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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Which patterns of dries do you recommend for stockie-bashing?
    There was a chap on here extolling the virtues of a pellet fly...

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Quote Originally Posted by thetrouttickler View Post
    There was a chap on here extolling the virtues of a pellet fly...
    Yeh - it's not what most folk think of when they are talking about dry flies, really, is it? Be honest... Lots of folk fish a washing line, consisting of a floating line, with a FAB or a booby on the tail, with various nymphs on the droppers. And they do a fair bit of stockie bashing, and they catch a good chunk of their fish on the floating FAB or booby... but I don't know if you would call it a dry fly?

    My point is, if you want to bash as many stockies as possible, the last thing you are going to use is 'proper' dries such as hoppers and Shipmans and F-flies and DHEs and Klinks, and so on, because stockies are not looking for insects - they don't know what an insect is. Stockies are looking for stuff falling through the water, or they are being lured by bright lights, etc. Over the course of a season, I catch a lot of stockies and I catch a lot of fish on dries. But I don't catch many stockies on dries.

    Fish on a dry - not a 'stockie' in my book...


    Just sayin'...

    Col
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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wee Jimmy View Post
    ****ing clueless...
    Is this necessary?

    If you have something to say pm me.

    Idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Which patterns of dries do you recommend for stockie-bashing?
    I have no idea, its not my area of expertise.

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    I have no idea, its not my area of expertise.
    Exactly! As Jimmy says...
    Please note that any views expressed in this post may be those of the
    originator and do not necessarily reflect those of the reader.

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Whats the difference from a bubble float and a dry fly

    Is this another of what we can expect from fishing enthusiasts
    There are two basic fly designs, those designed to catch fish and those designed to catch fishermen, the latter being the best seller

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Yeh - it's not what most folk think of when they are talking about dry flies, really, is it? Be honest... Lots of folk fish a washing line, consisting of a floating line, with a FAB or a booby on the tail, with various nymphs on the droppers. And they do a fair bit of stockie bashing, and they catch a good chunk of their fish on the floating FAB or booby... but I don't know if you would call it a dry fly?

    My point is, if you want to bash as many stockies as possible, the last thing you are going to use is 'proper' dries such as hoppers and Shipmans and F-flies and DHEs and Klinks, and so on, because stockies are not looking for insects - they don't know what an insect is. Stockies are looking for stuff falling through the water, or they are being lured by bright lights, etc. Over the course of a season, I catch a lot of stockies and I catch a lot of fish on dries. But I don't catch many stockies on dries.

    Fish on a dry - not a 'stockie' in my book...


    Just sayin'...

    Col
    OK before ww3 breaks out again, one point you need to note is that most rainbow trout feed is produced by cooking-extrusion to make floating pellets.

    So even newly introduced fish are already looking upwards at surface for the next meal.
    This makes them even more likely to take a bulky dry fly!

    regards
    Bert

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Quote Originally Posted by aenoon View Post
    OK before ww3 breaks out again, one point you need to note is that most rainbow trout feed is produced by cooking-extrusion to make floating pellets.

    So even newly introduced fish are already looking upwards at surface for the next meal.
    This makes them even more likely to take a bulky dry fly!

    regards
    Bert
    I agree with this, having caught plenty of stocked rainbow trout on dry flies.

    Otherwise you wouldn't see any rise forms on a lake i.e. trout taking naturals.

    Instinct kicks in over starvation.

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    The dvd 'the underwater world of trout' shows young trout going from a hatchery to the river, they're put into the river and immediately start feeding in the stream.

    Al

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Apart from yon river in englandshire that has them breeding all rainbows we catch are technically stockies they are non-native and non-breeding.
    As for the op's comments on "float fishing" those new members are paying their dues and keeping everything viable.
    Nobody is forcing you to do it.

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    When the idea for this site - Fly Fishing Forums - was conceived. I wonder what the proprietors perception and idea of what 'Fly Fishing' actually was.

    Maybe Admin know, it would be interesting.




    Douglas

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