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Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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The sunshine coaxed me out to fish today. The Loyalhanna was stocked yesterday and I figured I could fool a few of the fresh stockies. Well I did catch 2 today, but a think they were both holdovers from the fall stocking (one brown and one rainbow). I think TomGamber did catch a fresh stocked rainbow on a black bugger. Both my fish were on junk flys, a pink worm and a green weenie. The water was a little high but pretty clear and kind of emerald green in color. Nice to get out!

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Re: Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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Truck Chaser!

Be careful, you said that green weenies are junk flies. Better hope Pad doesn't read this.

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Re: Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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If the tables were one day turned in some divine joke on all of us, and the trout started fishing for humans, the fish that used twinkies for bait would be accused of using "junk" all of the time. They'd catch plenty of us on something that does not look, act, or smell like food. That's the way I see it. They work, and I proudly throw em. You have to be proud of it. The guy 200 yards down stream can see that you are using one, so ya can't hide it.

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Re: Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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I'm not proud. I use junk flies cause they work. The biggest trout I ever caught came to a green weenie. Granted he was a fresh stockie, but he was a big rainbow.

Don't ever forget that one can argue the green weenie is a reasonable immitation of a caddis larvae! So there!

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Re: Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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My biggest on a fly was caught on a fire red SJW.

Worse yet, he was a palomino, so the "is he wild?" question was moot. He was also caught in a marginal stream....on opening day.

Man, the cards are really stacked against that one, huh.

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Re: Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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Greg,
I use green weenies all the time. You were the one who said it was junk fly.
However, I don't see the caddis larve larva resemblance. I have never seen a florecent colored caddis, especially one that puffy and a looped tail.

What next, you going to tell me it also represents an inch worm?
My reply -- in March and April?

It works because the fish are attracted to its color. For reasons we can't comprehend (like the universe) because we can't wrap our minds (we haven't evolved highly enough yet) to understand all of the more highly evolved eye cones, polarized light, ultraviolet, and infra-red that fish posses.

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Greg,

However, I don't see the caddis larve larva resemblance. I have never seen a florecent colored caddis, especially one that puffy and a looped tail.


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Re: Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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I have developed a case of poison ivy from the Loyalhanna much to my surprise. I used a tree trunk to pull myself up a stream bank last week and remember grabbing part of a poison ivy vine on the trunk. Never though that would happen with snow on the ground.


Pretty sure the Green Weenie was created on this stream. Russ Mowry from nearby Latrobe.

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Tom,
The first pic is kinda the color, but is more light olive than florecent; the second one is definately dark olive. Neither has a looped tail.

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I've never seen a real caddis with wings made of little sticks either but I think the suggestion is there...

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Re: Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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But that picture demonstrates color near a natural.

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Re: Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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Look, I'm saying the fly doesn't work, or that I don't use it.

I just think it works for reasons I mentioned above, and not because it is a match to a free living olive caddis larva.

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Re: Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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Some trouts like picasso, some like rembrandt.

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Re: Loyalhanna, Westmoreland, 9Mar2008

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Dude, I have no Idea what a green weenie is supposed to be but chartruse is a common color for any kind of fly, lure spinner and it works...Do I think a fish might mistake it for a caddis larvae?...sure, an inch worm? sure, something that just looks like it might be tasy? maybe...If you wanted to have a similar debate..do it with a royal wulff...hhhmmm two green prickly bumps separated by a thing red strip...haven't seen that on any stream.

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The Royal Coachman/Wulff is a junk fly too, likewise stimulators. My boxes are full of them.

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