Molting on the Yak

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  1. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    went out for about 3 hours this morning to a spot where ive been doin good on streamers. flipped some rocks and started finding little gummy, nearly shell less molting crawdads. proceeded to catch some decent fish all on crawdads. cutty went about 15"-16" the bow (not done justice in this pic) was 21" on the dot and fought like hell. lost the two alpha pigs i hooked but i aint complainin =)

    October 2013 moltin daddy.jpeg October 2013 hog bow.jpeg october 2013.jpeg
     
  2. Rob Ast

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    Awesome fish. What did the crawdad bite on ;)
     
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    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Nice Mac. I was on the Yak last week and brought 7 to hand between 13-18 inch, all on a #16 red copper john. I love Fall :)
     
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    Cool! I'd love to see the fly you used. Never really knew much about crawdads as a trout food source. Seem to read about it fairly often these days.

    Great job finding the clues and great fish!
     
  5. McNasty

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    thanks guys. ill post a pic of the crawdad later when i can get to a better camera. this is my first year fishin these patterns for trout and trying to hit the molt right. haven't been the least bit disappointed so far!
     
  6. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Nicely done! I can tell you are a right-hander...no doubt about it :D
     
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  7. Pat Lat

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    AAAAAHHHH I got to get over there. For some odd reason I've been tying crawdads like crazy lately
     
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  8. McNasty

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    you put some sweet crawdads on the end of my line, ill put some hogs on the end of yours =)
     
  9. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Ill be in touch before next weekend. Which 4wt did you get btw?
     
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    I have a picture of one of Pat's crawdad patterns as the wallpaper on my laptop. :D
     
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  11. McNasty

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    got the decho 11' 9". sickest rod ever, paired up with a 325 grain skagit max short. hopefully ill have it back by next weekend.
     
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    Nice fish Dude :)
     
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    time to hit "the island"
     
  14. McNasty

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    islands been getting raped by people, i saw 5 people lined up fishin out there the other day! just been hookin lil guys out there anyways, i got new spots where ive been hooking big fish.
     
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    Shoot. I only told one guy and he's on the westside. I'll have to show you the "upper island" :).
     
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    Nice work McNasty! I have some crawdad patterns that used to work on Lake Ontario smallies, I'm sure they'll work on bows fattening up for winter.
     
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    were those great lakes crawdads blue in color? I've heard some can be and it would give me an excuse to try other colors in my patterns
     
  18. McNasty

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    oooo blue crawdad. ive seen some real yellowish ones
     
  19. Pat Lat

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    thats funny, I was just working on a gold pattern for some reason. I'll make a couple more before I head over.
     
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    Had 8 yesterday (9" to 15"), all on a #16 Copper John!
     
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