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Old 05-17-2013, 12:32 AM
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Default Feathers vs Soft Plastic

I have a scientific background, and I like to analyze things ..... especially with my fly fishing.

I've been catchin' nearly 100 big Bluegills every time I go fishing. Both with a UL spin rod (2lb NanoFil line) and my 3wt and 5wt fly rods, both floating lines.

I've been comparing my home tied Woolybuggers (size 14, 12, and 10) with a tungsten bead and some lead wrapped, some without..... to Trout Magnets, Micro Tubes, and Micro Spoons soft plastic!

Well, I'm a bit surprised, but the feather will catch three times as much as the top shelf soft plastic? With close inspection I can see how marabou looks so much more life like than even the best soft plastic!

I can take both my spin and fly rods in my pontoon, and the fish are biting with gusto!

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Crappie in 5' of water on a black unweighted Bugger:
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