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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-02-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: This day will be hard to top

Those are some fat chunky bass. Looks like lots of fun. We'll be getting after that soon enough here, but we're still dealing with cold snowmelt, so ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-06-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,639
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Wormy trout! Yuck!

This just in from the state fisheries biologist:

Matt - just took a look at the rainbow trout that you got from the Passumpsic River. Indeed a very heavy infection of yellow grub and I have...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Fall 2014 Landlocked Salmon thread

Those are beauties, Plecain!

I had an unusual and unexpected shot at some salmon last Sunday -- went out on Champlain with a buddy to try for some lake trout off one of the breakwaters. It was...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Fall 2014 Landlocked Salmon thread

So, how'd everyone do? As it turned out I never got back out after them again this fall. Hit my local trout streams plenty more, but one salmon trip was all I clocked this year.

Anyone else...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-05-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,589
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Best Bass Flies

BigJim, that's a great collection.

There's not that much that bass won't eat if you find them in the mood.

Here are some of the sinking patterns I like.
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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-24-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: nice brook trout

Nice fish! That's a beauty.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-23-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,639
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Wormy trout! Yuck!

Nothing yet ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Autumn and Atlantics

Sweet, man. The surroundings alone look worth the trip -- and those are some fine fish, too.
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Nymphing for big trout?

Yeah, put a nymph right in front of a big trout that's eating nymphs. What makes streamers "easier" is that a big fish will move for a big meal. It's not economical for a four pound trout to travel...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-08-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,911
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Streamer junkies!

^^ adding to the above -- where the fishing is visual, keep your nerves steady. This time of year in VT I seem to get a lot of long follows, where the trout might hang just inches behind the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Fishing Streamer water with a small Dry Fly…

Nice!

Now, how did you detect your hookups? Did the line go tight, or could you see the take? Maybe it's just me, but I have a b!tch of a time seeing little dries like that, even on softer...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-07-2014, 06:14 PM
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Views: 71,991
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Brown Trout Pics

You know it's hard out there for a fish:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9MiJljXRrXA/VDRzBOo3ZFI/AAAAAAAAAc0/Axqq0Eoh4Lg/s1600/DSCN1671.JPG

With the low water this fall until a few days ago, I've...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-07-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,639
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Wormy trout! Yuck!

Turns out they were very interested in this -- my local F&W tech reported it to the state fish pathologist, and the pathologist dispatched the tech to come pick up the frozen specimen. I'm told it...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-05-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 71,991
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Brown Trout Pics

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R7zbMcdWml4/VDH48PLmEcI/AAAAAAAAAck/VMqDdn0nMfI/s1600/15263630350_974bcb974f_o.jpg

Christian, that's one heck of a VT brown. You picked a good day, fishing yesterday --...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,639
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Wormy trout! Yuck!

Good idea re: state fish biologist. That hadn't occurred to me, but it probably should have. Thanks.

The good news on that front is, I froze both the innards and the carcass -- only because I...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,639
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Wormy trout! Yuck!

I don't keep very many fish, but I'm used to them being kind of nice to eat when I do.

However.

This evening, one of three nice holdover rainbows that came to the fly in a quick session on...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: One Fly Challenge

Do what you want, of course, but if it were me --

I'd say everybody gets to choose their fly. Duplicates are OK, maybe up to three? Has to be the effectively identical -- same pattern, same...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Practice--it just may work!

That's great! Now, if I had a pond full of bluegills I could reach on my lunch break, I'd probably get myself fired within the month. Good thing I don't ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-29-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Move on or change up?

Yeah ... I knew the fish was there, because on the first drift it tried to eat the indicator ... LOL. Taking the big-and-bright-and-splashy cue, I tried a few streamers but no dice. After that, it...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Move on or change up?

It's a great question ...

Naturally, the answer is "it depends."

If I'm prospecting a new area, a lot has to do with volume and depth. I tend to keep moving, but if I encounter a very fishy...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-28-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Esopus Creek report

Very cool. Amazing how often pics aren't a possibility when you get a really exceptional catch.

Now, if it were me, I might give slightly less specific directions over the Internet to this...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: How long does it take a trout to start feeding again after feeling the hook?

I don't think I've ever enticed one right after I actually broke off a fly on it, but I've definitely had them come right around to whack a fly moments after a failed hookup. Then again, I've put...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-27-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Pictures, please: what flies are you carrying lately?

Great pics, guys! PT, do you really carry all that out with you? Or do you load up a box or three of likelies for the day, place, and conditions? If you carry it all -- how do you do it? Chest...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-27-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Pictures, please: what flies are you carrying lately?

I doubt I'm alone in this -- I've gone through some big swings in the last few years, from carrying practically everything to going out with a real minimal flybox with a dozen or twenty flies.
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Integrity?

It seems like pretty bad practice to me. What the guides I know seem to want most is a repeat customer and/or the customer who spreads positive word of mouth, which pretty much means showing a...
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