Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by CLO, Mar 17, 2011.
Brad- do you fish that Wiggler off of a sinktip w/ a short bit of tippet or?
I guess I'm the wiggler evangelist now....:ray1:
Best practice is 6 foot leader + small black barrel swivel +18" leader to prevent twisting. The wiggler is generally under-appreciated (and unproven for pinks). Bass smash it. The wiggler dives like a plug fished on a sinking line and can be pulled deep ( 8 feet?) before it slowly rises. In a river, no retrieve is really needed if you swing it. It wiggles! It wobbles! Nice distressed minnow action! It's just fun!
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Any spey anglers out there want to test it for me?
One of the best flies I have seen in a long time. SRC, Bass, Trout, Salmon etc.
I will test that for ya...killer fly, I wonder if I could skate it for steelhead? I bet that thing would flop around like crazy.
When I get bored of catching pinks every cast at my favorite river location, I'm determined to try to skate one up on a dry.
send me one I'll test it for you
You can do it. I went to the Stillaguamish during the pink run and started using an intermidiate sink tip. Problem was there were so many salmon in the river I could not help but floss some of them. I switched to a floater and fished just as I would if waking for steelhead. I would watch for a pod of fish to come up the river and wake a pink woolly buggar over the top of them. There seemed to be at least a couple of aggressive fish in each group moving up river that would attack my fly. I wore my arms out in a couple of hours.
'Tied' this one up for the little miss to fish recently. I may have used it once ot twice too :clown:
I guess I'm taking orders now? Already 3 request for free "test" flies. I'll get busy, since I'm sure that would build up my good karma account.
Anyone got a size or hook preference for the pink version of the wiggler?
That Pink version of the wiggler is fantastic.
So I'll dive in and admit I'm a crazy newbie wanting to catch the slimy mushy salmon belittled in this thread, but having fished the pinks in Alaska when living there for many years I know the fun they can still be on a flyrod. If you don't mind, all that being said, where can a newbie with some experience flyfishing humps go to avoid the other 200 treble-hook casting people mentioned? I live near Olympia, so want some suggestions where I might try for the pink runs nearby. Any help is welcome.
You probably won't see many there. The Nisqually has a small run but other than that, the Puyallup is the furthest south river with a Pink run.