Merril Lake

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by emasterj20, Aug 15, 2001.

  1. emasterj20 New Member

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    I would like to make a trip to this SW WASH lake sometime. My question is: do I need a full sinking line to fish the lake successfully? I have a floating line and a sink tip line.

    Also, are there any fees to use the lake?

    Any advice would be helpfull.


  2. Jonduke New Member

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    Well for the hex hatch, and other hatches on the lake, what you've got is fine. I catch maybe 65% of my Merrill lake fish on floating and sink-tip lines, using shallow nymphs and dries over the weed beads. However, a fair amount of the time a full sink line and a big wooly bugger is the best technique to catch fish. I would advise looking in some of the WA guidebooks for further info on Merril.