Basin lakes report

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by troutpocket, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Irafly

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    Great report guy's! It kinda made the point of me waiting for a couple maybe three more weeks to head east in Oregon. Figured the bulk of the fish would still be a little to deep. but then again I do love the heavy line straight down approach with chiro's or mini leaches. I also liked the dual lake kinda thing encase one doesn't pan-out to your liking you still have a back-up. I know it's a long way for me to get over east so it's nice to have a couple choices like you guy's did. one of my friends loves trolling flies because he loves to feel the slam while I like the "hands on" fishing .

    And yes the east side fish are just so much stronger then the west side it is really no contest. Are you guy's using fluoro tippets? seems I can use 8 pound seagaur and not lose many flies in most the lake I have fished. sometimes (not often) i have to drop to 6 pound but that is the lightest I have found I have to drop to get hook-ups in any lake i have fished recently. I need to tie some damn flies also - can never have to many.
     
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    Yes on the fluoro tippets! I've been going with heavier and heavier tippet strength over the past few years and haven't found the "ceiling" yet. 2x is now what I use for just about everything in lake fishing. No more breaking off fish and many fewer tangles in the leader.

    BTW - your two-tone nymph was killer this trip. I probably caught over 30 fish on one fly that was my point fly fished deep. I changed up to several other options for a bottom fly but the two-tone never went back in the box!
     
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    I've never found a situation where I've needed less than 4x. And that's only for flies18 and smaller. Most of the places I fish you don't want less than8 lb anyway unless you want to be constantly wondering what keeps breaking you off.
     
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    Wish I could like this "twice" ;-)~
     
  10. Irafly

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    Let's see the two tone!
     
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    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Two tone nymph = boise la grande trip 122.jpg

    Most aquatic nymphs are lighter colored on the underside that I have seen! These are from a stomach pumped - large rainbow from a eastside lake.
     
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    Nice looking bug troutpocket, can you post a recipe! I think that may be the ticket down here someday.