trolling flys

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  1. trout man

    trout man New Member

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    whats are some good flys to troll in a caonoe or raft? i know wolly buggers what else . any tips for merril lake
     
  2. Riffling Hitch

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    Not sure about merril but a carrie special would be a good trolling fly.
     
  3. colton rogers

    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    leeches.

    technically you can troll any fly you like :)
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Damselfly and Dragonfly nymphs, not at a constant speed, but jerky twitches. Sometimes you'll be glad you have a firm grip on your rod.
     
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    ryfly Addicted to flyfishing

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    I'd vote for buggers and Carey specials. They do the job.

    Ryan
     
  6. Keith Hixson

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    The Spruce Fly, Almost any well tied streamer, or just about any fly will work. Carey Specials, and buggers. I personally like trolling a damsel fly nymph.
     
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    Cast and strip will be alot more productive.
     
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    Leaches!

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    white leeches
     
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    Carey Special`s and Doc Spratley`s are probably the most popular (and productive) trolling flies up here in BC .
     
  11. Keith Hixson

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    White leeches work well. I saw a guy trolling small yellow marabou leech. He was catching fish and no one else was catching. I tied up few and carry them with me. They work well.
     
  12. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    I think the secret is not the first fly, but the trailer. I like a big leech or woolly bugger up front, perhaps a care special, and then trail a much smaller wet fly or nymph in the back. Most people will troll very slowly, but don't forget to try with some speed, as I have hooked many fish that way. You need a good rod holder though, as the takes tend to be vicious.

    wayne
     
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    I have caught fish trolling a chironomid.

    Any fly will work depending on what the fish are keying in on.

    Experiment.
     
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    thanks!
     
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    ditto!!
     
  17. Jeff Studebaker

    Jeff Studebaker Kayak Fly Angler

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    I was still fishing a dry mayfly imitation today without much luck. It started dumping rain so I headed for the launch just letting my fly trail behind me. Suddenly I couldn't keep the fish off. Who knows why they were all over a waterlogged dry fly trolled at high speed, but I had three to the boat in the time it took to reach the launch.

    Streamers probably work best for trolling, but it's always worth experimenting.
     
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    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    also, what time of year are we talking about? and where at?(not specific lake, but region)
     
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    Lakebuzzer I like to rip lips,,

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    Blonde and regular stayner ducktails
     
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    guitarfisher Jeff W.

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    I agree with Wayne's recommendation. From my float tube, I usually slow troll some kind of large wet bug up front with a smallish bead-head nymph or emerger trailer. My hit ratio with that set-up is about 60/40 in favor of the trailer. I've also had fairly good success with this rig in trout steams and rivers.

    --Jeff
     

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