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s fontinalis 11-03-2011 02:41 PM

Popping Flies for Steelhead
 
I've been recommended by a guide to pop flies for steelhead.

Never used this method before and know nothing about it.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance

kwb 11-03-2011 03:16 PM

Re: Popping Flies for Steelhead
 
Pop it or twitch it as it swings, simple as that...

oregonism 11-04-2011 08:06 AM

Re: Popping Flies for Steelhead
 
Just swing it while making it twitch. Pretty straightforward. I've never really seen the right conditions for it, but if you see steelhead boiling or being otherwise very active, then's the time to do it. Sometimes you will even see steelhead taking naturals at the top, but this is rarer yet.

s fontinalis 11-04-2011 08:35 AM

Re: Popping Flies for Steelhead
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by oregonism (Post 342446)
Just swing it while making it twitch. Pretty straightforward. I've never really seen the right conditions for it, but if you see steelhead boiling or being otherwise very active, then's the time to do it. Sometimes you will even see steelhead taking naturals at the top, but this is rarer yet.

I"ve read a lot of reports this year of steelies taking stuff off the top, even saw a pic of a coho with a big foam dry in its chopper!

BigCliff 11-04-2011 12:28 PM

Re: Popping Flies for Steelhead
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by oregonism (Post 342446)
Just swing it while making it twitch.

I'd sooner do that than do hard pops. If you jerked the fly out of the way and missed a strike, it could haunt your dreams for years.

I've heard it referred to as "skating the fly" more often.


s fontinalis 11-04-2011 12:53 PM

Re: Popping Flies for Steelhead
 
Looks great. Thanks for the video. These are the flies i'm gonna be skating
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-X...6/DSC00146.JPG

Now i'll have to look for some other skopper patterns online.

Eunan


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