Adirondack Forum  
Rules Membership Donations and Online Store Adkhighpeaks Foundation ADKhighpeaks Forums ADKhighpeaks Wiki Disclaimer

Go Back   Adirondack Forum > The Adirondack Forum > Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-23-2018, 06:28 PM   #1
vtflyfish
Brookie Addict
 
vtflyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West coast of New England
Posts: 2,384
More Flies - Stillwater, that is

So I've been pretty much of a laggard on the forum this winter. It's a case of so much to do, so little time.

I have had time at the vise. I'm capitalizing heavily from what I learned from Phil Rowley at his hosted trip to Manitoba last Fall. We had great success fishing balanced flies under an indicator so I'm going to try that here. And then there are plenty of variations on themes that do work here.

So will a record brookie take a bite out of one of these this Spring or will he die laughing?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0251.JPG (84.9 KB, 167 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0254.JPG (99.4 KB, 167 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0255.JPG (109.4 KB, 164 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0256.JPG (108.2 KB, 160 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0257.JPG (89.6 KB, 164 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0258.JPG (91.9 KB, 162 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0248.JPG (127.1 KB, 162 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0249.JPG (74.6 KB, 165 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0250.JPG (95.2 KB, 163 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0253.JPG (128.1 KB, 161 views)
__________________
Oscar Wilde:Work is the curse of the drinking class
vtflyfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
wildbrookies
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,363
VT,
Very interesting. I`m not really a slow water fly guy,but these make a lot of sense. Almost like what ice fishermen use for jigging. The jigs are balanced so they remain in a more horizontal position which is a more realistic look to the fish. The brookies won't be laughing at these, they will be crying because of their sore lips. Nice post!

WB
__________________
"Get your mind off trout,if you can.I know they`ve got you.I can see it. Every fraternity of sufferers knows its brothers.Trout hook men;men don`t hook trout.Better try and throw the hook while you can.By the time you`re a grown man there probably won`t be a pure trout healthy enough to fiddle with"... Quote from Emerson in the book "The Earth Is Enough"by Harry Middleton
wildbrookies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2018, 07:26 PM   #3
gmorin71
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 565
Awesome ties and great post! Been wanting to see more ties on the forum. The balanced thing is something I’ve been meaning to try, just haven’t yet.

The 4th pic down, any info on that guy?
__________________
"The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?"

Lee Wulff
gmorin71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2018, 07:31 PM   #4
vtflyfish
Brookie Addict
 
vtflyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West coast of New England
Posts: 2,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmorin71 View Post

The 4th pic down, any info on that guy?
That's a dragonfly nymph. I've been tweaking it for five years. Some days it's simply a killer.

We should have done a swap this year...
__________________
Oscar Wilde:Work is the curse of the drinking class
vtflyfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2018, 08:26 PM   #5
gmorin71
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 565
Quote:
Originally Posted by vtflyfish View Post

We should have done a swap this year...
I agree. I still would if it's a small one. 6-10 would be quick and easy. I'll show you the dragon I've been working on I just have to get to my computer
__________________
"The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?"

Lee Wulff
gmorin71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2018, 09:01 AM   #6
gmorin71
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 565
THis is the dragon I’ve been tinkering with. I agree, when they’re on, tons of fun. I haven’t been able to mimick the fact that they swim by blasting water out of their ass, but the pattern has been working well without it haha

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ewqzFgKZZUR8oHSi2
__________________
"The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?"

Lee Wulff
gmorin71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2018, 09:50 AM   #7
vtflyfish
Brookie Addict
 
vtflyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West coast of New England
Posts: 2,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmorin71 View Post
THis is the dragon I’ve been tinkering with.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ewqzFgKZZUR8oHSi2
Nice. Think about the eyes... They make a big difference, both as a trigger and as a balance point. Think about your dragon between strips and how to make it sit motionless, neither rising nor sinking in the water column. 90% of my strikes are detected when I tighten up after a long pause. Think about the materials and construction that make this so. You have the rest of the winter to think like a dragon and then like a brookie.
__________________
Oscar Wilde:Work is the curse of the drinking class
vtflyfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2018, 10:47 AM   #8
Connecticut Yankee
Connecticut Yankee
 
Connecticut Yankee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 677
That reminds me, It's about time to watch a River Runs Through It again. And re read The River Why, I heard they were going to make a movie about that book too, but never saw anything more. Would have made a good movie, lots of fly fishing but also a lot about life. Written by Datus Proper as I recall.

John M
Connecticut Yankee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2018, 04:28 PM   #9
vtflyfish
Brookie Addict
 
vtflyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West coast of New England
Posts: 2,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connecticut Yankee View Post
And re read The River Why,

John M
Love that book!!!
__________________
Oscar Wilde:Work is the curse of the drinking class
vtflyfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2018, 07:42 PM   #10
fishcane
Member
 
fishcane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connecticut Yankee View Post
That reminds me, It's about time to watch a River Runs Through It again. And re read The River Why, I heard they were going to make a movie about that book too, but never saw anything more. Would have made a good movie, lots of fly fishing but also a lot about life. Written by Datus Proper as I recall.

John M
David James Duncan

fantastic book. years ago the 1st paperback copy I owned was purchased from my favorite lil fly shop in Collinsville Ct. Quiet Sports, I think it was called
__________________

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." - Thoreau
fishcane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 12:19 AM   #11
serotonin
ember
 
serotonin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,184
vt,

I wish you blisters on your fingers.
__________________
The fishing was really good for 10,000 years.
serotonin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 06:44 AM   #12
smhmmc
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10
Looking for the book on Google I found this about the movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1241329/
smhmmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 09:26 AM   #13
Connecticut Yankee
Connecticut Yankee
 
Connecticut Yankee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 677
Fishcane,
Quiet Sports indeed, I owned Quiet Sports for 15 years. still get out on the Farmington regularly. I'll probably get out mid March and hit the early stones and winter caddis, although a Shenks white streamer or a white wooly bugger bounced low and slow works the best early season.
I'm terrible at names but if I ran into you on the river I'm sure I'd remember you. (I was the tall guy with the beard).
Still live in Granby and work at the EMS store in Avon on Rt 44 , but my wife is retiring from her real job this summer and were moving up to our house in Lake Clear on Upper Saranac Lake.
Most of my fishing in the Adirondacks is backcountry ponds but I'll get out on the Ausable, Saranac and a few other small streams I know of more often when I get up there full time.
(What The Trout Said was the book I was thinking of by Datus Proper) I always had a good book selection at Quiet Sports, and the biggest selection of tying materials around.
Oh, and I have a photo of my son and I in a guideboat during the 90 Miler in the same place ,angle as your avatar.
John M

Last edited by Connecticut Yankee; 02-26-2018 at 09:37 AM..
Connecticut Yankee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 12:32 PM   #14
vtflyfish
Brookie Addict
 
vtflyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West coast of New England
Posts: 2,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by serotonin View Post
vt,

I wish you blisters on your fingers.
__________________
Oscar Wilde:Work is the curse of the drinking class
vtflyfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 01:36 PM   #15
Glen
Check please
 
Glen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Huntington Bay, NY
Posts: 1,106
Are you throwing those flies with a bait casting outfit? Just concerned that all that weight could no longer qualify as "fly fishing". Living near the salt I could provide you with a good supply of flounder sinkers. Let me know.
__________________
“Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. They smelled of moss in your hand. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”
― Cormac McCarthy
Glen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 11:34 PM   #16
serotonin
ember
 
serotonin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by vtflyfish View Post
I'm capitalizing heavily from what I learned from Phil Rowley
Evidently.

...somewhere in the mid-80's I found myself hitch-hiking through Scotland and Europe with a beautiful blonde on my arm.
Her name was Rapunzel and my hair was longer than hers. We were in Love.
Have you guys ever fished with Billy Connolly?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lh9fjEUhB0
__________________
The fishing was really good for 10,000 years.

Last edited by serotonin; 02-27-2018 at 12:16 AM.. Reason: To see it in Agony.
serotonin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2018, 02:37 AM   #17
serotonin
ember
 
serotonin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,184
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqUq2Da7d5c
__________________
The fishing was really good for 10,000 years.
serotonin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2018, 05:44 PM   #18
vtflyfish
Brookie Addict
 
vtflyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West coast of New England
Posts: 2,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by serotonin View Post
Evidently.


Have you guys ever fished with Billy Connolly?


Billy Connolly is one of the funniest people on the planet!
__________________
Oscar Wilde:Work is the curse of the drinking class
vtflyfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

DISCLAIMER: Use of these forums, and information found herein, is at your own risk. Use of this site by members and non-members alike is only granted by the adkhighpeak.com administration provided the terms and conditions found in the FULL DISCLAIMER have been read. Continued use of this site implies that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this site. Any questions can be directed to the Administrator of this site.