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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Late season flyfishing

I've been thinking it's time to get out again. My concern was the low water we had this year effecting the trout populations. I looked and saw one of my favorite special regs areas was scheduled to have a fall stocking.

Has anybody been out lately? Haven't seen much action down here regarding fall flyfishing for trout. For those that have been out any tips on approach? I'm thinking a nymph would be a good place to start.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 12:36 PM
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Re: Late season flyfishing

Nymphs, streamers, eggs

Those hold-over browns sure get hungry this time of year.
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Re: Late season flyfishing

I've been getting out 2 or 3 times a week. It has been a little tough, as I think the low water this summer has done a number on the populations. There are still some fish out there and most of what I have caught are at the best locations along the stream. I would concentrate at the better holes and I've been using nymphs exclusively. Mostly beadheads of Pheasant Tails, Hare's Ears, Olive Caddis Pupa and a few home-brews. I need to get to some of the Fall-stocked Delayed Harvest areas. Sometimes it gets hard to concentrate or focus like I should if I have doubts about the fish being there or not.
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Re: Late season flyfishing

Thanks. I was thinking I would have to focus on the holes, and use nymphs. Pheasant tail bead heads are my go to nymph of choice. They seem to work any time of year. I guess they imitate just about everything.

I'm thinking I should focus on the head of any decent pool? Seems the most active fish are at those locations most of the time. Maybe it's because the fish don't get much of a chance to check out my bait......?

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Re: Late season flyfishing

Don't overlook midges on the top, I've caught trout in the middle of December that were slurping midges off the top.
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Re: Late season flyfishing

Thats probably what I seen on Friday afternoon at the Tully. Seen several rises in front of me, I figured they were midges.

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Re: Late season flyfishing

Picked up some Rainbows today on Zonkers, Nymphs(STonefly),and some other streamers...
Saw a little top water action but couldn't see what they were taking..

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Re: Late season flyfishing

Got out for the afternoon today. I managed one brookie on a nymph. My brother lost on on a green weenie.

There was some surface action right at dusk, but I could not pin it down. I had one trout come right to my fly, but it wasn't meant to be.

I saw on the stocking schedule that the FFO only area of white deer creek was supposed to get a late season stocking. I think they forgot. There was a few fish here and there, but not like usual. The water was low and clear, but I saw very few fish.

Even with the lack of fish the afternoon was great. The weather was wonderfull, and the only noise I heard other than water was the drumming of a grouse.

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