Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Jack Devlin, Aug 31, 2013.
The Termite Hatch is on along Puget Sound beaches. The cutthroat like em.
Yeah, been seeing a few flyin' around the deck here in Silverdale the last few nights.
Yup, here too.
Masses of them up in the san juans the last few days. Didn't really get on the water to see if there were fishing looking to them, but wish I had.
Anyone ever toss termite flies to try and get them? I would imagine an EHC could do the trick.
Noticed a bunch last weekend and the next morning the woods sounded like the hum of a transformer.
I've been fishing these patterns the last few years. Craft foam body floats. Wings cut from nylon. Rust brown thread. Crude ties but they work when conditions are right with offshore breeze late afternoon when sun is still out.
Fun when the cutts are there feeding.
Those look good to me. I would take them if I was a Sea Run.
Now that is not a bug I would have ever thought of as fish food on saltwater. So a traditional golden stone pattern might do in a pinch?
You can just use an orange stimulator
I like those flys Jack! Looks like they lie a little deeper in the surface, and the fish are really going to see that profile. I have been using a variation of the October Caddis for this time of year when so many termites are around. This version is more on the October Caddis side of things; tied with "Skips October Caddis" dubbing (by Arizona dubbing), and elk hair gleaned from rubbed trees etc., along the Hoh valley trails where I walk in the winter seasons. I also tie these with a reddish brown thread and dubbing, and darker grayish deer hair wings. Yes Keith Cahill, Stimulators work very well for this imitation! I grease them up and skate them like a cork. http://olympicpeninsulaflyfishing.blogspot.com
Those look like they would make a good cranefly imitation for the rivers too, Bob.
Good on ya' for re-cycling the found elk hair too! I used to gather mountain goat hair from the brush in the alpine and use that on streamers, worked well.
Last weekend, we watched our resident bat population feeding on them... like a salmonfly hatch for trout