Hoh and Bogie Fly Selection

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by flyfishmt, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. flyfishmt Active Member

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    I am headed to Forks, next week for three days of fishing. These are the flies I selected. Any further suggestions would be appreciated. image.jpg
  2. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    The fly that will work will be the one you can get in front of a fish's face. Winter steelhead aren't known for being very particular in what they'll grab.
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  3. Salmo_g Active Member

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    What! No Yarnies?

    Otherwise, what Evan said.

    Sg
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  4. Rob Allen Active Member

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    you mean glo-bugs!!!!!!!!!



    that's a great selection for three days of fishing on the Oly Pen
  5. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    There more picky about the perfect balanced reel and line selection for ur deathstar
  6. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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  7. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    What backing are you using?
  8. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Those flies should work just fine.
  9. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    ...says the guy that hasn't caught a steelhead. ha!
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  10. jake-e-boy Banned or Parked

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    in all honesty anyone who has read this forum for more than 10 minutes should be able to figure out effective patterns for steelhead because it really doesn't matter as long as you can smack them in the face with it, which is the tricky part
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  11. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    YET. Hasn't caught a steelhead YET. moo ha ha
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  12. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Man if I was you I'd say screw it and start rubbing sand shrimp gel on my flies!!!


    "Only when the last tree has been felled, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught, man will know that he cannot eat money."
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  13. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Those will catch fish if you find fish. Good looking selection. I suggest you separate them: large vs small, then dark vs light
    Now separate out six large dark, four large light, three small dark and two small light. Fish those! Carrying fewer will prevent the mind games you will play on yourself while searching...am I fishing the right fly...just know you are and focus on the right water, read and presentation.
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  14. Alexander Fishon

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    As a chronic fly changer, I often force myself to go minimalist in this regard. Good call Mr Call! :)
  15. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Fly changing time to me is valuable swinging time. I have forced myself to believe in what I am swinging so I am covering the most water possible.
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  16. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    i started wearing diapers so i can spend more time swingin. its great cast swing shit and step
  17. Keith Hixson Active Member

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    Presentation is more important than the fly. Get it close to the fish in a natural manner and fishing success increases tremendously.
  18. Alexander Fishon

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    When I get tired of swinging for Steel, I dredge some egg patterns through a slot! SJ Worms and eggs give me hella confidence! Works every time! :D
  19. Alexander Fishon

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    I haven't met a steelhead yet that doesn't like spaghetti and meatballs! :D
  20. Keith Hixson Active Member

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    Those are Italian Steelhead. :D