Damsels in Distress

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by miyawaki, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    Here's a sublime mixture of brown trout, damsel flies and a cameraman in the right place at the right time. Check it out.

    Leland.

     
  2. Smalma

    Smalma Active Member

    Very cool!

    Almost a shame to present a fly to such a "player". Amazed on frequently that brown was in catching those damsels on the fly.
     
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  3. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Oh holy hell, would that be a sight to see first hand or what!
     
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  4. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    Friggin amazing!
     
  5. Krusty

    Krusty Active Member

    "We're gonna need a bigger fly."
     
  6. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

    That was great! Loved the "bow wave" just before going to the surface.
     
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  7. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    The poor bugs....

    Unfortunately, it is very difficult to mimic a damsel adult that is hovering above the surface... you'd need some kind'a helicopter pattern to pull it off :D

    Fortunately, I know of only two fisheries where I've seen the trout take flying damsels. During a hatch such as that shown, an emerging damselfly pattern usually works.

    So the guys just shot the film and didn't bother to fish????
     
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  8. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

    Amazing!
    Gene I believe the last shot was the fish taking a fly.
    Free I am with you, it would be a hell of a sight to see.
     
  9. Krusty

    Krusty Active Member

    Damselfly quad-rotor micro-drones...that's the ticket!
     
  10. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    And I would be standing there with my dripping caddis, frantically looking through my fly box for something that even looked like a damsel fly.

    Great video. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  11. Peyton00

    Peyton00 Active Member

    If that doesn't get the blood flowing, you need a heart transplant.
     
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  12. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Laugh if you like (& I will too) but the day is coming... I doubt it will ruin ffing, but it may well be possible.
     
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  13. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

  14. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen


    Brad Pitt can!! (3:15 in clip)

     
  15. Krusty

    Krusty Active Member

    I'm not laughing....I can see the day when Cabelas will market the things at $699.95 a sixpack.
     
  16. Patrick Allen

    Patrick Allen Active Member

    I've stood on the high bank at Lenice and witnessed the bows do that. One of the coolest things I've seen
     
  17. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    lol just got on to post the same video, good call leland.
     
  18. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    I was thinking about that.... the NSA probably already have them just to keep tabs on flyfishers :D (that's a little foreshadowing for a cartoon I sold to FFM last month)
     
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  19. cabezon

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

    No, I have the secret: helium-filled flies that lift a few inches off the surface with the tippet of your leader in the surface film.

    Steve
     
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  20. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E


    Blimp-dicator? Hinden-bug?