Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
This is a simple fly to tie, a hackle spun on the rear, a body, and a wing on top. I like to tie mine on a Tiemco 2457 #10, it looks more buggy than using the standard long shank hook and in my opinion has better hooking power. This fly has stood the test of time, and you don't argue with such great results. Nope, you just tie one on the end of your leader and have the confidence that George had.
-Tiemco 2457 scud hook #10.
-Black 0/6 thread.
-Brown dry fly hackle, over sized.
-Chenille body in olive or brown. Jay Fair short shuck works very well also.
-Wood duck feather for the wing, I have been doing well with lemon wood duck.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The most amazing time of the year is upon us, fall......And every hardcore trout angler is out there in the thick of it as lakes and rivers are fishing extremely well. Not just prime time, this is special time. Leaves glow, Oct Caddis are flying, heads are slurping up BWO's, and warm thoughts of the upcoming holidays roam the mind. So many waters are so good right now that an angler from Northern California has to choose what lakes and rivers to attack - There is no way you can fish them all and play their games...Impossible! It's best to choose the ones you like best and fish them every year, learning more every season, and getting comfortable with the rhythms of the land. If you thought summer was short, the fall colors will disappear in no time as winter's icy grip comes upon us and the delicate hatches wane in the Autumn sun. Get some........
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The wind came up slightly out of the east and the fish adjusted to the soft window off the bank. What is the "soft window" you may ask? Whatever direction the wind blows at Lake Davis you can always find a group of willows on a high bank that shields the water in front of them. This creates flat water for x number of feet. The trout will eagerly come into to this water as they can see emerging bugs more clearly. Most often they will sit on the fringe of rippled water and the soft window, a good place to targets casts when risers are not present. The image above is a prime example of the wind blowing left to right, the soft water, and the fringe. But today I had plenty of targets, and the fish did not stray far when rising, they had their beats and cruised them freely. The wind, now more powerful, switched to the south east and I had to find another productive bank to find fish. Sure enough I found a pod, far from the crowds of the north lake. I hooked 6 on the dry, landing 4, 16-18", clean and colorful, and full of fight. This is a must experience for any stillwater fly angler, It's more than just trolling around in a float tube and a sinking line, or fishing an indicator. This game is hunting, and the trout know your there every time because they sense you, and it's not easy. A Lake Davis rainbow caught on a dry is a highly prized fly angling feat, in fact...... It's magic.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Great news anglers! The fish are in the skinny water right off the bank! Today I fished for a few hours in the north end of the lake and hooked 23 fish and landed 15 in 2-3 feet of water. The fish were on the small side ranging from 14-17" but they are putting on some girth. I used a floating line with a Blood Midge pupa. Today reminded me of the good old days when use I to fish off the bank exclusively. Everyday is different on a lake and the successful angler is one who is flexible in their methods for catching trout - You just never know.......
Monday, October 4, 2010
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