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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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As the event organizer for this competition I can say after going for an unplanned swim that water was very cold for July! The water never got above the low 60's at the hottest time of the day. All those that fished it will agree fish were fatter and healthier than I have seen out of Spring Creek in a few years.

If you really have an issue with this competition and its valid feel free to PM me and I would be glad to talk even over the phone or over a cold beer.
I think Dave hit the nail on the head. It was great to see some guys out watching the competition.

Also Kudos to Spring Creek TU and the PFBC for there recent work on the stream the past few years in that lower end it is really starting to pay off.

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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What were they catching them on Mister ?


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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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What were they catching them on Mister ?



Jigs.

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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That was more of a general question - nymphs or dries. I wondered if the guys ever use dries....

I'd imagine trying to nail a number of fish on dries in a comp is the equivalent of a six foot putt in golf - all in the head.

Posted on: 2013/7/23 7:15
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What were they catching them on Mister ?



Jigs.


with props?

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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I wondered if the guys ever use dries....

I'd imagine trying to nail a number of fish on dries in a comp is the equivalent of a six foot putt in golf - all in the head.


Yes they do use dries. I've seen competitors have two rods rigged up - one for nymphing, and another on the bank with a dry setup.

Saves time making the switch if the fish start actively feeding on top. They also do a fair bit of dry/dropper fishing when conditions warrant it.

There are competitions that even specify using a single dry fly setup for a session.

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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with props?


Please, that'd be a buzzbait which is unallowed by tournament rules of Faps Moose competitive fly fishing.

We take league nights very seriously down on the crick, sir.

Very seriously.


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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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Competitor on Spring fished his whole session dry dropper, because he felt the water type warranted that type of presentation. I disagree, but that is a different conversation. I watched another competitor swing a brace of wets for a good portion of time and pick up fish and place top 3 in his session. Many guys long line nymph with size 16 flies and smaller. No anchor. It is all in the presentation and line control. For anybody that cares to believe it is just dredging the bottom with heavily weighted jig flies, you are really really wrong.

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Re: Competition Fishing on Spring Creek

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Very seriously.

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Re: Competition Fishing on Spring Creek

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Obviously very seriously

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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For anybody that cares to believe it is just dredging the bottom with heavily weighted jig flies, you are really really wrong.


If it catches fish, I see no problem with that.

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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For anybody that cares to believe it is just dredging the bottom with heavily weighted jig flies, you are really really wrong.


If it catches fish, I see no problem with that.


I have no problem either. I am just trying to say, there are so many tactics that are used. I am amazed to see someone tossing size 20 midge nymphs in some of the deepest and fastest water on the river, and being able to get them down to the fish.

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Re: Competition Fishing on Spring Creek

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Do they get to practice for a day before the comp. ??

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Re: Competition Fishing on Spring Creek

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They can practice morning of the comp if they want to fish at 4am. Competitors are banned from fishing the actual venues a week before the comp. Meaning I can fish Benner, can't fish McCoy or Milesburg.

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