Used-to-be lure fisherman...

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Teenage Entomologist, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    The lure I've caught the most trout on, the gold blade/black body/yellow spotted Panther Martin. I've caught redbands in the mountains, to Rainbows and steelhead in the Sacramento River on this lure, but I finally tied a couple flies to imatate it. Here they are compared to the lure. Tell me what you think.

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    The flies.
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  2. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Those will do. I'm pretty sure they are going to be effective.
     
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    The ties look good - but there is something about those in-line spinners that really get the fish going. That panther martin is an awesome lure.
    I've seen guys tie a small spinner blade above the feathers - I think they call it a 'flap-doodle'
     
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  4. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I still lure fish when the trout aren't biting, and the p-Martin is what I usually go to. In 2nd has to be the Kastamster for the best lure. I also have a couple spin blades that you can put on your line and when you strip your line in, the blade starts spinning against the eye of the hook.
     
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    Sweet - the gold kastmaster is killer on river coho up here in Wa.
    I love spinner fishing but almost always grab the bug rod when I go out.
     
  6. yellowlab03

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    The PM and a number 0 all silver blue fox have always worked for me in the Sierras.
     
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  7. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Yeah, I lived in the Sierras/ Cascades for several years, and those lures have worked well. Haven't used the Blue Fox's much though.
     
  8. yellowlab03

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    My buddies dad was a rep for them, so we had a free supply. Fished the Tuolomne and South Fork of the Stanislaus a whole lot as a kid. I don't know if it is the blade or the gear/bell thing or what, but fish go nuts over the blue fox.
     
  9. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I'll have to buy a few.