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MartinlfFebruary 1st, 2014, 9:40 am
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Palmyra PA

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John Dunn, who I believe has posted here as Caddisman, just sent me this. It's pretty cool. I recommend full screen.

http://vimeo.com/85147880
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
CrepuscularFebruary 1st, 2014, 9:42 am
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 919
Yeah I came across this yesterday Louis. Very cool
EntomanFebruary 2nd, 2014, 2:21 pm
Northern CA & ID

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Fascinating! What a beautiful little video. It sure demonstrates why dry fly fishing can be difficult when trout are focused on hovering adults. This scenario is very common on Western ponds and lakes. Now if I can just figure out how to get my fly to hover 3" above the water... :)

Thanks for the link, Louis!
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
PaulRobertsFebruary 2nd, 2014, 9:16 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Wonderful. Wow. What a world. Thank you, Louis!
CrepuscularFebruary 3rd, 2014, 11:47 am
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 919
It sure demonstrates why dry fly fishing can be difficult when trout are focused on hovering adults. This scenario is very common on Western ponds and lakes. Now if I can just figure out how to get my fly to hover 3" above the water... :)


If you figure it out let me know, because I think I could use that technique on the Siphloplecton basale hatch around here. ;)
PaulRobertsFebruary 3rd, 2014, 6:58 pm
Colorado

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Dapping with a two fly rig using a bulky or weighted fly as the point?
MartinlfFebruary 3rd, 2014, 7:52 pm
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Palmyra PA

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And some stout tippet on a limber rod!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
RMlytleFebruary 11th, 2014, 3:23 pm
Connecticut

Posts: 40
I was happy when I come across a situation like this, albeit with dragonflies on a bass pond, and there were plenty of sparse branches. I could just pitch casts over the branches and twitch the fly a few inches above the surface. When the fish took, the branches would bend down and free the line.
PaulRobertsFebruary 12th, 2014, 7:39 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
And some stout tippet on a limber rod!

Yes! Fish actually have weight when not suspended in water.
GusFebruary 14th, 2014, 1:54 pm
colorado

Posts: 59
Wow, amazing video!
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"By taking him fishing"

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MartinlfApril 17th, 2016, 5:25 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3017
From 2014. Came across this and found it just as cool as before.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
OldredbarnApril 17th, 2016, 11:23 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2600
From 2014. Came across this and found it just as cool as before.


Yes...I remember this! Timely Louis...

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"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

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