steelhead report

#1
Another boring day at the river....... I spent the day fishing around Flaming Gyser on the Green River with not even a nibble. I didn't actually see any fish caught but i heard that most people were doing pretty good. I guess the bait of choice was silver spoons or sand shrimp. I was so determined to catch my first steelhead that last night i came up with one of the most creative flies ever. I tied a normal white bunny leach with a little silver flash down the side, but i also attached a silver spinner at the head of the fly. The fly actually had really good movement in the water but the fish still didn't seem to care. I guess maybe i should fish with a guide so i came figure out exactly what i'm doing wrong.
 

James Mello

Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"
#2
SpeyrodMike said:
Another boring day at the river....... I spent the day fishing around Flaming Gyser on the Green River with not even a nibble. I didn't actually see any fish caught but i heard that most people were doing pretty good. I guess the bait of choice was silver spoons or sand shrimp. I was so determined to catch my first steelhead that last night i came up with one of the most creative flies ever. I tied a normal white bunny leach with a little silver flash down the side, but i also attached a silver spinner at the head of the fly. The fly actually had really good movement in the water but the fish still didn't seem to care. I guess maybe i should fish with a guide so i came figure out exactly what i'm doing wrong.
I heard about those kind of flies this weekend... I think it's called a pistol pete.... Don't let the purists know about it, or you'll ended up in a smoking flame fest! :eek: :eek: :eek:
 
#3
Mike, The Green is a very tough river in the winter. I have never down well swinging on this river except for sight fishing in the late summer in the upper river tailouts. You may want to look into nymphing the pocket water early in the day up around the steelhead ponds at Palmer.Keep us posted and good luck !!
P.S. Yes the fly is known as the Pistol Pete. It is a standby on the Madison in the Fall. It should also be considered to be outlawed on the Beaverhead in the Fall lets just say it works !!!
 

Matt Smith

On the river Noyb
#4
You shall burn in hell and never catch another fish!!! How dare you!:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: The fishing was pretty slow on the Sky too.
 

Panhandle

Active Member
#5
alot of guys up here are using those propellers in front of a bead on their streamers and buggers. Hell ya it works, so does power bait. Even after catching 50 fish a day on these... you still have to look in the mirror when you get home:rofl:
 
#9
Hmm your not implying that some guy using a propeller blade in front of a Bugger is somehow worse than a guy using a beadhead or a hot glue egg are you ? I do not have any pistol petes if I did. I was just asking.
 

Panhandle

Active Member
#11
I would certainly say there is a big difference between a bead or cone head and a spinning shimmering subsurface waking propeller. Why, you don't? Oh ya, it also attracts fish with the bead and subsurface propelling sound. But hey dude, I don't give a rip what other people do and don't make a moral judgement based on their tactics- I'll fish with anyone, maybe just have different tactics.