Unknowables

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Jerry Metcalf, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. GAT Active Member

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    Yup... we think the fish are so damned smart that they won't take an artificial fly but they hit an indicator that doesn't look like a bug by any stretch of the imagination.

    Obviously we are tying our dry flies incorrectly... we should tie them to imitate indicators.... not bugs....
  2. FinLuver Active Member

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    ...tie a hook to your indicator when a fish's senses seem illogical. ;)
  3. GAT Active Member

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    I tried adding a hook to an indicator and the trout ignored it...

    I replaced it with a duplicate indicator without a hook and the trout started hitting it.

    Who knows?
  4. Travis Bille Active Member

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    What's the deal with lampshades? If it's a lamp, why do you want shade??

    WHO KNOWS??
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  5. Peyton00 Active Member

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    Puyallup, Wa.
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    Why do we still call a structure a building after its already been built.
  6. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Why is it called taking a dump and not leaving a dump? I mean, you're not really taking it anywhere

    Who knows?
  7. FinLuver Active Member

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    Mid-Willamette Valley
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    I tried adding a hook to an indicator and the trout ignored it...

    I replaced it with a duplicate indicator without a hook and the trout started hitting it.

    Who knows?

    Could it be the duct tape you are using?? :p:D
  8. Irafly Active Member

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    Everett, Washington, USA.
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    Not stillwater related, but I did watch from a bridge as a steelhead came up and took my friends indicator fly. It was a very innovative pattern that worked well.
  9. aimacart Member

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    I was fishing at fish lake last year with my son. We were fishing near a pontoon boat who were fishing with powerbait. When they left we trolled over to that area and when we got there there was some powerbait on the surface. A larger fish came up and tried to grab it but being a bigger piece it took the fish three tries before it could get it. I told my son we need to tie some powerbait flies.
  10. Peyton00 Active Member

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    Why do i stand on this side and cast to the far bank, while the guy across from me cast over here to my feet?