KINDLE BOOK REVIEW - Fly-Casting Fundamentals: Distance, Accuracy, Roll Casts, Hauling, Sinking Lines, and More
by Lefty Kreh $12.49
Expert Lefty Kreh lays the groundwork for learning to cast, including teaching and practicing tips. Basic overhead and sidearm cast, roll cast, reach cast, stack cast, tuck cast, curve cast, snap T, change of direction cast, low-side-up cast, speed cast. Tips for keeping your casts under control and making them accurate, mastering the double haul, and casting weight. Casting an extra 20 or 30 feet.
About the Author: Lefty Kreh has been an outdoor writer for more than 45 years and was named "Angler of the Year" by Fly Rod and Reel magazine in 1997. He currently can be seen fishing with Tom Brokaw, Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia), and Michael Keaton on the Outdoor Channel's Buccaneers & Bones. He lives in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
DVD REVIEW - Off The Grid
by Beattie Outdoor Productions $24.95
For more than two years, Beattie Outdoor Productions traveled the world, capturing an assortment of fly-fishing adventures deemed to be "off the grid." The conscious effort to avoid big-name waters and popular fisheries resulted in this compelling and unique DVD, one that connects each locale with that common theme. From a bluewater expedition in Guatemala to a tour of the Midwest, "Off the Grid" focuses on the road less traveled and adventures that are out of the way, and some that are even just down the street. Filmed on location in Alaska, British Columbia, the Bahamas, Colorado, Florida, Guatemala, Idaho, Louisiana, Mexico, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Run time: 170 minutes.
BOOK REVIEW - Tying and Fishing Tailwater Flies
by Pat Dorsey $39.95
A great fly tying guide book by Pat Dorsey. Contains new flies and old standbys from one of Umpqua Feather Merchant's top-selling fly designers, Pat Dorsey with 500 step-by-step photos of 24 proven patterns for the most demanding trout. Patterns for streams across the country, not just tailwaters; includes nymphs, emergers, and dry flies that imitate mayflies, midges, stoneflies, and caddis. Detailed information on how to fish the patterns with over 30 rigging illustrations from artist Dave Hall. Fly tying guide book in hard cover. 128 pages.
Of Icicles, Frozen Guides And Drifted Christmas Snows
by Pete Caverhill of the Osprey FlyFishers of Vancouver, BC for the FFF
Deep winter of the Christmas and New Year season spells for me, a
narrowing of angling opportunity. Resident trout fisheries, locked in snow
and ice, are no longer a viable choice for the open water fisherman.
Emphasis naturally shifts to coastal streams and sea-run winter steelhead.
Millar mitts, long johns, heavy cumbersome lines and cranky frozen fly rod
guides are symptoms of this deep winter steelhead fishing. I perhaps do
not appreciate these aspects the way I appreciate short sleeves, light
lines and surface fish. Consequently in the months around Christmas, the
intensity of my angling concentration slips into hibernation.
This is not to say that I do not enjoy being astream. The joys of winter
fishing extend far beyond the reality of being chest deep in frozen flows
with rod straining.
I remember the beautiful silence of a river valley under a new snowfall; I
remember cloud low and still and gray, on white mountains; I remember
crystalline ice bells rattling in branches over a riffle.
Winter distills the true essence of going fishing. It strips the
experience of all its frills. It allows me to understand why I fish.
Fly Fishing Quiz
by Liz Watson of the Northwest Women Flyfishers
- 1. In a double spey cast, the fly should land _______ of the caster, just before the final delivery.
- a. Upstream
- b. Downstream
- c. In front of
- d. Just behind
- 2. Which of the following are change of direction casts?
- a. Double spey
- b. Single spey
- c. Tuck
- d. Both a and b
- 3. When using circle hooks, the recommended hook-set technique is:
- a. Raise the rod sharply
- b. Move the rod above your head
- c. Use a strip-set
- d. All of the above
- 4. The Leisenring Lift is:
- a. Only used to imitate mayflies
- b. A method of nymphing
- c. Used only with sinking lines
- d. Effective with dry flies and streamers
Answers: 1. (b); 2. (d); 3. (c); 4. (b)
Don’t Rock The Boat
By Al Elliott
My guess is that most people who have not visited Upstate New York think of the state as skyscrapers, Broadway Theaters, the Statue of Liberty and millions of people commuting via subway and trains to the suburbs. That’s New York City. The rest of northern part of the state is quite rural and much of it is in the Adirondack Park.
The Adirondack Park, created by law in 1882, is the largest park in the continental United States. The so called “Blue Line” which represents the boundary of the park defines some six million acres of land, almost half of which is publicly owned forest. By law, the public land will remain “forever wild”. It contains some 3000 ponds and lakes, hundreds of streams and rivers, 2000 miles of hiking trails and 42 peaks over 4000 feet. It is larger than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Park combined. You could put the state of Vermont into it.
For the past 30 years, a group of us have been backpacking into these wilderness regions twice a year. These are spring and fall trips, with an occasional summer outing added. At times, we take some fishing equipment with us, but usually it is just two or three days of camping, telling lies, and having fun.
On one of our early trips, we hiked into a beautiful spot called Spruce Lake. It’s almost ten miles to the lake from the trailhead and it’s a reasonable effort getting there while carrying a full pack. As the years go by, we are losing stamina, we have to make room in the pack for medications, and it takes us longer to get there.
This past spring, we found that we could drive in about 15 miles on some old logging roads from a different direction and get to within about four miles of the lake. We could handle that distance. So, in early May we revisited Spruce Lake.
On the major trails in the Adirondacks, you will occasionally find a structure called a lean-to. It’s a three sided log building, usually with a wood floor. They will sleep five or 6 people lying side by side. It’s a first come, first served arrangement. You can’t reserve them. We got to the Spruce Lake lean-to about noon on the first day. Fortunately, it was open. There were eight of us, so we had to pitch a couple of tents in addition to the space in the lean-to.
Shortly after we got there, a man and his son came by on the trail. The son was about 30 years old and was carrying a canoe on his shoulders. The father had the camping and fishing gear and the paddles. We visited with them for a while and then they headed farther up the trail to set up camp.
The ice on the lake had gone out two or three weeks prior to this and the brook trout were hungry.
Later in the day, the same thing happened again. Two guys with canoe, camping and fishing gear passed by our lean-to and headed down along the shore of the lake to set up camp.
Late in the afternoon of the second day, the father and son team once again stopped at our campsite and asked if we would share the warmth of our fire. They had almost drowned and were about frozen. We put a couple more logs on the fire.
Spruce Lake is sort of rectangular in shape, and about 2 miles long. They were out on the lake fishing when the father hooked into a nice brookie. When he got it close to the canoe, his son leaned over a little too far to net it and they capsized. They were some distance from shore when it happened. It was a cold day and because of the temperature, they were both wearing jackets and their hiking boots. It’s pretty hard to swim in this gear. Neither was wearing a PFD or life jacket. The water was very cold. The canoe was inverted and they were able to hold on to it. Fishing gear, camera, and cell phone were now at the bottom of the lake.
If it hadn’t been for the other two fishermen, they probably would have never made it. Fortunately for them, the people in the other canoe saw the accident even though it was some distance away.
Rule # One for canoeists: Never paddle close enough to people who have capsized that they can grab your canoe. Otherwise, you may all end up in the drink. Once they were sure that their panic was under control, they gave the son a rope fastened to the stern of their canoe and they towed him to shore. The father stayed with the capsized canoe. Then they did the same with the father. On the third trip, they came back with the submerged canoe and the paddles. They were able to get back to their campsite and get into some dry clothes.
Rule # Two: Don’t wear 8 inch hiking boots in a canoe. Wear something you can kick off while you are in the water.
Rule # Three: Wear a personal floatation device, especially when you are alone in a remote area.
Rule # Four: When hiking or canoeing in a remote area, always wear a whistle on a lanyard around your neck. If you need help and someone is in the area, you might be able to get their attention.
Rule # Five: Always have several feet of rope fastened to both the bow and stern of your canoe.
Rule # Six: Both people in a canoe should not lean in the same direction at the same time. Duh.
Somewhere in Spruce Lake there is a brook trout with a record amount of fishing gear he has captured.
Early in the year after ice-out, when the water is still quite cold, I sometimes fish for trout in a remote reservoir up on Tug Hill Plateau from my solo canoe. Tug Hill is between Syracuse and the Adirondacks. There’s no boat launch and not many people go boating there. Laugh if you want, but until the water warms up, I have a set of pontoons that clamp onto the gunwales. Call them training wheels if you want, but I can stand in the canoe if I care to and I never capsize. My wife made me buy them.
Allen Elliott lives in Syracuse, New York and is an avid fly fisherman, fly tier, hiker, skier, and lover of all outdoor activities. He is retired from Carrier Corporation and fishes for trout and bass in the Adirondacks and in Northwest Arkansas.
Pick A Peck of Pickled Pickerel
By Mike Kingston, avid fly fisherman - DeSota, Texas
Mike KingstonThe “Usual Suspects” (as Nathan has nick-named us, are Jeff Jackson, Mike Kingston, David VanBuskirk, and Nathan White) met during the first week in December, 2004 to pick a peck of pickled pickerel. Oops, I mean Chain Pickerel. It sounds sort of like a child’s nursery rhyme, but boy if you haven’t experienced it you will never know what you’re missing. The first morning the campfire flames outside our Daingerfield State Park cabin would have made even Chip Foose envious. You have not lived until you have tasted some of Jeff Jackson’s cowboy coffee and campfire biscuits. Oh I’m sorry, I lost concentration for a moment, I’m supposed to be telling about a great wintertime fly fishing opportunity and not Jeff’s outdoor cooking abilities.
Chain Pickerel will charge your fly with some visually exciting moments such as the shark attacking the swimmer in “Jaws”. Nathan White, hums the theme from “Jaws” before the fish hits the fly. Those pesky pickerel fight hard and long in more open water, but the fight is short in the heavy weeds and grass. They are easily spooked creating a splash that is a lot bigger than the fish. To me they are like mini barracudas. The largest officially recorded Chain Pickerel caught at Daingerfield State Park weighted .94 pounds and was 17 inches long. Wow, I bet that looked like a torpedo with teeth. The Texas State record is 4.75 pounds, 23.75 inches long and was caught at Lake Pat Mayse. Caddo Lake has produced a 4.63 pound, 25 inches long toothed torpedo.
My buddies and I fished in the shallow grass beds and lily pads from a johnboat, canoe, and kayak. We did a little wading. However, this lake has some shallows with hard bottoms that are easy to wade, but also there are areas with mucky bottoms that are challenge to wade. It was discovered that even in the winter you cannot fish too shallow. Our best success was casting our flies right on the bank and pulling them off into the water. If the fish were not shallow, then the first weed line break visible was cast to. This is where our sink tip lines were used. Fishing early and late each day was the plan of attack. When the weather turned cloudy and overcast the pickerel bit better. All of us used weedless flies and found that the flies that pushed a lot of water were more effective. Our favorite pattern was the Sea-Ducer, the color choices of were; grizzly white (sort of a crappie pattern), golden olive, olive, blue and chartreuse, and purple and white. The grizzly white was the most productive of those used. Well known fly fishers, Rod Woodruff likes various skinny water bunny clousers, while Brian Gambill is partial to a small white wooly bugger. While on this trip David VanBuskirk started to have some success on a sub-surface frog pattern of his design. We used both fluorocarbon and super braided line for our bite tippets. Fluorocarbon bite tippets were attached using blood knots, while the super braided line was attached using a double uni-knot. We found that attaching flies with a non-slip loop knot gave our flies better action that resulted in more strikes.
Daingerfield State Park is about 190 miles from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The park has recently renovated 3 cabins and a lodge/bunkhouse. The park currently does not have canoes for rent, but the park rangers say that they will have them available in the near future. Nearby Mt. Pleasant have several hotels, motels, restaurants, and grocery stores.
by Charles Jardine of Wales for the FFF ClubWire
Happy Holidays. Well all right: merry survival of the season of excess,
bonhomie, holly, too much Merlot and Chardonnay and maybe, just maybe, if
you have been very good indeed and Santa is beaming and benevolently
bestowed a long thin piscatorial package under the twinkling Christmas tree
Or is it? Every year we are seduced in our thousands, by a sirens song
spiraling like a wraith from the shiny rows of grown up toys: fly rods. How
we love them. How they fill us with those hopes, dreams and ambitions by
the waterside. A graphite umbilical cord, that draws us preciously near to
our sport just by the very touch of their silky smooth countenance. And we
can't just stop at one: can we? Oh no.
Now I have to be careful what I say here; especially given my long, close
and extremely happy association with a company not a million miles away
from Seattle - who, I like to think, make the best fly rods in the world -
and rhymes with 'page'.
We live in the fashion fly-fishing industry and frankly; there is nothing
ostensibly wrong with that. New products tend, in the main, to be
improvements on their predecessors. But can we use them?
For many years now we have demanded faster and higher performance >from
the commercial world around us: Faster computers, quicker cars: a faster
life in general. This includes fly rods. I honestly believe that we have
equated the speed of our rod as supplementation of our performance in the
"Do we need to even cast anyway: heck the rod 'll do it for us." Type of
mentality. Well they won't and we do. But can we use the rods that are
being created to enhance our ken? Basically, has technology outstripped our
ability? I honestly believe to the greater extent it has. Certainly the
newcomer to the sport should be very wary of ultra fast rods. Their use if
aligned to short, overhead, economic movement can be awesome. The loops
projected can be needle thin and high velocity. But equally, their
unforgiving nature can lead to tailing loops; heavy-handed substitution of
brawn over brain - and economic style.
The problem is that the rod industry in general has tended to drive us in
the direction of these fast, stiff actioned rods and we, galvanized by the
promise of a Holy Grail (stream), have willingly gone along. Has it been
the best route? Occasionally 'yes', more often 'no'.
There can be no question that there is a world of difference between a
'casting' weapon, as opposed a 'fishing' rod. Somewhere between the two
lies perhaps the perfect rod.
But don't form the idea that a soft, sorry: a "mellow" actioned rod is
better. This type of action will have a newcomer gasping for breath too -
but in a different way. Wide loop, breeze buffeted chaos, can be the
hallmark of these presentational orientated creatures that, fair enough,
will never over strain your 8x tippet, but by the same token, will hardly
put much dent in a big brown trout's jaw either or bring it quickly to the
net. A bit like taming Mike Tyson with your pet hamster. Good if you go
along with Aesopian theories; but practical?
So what are we left with? Well I guess we are back with the trusty "middle
to tip" actioned rod that has gained such popularity down the years. The
reason is simple. Folk can feel the synergy between them and the dynamics
of the rod. They can feel the partnership of the line (when it is properly
matched and balanced: more of which in another "Wire") working with the rod
- and themselves. Basically you can feel what is going on and harmonize
with that movement: this ultimately leads to that other critical element:
timing. Without which of course, we are done for.
I honestly believe (well that rod company I mentioned earlier, and I am
sure others too) have in the last year, begun to drift back into fishing
friendly actioned rods, rather than raw line speed, tight loop, fizzing
outfits. This has not been at the sacrifice of line speeds and other
technical advancements. Through the use of different scrims and fibers in
the makeup and other technical wizardry, there are still wafer thin loop
sized possibilities - but with feeling. And if you can feel a response
through the rod handle you can, in turn, respond with and to it - in
partnership and harmony.
The morale to all this is really, do not be seduced into the fashion
market, just because it casts a country mile and is faster than a Ferrari
does not mean that you will be able to deceive an old, fussy trout under a
willow, sipping Baetis for lunch: and then land it on gossamer tippets.
Find the rod that suits certainly, but do not be a slave to fashion. Always
remember you are the conductor and a well-rehearsed orchestra follows the
conductor; not vice a versa. Of course the use is important a bonefish or
tarpon rod has different requirements and line speed is one as is producing
tight loops. But even on my bonefish rod I want to feel what is going on
between us - the rod, the line and me. I don't want to have it be dead in
the butt - if you'll pardon the expression. I still want a fishing rod.
So if Santa does come calling, you may have to be churlish enough to ask
if you can try it before he leaves the rod under the tree. If you don't,
you'll never know.
HUMOR - The Fish Smart
by Gil Hassen of the Merced Flyfishing Club of California for the FFF
I was recently reading an article out of a major fly fishing magazine in
which the author made the statement, "as trout get smarter, we will need
more blah blah, blah... "
Smarter fish? Is this more of that genetic tampering stuff? How 'smart'
can a fish really be? Is there an intelligence limit or can we expect some
trigonometry-trained trout soon?
Face it, trout have the brain about the size of a pea. How smart are
Elephants are thought to have a genetic memory, that is, newborns can find
their way to a watering hole they have never been to, and locate it
precisely. This same genetic memory goes for food, what is safe to eat,
what is not safe to eat. We cannot say the same for trout. I once caught
and tossed a live grasshopper, wiggly legs and all, right into the path of
a feeding trout. The grasshopper floated safely by and continued to do so
as long as I could see it downstream. Smart fish? This is the same smart
fish that about ten minutes later inhaled a creation of deer hair, yarn,
gold wire, and chicken feathers thinking it was something edible.
Yep, these guys are getting smarter for sure. Those fly tying (selling)
types seem to think so. Every year the 'new' patterns emerge (yes, pun
intended) to be the ticket to those trigonometry-trained trout. Those
trout have just out-smarted last year's model.
Several years ago I was fishing the South Fork of the Merced River,
precisely casting meticulously tied mayfly patterns, and getting totally
ignored by fish of an obviously superior intelligence. These fish were out
in the middle of the river calculating trigonometric ratios in order to
dart to my fly, just miss it, and throw in a little tail splash as a final
taunt. Just the week before an old-timer (experienced fisherman) had asked
me, as he looked into my fly box "what ever happened to the ol' royal
coachman?" That thought came to my mind as I tried an old coachman pattern
and yup, you guessed it, fish on! How smart indeed. Substantiated proof
once again that weak genetics override superior intelligence. No genetic
memory in the South Fork, yet.
How smart you still ask? Fish in the Green River have scarred and swollen
lips because of so many hook removals. Fish in rivers all over have been
caught with a fly still attached to a shredded piece of 6X tippet, dangling
from the lower jaw. There is also that college dropout trout who breaks
off a #16 Adams pattern, only to eat the exact same pattern in the exact
same time it takes to tie on the new pattern. It's a real bonus to get
your original fly returned.
We need to reconsider the 'smart' trout and rethink the not-so-smart fly
fisherman. Once again, genetics override intelligence.
By C.W. “Don” Coleman - Taken from the Tampa Bay Fly Fishers Newsletter
DON’T FORGET – You are free to agree, disagree, or interpret my opinions in any way you see fit. There are no fly tying police or fly fishing police. Don’t be afraid to think for yourself or differ with the “experts.” But do be polite about it. There are not many things you can do today that leave you completely free to do as you wish. Even take a fish home to eat once in a while—as long as it is legal to do so. Sometimes we take this ecology bit too far.
FIGHTING FISH – Suddenly you have a fish on. What do you do now? First of all I hope you struck the fish with a slip-strike and lifted the butt of the rod instead of jerking the rod tip up. The rod tip is for casting and the rod butt is for fighting fish. Most of the inshore fish wading fly fishers catch can easily be handled by stripping in the fly line with your line hand. Don’t adhere to the old adage to “keep the rod tip up and get the fish on the reel.” A lot of fish are lost because of that poor advice. You cannot put much pressure on a fish with the rod tip and you can blow it all trying to reel in loose line instead of fighting the fish. If you do have a large fish on, let it run and put itself on the reel. I hope you didn’t set the drag up to 3 or 5 pounds as some “experts” recommend. If you did a sudden jolt will occur when the fish comes tight against the reel and that jolt could pull the hook out. Keep just enough drag on the reel so that when you jerk on the line it will not backlash. If you need more drag during the fight, use the palming rim. Fight large fish by keeping the rod tip down and pointing at the fish and fighting with the first stripping guide. It’s called fighting “down and dirty.” The old timers used to say “give them the butt.” Even with a 12 weight tarpon rod you can only exert about 3 ¾ pounds on a fish with the rod tip. Whereas you can exert up to 12 pounds on a fish when fighting “down and dirty.”
Don’t fight a fish by pumping the rod and reeling in the line you gained. When you pressure a fish it tries very hard to fight back. You can gently apply even pressure and practically lead most fish wherever you want. Often you can remove all pressure and the fish will simply stop and wonder what’s going on. Only pump the rod when you cannot move a very large fish any other way. And fly rods are not built to do this successfully.
The Tier's Corner: Weighting Flies And Lead Wrap Comparisons
by Jim Cramer of the Russian River Flycasters of Santa Rosa, CA for the
After last month's piece on bead heads and relative weights I decided to
carry the research a step farther. I was curious as to how much the weight
would change as I changed the diameter of the lead wire so I conducted a
little experiment. I marked off exactly one inch on the shank of a number
6, Mustad 3665A hook (a long shanked Limerick) and wrapped it with one
layer of thread. Then I covered it with lead wire with diameters ranging
from 0.010 to 0.035 inches. I counted the number of wraps it took to fill
the one-inch space and then weighed the lead. The results are tabulated
below. Weight units are grains.
||Wraps per 1"
||Weight per wrap
* Note: when making measurements, I determined that one wrap of 0.020
lead wire around a Mustad 9672 # 12 hook weighed only 0.120 grains. So
hook diameter does make a big difference and these numbers only illustrate
the effect of changing wire diameters.
What I found interesting was that I could not put the calculated number of
wraps in the one-inch space with the smaller diameters of wire.
Theoretically one should be able to get close to 100 wraps of 0.010 wire in
a one-inch space; I could get only 73. With the larger diameters it came
close. Anyway the results should be taken only as general guidelines
because they will vary as soon as you change hooks and the diameter of the
hook shank. It does dramatically point out however, that you don't get
much weight out of the smaller diameter wires compared to the larger sizes,
which should be no suprise to anyone. The general rule of thumb when using
lead wire is that it should approximate the diameter of the bare hook
Almost everyone has his or her own technique of adding lead wire to the
hook. Many wrap it on the bare hook shank then use a dike of thread at
both ends to keep it in place. To me this has never seemed like a very
secure base on which to build the rest of the fly, sort of like building a
house on a sand dune. The way I recommend is as follows. Lay down a
smooth thread base over the area that you intend to wrap the lead. Use a
heavy flat thread as you want to cover thing fast. Leave your bobbin
hanging at the rear of the fly. Now starting at the rear and holding a
very short tag end with your left hand wrap the lead forward
counter-clockwise. When you reach the last wrap that you want just use
your right thumbnail to cut the lead against the hook. Use your left
thumbnail in the same manner to cut off the tag end at the rear with
smaller diameters of wire you can use the first wrap of thread to cut the
thread.) Your bobbin was hanging at the rear where it was out of the way as
you wrapped the lead forward. Now give it a good spin in a counter
clock-wise direction as viewed from the top. This will untwist the thread
and allow it to lay flat for smoother and better coverage. Wrap the thread
forward over the lead wire.
*Note that because you wrapped the lead counter
clock-wise going forward you are now cross wrapping with this first layer
of thread. Do not wrap this first layer too tight as you don't want the
thread to separate the lead wraps. When you reach the front of the lead
build a little tapered dike in front of the lead, return the thread to the
rear and do the same thing. The heavier thread provides good coverage over
the lead and makes the tapers at each end a quick operation. Throw a half-hitch or two, cut off the heavy thread and apply a coat of super glue to
the thread covered lead. You now have a solid base that won't twist as you
construct the rest of your fly.
Another method that is sometimes used with flat-bodied nymphs is to tie a
piece of lead wire along each side of the hook shank.
Fly of The Month: G.E.M. Glass Eyed Midge Pupa
Click here for photo
- THREAD: 8/0 Black
- HOOK: Curved Caddis
- SIZE: #18-24
- RIB: Fine copper wire
- BODY: Black thread
- HEAD: Micro glass bead
- Place glass bead on hook.
- Smash barb and place hook on vise.
- Wrap thread from eye to bend.
- Tin in a three to four inch piece of copper wire.
- Wrap thread to eye. Taper forward from bend to eye.
- Wrap wire forward using even turns and tie off behind bead.
- Tie off head and cement.
The Glass Eyed Midge or G.E.M. is used to imitate midge pupae and emergers. Fish as a dropper fly in a two-fly rig.
This fly can be tied in red, olive, black and tan.
WINTER: Dec, Jan, Feb
- Bait Fish: Marabou Muddler #8-1/0 (various colors) | Bass/Sunfish/Crappie
- Crayfish: Whitlock's Crayfish #8-1 | Bass/Trout
- Mice: Hairy Mouse Slider #10-1/0 | Bass/Trout
- Minnows: Streamers #10-1 | Bass/Sunfish/Crappie/Trout
- Nymphs: Midge Larvae #16-24, Beadhead Nymphs #16-8 | Sunfish/Crappie/Trout
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