Many of the best fly hatches happen after dusk, when it is difficult for us to actually see the trout eating flies. Here is something I found that will help you avoid missed strikes, organize a late night surface smorgasbord for those big Browns.
To do this, take some of your best patterns and use a fine-point paintbrush to dab the tips of fly wings (or the posts of parachute patterns) with glow-in-the-dark paint.
Be careful, just a little, to much and you will add extra weight to the fly. Just do the top parts of the fly where you will see it and not the trout.
Paint your flies at least 24 hours before fishing them, and spend a good five minutes or so shining a bright flashlight into the fly box so the paint absorbs the energy. If the glow-in-the-dark spot on the water disappears when you hear a slurp, set the hook…
Rigging my Princecraft Nanook for 2015 seasonLearn More »
Rigging my Princecraft Nanook for 2015 season
This is going to be an outstanding fishing machine to share with my clients. I am really looking forward to the 2015 season.
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Fishing Lockport, MB
I had the opportunity to go ice fishing this past week after work.
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Show Time Chicago
World Fishing Network is a big hit at the show. If you’re in the area, stop by the WFN Booth and Lake County Water Sports and say hi.