salt water hopper

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by fish farmer, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. fish farmer

    fish farmer New Member

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    Short story short
    Fished today in my boat
    Drove out of Gig Harbor took a left
    Tried a few new patterns I tied on some cutts
    They followed the patterns laughing
    Saw a cutt hit something on surface
    Looked in fly box saw a Joe's hopper and said what the hell
    Cast said fly out, stripped in pretty fast, sure enough, hooked up,
    Proceeded to hook,land, and ldr six or seven cutts
    most took when fly was moving, one or two took on pause
    It was so cool to see them hit the hopper as I waked it across the surface.
    If anyone out there is tired of throwing clousers day and night for cutts
    Try a popper or better yet a hopper.

    :thumb:
     
  2. Dizane

    Dizane Coast to Coast

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    Nice day! Most anything waked across the surface has worked for me.

    Dane
     
  3. salt dog

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    That's great FF, really thinking outside the box on that. Either that or just desperate. :) Sounds like you had a great outing.
     
  4. one eyed poacher

    one eyed poacher New Member

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    yeah man! sound like one of those incidents where grace, mastery and caprice of the red gods (LUCK!) all came together. I'm still waiting for it to all come together in the tidewater up here in the northland. Skated a mudler over waking and jumping fish (coho) hurding a ball of baitfish (candlefish?)at dawn.

    Initiated my hunt with a long leader stealthy swing from the outer reaches into the action, a few inquisitive follows but most of the scene was fish moving aside or jumping as the muddler came over the quarry. Started off skateing the surface, moved on to a sunk swing and strip- did my best imitation of a wounded baitfish (ala black and striped bass) with every fly I could. changed up like a one women strip show-emptied the box. NADA. A noble skunk fishing over feeding like behavior. A skunk none the less. Any more tips folks?

    I'm baffled by the tidewater stageing tight lipped mofoho coho!
     
  5. one eyed poacher

    one eyed poacher New Member

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    yeah man! sound like one of those incidents where grace, mastery and caprice of the red gods (LUCK!) all came together. I'm still waiting for it to all come together in the tidewater up here in the northland. Skated a mudler over waking and jumping fish (coho) hurding a ball of baitfish (candlefish?)at dawn.

    Initiated my hunt with a long leader stealthy swing from the outer reaches into the action, a few inquisitive follows but most of the scene was fish moving aside or jumping as the muddler came over the quarry. Started off skateing the surface, moved on to a sunk swing and strip- did my best imitation of a wounded baitfish (ala black and striped bass) with every fly I could. changed up like a one women strip show-emptied the box. NADA. A noble skunk fishing over feeding like behavior. A skunk none the less. Any more tips folks?

    I'm baffled by the tidewater stageing tight lipped mofoho coho!
     

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