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Old 04-24-2012, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Situation: midge hatch at Lake Lehow (near Waterton Canyon) with PHWFF group - tried a red umbrella midge emerger, fish came right up to it and 'made a face' and swam off.
Tied on this one - post is polypro yarn tied with gray thread, parachute/umbrella is yellow hackle, treated with Watershed. Floats like a freekin' cork.
Thread: gray Danville 8/0
Body: green and chartreuse Ultra Wire, Thorax is peacock herl.
Wing stump: white fluoro fiber
Hook: obviously not tough enough for what happened: some brand of scud hook, the type escapes me, and apparently the fish, now, too, after what apparently hit it.

I missed the take altogether - and apparently a few more - needs a better hook. I'm thinking TMC 2499 in an 18 next time. I suspect this might've been a Dai-Riki, which aren't tempered - live and learn.



Anybody else ever have this happen? I've had hooks straighten before, but gee whiz!

Maybe I didn't want to try and land the fish that could've done this while I was trying to catch it...
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did the fish bend the gap shut?
Can't say that I have ever seen or even heard of that before!
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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'Twas open like a hook should be (scud hook) when I tied it on. Somebody's fishy jaws bent 'er shut. Darnedest thing I've ever seen.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: I matched the hatch a little too well...

it made a circle hook
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You almost hooked Robo-trout!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ack! I realized after going through the book that I found the original pattern from that this was tied on a 2487. Ouch!

I'm off to go try spinning up one similar to this on a 2499 and see what I come up with.
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I've tied blood worms on a Dai-Riki scud hook and 50% of them broke in half at the start of the gap when I used them. Ended up throwing the rest of the flies and hooks away.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I had some dairiki's (hope I spelled that right. Can't a guy named "Smith"make hooks?! geez!!). They kept breaking in the vice. Never again.

Umpqua for me, thanks. (I bet I didn't spell that correctly, either. C'mpn, Smith!)
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