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Old 06-10-2013, 09:44 AM
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Default Re: Sturdy's Fancy - a deadly Californian beetle!!

This is what Hot Creek looks like...The dry fly restriction only applies to the private Hot Creek Ranch property.

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When the wind is howling in the canyon, I have found that skating a spider can induce some rather spectacular takes from some very large fish...the technique is discussed here, at Midcurrent:

Unmatching the Hatch | MidCurrent

Beetles work well on a lot of the higher elevation lakes in that area too...It was Gary LaFontaine who first described how they are literally lifted from lower elevation locations into high elevation lakes...In his book "Fly Fishing The Mountain Lakes":

Fly Fishing the Mountain Lakes: Gary LaFontaine: 9781585747740: Amazon.com: Books Fly Fishing the Mountain Lakes: Gary LaFontaine: 9781585747740: Amazon.com: Books




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