Fly fishing with Powerbait

Krusty

Outta Here
Yeah, I did it. No, I don't feel as dirty as I expected, though I still feel like a shower. No, I didn't catch anything.
Anything is possible, come mid-winter.. a time of personal weakness, and profoundly fishless desperation.

And don't be smug about 'not catching anything'; there's an incubation period. If you start watching for convenience store 'worm clearance sales' seek professional help immediately.
 
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Jerry Daschofsky

Will Fish for Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee.
WFF Supporter
Too funny. Was fly fishing in float tubes up at Fish Lake with my now ex father in law around 25 years ago. I was doing pretty good catching fish. Can't recall the fly, but had several nice fish to hand. My father in law and brother in law weren't catching anything. Next thing I knew, he was catching fish. Then I caught what he was doing. He started tipping his flies with a Pautzke Ball O Fire. He kept up with me fish for fish after that.
 

triploidjunkie

Active Member
A little context: I've been trying to catch burbot on a flyrod. It's been a challenge. They hunt right on the bottom, mainly feed at night, and use there sense of smell more than eyesight.
Researching them, I found that most successful anglers used glow in the dark lures tipped with some sort of bait. So this afternoon, after much deliberation, I headed over to the local fishing store in search of a smelly jelly to dose my big flashy streamers in. It felt like sneaking into one of those downtown pornshops. I pulled my hood over my head so I wouldn't be recognized! Bottle of crawdad scent in hand, I skulked around the store looking for glow in the dark materials. Suddenly i saw something that put a lightbulb over my head! Little glow in the dark spermies! They were perfect for incorporating into a fly! I mean it's frickin Burbot, you have to think outside the box! These things even have scent built in!
I recommend using an old full sink, and be prepared to lose a bunch of flies(and maybe a line) if you ever try Burbot. I'm going out tomorrow night with a gear guy that gets it done. Hopefully learn a thing or two.
 

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b_illymac

Soap Lake Posse
WFF Moderator
A little context: I've been trying to catch burbot on a flyrod. It's been a challenge. They hunt right on the bottom, mainly feed at night, and use there sense of smell more than eyesight.
Researching them, I found that most successful anglers used glow in the dark lures tipped with some sort of bait. So this afternoon, after much deliberation, I headed over to the local fishing store in search of a smelly jelly to dose my big flashy streamers in. It felt like sneaking into one of those downtown pornshops. I pulled my hood over my head so I wouldn't be recognized! Bottle of crawdad scent in hand, I skulked around the store looking for glow in the dark materials. Suddenly i saw something that put a lightbulb over my head! Little glow in the dark spermies! They were perfect for incorporating into a fly! I mean it's frickin Burbot, you have to think outside the box! These things even have scent built in!
I recommend using an old full sink, and be prepared to lose a bunch of flies(and maybe a line) if you ever try Burbot. I'm going out tomorrow night with a gear guy that gets it done. Hopefully learn a thing or two.
Thats cool as hell. hope you get one! how big they get?
 

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