My Beach

Theron

Active Member
#17
Been out twice now. Could not entice anything to bite but I haven't fished for very long either time. I did lose one of Leland's beach poppers in the rocks on the beach. Lazy and bad casting technique.
 
#18
Been out twice now. Could not entice anything to bite but I haven't fished for very long either time. I did lose one of Leland's beach poppers in the rocks on the beach. Lazy and bad casting technique.

Despite looking complicated, Leland's beach poppers are one of the most satisfying and surprisingly easy flies to tie. not to mention effective and fun to fish. Google it, and tie up some more!
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#20
Agreed. Using a popper is great for letting you know fish are present.
If you are getting takes but aren't hooking up on the popper, then take yourself to the dark side.
Good luck,
SF
 

Theron

Active Member
#21
Thanks. I had already tied up a few of the poppers. A couple fairly sparse and a couple full. I also did a couple with pink. Now my problem is that when I unpacked my fly tying material everything is there except the hooks. I'm not sure why except that the last couple of days were kind on a boxing up frenzy and i must have put them in another box of stuff.
 

Jeff Dodd

Active Member
#22
Hello Theron
At the club meeting there was another new member who just moved to the island from Ohio, sounds like his beach is just a couple miles from your place! Anyway, he, like you, is excited to wet a line and get to know his new beach.

Look forward to seeing you around the island!

Jeff
 

CLO

Future WFF Mod
#23
Theron, I think I met you this afternoon on your beach. I was the guy in the blue shirt.

As far as the beach goes, I've heard it's a good one. I Managed to hook one very small cutthroat after it talked to you. Good luck fishing!
 

Theron

Active Member
#24
That was me. Glad to know there are some SRC around. I will have to spend more time down there. We have been busy moving in. I managed to find the rest of my salt water flies last night so I am ready to get after them hard. I also found my lucky hat so I am putting out notice to the SRC that there is a new predator in town. :)
 

Jim Ficklin

Genuine Montana Fossil
#25
Lucky hats are good things, even more important than hooks! Years ago, my former bride threw-away my revered & seasoned lucky sweatshirt; she said she was afraid it would fall apart if she washed it. After we started speaking to each other again a few days later, I educated her re: fishing & hunting clothing:
1) It never gets washed
2) It never gets thrown in the trash; IF the time comes, it is retired in a dignified manner worthy of its honorable service.
3) Don't touch my lucky hats or other lucky apparel.
We remain dear friends today, but she doesn't touch my fishing/hunting clothes.
 

David Loy

Senior Moment
#26
Gee Jim, sounds like my lucky underwear.
Theron - good for you. Looks like a fine beach to spend time on. My only suggestion is to get yourself a pair of rubber soled hip waders sometime (well, along with a small aluminum skiff). Easy on/off, maintenance free and ea$ily replaceable. You don't need to wade deep anyway, so you can save your goretex for Pass or Lone Lake.
Have loads of fun and post your first fitch.
 

Theron

Active Member
#28
I finally caught a couple SRC on the beach. My son-in-law was here for the weekend and we spent some time fishing the beach. I had a couple of follows on Leland's Beach Popper and a couple of follows on Bob Trigg's Chum Baby, but no takes. I switched to a Keta Rose and caught on on the first cast. Two casts later I had another SRC. I missed a couple after that and then it went cold but at least I know they are here. I suspect much of it is my lack of SRC fishing experience.
Sorry no pictures. My iPhone was in the pocket of my pants which were inside my waders. Maybe next time. I still want to catch on on a surface lure so I will continue to try the beach popper.