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RogueratAugust 2nd, 2018, 1:56 am
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Yes, most of the information and 'suggestions' online note that traditional dries (small and smaller) don't do well when cast Spey style; apparently larger dries- like the Bomber you mentioned, as well as the larger patterns such as Stoneflies and such- can be used. I'd like to try some large stone patterns and hoppers, along with swinging soft-hackles and streamers which are flies I haven't fished much. I am really, really curious about the fish I've seen rising just beyond single-hand casting range...I've waded to the limit of what I consider sane depth trying to reach them and these guys are past that.

Jonathon, I hope to tie into SOMETHING this weekend, even if its only a(nother) pig of a Redhorse Sucker...they still put up a fight!

tight lines, all,


'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
Jmd123August 2nd, 2018, 8:44 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2286
"...even if its only a(nother) pig of a Redhorse Sucker...they still put up a fight!"

Got a 15" golden redhorse once in the south branch of the Flint River, while looking for holdover browns. It looked like a skinny carp! Put up a good fight too, hit a #10 brown/grizzly Woolly Bugger. I was disappointed it wasn't a brown, but hey, I didn't get skunked and it wasn't exactly a little guy!

Tight lines whether it be sucker or trout!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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