Unknowables

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Jerry Metcalf, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. troutpocket

    troutpocket Active Member

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    What's happening on those days when the conditions are ideal but nobody can dial in a bite? The usual haunts give up a fish or two then nothing. You end up with a handful of fish caught on as many different flies and presentations.
     
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  2. Nick Clayton

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    Leaving you to wage war on those trout feasting on that daphnia cloud so that I could go to work was just torture
     
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  3. Nick Clayton

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    This!
     
  4. GAT

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    For a couple of years, I kept two small bass in my aquarium. I fed them garden worms (their favorite) each day. For reasons that I never quite understood, there were some days they refused to eat.

    They would look at the worm and then ignore it. The day before they would have attacked it within seconds. Then... just as suddenly as with just as no clue as to why, they'd go back into a feeding frenzy and grab the worms the second they hit the water.

    I think something similar occurs in the wild. I've heard some folks say that a fish must eat every day to survive. I don't believe that and my bass guys sure didn't need to eat each day to survive because they didn't and they did.

    So maybe, just maybe, for whatever reason, the fish don't care about eating that day. But they'll make up for it the next.
     
  5. Nick Clayton

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    I'd like to know why it is that the more technical I get with my offerings and ftechniques that it is even more likely that fish will try to eat my indicator
     
  6. GAT

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    Yup... we think the fish are so damned smart that they won't take an artificial fly but they hit an indicator that doesn't look like a bug by any stretch of the imagination.

    Obviously we are tying our dry flies incorrectly... we should tie them to imitate indicators.... not bugs....
     
  7. FinLuver

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    ...tie a hook to your indicator when a fish's senses seem illogical. ;)
     
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    I tried adding a hook to an indicator and the trout ignored it...

    I replaced it with a duplicate indicator without a hook and the trout started hitting it.

    Who knows?
     
  9. Travis Bille

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    What's the deal with lampshades? If it's a lamp, why do you want shade??

    WHO KNOWS??
     
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    Why do we still call a structure a building after its already been built.
     
  11. Nick Clayton

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    Why is it called taking a dump and not leaving a dump? I mean, you're not really taking it anywhere

    Who knows?
     
  12. FinLuver

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    I tried adding a hook to an indicator and the trout ignored it...

    I replaced it with a duplicate indicator without a hook and the trout started hitting it.

    Who knows?

    Could it be the duct tape you are using?? :p:D
     
  13. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Not stillwater related, but I did watch from a bridge as a steelhead came up and took my friends indicator fly. It was a very innovative pattern that worked well.
     
  14. aimacart

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    I was fishing at fish lake last year with my son. We were fishing near a pontoon boat who were fishing with powerbait. When they left we trolled over to that area and when we got there there was some powerbait on the surface. A larger fish came up and tried to grab it but being a bigger piece it took the fish three tries before it could get it. I told my son we need to tie some powerbait flies.
     
  15. Peyton00

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    Why do i stand on this side and cast to the far bank, while the guy across from me cast over here to my feet?