Short, but useless report....

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Ron McNeal, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    Fished Teal, with the curmudgeonly Dryflylarry, yesterday between noon and two and can report: 40 degree water, one bump between the two of us, a few midges (looked to be between sizes 18 and 44), a couple of rises, 5-6 bank fishers throwing who-knows-what and two freezing old men getting off the lake at about two o'clock and limping to their cars........

    In retrospect, we should have arrived (not left) at two...

    Dryflylarry, as we caught absolutely nothing, probably won't object to this report....
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  2. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Size 44's, I know them well.
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  3. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Thanks for the report Ron. Glad you guys got out. White leeches crawled across the bottom are my standby there this time of year when nothing much is happening
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  4. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    Nick, I've never tried that. Have to give it a go next time. Thanks!
  5. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    you talking midges here?

    Wayne
  6. skyrise Active Member

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    fished a north sound lake today with similar results except i had no bumps. very small mids came off for about an hour. one fish swirled behind me. could not get him interested in my mid. frozen feet and off by noon. more sun and warmer temps should get something going. no luck with my leech on bottom.
  7. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    If you need any white leeches, I left some on the frickn logs along the far shoreline.....should still be there!
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  8. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    At least you two curmudgeons were out fishing while others among us toiled away our time.
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  9. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    You're a better man than I am, Ron. I used to tie size 44's, but it's so hard to find sugar ants with good hackle capes now . . .
  10. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Wayne:

    I be talking midges. Some of them are so damn small there is no way to imitate them. And, the smaller ones seem to be more common.
  11. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    That is a pretty useless report Ron. It may be time to go to the "dark side" with these "white leeches"...
  12. Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    I have some 44 size hooks for sale there is a pic below $5 for 50
  13. MarkY3130 Active Member

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    At first I was like, he forgot to attach the picture. Then I was like, oh i get it! Good one.
  14. IveofIone Active Member

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    Is "white leech" a euphemism for 'night crawler that has been in the water too long' ? :D

    Ive
  15. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    Those are perfect! Do you accept PayPal?
  16. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Or is it also applicable when describing a "tweaker?"
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