugger, and several others I don't know the names of. On top or underneath nothing worked.
 

Vic

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#4
I was in N.Fork with Dennis Dickson' steelhead school and occasionally hooked 4 or 5 trout in fast riffles on October caddis. All between 6 and 10 inch. One was silver with dark-grey back and without pink stripe. Could it be a cutthroat?
 
#6
Thanks for the input. I think I've got most of those in my book. I was having some success on the north fork last week with a black nosed dace bucktail. Landed 4 fish, all small, but that 15 inch native sure put up a fight!
 

Rob Blomquist

Formerly Tight Loops
#7
The red slashes under the chin are not indicative. It's a good beginner id method, but not one that any fly fisher should be stuck using. There are far too may cutts without the red markings.

Rob
 

Vic

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#8
sometimes I release fish so quickly so don't have a time for closer look :)
when I used to keep fish for food (big rainbows from lakes are excellent eating!) I remember that one of my trout had very pale yellow slashes, pink stripe and teeth in the back of the tongue (could be a cutt sign!) but overall appearance like a rainbow. Probably they tend to cross-breed?
 

Rob Blomquist

Formerly Tight Loops
#9
Yes, cutts and rainbows cross breed, and they are commonly known as cuttbows. I have caught them in Spada Lake, but no where else and I am not sure about how often they crossbreed .

Rob