Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



« 1 (2)


Re: Spotting fish?

Joined:
2009/4/1 21:52
From Johnstown, PA
Posts: 4469
Offline
ALWAYS wear a cap. Try to spot riseforms ahead of you and as you work your way up plan. Sometimes you see a fin or a tail before you see the whole fish , sometimes the water gets what they call "nervous" keep your eye peeled for anything different , you'll see 'em and sight fishing is one of the most exciting things there is. The plan , the stalk , and the execution , it's awesome.

Posted on: 2010/4/8 17:58


Re: Spotting fish?

Joined:
2009/6/17 10:29
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 302
Offline
If I may pass on a few tips from the ever wise Lefty Kreh. I think these tips are universal whether you are on tail water or a salt water flat. Unless you have a brilliant day with clear water and plenty of sun, you most likely are not going to see the "whole fish". Look for inconsistencies in the water. Shadows that move, nervous water, etc... You may just see a tail, or the flash of a side as a fish rises to feed. Don't stare at one spot. Continuously scan the water. I am far from an expert, but the more I practice, the better I feel I get.

The other tip I got was from a guide. If you are approaching a stream where you have a view from above, stop and really take a look down. You will see fish from above that are much harder to spot from stream level. As you come down to the water, pay attention to how the view changes and watch those same fish and how they behave and how they give themselves away. This very same principle is why a guide poling on the back of a skiff can see fish that the fisherman on the bow has problems spotting. It is amazing how much even 5 or 10 feet of elevation can make a difference.

I used to be in such a hurry to get to the stream and wet my line that I neglected to really pay attention and be a good hunter. Hope that helps.

Posted on: 2010/5/14 22:59
_________________
Urban Fly Fishing Addict
http://mrbrownliner.wordpress.com/


Re: Spotting fish?

Joined:
2009/4/1 21:52
From Johnstown, PA
Posts: 4469
Offline
Pittflyguy...........the reason bridges were invented was for fly fishers to look off of.

Posted on: 2010/5/17 9:11


Re: Spotting fish?

Joined:
2010/2/18 8:57
From SW PA
Posts: 751
Offline
I'm with Osprey and a cap. I'll add to that: it should have a dark color underside of the bill. I light underside reflects glare into one's eyes.

And go slow when approaching likely looking water. Go even slower in shallow water such a tails of pools.

Posted on: 2010/5/17 19:24


Re: Spotting fish?

Joined:
2008/9/12 12:41
Posts: 726
Offline
Trout will look different depending on the day and the stream, especially wild trout as they tend to blend in very well with the stream’s bottom. The key is to look at small areas of stream where you think trout should be holding but don’t focus on anything in particular. What you are doing is scanning an area looking for an abnormality. If you spot something that just doesn’t look right (a spot that appears darker/lighter than everything else, or a flash, or movement, etc.) then focus on that spot and watch for movement. Even if the trout isn’t swimming or moving around its gills will be pulsing and the tail has to be moving to maintain position so those are things to look for. And if it is feeding you may see a white spot appears when it opens its mouth.

Posted on: 2010/5/18 12:49



« 1 (2)



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls
Will you be fly fishing this autumn?
Yes 95% (139)
No 0% (0)
Thinking about it 4% (6)
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll closed at 2014/10/31 17:56
1 Comment





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com