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Re: Terrestrials

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Man from like 7pm on till dark beetles on the perk is liking ringing the dinner bell.

Posted on: 2012/10/2 19:49


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Are terrestrials still working for tout this late in the fall?

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Re: Terrestrials

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Yeah I don't see why not. I was told to try them on the saucon and the monocacy for big browns coming up the creek this time of year

Posted on: 2012/10/3 8:11


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Are terrestrials still working for tout this late in the fall?



No doubt. All kind of bugs are usually around until the first hard frost, and even with that, the fish will still hit the artificials for a few weeks after most of the naturals disappear.

Don't forget about flying ants for trout. In Sept into Oct they hatch like crazy in some places. You can tie or buy them with wings, but wingless ants seem to work okay too.

Posted on: 2012/10/3 8:18


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Daman - Afish,

Thank you for the info. I would have thought terrestrials would be done by now, I'll be sure to have a few in my box this weekend! I appreciate the help.

-B

Posted on: 2012/10/3 21:56


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Daman - Afish,

Thank you for the info. I would have thought terrestrials would be done by now, I'll be sure to have a few in my box this weekend! I appreciate the help.

-B
Just a little tip. Fish with them during the warmest part of the day when the naturals are most active.

Posted on: 2012/10/3 22:01
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I'll second Afish's and WildTigerTrout's posts above.

Mid to late fall is a very under appreciated time to use terrestrials IMO. Moreover, they work especially well on selective risers that, in the springtime, might have required a close imitation. In my experience, this time of year, you can often catch trout that are sipping some small aquatic insect by offering them a beetle or ant. After the summer, they just seem to have terrestrials imprinted in their mind and, although they might be feeding on midges or BWO emergers, they can't resist an ant or small cricket. If you find a selective fish sipping some little mystery stuff and he ignores your efforts to match the hatch.....show him a small terrestrial (I really like a small hornet this time of year). It doesn't always work of course, but often that terrestrial will get eaten.

Posted on: 2012/10/3 22:08


Re: Terrestrials

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A hornet, that's interesting. I'd love to see that pattern. What other terestrials would you guys consider using? I was thinking about tying a few crickets tonight. Thanks again.

-B

Posted on: 2012/10/4 7:56


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I was fishing the East Branch of the Perk this morning for stockies but, figured why not. Didn't catch much other than panfish but, I did see a fee yellow jackets in the water. I guess because the rain was off and on they got caught out and couldn't fly away.

I almost wanted to follow one down the creek to see if it would get taken. It got me thinking - I guess the stinger doesn't effect the fish? I was fishing a beetle for awhile with no luck than switched to an ant with an olive, bead head nymph below. Once I switched the panfish were all over it but, I was after the stockies. Still fun though.

Posted on: 2012/10/4 15:29


Re: Terrestrials

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EVO when did they stock east branch again I love it in the spring but they didn't do the spring stock

Posted on: 2012/10/4 15:43


Re: Terrestrials

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after reading about beetles and ants i buy some and they work good because i caught some trouts. i am going to fish them more now that i know they work and what they are.

Posted on: 2012/10/4 21:10


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A black or brown foam ant from size sixteen down as far as you can stand it......26? as soon as you stop hearing crickets and katy dids in the eve change to something else.

Posted on: 2012/10/6 11:09


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Hey, maybe something like this guy would bring out some of those big brownies. You guys that can't deal with tying those size 26 ants could probably get away with tying these on a size 6 or 8, 4 XL hook. For the folks who really love to tie very realistic imitations, finding something to imitate those fancy big back legs would be a great challenge. Fish them through a meadow or areas with fairly high grass along the stream banks on a breezy fall afternoon.

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Speaking of hoppers and crickets, don't hesitate to fish em in size 16,18 they're still small, even now.

Posted on: 2012/10/8 6:29
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Re: Terrestrials

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I finally caught one on parachute black ant, went one day, got five takes, but for some reason I couldn't set the hook. went back the next day, caught a really nice brown for where I fish. I got so excited, I practically screamed in victory. I need to get back, haven't got a chance to fish for a while, schools been tough. I need to try the beetle as well, they seem very popular. I get so excited watching the trout take the dry flies, can't wait to get back!

Posted on: 2012/10/9 20:44
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