pass lake

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by soccerstud, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. soccerstud New Member

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    woodinville, washington, usa.
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    i have fished pass lake for the past two weekends and i have caught two fish eatch time but I sure I can do better what are the best flies for this lake, and i have no idea how to chrimonid fish so if you wanna explain that to me that would be tight too. Thanks
  2. Roper Idiot Savant

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    Chironomid fishing is indeed stillwater fishing, you need to be anchored up. Next, you'll need long leaders 10 to 12 feet. Tie on some sort of indicator, affectionately called "bobbers" by some. Cast your line out and let it drift to the bottom.
    Two methods of retrieve work equally well: First, simply jerk the line towards you about 2-3 inches. This "twitches" the fly. Or, bring the fly up using a VERY slow hand over retrieve. One hand wraps the line over itself and grabs a new section while dropping the old section, better shown than described.
    Takes can be soft or smashing, for soft takes, watch your indicator closely.
  3. Wayne Jordan Active Member

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    Everything that Roper said, and try using large chironomids tied on a tmc 200 hook (size 8) with a pearl mylar underbody and a black rib. If that doesn't work try trolling around some olive, black, or white streamers with a full sinking line. The dry fly action will be picking up in the next few weeks so be prepared for that as well.

    Good Luck! :D
  4. soccerstud New Member

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    what even do chrimonids look like? there really small right? what color chrimonids do you guys use most?
  5. Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    If you go to the Gallery, the Fly Swap section has two Chironomid collections. The 2003 Chironomid Swap has 23 examples and the 2004 Chironomid and Scud Swap has 14 more flies. These photos should give you some good ideas.
  6. soccerstud New Member

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    are chironomids and scuds the same thing?
  7. Backyard SANCHO!

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    Nope... Here are some important bugs you will need to know for pass lake.



    Chiro's
    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/angling/bugs/chironomid/chironomid.phtml

    Scuds
    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/angling/bugs/shrimp/shrimp.phtml

    Waterboatmen
    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/angling/bugs/waterboatmen/waterboatmen.phtml

    Damselfly
    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/angling/bugs/waterboatmen/waterboatmen.phtml

    Dragonflys
    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/angling/bugs/dragonfly/dragonfly.phtml

    There are also a few different baitfish species in there. You'll have to figure those ones out on your own :thumb:
  8. Hooked on Fishing Shawn

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    Hey soccerstud,

    In addition to the good advice already given, read the thread (pasted below)that went around the other day. There is some great information to help you learn different techniques.

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/showthread.php?t=23913

    Also, visit your local fly shop and chat with who ever has experience fishing lakes. I have chatted with Stephen at The Avid Angler in Lake Forest Park, and he has been very helpful. Plus as you chat with these guys, they can show you the different materials, flies or what not you will need to know about in order to be more successful on your next outing.

    Good luck :thumb:

    Shawn
  9. willieboat Member

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    Lacey, WA
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    Another thing about Pass Lake, I used to call it "feast or famine lake." There are times when you are the "Trout God," there. Other times, you can't find many fish.

    You've done okay so far.

    Don
  10. redwoods r. surdyk

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    snohomish ,washington
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    my advise is listen to backyard iwas lucky enough to fish pass lake with him and took his advise ...what a day of fishing thanks chris
  11. Denny Active Member

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    Soccerstud, when you ask if chironomids and scuds are the same, it's apparent that you need to buy and read some how-to books. Go to the fly shop, look through a few books and ask for some input on which book or books are the best, buy the books, and go home and read them thoroughly several times.

    A book I'd recommend is Phil Rowley's book about stillwater patterns. Although it's a tying book, technically, he talks about various flies, what makes them good, how and when to fish them, etc. So, you get a primer on what flies work good and why and the how-to. And, you'll have a good tying book when (not 'if', if you continue to fly fish, but 'when') you start fly tying. :ray1:
  12. soccerstud New Member

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    backyard that is an awsome site it has all kinds of information, thanks! thanks for all the advise guys!