Originally Posted by dharkin
How hurtful......all this time I thought I was a "wicked" good fisherman. Only to find out that I am the dummy........Bummer!
I hate fishing now.
I don't doubt you know your stuff and are a "wicked" good fisherman dharkin
I assume when talking about stocked fish its more a matter of how long have they been in that body of water and know the food sources, like your saying.
While in my experience thus far stocked fish in the lakes have been ez to fool compared to the wild trout found in the gin clear rivers in my area.
Does not mean a state that raises older fish to put into their rivers/lakes wont react completely different right? Also I am sure it matters what type of fish. Brookies and cutties seem to eat any good pattern on the surface.
Back on point: dharkins streamer suggestions look sexy, I think I will have to try some of these patterns out. I am really looking forward to learning to strip flys this summer.