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Old 05-24-2012, 09:54 PM
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the past couple of years i have headed up to the delany buttes lakes about this time of year. usually there are lots of fish rising but, we have thrown every fly in our box at them without a lot of luck. we get the occasional fish but we can't seem to figure out a fly or flies that are consistent. usually we are there when the chironimids are going and there are some callabaetis going. anyone have any experience with this they would be willing to share. someone suggested a chironimid emerger. can't seem to find much as far as patterns for that. most people fish chironimids sub surface under a bobber.thanks for any info.
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That time of year, fish size 14-18 chironomid pupae under indicators just off the bottom in 10-20 feet of water. Use red, black or grey patterns. Depth is the most important part of catching fish there. If you find the right depth and the right size fly, you should have success. Use a red pattern in size 14 on south lake and you will have a blast.
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Arkfshr3: When the fish are rising, I have never had much success with dries on the Delaney Buttes, but have had success with unweighted callabaetis nymphs and midge pupa patterns floated near the surface. I've also had some success using Denny Rickards patterns and using an intermediate fly line (so the pattern stays just under the surface) and slowly trolling/kicking backwards in my pontoon or casting out and slowly retreiving. I've been there when a good callabaetis hatch was coming off and still never have much success with the dries. You might also be interested in reading Denny Rickard's book "Stillwater Presentation" it overs some great information for fishing stillwaters, you can find it by googling Denny Rickards. His approach to fishing stillwaters is probably way different than what you are doing now.

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