What the heck is this about?

Jeremy Floyd

fly fishing my way through life
#17
Pretty sure there’s a catch and kill season about to open up in Texas, New Mexico, and California, and that taco fly is about to become the new wooly bugger!
 

jamma

Active Member
#23
#24
Don't be so sure it won't work. On my recent trip to Christmas Island, I came across some bonefish that had to be over 10 lbs. Of course they would not take a fly though I tried like hell.:mad: But, we were having lunch and a potato chip bag blue into the water by accident and the fish mobbed it. Too bad I didn't have a potato chip fly. True story.:) We were eating at what was considered a park and people had been feeding the fish regularly.:rolleyes:
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#25
Don't be so sure it won't work. On my recent trip to Christmas Island, I came across some bonefish that had to be over 10 lbs. Of course they would not take a fly though I tried like hell.:mad: But, we were having lunch and a potato chip bag blue into the water by accident and the fish mobbed it. Too bad I didn't have a potato chip fly. True story.:) We were eating at what was considered a park and people had been feeding the fish regularly.:rolleyes:
I saw the same thing at Lake 16. A cigar wrapper was thrown over board out of a boat. The fish attacked the wrapper until it sank. There are slobs all over the world. There was one there at the time. It was opening day so I guess that was expected.
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#26
Once upon a time giant rainbows and browns lived under the bridge that crossed the river in the place on the map called Metolius. The local store sold large bags of popcorn. In those days, there was no fish pellet vending machine, as there is now, so people fed the huge fish popcorn... which they dearly loved.

The browns and bows would fight each other to rise to take the popcorn from the surface. The fish pellet machine put an end to that.

But in those popcorn days, it was found that large bows and browns also lived under Allingham Bridge. Unlike the fish under the Metolius Bridge, which was closed to all fishing, the fish under the Allingham Bridge were fair game to catch and release.

These fish would also rise for popcorn. One clever fellow came up with a very realistic looking "popcorn fly".
He made it out of Styrofoam packing peanuts and it did indeed work... at least for awhile. Problem was, the "fly" wasn't really legal to use in a flyfishing only river, as is The Met, so the use of a popcorn fly was put to a fairly quick halt.
 

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