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Fishing the Youghiogheny River

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This coming up weekend my buddies an i are going to camping along the Youghiogheny River, in the past i've bait fished it and had sucess but I'm here to see what you guys think i should fill my fly box with. Its late in the year so i'm not really sure what to tie. We're going to be wading so i was thinking some wooly buggers and muddler minnows. I'm not sure so let me know what you guys think.

Thanks for looking,
Austin

Posted on: 6/29 23:07


Re: Fishing the Youghiogheny River

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I did very well there around this time of year or perhaps just a bit earlier on Isonychia nymphs size 12 and 10...here are the ingredients.

Tail- peacock swords (3 or 4 fibers)
Abdomen- peacock hearl

-also Iso nymphs have a white line running up their backs so I tie in a thin strip of white braid or a strip of flash and run it up the back of the nymph, then I secure it with the ribbing.

rib- gold wire.

Wing case- white turkey tail.
Thorax- rusty brown dubbing

Pretty easy tie, it is a variation of the zug bug, im sure if you just tied Zug Bugs you would be fine too. Good Luck.

Posted on: 6/29 23:51


Re: Fishing the Youghiogheny River

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It sounds like you talked me into tying some iso nymphs this week, thanks for the help man!

Posted on: 6/30 0:18


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Iso's, yellow drakes, cahills, olives, micro mayflies, tan caddis, midges... and the corresponding nymphs. Big streamers.

If the flows (below confluence) are under 1000, you should find some dry fly action... above 1000, be careful wading and you can find dry fly action in some places, but you have to look for it... But for best result, go under with nymphs and big streamers.

Posted on: 6/30 5:03


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I ran into a guide while I was there and he said Zoo Cougars in Olive and Yellow are great streamers to have...just figured id mention that too.

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I'll look for you on the stream. Cahills and olives have been productive in the evening. ISO nymphs and the corresponding slate drake dry in the afternoon.

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DyBerryBrookies,

Zoo Cougars are good...Heifer Groomers are the articulated version are better. As far as color think golden olive and shade variations. Neither of these are weighted, so use a sink tip. If you need to get deeper quicker...consider a Butt Monkey. Then Hold On To Your Rod!

Posted on: 7/1 12:41


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I always forget to hold onto my rod.

Posted on: 7/1 12:50
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You should also have a fantastic bikini hatch this weekend. Flow,temps and blood alcohol levels should be just about perfect.

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No alcohol in the park. I've made that mistake...

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They will get tuned up at campground or prior to reaching river. Those young uns are sneaky too.

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Re: Fishing the Youghiogheny River

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I was thinking of giving the Yough a shot tomorrow morning for the first time ever. I have the coordinates to the Ramcat access area and will be wading.

The rods I have are : 10' 7WT, 9' 5WT, 9' 8WT, and 10' 3WT.

Would I be better off throwing streamers, and if so, is the 10' 7WT suitable? I think a 9' 6 WT would make more sense but I don't have one.

Also, I don't own a wading staff, will I have problems? I typically wade pretty slow and carefully so not too worried but I heard there are some deep spots...


Posted on: 9/19 9:39


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The big pool above the rapids at ram cat is one of the easier sections of the Yough to wade. And you will likely see some risers there if you wish to go topwater.
Those rapids in front of the parking lot though, can be hairy. Some deep dropoffs and holes. Proceed with caution there

Posted on: 9/19 9:54


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Greg you never call, you never write, JK. Dan I would join you guys but my daughter has a figure skating competition tomorrow and my son wants to go to Penguins practice at Consol tomorrow

Posted on: 9/19 12:51


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Norm - your kids are really cutting into your fishing time. You need to get it together...

Just kidding....

We'll hook up one of these weekends I'm sure.


Posted on: 9/19 13:26



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