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Old 31-08-2013, 12:14 PM
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I've been fishing at my local river for about 5 years and there's this trout that is Big Around the 3lb (I normally see him every day Around the spot i caught him i normally see him around 9 pm-10 pm ) I caught him before About 2 years ago and he was about 1-2lb and I was fishing about 3 days ago and saw him rise so i approached him stealthy And Did a Perfect presentation with no luck, so im wondering what should i do? im going there today and tomorrow Should i try to trick him with a lure at night some tips
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Old 31-08-2013, 06:23 PM
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Hi,


I've been fishing at my local river for about 5 years and there's this trout that is Big Around the 3lb (I normally see him every day Around the spot i caught him i normally see him around 9 pm-10 pm ) I caught him before About 2 years ago and he was about 1-2lb and I was fishing about 3 days ago and saw him rise so i approached him stealthy And Did a Perfect presentation with no luck, so im wondering what should i do? im going there today and tomorrow Should i try to trick him with a lure at night some tips
thanks!
Are you allowed to fish a lure? even if you are, i'd hasten that you'd be far more satisfied to entice him on a dry?? The fact is, he's not gone cannibal, and is feeding on flies, so it's possible to catch him on one. I would stick with the dry, watch him for a while, what's his pattern? is he taking every other fly? or only those that are fluttering? if the former, cast accordingly, and if the latter, knock or twitch the line so the fly looks alive. Keep at it, if he continues to feed on flies, you'll get him one day.
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Personally, go light, small and have patience. 0.08mm tippet on a tapered leader, lightest rod and line possible, cover him once or twice with one fly, then leave him for 5 mins, then try a smaller and different dry. If you havent seen him rise, cover him with a weighted nymph.
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If he's rising then it only polite to catch him on a dry. There was an intelligent thread on here about downstream dry that is worth reading for one alternative approach. Just keep thinking about it. I recently had a trout of more modest proportions but had to get physically close too to be able to cover him. Took me a week of daily effort to crack it.
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A big dry sedge twitched just above the fish as it enters it's window is worth a try.Has worked well for me this summer with large trout especially in the evenings.Hasn't really been working lately for me but there's not been many sedges about lately where i fish.If the small flies don't work it might be worth a try.Cheers
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Personally, go light, small and have patience. 0.08mm tippet on a tapered leader, lightest rod and line possible, cover him once or twice with one fly, then leave him for 5 mins, then try a smaller and different dry. If you havent seen him rise, cover him with a weighted nymph.
Thanks for all the replys im going Friday Camping so ill give everything a try
And yes im using my Light Sage Zxl 4 weight and my wychwood river and stream reel with Rio gold fly line and 4 lb tippet Should i use Mud to keep the under the water?
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