Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water

ohanzee

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If that is a minnow I have seen something I never seen before!

edit.....It is and that is pretty remarkable.
 

smallmouth

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I can remember scaling down and down while fishing dry fly on a river in Vermont. It was a roadside stretch and I assumed the trout had been hammered and that's why I was missing them.

When I got down to a small 22/24 Trico I finally connected...............

 

bobmiddlepoint

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It is indeed a mighty minnow, I'd put it at two inches long tops.
I'm assuming the fly is a very very small buzzer (chiromonid) with a rather fat body.


Andy
 

ejw

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Have caught a few Minnows in the past 3 seasons, all on a size 14 nymph.
I was guiding one particular day with a chap who could not cast more than 2 or 3 lengths of the rod. Our river is small, so there are ways I told him ? At the top of a small run I showed him a catapult cast and a Minnow took the fly on the drop ! He was so impressed that I had shown him the method but not spoiled it by taking a Trout !
 
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