Molting on the Yak

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by McNasty, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Steve Vaughn

    Steve Vaughn Member

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    Nice work McNasty! I have some crawdad patterns that used to work on Lake Ontario smallies, I'm sure they'll work on bows fattening up for winter.
     
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  2. Pat Lat

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    were those great lakes crawdads blue in color? I've heard some can be and it would give me an excuse to try other colors in my patterns
     
  3. McNasty

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    oooo blue crawdad. ive seen some real yellowish ones
     
  4. Pat Lat

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    thats funny, I was just working on a gold pattern for some reason. I'll make a couple more before I head over.
     
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  5. Dan Nelson

    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    Had 8 yesterday (9" to 15"), all on a #16 Copper John!
     
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    Sounds like it's time to start trying some little stuff.
     
  7. McNasty

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    lightning bugs, lightning bugs, and lightning bugs. this is what i discovered last year.
     
  8. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Not the same water but I grew up catching smallmouth bass on a brown and orange wolly worm in N. Cal, I am sure this fly worked so well because of all the crawdads in the river system. I never thought at the time to use it for trout.......live and learn ;)
     
  9. Broderick Smith

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    Giving away the secrets! ;)
     
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  10. McNasty

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    don't worry guys, their still hitting sculpins too =)

    2013 october on the yak.jpeg
     
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  11. Steve Vaughn

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    Geez McNasty you must have a great school schedule to get this much fishing in.[​IMG]
     
  12. McNasty

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    haha, its pretty nice, 3 classes in the morning and then all day open. this fish almost hit 23" and took me way into my backing. i hooked him on an egg sucking stonefly first cast and lost him, then went back way later before i left and got him to come back to a small black sculpzilla.