South Sound Squimp migration in full swing !!!

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  1. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Hey alex maybe what you heard was people talking about stipping faster once you get a short strike to get them to chase. I always have the best luck slow stripping when fishing blind.
     
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    Me too. I'm pretty much stuck to fishing one beach only (due to current time constraints and lack of crowds :D). But I pretty much swing and strip. Usually when the bite is on they are on it as soon as my fly hits the water. Plop, retrieve....bam! I mainly fish streamers though, I have no confidence in fishing squid or shrimp because I can't figure how to imitate the way they would move, but after reading this I'll trie the dead drift with those! :)
     
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    As I said I love this pattern and it is my go to on most of my trips. Hit an MA11 beach today and besides watching the snow flurries had some decent luck with 2 fish to the net and 2 ldr.

    I have tweaked it a bit and below is my version. I found the fox tends to float so the red rib gives it some weight as well as a visual/textural impact.
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    I also had good success with this odd Black/Purple version of the Squimp. I added a sub hackle/wing of black Marabou. I have avoided black for whatever reason, I guess I never see pure black SRC patterns so I was dubious, but on a dark and calm day like today this did get some attention.

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  4. Mark Mercer

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    I like those Dave, nice looking flies and I have no doubt black/purple would work, especially on dark overcast days, much
    more contrast against the sky, might have to tie up a couple darker versions myself, good idea...

    Mark
     
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    Mark, nice talking with you today. Thanks for the demonstration. I can do this. Very generous. Have a great season.
     
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    Managed a few nice srcs on Lelands Popper yesterday to go along with my frozen hands. Did notice a lot of surface action so they were feeding on something.

    Slowwww strips seemed to be the key...colder water maybe?
     
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    Just wondering if you have ever used the fly for steelhead in larger sizes. Great looking fly.
     
  8. Mark Mercer

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    Good too hear you picked some up, and I would think this time of year it could have been euphasids, maybe amphipods they were after, but who knows ?? I'm sure Preston would have a good idea what else they might be after...


    No, never used this pattern for steel but tied up a couple on larger salmon irons and have no doubt they would work for
    winter fish, after all they're all attractor patterns anyway..... If I still chased steelhead I'd tie some up for sure.....
     
  9. Justin Waters

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    I have noticed a lot more fish being taken on small surface patterns (size 6 gurglers and other stuff like that) around these parts... Those shrimp look amazing Mark, bring one down next time you are in the Harbor.
     
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