Unlimited fly of the day thread

Discussion in 'Trout & Fly Fishing' started by 421sd, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    It's trickier than it looks there. I walked over to an easy spot to land that fish, but out in the current there's a lot of bedrock that's slick and uneven. The moss clumps you can see are covering the out cropping of such. I about fell several times on the first run I made through that stretch, so the next time I went through I had my wading staff.
     
  2. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    Just finished tying up this batch for a smallmouth fly swap. Glad that's over. Still gotta tie a few more for my own box though. This is a Murdich/Shuttlecock hybrid fly, tied on No. 4 Gamakatsu streamer hooks. There's a few that are missing an element here and there, hard to remember everthing in the recipe sometimes when there's 8 materials and 10 steps to complete for each one!
     

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  3. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    Dang those really look good!
     
  4. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIe5gho-ydQ[/ame]
     
  5. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    8 materials and ten steps, I'd end up tied up

    Nice work
     
  6. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    Thanks Fishshooter! One step at a time. Bourbon makes me forget a step every now and then.....
     
  7. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    [ame]https://vimeo.com/144650940[/ame]
     
  8. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    That saber should keep the crowds to a minimum trying to run you out of your fishing hole !
     
  9. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    I hear blue is a thing.
     

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  10. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Northern Ozarks
    I give up....whatcha chasin' with that one?
     
  11. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    Still chasing musky........
     
  12. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Northern Ozarks
    Ahhh...I wondered if that was the intended prey.
     
  13. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    Fished the blue fly last night.

    Observations made:

    Hitting yourself with the fly and sticking a 2/0 hook into your flesh well past the barb presents an issue.
     
  14. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Northern Ozarks
    Eh...shove it on through and cut off the barb, pull it out........:scared: Been there, done that....but not with anything NEAR that big!!! A #16 can't be anything like a 2/0!!!!
     
  15. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    It was jerked out. Had a buddy in the boat so it was his job. He failed on the first try and that's when it started to hurt. Came out pretty easy on the second try however...

    At least the barb on a Gamakatsu is relatively small.
     
  16. AppleAle

    AppleAle New Member

    17
    May 28, 2017
    Just a segue, is there someone who posts a gallery of rainbow trout here?
     
  17. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Northern Ozarks
    Ouch....yes it is.
     
  18. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    Post up if you want.:cheers:

    I don't know if there's a running picture thread or not, someone else may know. You could start one.

    I have to laugh a little though at this section title of the forum — "Trout & Fly Fishing."

    I hang around with a lot of guys that fly fish, and in the big picture trout are just another species we fish for. I've probably been fishing about 20 times this year, 2 of those trips were gear fishing and the rest have been fly fishing. I've only fished for trout once so far this year.

    I'm always amused when someone finds out I like to fly fish and they say something like 'Where do you fish for trout?'

    One of my buddies was smallmouth fishing recently and a couple of floaters came along, made some chit chat and paddled by. He overheard them say something like 'that guy's a dummy, there's no trout in this river.'