Trolling flies

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catskilljohn
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Trolling flies

Post by catskilljohn » Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:36 pm

You may not want to cast these things much, but some guys troll them behind a boat in the spring when the trout come into the shallow water looking for baitfish. B&B has had good luck with this method in one of the Catskill reserviors, its another thing on my things-to-do-with-no-time-to-do-them list :lol:

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Re: Trolling flies

Post by upstatetrout » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:00 am

Beautiful John.I love the style of the Carrie Stevens/rangely streamers.

Tom

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Re: Trolling flies

Post by Joe Fox » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:40 am

Why not cast them you only need a 7 wt to throw any real line. The fish love them in these rivers, but I too have wanted to try the trolling thing. Most so in Alder Lake, nymph fishing in a pond is only so fun and the surface activity can be hard to hit.

Joe

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Re: Trolling flies

Post by JB Martin » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:17 am

Here is a neat little thing to remember.

If you want to duplicate a Carrie Stevens streamer and tie to like one of her ties,
then pay attention to the way the tinsel ribbing is wound on the shank.

Carrie's tinsel ribbing was wound angled backed towards the bend like this: \\\\\\\\\\
rather than this: ///////.

Just a little tidbit that may help you identify an original.

JB
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Re: Trolling flies

Post by catskilljohn » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:00 pm

Joe Fox wrote:Why not cast them you only need a 7 wt to throw any real line. The fish love them in these rivers, but I too have wanted to try the trolling thing. Most so in Alder Lake, nymph fishing in a pond is only so fun and the surface activity can be hard to hit.

Joe
Alder Lake...we are there this year bro! Trolling streamers and all :lol: CJ
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Re: Trolling flies

Post by narcodog » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:36 pm

I love Alder Lake, so nice and quite.

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Re: Trolling flies

Post by Bamboo&Brookies » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:55 pm

Those are beauties, CJ.

I've found that I need to use a full sink line to get the streamers down when I'm trolling on the reservoirs.

It ain't dry fly fishing, but it sure is a blast when you're trolling along and a trout slams your featherwing streamer and your rod nearly leaps out of the boat.

We need to hit it this spring.

Rob
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Re: Trolling flies

Post by Broadheadscreek » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:47 pm

Beautiful tye's John ! Was nice to see you at the show and I will catch up with you at Fly Fest 2010.

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