Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by golfman65, Nov 10, 2011.
+1 to the above.
what up dog?? how you and k8 doing...mexico?
long time !!!
What lines are being used and leader set up?
Custom cut Scandi's by Steve Godshall (firstname.lastname@example.org) and sinking furled leaders made by 'furl girl' out of Utah. Furled leaders are made (or mostly) out of Kevlar thread so you could drag in a tree with these. They have a small tippet ring on the end so all you have to do is add a few feet of leader and you're good to go. 10-12 pound floro leader and you're 'locked and loaded.'
When I moved here 11 years ago, I found a copy of McMillan's book for a good price, and I went for it. I still have some flies, and some bare hooks up to and including 5/0 partridge M hooks, and I still have the book. I caught few fish. It works. It actually worked better in higher water when the fish are on the beach, than in broad slow runs for me. No indicator take will ever produce the excitement of noticing something "wrong" in the way your line is floating along.
I'll look up that "furl gurl" fred....that might solve the problem i've noticed..
DId you stick with it phil or ?
I run the old Beulah Tonic with about 15 feet of mono leader, just cause that's whats handy.
I used it when it was high percentage. Spey flies in soft lies against the beach when I was very certain I was first on the water. Mostly "bad fishing" periods when "the fish weren't in" during the winter. I caught fish. I don't recall any fish from the middle of a run. My first three years here I had a ton of time. As time got tighter, and I had to fish more banker's hours and share the water, I went more high percentage, covering as much water as I could with tips.
Yeah, reading Mc's book the chart on temps is very interesting...I'm going to try it when practical...might stick with it all winter if the temps stay right...my most valuable tool is going to be my thermometer I think...
While I'm not really comfortable with them ethically, let me know if you want same "heavy irons".
Thanks Phil...I've gone wadds. cotter pins and tubes...Those big boys stay on my bench when I get the urge to tie and ruin another classic pattern..
I would be willing to take a few of those heavy irons.
I use a floating line with a poly leader.Then a few feet of tippet.
My Bad, missed your post. :>(
Others are good, but Joni will build you what you want/think you need, as in 'one offs' for 2-hander rods. (As may well be others, just never asked.) Sounds silly, but with low water, off a dry line, her 'sinkers' are the Cat's Meow with a weighted fly. Puppies Hunt. Used same on the Bitterroot (3wt spey), Rogue, Deschutes, N. Umpqua and Chetco. Low flows .... Ohoooo Ya.
Confidence = results?
View attachment 47459
View attachment 47458
View attachment 47457
The dryline deep wet fly swing works! I've been fishing an old 8.5' 8wt glass rod with an 8 wt Ambush line to get into the fish pictured above. Since the Ambush has a short head I use a strategy of feeding slack into the drift to make up for the inability to back mend with this line. The flies used above were a bead headed MOAL, 3/0 Winter's Hope, and 5/0 Winter's Hope. No lethal hookings with the big irons.