The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 06-03-2008, 08:53 PM
todd r's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 30
todd r is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Trout Denial

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
Its almost like they were going up and sniffing it, huh?

Your description of what they were doing makes me think that's EXACTLY what they were doing. Lots of different smells can make their way on to a fly that turn fish off: head cement, tar on smoky fingers, snuff spit from moistening the knot, whatever preservative was used on a natural dubbing or feather, etc......

The best fix I know of is to rub the fly on a mossy rock or grab a clump of some sort of underwater vegetation, put the fly in the middle of it, and squeeze some of that more natural smell into it.

Just one more thing I picked up from Joe Humphreys.
I learned something new today, thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2008, 06:52 PM
da Bear's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 21
da Bear is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Trout Denial

From my own experience I can tell you that by the symtoms described by you, these trout are very possibly getting human scent from your fly. My suggestion is to try wearing latex surgical gloves when you are fishing. Works great for me, and there is no problem feeling every little thing you do. I wish you the best in your pursuits. Take care.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I tye a UPSALQUITCH SPECIAL Frank Whiton Share Patterns 0 02-27-2008 05:15 PM
Yellowstone changes fishing regulations JBinUTAH Rocky Mountain Range 0 04-27-2006 03:18 PM
Going to Lake Pleasant on Thursday! fshfanatic General Discussion 0 01-01-2006 06:05 PM
Yucatan Life After Emily bbanking Mexican Caribbean 0 07-28-2005 03:30 PM
Welcome, lvs2fsh! Fish Bones Member Introductions 0 05-16-2005 06:27 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.