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A small bit of pullage in SE PA

Postby Emerson » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:03 pm

This is Fr Creek in SE PA...air temps finally nice..air only!

Snow still here and going into stream. I took the temp and it registered MFC on my toeometer! The water being this cold..tough on the totsies. If you stand in the middle of the creek, it was noticeably colder just due to the water's temperature.
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The fish are very lethargic...rightfully so!
I tried a wolly bugger..no interest as the fish will not chase anything!

This guy must have New Mexico genes.
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And this guy seems to like the green weenie..the nice thing about these nets is that the fly is knocked out of their mouths lots of the time
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Oh well...try a different stream tomorrow...
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Re: A small bit of pullage in SE PA

Postby Cutter » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:13 pm

Nuthin wrong with that for Feb. Nice E.
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Re: A small bit of pullage in SE PA

Postby meatstick » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:42 pm

Well done, E !! The worms rule again.

I am working on a chuck and duck version of a San Juan for croaker.
Tied with "large" red venille on a Gammie SL45 bonefish hook, with a split shot as weight.

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Re: A small bit of pullage in SE PA

Postby Emerson » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:33 am

John,

I use to use a split shot within the worm and caught fish but have caught many more without...many many more. The free floating aspect is the deal!

I tie on a heavier bead-headed fly and then tie on 12" of leader to that heavier fly with the San Juan trailing! Also put a split show about 12" - 18" above the first fly. So the bead-headed one is on the bottom and just above, the San Juan is free floating..much like it would be in life!

Try it that way...It works!
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Re: A small bit of pullage in SE PA

Postby meatstick » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:21 pm

OK, hold the split shot ... I'll try T-14 head with short leader first.
Maybe the worm will skim just above the oyster bed .
And will try using it as a trailer behind a foam shrimp.

Yes, I fish streams with a rig like yours. Remember, my "large" vernille San Juan is for croaker. It will be bigger. Croaker can't resist a marine worm. That's why blood worms (the live kind) are so effective.

I wish they made a giant size vernille ... like 1/4" diameter.

You score a lot of trout with the SJW and Green Weenie (inch worm)
even though the GW is considered a terrestrial ... and nobody fishes it this time of year.
But the trout don't know that, right ?

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Re: A small bit of pullage in SE PA

Postby mb82 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:37 pm

meatstick wrote:OK, hold the split shot ... I'll try T-14 head with short leader first.
Maybe the worm will skim just above the oyster bed .
And will try using it as a trailer behind a foam shrimp.

Yes, I fish streams with a rig like yours. Remember, my "large" vernille San Juan is for croaker. It will be bigger. Croaker can't resist a marine worm. That's why blood worms (the live kind) are so effective.

I wish they made a giant size vernille ... like 1/4" diameter.

You score a lot of trout with the SJW and Green Weenie (inch worm)
even though the GW is considered a terrestrial ... and nobody fishes it this time of year.
But the trout don't know that, right ?

Maybe braid the vernille?

Might tie some up myself. Getting back into tieing so that means the desire to fish should be back soon.
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Re: A small bit of pullage in SE PA

Postby lwflyrod » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:04 am

Down here in the Shendandoah Valley of Va, the weather was beautiful too, almost 70 so I Had to take an extended lunch today, to get out and enjoy the weather, did go back to work though. Mending wing and all found a willing participant. Like Em said a small bit of pullage, but I will take it. .......God its nice to be out fishing!
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