small fly on big hook

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by kelvin, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    I have been hooking some really nice trout on the Yak lately right at dusk and have been having trouble getting them in. I also can't always see the fly in the low light and I have been missing strikes.
    I have been fishing a size 14 caddis pattern.

    So I came up with something I could see tied on a size 10 hopper hook.

    It worked


    Anyone else notice the fish seem to be getting larger?
    The one pictured is a small one as of course I left my camera back a the car and used my phone to snap this..
    It is nice to come up with a simple solution

    here fishy.PNG caddis.PNG
     
  2. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

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    Awesome as usual Kelvin.
     
  3. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Great idea! I've tied some 14's with a stinger and a lot of poly yarn for a wing/indicator. It works well but your solution looks easier and faster to tie.
     
  4. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Thanks for posting! This solution may help me to overcome some of my bumblefingeredness.
    Also, the Searun Coastal Cutts out here have big mouths!