Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Grayone, May 8, 2014.
and have success with?
Thanks for the quick reply....On what hook?
Tiemco 2302 or equivalent
8 here too. Mann Lake. No fancy curved shank required. Just a 2X long wet fly hook.
Size eight bomber!
usually 8-12 though i have em tied down to 20's.
Big fly big fish small fly all fish
don't tie anything larger than a #12, very rarely will i have a #10 in my box. smallest i tie is a #16.
I do have some 8s, for very specific times. When fish are keyed in on bombers, they tend to not be shy and there are days where watching your indicator isn't as important as holding onto your rod.
I think you guys mean "buzzers" not "bombers"
The vast majority of midge emerger patterns I use are on the smallish size. I'd say sizes 16-20 is the norm. The only stillwater where I use a size 8 is at Mann. I have no idea why the midges are so large over there.
High Desert lakes have an unusual amount of minerals that can support large trout and many insect species. That's what I have come to realize.
I think the real reason is due to the discovery of uranium in the Steens Mountains near Mann. Obviously residue from the uranium has leaked into the lake and caused the bugs to mutate into an abnormally large size... the radiation effect
Alkalinity is also an important factor.
Some weird things come to mind when radiation/ harmful materials combine with trout. The double-jaw effect