Yarnies - Love or Hate?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by flyfishmt, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. flyfishmt

    flyfishmt Active Member

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    How do you think I found the bobber stoppers? A nice fight earthworm, with a dash of yarn. Bobber down!
     
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    I thought this was a flyfishing forum, whats all this talk about bobber fishing?
     
  3. John Weston

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    dang dragonslayer, ya never fly fished with a bobber? from all the talk here it's the new game to do. I haven't tried it but the more I read maybe I will and see if it doesn't up my steel catch.
    JW
     
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    Until I started this thread, I thought I was a fly fisherman who used strike indicators while nymphing. Now, I have been enlightened to the fact that I am a gear fisherman who uses bobbers. I am just trying to speak the language.
     
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    I have always found that a large San Jaun Worm is perfect under a bobber when I am fly fishing for Steelhead. That way i can REALLY believe that I have a foot firmly placed in both camps.:D
     
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    If I took this at all seriously, I'd find it depressing that so few "fly fishermen" have any standards for fly fishing. I do conclude, however, that the only reason nightcrawlers aren't sold in most fly shops is that you guys can't figure out how to keep them on your "fly" whilst "fly casting."
     
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    That is why you use mealworms they make it through at least a couple of casts, and if you rig a minnow right it will survive roll casting.
     
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    I run the earthworm onto the hook and use some magic thread to keep it in place. You get many cast and the worm gets smashed by most wild steelhead so hard you have to cut your line cuz the 2/0 hook is buried down its throat..... i run it on a Wooley Bugger if anybody is interested.

    Hope my post keeps this thread moving in the right direction.( pg 30)

    bahahahaha
     
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    Now Rob, don't go claiming you won this thread. In order to remain politically correct, all participants will be going home with a blue ribbon.
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    >In order to remain politically correct

    >politically correct

    >politically

    >political

    Gentlemen, we have entered the DANGER ZONE.
     
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  13. Kenneth Yong

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    This thread has really got me to thinking.

    All my life, I thought I'd been been doing the right thing by fishing a maggot on a 3wt line and 6X tippet - my pappy said this was the proper way to angle with a fly. No finer way, he added. In fact, he would often fish with a bunch of flies on a #6 hook, caught lots of fish in his day. "Fishing fly nymphs", he called it.

    Now, reading all the great stuff from you guys, I'm beginning to wonder if I should be "fly fishing nymphs" instead. Must go read a bunch of books to learn more...or study my downloaded Hank Patterson videos.

    Kenneth
     
  14. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    i revere hank patterson
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    You mean Fred Ziffel? From Petticoat Junction?
     
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    In all seriousness, for me personally it's all about what I feel like doing on that particular day, though the underlying constant is that I always feel like catching fish. Now my methods change based upon whatever I feel like within the regulations of course. I experiment a lot. I don't get hung up on what you want to call it, it's a minor issue to me. I grew up fishing with a wooden stick and a line tied on the other end. I'd sit on the rocks and drop my line below me in the water (salt) and with a line, hook and piece of cheese on the other end I caught lots of fish. Best memories ever! I would use my dads lead (some kind of metal) left over wine bottle neck wrap folded and re-folded for weight. I then graduated to hand line fishing, a big ol wooden spool with line, weight and hooks. Then I got a spinning rod, then I got into fly fishing.

    Sometimes, I gear fish, sometimes a bait fish, bobber fish, swing flies, eggs etc. Sometimes I do it "traditional' style, sometimes, I break out of what seems to be the only way to fly fish right and go straight up un-orthodox. In the end, I look to have fun within the boundaries of the law and will do whatever I please.

    What concerns me more than anything, yes more than swinging vs bobber vs whatever is THE WAY SOME PEOPLE HANDLE THE EFFING FISH!!!!

    I've seen many a "traditional" fly angler BUTCHER a fish just for the camera, grabbing the fish all over etc, don't get me going here...

    Anyhow, thought I'd spin the thread or at least try! :D
     
  17. flyfishmt

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    No touching!!!!! Crap, you mean I spent $450.00 on G4's for nothing? Oh, I get it now, no touching the fish. The picture I am posting was of a fish that would have been properly handled had it not jumped out of my buddies hand. I call it Coho Revenge.

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  18. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    Excellent Fish handling skills by a "traditional" Swinger...

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    Oh come on, he probably pulled it up on a worm under a bobber, then asked his buddy if he could hold that weird flyfishing rod for the photo. It's like a double hander photobomb. :D
     
  20. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    English Pete's fish would have swam off in Canada.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     

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