Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by wenatcheefish, Dec 27, 2008.
Hey!?! I got crabs there too!!!
Sorry about the crabs rick... You inadvertenly got um from me who gave them to her that gave them to him that gave them to you... again sorry my bad
Oh no, sounds like you guys got the East Sprague variety... good luck with that... :rofl:
iagree Gotta put in the time. Nothing worth having ever comes easy, and fishin holes are no different! And if you're a moron like me, you fish on the wild, unruly Sauk where nothing is ever the same next season. :beathead: BTW, someone once told me a brown will eat your cat if you throw it out there... you'll get one, just do what Panhandle says and "walk upstream"
Good luck man
Talked to an old timer in a tav in Bend, OR. once.
He told me to put a live mouse on a stick (rubber band the mouse to your hook and line) and float it out in the pool.
Once the mouse gets out in the middle pull him off the stick and wait for one hell of a strike.
I bought the old guy another beer.
Now is that fly fishing? "No" and the animal rights people will have a fit.
my grandpa suggested something like that for bass.
Sounds like the years of his youth were well spent on the Metolius. Animal rights don't apply to mice when eradicating them from your garage or teasing a bull trout / brown trout from their lair.
One thing you might want to add to the mouse reciepe is in the dark with a spotlight shone on the mouse in the middle of the pool!
Gary, I read your mouse post to my fiancee and he chuckled. He said his grandpa, who would be about 120 yrs old now, only ever used a fly rod to fish the streams of the Blue Mountains (WA). He said his grandpa flyfished for bull trout in streams with a live mouse. His grandpa put a regular hook at the end of the leader and attached the mouse (use your imagination but the PETA people wouldn't like it).
I cracked up when he told me this as we all love to entertain the romantic notion that old-timers were purists with bamboo rods and dry flies as we debate whether fly fishing with an indicator etc. is really fly fishing!
Freestone, that explains why R uses them big foam flys.lol
Ever read the trout fisherman's bible?
It used to be quite common at Juanita Park to use live mice for Bass. Rubber band a hook to them and push them off on a little Balsa raft. Once at the edge of the weeds just jerk them off and let them swim for it.
I doubt PETA would approve but then I don't approve of PETA.
Damn, mouse fishing without having to learn the hand-twist-pop... sweet!
Have heard many stories from old-timers about using ducklings, rubber bands and treble hooks for largemouth bass, muskies and pike. Would probably work on big browns too. . . Hmm. . .