Multi Species Lake Report - Fio Rito

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  1. Patrick Gould

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    I got up at the crack of dawn before the wind started and went out to Fio Rito Lake for a few hours. I took my Zodiac and a few different rod/line combos for both trout and bass. I ended up with 7 fish in all. Three 14" planter trout that fought very well. I guess they're acclimated after almost a month in the lake. Two little bass and Two bigger bass. Although I spent a ton of time casting with a large sparkle bugger for the bass, I ended up catching them on the same fly I was using for the Trout, a ruby eye mohair leech. I first got interested in this type of fly this past winter after reading a thread that Troupocket started. These basic leeches in several colors and slight variations are really working well for me.

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    David Prutsman All men are equal before fish

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    Patrick,

    I can't seem to expand the picture any further; what is you use for the "eye" on that mohair? It almost looks like a translucent conehead.

    Glad you had some good luck, too!

    Cheers
     
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    This was a store bought fly and I pulled pic off the web. It think it's an Umpqua brand fly. It's a very small elongated brass conehead with a translucent bead behind it. The dubbing or mohair has some shimmer to it. To my eye it's the best looking simple leech. After I find the little cones and the bead I'll be making some for myself.

    I was surprised that it didn't catch any Bluegills. They would swarm up to the fly, but then ignore it.
     
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    love that fly. i've been getting them from pacific fly fishers, not sure who ties it.
     
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    If that link doesn't work, try this one
     
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    Thanks Gary, That's it.

    The Umpqua version looks like it might just be dubbing with a copper rib, and not a dubbing brush, but it's hard to tell.
     
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    It is a really nice fly, I'll have to throw some in my lake box.
     

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