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Old 07-06-14, 08:08 AM   #1
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The essentials needed for a good fishing trip are good, weather, ribs, chicken, company and of coarse a fish or two. All of these where met and exceeded. The pads have died off and the fishing a bit harder in most areas. But fresh pads are sprouting up just below the water line so soon lush green will return. At 0-dark the fish shut off.





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Old 07-06-14, 11:17 AM   #2
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Did they spray those pads?
Those bass look bigger than the ones you were catching when the pads were alive. Guess "the fishing is tougher" is a relative term?
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Each year a little brown beetle of sorts tears the pads up. New ones grow back in a week or two. The birds and frogs eat the beetles so do the bluegill. Circle of life thing.

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Old 07-06-14, 06:27 PM   #4
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Willing to bet a beetle pattern with a fly rod could do wonders with panfish.
Say a large brown number 6 or 8 goofus bug
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Old 07-12-14, 09:25 AM   #5
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Willing to bet a beetle pattern with a fly rod could do wonders with panfish.
Say a large brown number 6 or 8 goofus bug
Have you ever tried just using a small plastic beetle body threaded onto a hook for fly rod fishing? I bet it would work well.
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Old 07-12-14, 01:04 PM   #6
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I have used the foam ones but like many preferred to fish my own tied versions.
That time is now past for me,due to hand injuries,so every now and then when wanting to take up the fly rod buy a couple like dahlberg divers,the goofus bug with one hand anyone could tie with a vise and deer hair.It is however easier with two.Same with foam patterns or most of them.Silly foam and a rubber band go a long way.
One can however get intricate,spun deer hair,moose hair with an overhand knot makes nice bent legs even a daddy longlegs,but again past where I delve into it lately.
I used to take say wet patterns and make dry versions,McGinty in spun deer hair among others works well on trout,in particular where an overhanging hornets nest is located-Nantahala gorge comes to mind.Tossed a rather large one at an 20 in brown trout that was attempting to eat yellow warblers on the Mad river in ohio.And on the Davidson they would only take small versions of it,eating either small honey bees or yellow jackets dunno but saved that trip.
A great many non aquatic insects do work.
In trout that 20 in brown was my best,with a 19 in rainbow and a 13 in brookie,stripers dunno to big to weigh,1 stray muskie both the latter two species on the ohio river with an 8-9 weight HL Herters rod and lead core line which also is beyond me now,toss that combo all day long its back breaking.
I only have a 7 weight left now,and seldom use it.The post by Mikechell and by captmikestarret and Dave brought this out in another thread.My apologies if it took away from this one.
That beetle or of a close relative lives here as well as pads turning color and reemergance occuring.

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