Moving to Washington

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  1. Theron

    Theron Active Member

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    I can't believe we are getting close to relocating to Whidbey Island. almost done repainting here so we can put the house on the Market. We are coming out there the week of March 17 to meet with a Realtor and look for a rental. We will be moving in April.
    I am looking forward to the summer Silver run and would like to tie up some flies in advance. Could you suggest a few patterns and recipes to help me get started.
     
  2. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Theron,
    Hard to beat clousers. Tie some with and without stingers. Stingers are better later in the season for light or short biting fish.
    Good color combos would be as follows.
    Chartreuse, pink or olive over white
    Chartreuse over pink
    Solid pink, charteuse or orange

    Good luck with your move.
    SF
     
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    Thanks. I have always liked clousers and they are easy to tie. I have good luck with them here in Nebraska for bass, crappie and bluegill. If I could only cast them better that would be great!
     
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    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Just don't use real heavy eyes and you should be fine.
    I like the 5/32 size dumbbell eyes for the beaches here.
    Pretty easy to cast with a straight 6-7' 12 lb Ultragreen leader.
    SF
     
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    Great help for the guy Stonefish
     
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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Wrap the clouser with lead for weight instead of heavy eyes. Then they don't always swim upside down. But fish don't seem to mind. :)
     
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    After I had a clouser hit the tip of my rod and snap it, I have been real nervous using them. I will have to try that instead of the dumbell eyes.
     
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    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Is it really a clouser without dumbbell eyes? ;)

    No reason you need to go with super heavy eyes to effectively fish a clouser. Light eyes work as well. The eyes work as a keel to insure you get a hook point up presentation.
    SF
     
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    I'm gonna try some bead chain eyes when I get back home. We are leaving tomorrow to drive to Washington. We have appointment with realtors to look at rentals on Whidbey Island on Monday and Tuesday. We will leave the car with relatives and fly back. House here in Nebraska is repainted and ready to go on the market. YES!!! I am excited. I will be a Washington resident in about a month.
     

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