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Old 06-03-2008, 08:53 PM
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Default Re: Trout Denial

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.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:52 PM
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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.
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