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Wbranch has attached these 5 pictures. The message is below.
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Little hen
Little hen
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Average PA steelhead
Average PA steelhead
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Big buck all colored up - 30".
Big buck all colored up - 30".
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You will note these are just 2D eyes.  I now only use 3D eyes
You will note these are just 2D eyes. I now only use 3D eyes
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I don't know if the addition of the lateral line is really required.  But adding them is pretty easy so I keep doing it.  It appears this fly doesn't have it.
I don't know if the addition of the lateral line is really required. But adding them is pretty easy so I keep doing it. It appears this fly doesn't have it.
WbranchOctober 2nd, 2020, 12:26 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
These fish were all caught on that emerald shiner pattern.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
PartsmanOctober 2nd, 2020, 12:46 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 420
Beautiful Matt, luckily for you the Lake Erie steelhead fishery has crashed, I wish I could say the same for the lake Huron fishery. The Ausable River below Foote dam is a nothing like it was in the 80's. But I you simply have to adjust for that fishery, so I did, and now I find myself fishing for trout in the special regs fisheries. I really enjoy streamer fishing, and Im always looking for new patterns to try.
Mike.
WbranchOctober 2nd, 2020, 3:28 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
I re-posted two of the pictures.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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