Mainly standard loch wet flies and damsel nymphs, they’re in small lochs but they do go pretty big! What patterns would you recommend?
Sorry to read about your lock down. There seems to be more to this world wide lock down than meets the eye as well. Here we are hearing on hot mic reporters saying the thing is a hoax. Apparently California has a 0.16% death rate yet we are in lock down? All across the USA there are protests demanding an end to the shut down. ( It is crazy what is going on. It is a real disease but Bill Gates has for some time held patents on the covid-19 virus! Now he is saying he will have the cure! WTF?)Thanks Kype, nice looking flies! I’m going to buy the bits to tie them before I fish for the brookies again. Hopefully they’ll land me a big one, I know they’re there but they must be at a decent depth. I’d have been fishing for them tomorrow if we weren’t on lockdown!
You might take your own advice and wake up to the frightening new realities we are facing. You are non-essential, sheltering in place as people like Bill Gates plan to join with AI in a post human world. You are a non productive consumer of the planet's precious resources. You are infertile, failing at reproduction. You are unessential, obsolete a threat to the planet that needs to go the way of extinction. Now I believe in humanity and do not agree with this view. This view is held by many and I find it frightening. You can't feed yourself. You can't even go fishing! Why don't you see it?…" It is a real disease but Bill Gates has for some time held patents on the covid-19 virus! Now he is saying he will have the cure! WTF?)"... WTF exactly. Give your head a shake!
PaulD, As an angling instructor do you have anything to share related to bucktail designs or experiences fishing them? As to Bill Gates he is partnered with PETA in an effort to produce artificial meat. I doubt he is interested in fly fishing.Does Bill Gates fish bucktails? Perhaps you should seek his perspective on them as, apparently, the World owes its existence to him.
Really! That is interesting. In my area they are very important. I the large rivers they are very useful for larger fish. We use them for Atlantic salmon as well in Canada. Two of the best for salmon are the Herb Johnson Special and Magog Smelt. How about on the sea trout streams? Are they not used there?Absolutely nothing. My fishing these days very rarely requires the use of larger lures.
Really! That is interesting. In my area they are very important. I the large rivers they are very useful for larger fish. We use them for Atlantic salmon as well in Canada. Two of the best for salmon are the Herb Johnson Special and Magog Smelt. How about on the sea trout streams? Are they not used there?
Oh yes the Wolley Bugger has become the go to fly for many here as well. Thing is flies such as those common patterns I pictured still have a place in fishing. Here I see few anglers that understand how to tie them well and even less he know how to fish them. Personally I think that is unfortunate.Yes. in salmon fishing, 'hairwings' as we call them are regularly and popularly used and also, in some aspects of sea trout fishing. However, recent years have seen a much larger use of flies, initially tied on Waddington shanks, and then latterly on tubes - aluminium, copper and brass, or heavy 'bottle'tubes, or including cone heads.
On the trout streams, 'streamers' are occasionally used in 'heavy, coloured water, but often they're more in the Woolley Bugger or Zonker style. A couple of things to note are that our trout streams, relatively speaking, are quite small and shallow in comparison with much in the US and that our river trout season is mostly confined to the months March through to September.