Damsels in Distress

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  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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    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.

     
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    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

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    Oh holy hell, would that be a sight to see first hand or what!
     
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    Friggin amazing!
     
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    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    That was great! Loved the "bow wave" just before going to the surface.
     
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    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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    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    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 Krusty Old Effer

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    Damselfly quad-rotor micro-drones...that's the ticket!
     
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    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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    If that doesn't get the blood flowing, you need a heart transplant.
     
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    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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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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

     
  15. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    I'm not laughing....I can see the day when Cabelas will market the things at $699.95 a sixpack.
     
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    I've stood on the high bank at Lenice and witnessed the bows do that. One of the coolest things I've seen
     
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    lol just got on to post the same video, good call leland.
     
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    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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    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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    Blimp-dicator? Hinden-bug?