What's Catching You Fish?

kmudgn

Steelhead
I don't normally post fish porn, but (for me) this was an extraordinary catch. It is the biggest largemouth I ever took on a fly rod. The fish measured about 23 " and based on length/weight ratios it went just under 6lbs. I caught it in a local lake here in NH using a floating minnow with iridescent sides. I was using my 5 wt and it took about 10 min to get it to net

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Billy

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I don't normally post fish porn, but (for me) this was an extraordinary catch. It is the biggest largemouth I ever took on a fly rod. The fish measured about 23 " and based on length/weight ratios it went just under 6lbs. I caught it in a local lake here in NH using a floating minnow with iridescent sides. I was using my 5 wt and it took about 10 min to get it to net

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awesome fish!
 

Stonedfish

Know Grizzler - hater of triploids and humpies
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This S river bull trout pattern caught a number of Minnesota smallies and largemouth last week.
Funny fishing moment of the week. I’m getting ready to cast so I toss my fly in the water a couple feet off the edge of a dock.
A couple lb LM flies out from under the dock and inhales the fly before I can even make my first cast.
SF

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The Coho King

Just Hatched
I don't like this forum topic. Most guys would rather tell you where to fish than what what they are using successfully. But for those who have, much appreciated.
 

Rob Allen

Steelhead
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I hope folks won't be offended at: 1) my lousy filet job, and/or 2) death of a couple trout, and 3) crude fly pattern (fished on a full sinking line)
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Thesankers and I met up yesterday and fished Lake Roosevelt. Hot spotting, oh my! The water was 40F, ice in the launch bay but none on the river. I harvested two trout, 18" and 18.5" (as measured by a Spokane Tribal fish checker). The filets are dry brining right now, I'll wash them, and air dry them in the fridge tonight and smoke 'em tomorrow morning. No, they aren't hard to keep lit.
That is fantastic looking meat for a trout from a lake...
 

Buzzy

I prefer to call them strike indicators.
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I don't like this forum topic. Most guys would rather tell you where to fish than what what they are using successfully. But for those who have, much appreciated.
I really enjoy this forum topic; I have picked up some great tips on patterns and fishing styles. I tend to get into a rut - some of the patterns shown here have become go to flies for me.

I’m looking forward to some warm water fishing when I get back home at the end of the week. Hoping a carp pattern will pay off. If so I will share it with this forum thread.

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Zak

Life of the Party
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How quick do you lose those pheasant tail legs? :ROFLMAO: I feel you would lose them so quick with sunfish teeth and the amount you catch
I buy sections of PT all knotted like that, and tie on a small bunch like 6-8 so I can lose a few. They are tougher than they look! I have leggy muddlers that kept all their legs through many fish. Trout, though, without so much teeth. I guess I'll find out!
 

The Coho King

Just Hatched
Really? Why?
I can't imagine why you wouldn't answer "what are you using", unless you just want to be a jerk
Proprietary interests so no one knows what record Coho hit. I'd tell you where I fished last week before what special pattern to use next to me. Do you not see the similarity with telling name of river or lake? Buggers or midges are good enough info for a flyfisher.
 

Northern

Seeking SMB
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Proprietary interests so no one knows what record Coho hit. I'd tell you where I fished last week before what special pattern to use next to me. Do you not see the similarity with telling name of river or lake? Buggers or midges are good enough info for a flyfisher.
Ah, you're a competitive fisher.

Someone else improving their fishing experience is never going to bother me, and the guy in the next boat using my favorite fly pattern is not going to make my fly less effective or result in an overpressured resource.
It's not the same as hotspotting - places can get overcrowded or overfished
 
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