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stillsteamin wrote: ↑Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:51 amI'll agree to disagree. I like your guys style so I wasn't trying to be a dick. I just know there are way cooler ways to catch trout on the D. But hey, you've been there like 3 times and talked to Hazel...yard4sale wrote: ↑Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:09 amAgree to disagree. I'd never done it before the Hazels introduced us to it so... idk if the "nobody" part is true.stillsteamin wrote: ↑Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:49 am On the Deshooties I'll walk along a bank and try to call my shots, where are the trout going to hold in relation to each current break? Then you go through and see if you know your shit. There's something pleasing about that.Nobody that "knows their shit" on the Deschutes fishes this way. Its a fucking abomination on the same level as the InstaBros running bobbers on their switch rods in the fall.
Not trying to be a dick, just saying there are better ways...
I also bobber fish for steelhead, mind. But I don't have an insta. But I do it in Michigan, so they aren't really steelhead, right? Or are they now, since they're the only ones left? Whatever. I can't keep up anymore. Like I said, I don't have an insta.
Heero[CntRmbrPwd] wrote: ↑Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:26 am Good posts, nerds. (pot, kettle, etc)Thanks Heero. Did I miss any questions, or does that pretty much sum up tightline/Czech/Euro nymphing?
LA Fly Guy wrote:Can some of you explain tight line nymphing to this sight fishing, salt life dork?Basically, you are fishing a quick-sinking fly (not necesarily heavy - often a slim profiled fly without resistance will sink faster than a heavier but bulkier fly) over repeated, short drifts where you have tension or contact between the fly and rod tip.
LA Fly Guy wrote:What makes that style of nymphing so effective over fishing a bobber?The quicker, shorter drifts with a fly that is actually fishing because it is both at the zone you want it and always under tension so you arent missing fish takes due to slack means one covers A LOT more water far quicker.
LA Fly Guy wrote:Why does the fishing style almost require its own style of flies?The flies need to get down quickly because of the shorter drifts. This means very slim profiles for less resistance.
LA Fly Guy wrote:What distances can/does one routinely fish with that style?Not very far out. This is why these people use 10' or 11' rods.
LA Fly Guy wrote:How hard is to pick up for someone not used to the technique compared to nymphing under a bobber?Easy.
Streamer fishing is also dumb. Jerkbait (trebles replaced with singles because I am not an animal) is better. :)
B.M. Barrelcooker wrote: ↑Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:51 pm We add a twist to it on the Cumberland.Yes. I’m in.
We drift in a boat and hang tungsten head euro-nymphs over the side as we drift.
You can drink a lot more beer that way ......... unless you tip the nymph with some miniature salad shrimp.....that will keep you way too busy foolin with fish.
Fishwater wrote: ↑Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:30 am Po,Start by gettin yourself some octo. I got this GPO from a buddy who commercial fishes for spot prawns here in Southeast Alaska during the fall. They become bycatch when they’re pulled up in the pots after eating all the shrimp inside.
Recipe for the octopus post haste. Sous vide temp, etc.