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06-25-2014 09:53 AM
NymphoStage Honorable mention. I am not sure if this is the definition of getting skunked as I had fish on yesterday but couldn't reel either of them in before they got off. This was fly fishing in a creek very near Denver. Threw on a rainbow warrior and had two fish on, one actually a very decent size, but both got off before I could get them all the way in.

So, not exactly skunked but I didn't exactly catch anything. I am starting to think it is harder to catch fish with worms than on the fly!
06-25-2014 09:51 AM
NymphoStage
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Originally Posted by Pete-G View Post
I forgot to ask. When you were at Twin Lakes. Did you go try Forebay? I find the fishing better there. The best spot being the swirl.
I did not. We had some little ones with us so just picked a spot on the north shore and stayed in that location.
06-24-2014 05:33 PM
Pete-G I forgot to ask. When you were at Twin Lakes. Did you go try Forebay? I find the fishing better there. The best spot being the swirl.
06-24-2014 05:19 PM
pistoldog
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Originally Posted by NymphoStage View Post
Did I just get spin casting advice from Pete-G!!?

I am honored!


(I will have to try this some time for sure)


Pete's on the money with this advice.
06-24-2014 05:17 PM
Pete-G Guy Montera used to make and sell Montera's Marvels. They were the original Pistol Pete's, and there was a big legal fight over the Pistol Pete name. Guy's flies were constructed much better. I know, because I used to tie flies for him. he was very fussy about how they were made.

He was my best friend, and we went fishing together all the time. He was a fish catching machine, and any less than 50 fish a day was a bad day for him. He taught me how to fish a bubble and fly. Fly meaning a streamer with a prop. Really more of a lure than a fly.

Sadly, Guy passed away a few years ago. I lost a good friend, and the world lost Montera Marvels. The inferior Made in Mexico Pistol Pete's are are the only choice now. They still catch the hell out of fish though.
06-24-2014 02:38 PM
NymphoStage
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Originally Posted by Pete-G View Post
Try Pistol Pete's with a casting bubble. Fill the bubble with water, and even stick some small split shot in the bubble to keep it sunk during the retrieve. make sure the casting bubble goes on the line first. Then a swivel. That's important, because when you get a strike the line will pull through the bubble, and the fish won't feel the resistance of the bubble weight.

Then tie on 5ft of flouro to the swivel, and then the Pistol Pete. Cast it out, and wait different length of times to fish different water columns on the retrieve. Reel back very slowly with a little action applied. Little jerks, and also let it stop and sink for 1-2 seconds, and jerk it back while starting to reel again.

If you get no strikes add a salmon egg to the Pistol Pete. The PP will get a lot more strikes than a plain Woolly Bugger. It's been tested. Try the all black, and all olive PP's.

This method was always good for 50-100 trout a day for Guy Montera and myself. Boring as hell compared to dry flies on moving water.
Did I just get spin casting advice from Pete-G!!?

I am honored!


(I will have to try this some time for sure)
06-24-2014 08:53 AM
Pete-G Try Pistol Pete's with a casting bubble. Fill the bubble with water, and even stick some small split shot in the bubble to keep it sunk during the retrieve. make sure the casting bubble goes on the line first. Then a swivel. That's important, because when you get a strike the line will pull through the bubble, and the fish won't feel the resistance of the bubble weight.

Then tie on 5ft of flouro to the swivel, and then the Pistol Pete. Cast it out, and wait different length of times to fish different water columns on the retrieve. Reel back very slowly with a little action applied. Little jerks, and also let it stop and sink for 1-2 seconds, and jerk it back while starting to reel again.

If you get no strikes add a salmon egg to the Pistol Pete. The PP will get a lot more strikes than a plain Woolly Bugger. It's been tested. Try the all black, and all olive PP's.

This method was always good for 50-100 trout a day for Guy Montera and myself. Boring as hell compared to dry flies on moving water.
06-23-2014 09:39 AM
NymphoStage
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Originally Posted by red owl View Post
Nympho: what are you fishing for and how are you pursuing it? What tactics, etc.? The reason I ask is because the magazines, TV shows, et al are totally oriented to selling you something. Bass boats, fish finders, stuff, stuff, stuff.
You can cut a cane pole, use left over bread, and usually catch a 100 bluegills, etc. in an hour or two if all you want to do is catch some type of fish.
If conditions are right I too can (and have) pulled out tons of bluegill. As far as tactics Saturday?

- Dry on a casting bobber. Multiple types of retrieves and no retrieve. Multiple fly's.
- Hopper dropper off of a casting bobber. Same as above, multiple fly's only with a nymph under it as well.
- Night crawlers all over the water column. From a bobber adjusting all over and ever weighted down to put it on the bottom. Put waders on and waded way out and casted to get the worm as deep as possible on the bottom.
- Kastmasters. Gold, and a silver/blue casted from shore and up to my chest deep in water. Casting down shore and fanning out in all directions. All different retrieves.
- Wooly bugger fished from shore and wading in it. Just like the kastmaster. Along the shore and fanning in all directions, all kinds of retrieves. Same with a streamer I tried.

I think that is about it but those were my trout tactics from shore/wading this weekend at twin lakes.
06-23-2014 08:29 AM
red owl Nympho: what are you fishing for and how are you pursuing it? What tactics, etc.? The reason I ask is because the magazines, TV shows, et al are totally oriented to selling you something. Bass boats, fish finders, stuff, stuff, stuff.
You can cut a cane pole, use left over bread, and usually catch a 100 bluegills, etc. in an hour or two if all you want to do is catch some type of fish.
06-22-2014 01:50 PM
NymphoStage Posted in reports as well but here it goes:

Upper lake, not a bite.

Myself, and a buddy were out. Everything from kastmasters to wooly buggers to dries and nightcrawlers for about 4 hours mid-day yesterday. Not a single bite was had by anyone.
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