I’m probably not a lure sort of fisherman. I don’t thoughts sticking them on as a manner of discovering fish or if I do know fish are chasing fry however I’m not one for standing round stripping again deep fished lures all winter. Now don’t get me improper, I’m not utterly in opposition to lures, I’m simply not a kind of fishermen that sticks a lure on in September and doesn’t take it off once more till April. I like a little bit of selection.
Up on the lake I’ve been having some good classes on black nymphs so final week I headed out with the identical arrange. After just a few hours of transferring round with out a lot motion I went again to my favorite spot and tried once more. I may see just a few fish transferring round just below the floor so determined to pop a yellow/orange FAB on level to maintain my droppers up within the water and to behave as a sight.
Actually, first forged out, a fish grabbed on the FAB because it landed! Fish number one. I forged out once more and let the road drift spherical within the wind with a really sluggish retrieve. Bang! Fish quantity 2. About 20 minutes later, after lacking fairly just a few knocks and pulls I had a fish give it one other tug so I didn’t strike, I simply left it. It tugged once more so I left it once more. And one other tug. After which a tug and the road went tight! Obtained it! I’ve at all times had an issue with what to do when fish faucet on the fly. Some say pull, some say depart it. I’m positively getting fish come again and take the fly after I depart it alone.
After one other 20 minutes or so of missed takes I made a decision to alter my retrieve. I gave it a superb pull throughout the water and a beautiful 6lb rainbow jumped on it. A number of extra fish got here to the fast pulls on the FAB. All this time I nonetheless had black nymphs on the droppers however each fish went for the brightly colored FAB.
I modified location for the final hour and I may see some very small rises from close to a tree so angled spherical and popped a forged in an ideal place. Because the fly hit the water a bow wave appeared and one thing very giant grabbed on the line so exhausting it snapped the road immediately! One other huge one will get away!
A number of extra fish got here to the FAB with plenty of takes and follows missed however some cracking motion on what a difficult day. In reality wanting within the returns e book there had solely been just a few singles and some 2’s caught on the day and the few days earlier than. I ponder what it was in regards to the FAB on that day that received the fishes consideration? I’ve tried FABs earlier than however not had this a lot motion. One to ponder and to attempt once more subsequent go to.