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Joni 09-22-2010 05:52 PM

Matching the Hatch?????
 
Well sort of. I do allot of stillwater and I really like exploring into what they are eating.

Now Rivers, you can see the dries and flip a rock for the underwater, but stillwater, take out the old Turkey Baster (so to speak).
Fill it with a little water and gently insert it down the fishes throat. I leave the fish in the net and in the water to do this. Squeeze the water in and slowly remove.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...C/IMG_1464.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...6210002400.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...C/IMG_1450.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...s/IMG_2934.jpg

And this one:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...2/IMG_3019.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...2/IMG_3121.jpg


Oh, and then there is the Bait Fish...LOL

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http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...7310006400.jpg



But, sometimes, color isn't an issue...but it is sooooo fun exploring. Like trying to fihure out what color of Power Bait .....LOL And sparkles or not.

cromney 09-22-2010 06:04 PM

Re: Matching the Hatch?????
 
Nice stuff Joni and the bait fish patterns look super legit! The toughest part of matching the hatch, for me at least, on stillwater is before fish #1. But once you get fish #1 and "suck out" it's meal it gives you a better idea of what bugs are active.

Nice post!

peregrines 09-22-2010 06:33 PM

Re: Matching the Hatch?????
 
neat pics Joni, and great looking patterns.

When i first saw the title of your thread i thought for sure you tied up a bat imitation for your next Idaho trip....

Joni 09-22-2010 06:39 PM

Re: Matching the Hatch?????
 
Absolutely on that first fish. Lord knows, I have gone through a whole box or two, or three before.
I always end up going with the old school (haresear, Prince, PT, etc)

madjoni 09-22-2010 06:40 PM

Re: Matching the Hatch?????
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by peregrines (Post 141351)

When i first saw the title of your thread i thought for sure you tied up a bat imitation for your next Idaho trip....

me too:D:D

Joni 09-22-2010 06:41 PM

Re: Matching the Hatch?????
 
Okay, I feel a challenge, and I happen to have BLACK deer hair....LOL

madjoni 09-22-2010 06:50 PM

Re: Matching the Hatch?????
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joni (Post 141354)
Okay, I feel a challenge, and I happen to have BLACK deer hair....LOL

Mark provoke that:rolleyes:so I sugest to dedicate that 'vampire fly' to him:D:D:D

Jimmie 09-22-2010 09:18 PM

Re: Matching the Hatch?????
 
Well I learned something there. Always wondered how to use one of those stomach pumps. Thanks Joni. I'll get one now.

Joni 09-22-2010 09:43 PM

Re: Matching the Hatch?????
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimmie (Post 141426)
Well I learned something there. Always wondered how to use one of those stomach pumps. Thanks Joni. I'll get one now.

Be careful now. I find I get CRAZY now trying to catch the first fish, just so I can see what they are eating!!!! LOL It turns into a quest!

MacFly55 09-22-2010 10:27 PM

Re: Matching the Hatch?????
 
Great post sis... learn something new everyday on these fishing sites..

btw.. I have some flies you sent me that look very minnow like.. if I can find them I will take a picture and post it.. if you dont mind that is.. :-)

MacFly


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