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Re: Set. The. Hook.

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But, at its core, even with an advanced form such as European nymphing, we're dealing with the same core: A natural-appearing lure, or bait, being presented in a way that makes it look like it belongs.

I'm conviently dropping the bobber part of his comment because I think that's a lightening rod. I know when I went out with my brother in law recently and he handed me an egg sack for stockies, I treated them no differently than I would if I were trying to high stick a heavy nymph.. Tight leader, through a pocket, and feel for the take.

The difference is that you just have to wait for them to nosh those eggs a few versus a subtle sip of the nymph. I thought it'd be great training for me, if I were motivated to learn, to identify takes and fish vs objects.

Posted on: 2010/8/5 11:17
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Re: Set. The. Hook.

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I used to use floating grasshoppers and crickets for bait.

Where's the line drawn?

I see it as a silly comparison, and it's not close enough to have any practical meaning.

Bait fishing helped me because it taught me how to read water and locate fish. I don't see much application of any other skills.

Posted on: 2010/8/5 11:21


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One time, when trout fishing with my unenlightened buddy (he's a bait fishermen) who ran out of bait (worms & minnows I think). I was catching fish left and right on nymphs. I called him over and tied on a weighted nymph to his line and told him to add a medium sized split shot 8 or so inches above the fly to have enough weight to cast it on a spinning outfit. I told him to fish it like bait, but set the hook as soon as the fish hits. He caught a whole bunch of fish using my fly....

BTW, from that day on, he always carries a few flies in his vest just in case his worms die or his minnows go belly up...lol

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Geez did not mean to start an argument I guess all I meant to say is I enjoy dry flies to nymphs. O and the idea of useing 2 baits might work very well for me in the early spin fishing season next year

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Fishing for trout I use size 12-8 woolly bugger.

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That would be why then. Move to bigger streamers and you'll miss more fish. You'll also catch lots of larger ones.

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Damnit, give me hints. I'm done. I can't do it. I get constant takes on dries, but I seem to have lost the ability to set a hook.
Seven takes, no sets. It ain't all bad timing, either.
I'm about ready to pick up golf.


...man, what a difference a year makes. I can't buy a goddamned take this spring...

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lol. always something.

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Re: Set. The. Hook.

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Damnit, give me hints. I'm done. I can't do it. I get constant takes on dries, but I seem to have lost the ability to set a hook.
Seven takes, no sets. It ain't all bad timing, either.
I'm about ready to pick up golf.


...man, what a difference a year makes. I can't buy a goddamned take this spring...



Fish somewhere there is fish and not suckers.

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Suckers provide excellent sprotting opportunities.

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Suckers provide excellent sprotting opportunities.


No suckers left in Crooked Creek - the agulators et 'em all.

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Funny thing about royal coachmans is they don't look much like sulphurs olives caddis tricos ants or anything else trout like to eat . Might have something to do with lack of takes. Might not though!

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I fish a very unusual style of my usual wulff during sulphur season.

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This is the worst experience for me. I've recently gotten into dry fly fishing. I haven't caught a trout on a dry fly yet, and I hope to do so soon. I've decided to switch to dry fly fishing from nymphing because dry flies have are a more exhilarating experience if you ask me. I've gone out with an ant, and lately, I've gotten a lot of fish coming up to eat my fly, but I cannot set the hook! I went out a few days ago, first cast with an ant, and a fish comes up for it, but I pull with no fish. So I've decided to try and wait a little longer for the fish to fully inhale the fly before I pull, but that's a tough thing to do :D Once you see the fish, instinct says to PULL. Even though it's a frustrating experience, I'm gonna keep on trying 'til I pull one in :)

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Re: Set. The. Hook.

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Fishing dries, I usually go with "Holy Crap, did you see that" on the take and then remember I'm supposed to lift the rod tip!

Posted on: 2012/7/20 11:01



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