Alaska style nymphing (steelhead) ???

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Panhandle, May 30, 2006.

  1. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    4,140
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    Selkirk Mountains, Idaho Panhandle
    I've heard this reference a few times lately- what is this technique? I'm thinking big marabou pattern with a egg or nymph dropper:confused:
     
  2. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    10,205
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    the uinta's
    Home Page:
    probably talking about using beads with the toothpicks ran through them holding them in place about an inch or 2 above the hook
     
  3. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    2,129
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Wenatchee, Washington
    When my brothers were up there earlier this spring, they found it was popular to spool your reel w/ just mono. I think the fish spook less easily and maybe the fly gets down quicker. They thought the technique was basically gear fishing w/ a fly rod.
     
  4. East Fork

    East Fork Active Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Messages:
    1,203
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Which is what a lot nymph fishing is anyway :) :) :)
     
  5. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    4,140
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    Selkirk Mountains, Idaho Panhandle
  6. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    4,140
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    Selkirk Mountains, Idaho Panhandle
    flies good-beads bad.:D
     
  7. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    10,205
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    the uinta's
    Home Page:
    That's great lakes style there. i've fished that way and yes it is basically gear fishing with a fly reel and fly rod
     
  8. earlsmith

    earlsmith Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle
    dead drifting or side drifting an egg pattern or cluster pattern can be a really deadly way to fish, gear rod or no, it's the oarsman who does the fishing, lol

    Earl Smith