05-14-2013, 06:19 PM
Re: Trout Beads for Salmon River NY
This is an official
Since the thread is back I may as well say it;
I am a fly fisherman and I do not use plastic facsimiles of bait / lead weights pinched to a leader or any type of a float / bobber or indicator. I use flies and they are very effective at catching fish in every river, creek, brook or lake I've ever fished. I do at times fish the kenai but not much any more. It is my hands on experience that about 25 - 50% of the trout I have caught in some areas there over the past few years (since the float & beads thing really took off
) are all torn up around the jaws. Most wounds are to the outside of the heads and jaws. They include but are not limited to: missing jaw structure, missing eyes, and other trauma I don't see happen when I catch a fish on a trout fly such as a feather wing streamer.
Old school, stubborn, elitist, stupid, whatever I may be considered for my statements they are based on knowledge not feelings.
These work for me;
The black spot seen at the jaw area is the fly here, not only do they work but they work real well. No one has ever told me that it was not a fly and I can cast one darn near across the river with a Spey rod because they are not weighted.