How would you fish this?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying, Trout Fishing' started by spinner, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. spinner

    spinner Staff Member


    What would you use? Describe the set up.

    Explain your rational on how you plan on hitting the hole.

    Browns and brookies and maybe a wayward TIGER present.

    Wisconsin in the middle of May. No obvious hatches.

    This was his first cast in the hole.

    The angler caught four trout in this hole.
  2. Steve

    Steve Staff Member

    Well first I'd try a small generic nymph with delicate presentation. Use weighed nymph depending on how deep the hole is (which I really can't tell from the picture). If that didn't work, I'd switch to a streamer and rip it. Something like a Mickey Finn for starters, then some Zonkers.

  3. I would start with a San Jaun Worm against the mud bank, then a weighted bead head nymph along the bottom. Finish with a green mylar grub. I really don'y have much luck with streamers. Probably don'y know how to present them.
  4. Steve

    Steve Staff Member

    Gotta strip and rip those streamers.
  5. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    A Big Smile

    photo taken 20 seconds after above photo.
  6. Steve

    Steve Staff Member

    Do I see an indicator on that rig?
  7. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    orange bio strike

    was first time on the water for the guy for 50 years.
    He had fished once for trout prior. I wanted to give
    him every extra tool to catch trout. His casting was
    not bad....he ended up doing some good roll casts and
    half a day landing 22 wasn't bad either.
  8. Steve

    Steve Staff Member

    Not bad at all.