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Old 07-21-2013, 11:34 PM
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well i am usually a bass guy but as of late i have been reconnecting with my childhood memories......PANFISH! i gotta say its been alot of fun and more relaxing. i recently acquired a 6'6" 2wt. and i loaded it with some cortland 3wt. on an Allen ATS size 1 reel. its so light and nimble. i call it nymphing for "warmwater brookies" these lil fish inhabit a small stream that i grew up on and enjoyed with my grandfather. so many memories of catching these jewels!

anyone else change paces to get back to the basics??

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:44 PM
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anyone else change paces to get back to the basics??
Yeah, I do the exact same thing!

I analyzed my fly fishing, and it's the fun that I'm after? I could probably catch a trout or two, maybe a bass or two, but I always catch a "boatload" of sunfish every time I go out!

I usually fish a couple lakes in a float tube ..... mainly because the shore gang can't fish it! LOL

The trick is: get a tiny rod so the tiny fish will put up a good fight?
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I don't understand this going back stuff......I have never left.
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Good stuff. When are we going fishing? Maybe after work one day?
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Great stuff! Kinda funny, I wrote a similar story on my blog last week I think. So many of us tend to over thing this whole fishing thing and when the numbers of landed fish go down, a quick return to the basics always seems like an easy reset to get you back on track
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matt- we need to go soon! headed out later this week with david d.

brookfieldangler- its definitely a good reset.....and practice for some small nc mtn. streams in a few weeks
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I'm with Rick. Gimme my 2wt and my float tube and I've got a great day of fishing ahead of me.

I normally start off throwing smaller beetle patterns and things to catch any size sunfish, then once the count hits about 30-40, I throw on the big stuff that only the large sunfish go after.
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yeah i usually start with a small terrestial but always seem to end up fishing some type of small nymph...either on an indicator or foam bug. my biggest panfishi have come from nymphing.
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yeah i usually start with a small terrestial but always seem to end up fishing some type of small nymph...either on an indicator or foam bug. my biggest panfishi have come from nymphing.
While fishing top water is very fun and visually exciting, panfish primarily feed subsurface. This means that big, wary panfish are more apt to take this type of food as it is less unusual and risky to them.
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Anyone else 'gilling with a floating micro bugger or over sized soft hackles?

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Underbody: lay a 1/8 x 1/8 foam behind the eye of the hook on top of the shank and run fairly tight open wraps back to the point. Fold the foam back over itself and wrap forward forming a cigar shape.
Tail: 1/2 body length, 2/3 olive marabou over 1/3 yellow
Body: yellow chinnelle or yarn, ect
[BRib: [/B]Copper wire and an olive saddle, tied double normal density

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Underbody: front 1/2 of shank wrapped in fine lead wire.
Tail: Fluff from the base of hungarian partridge dyed olive.
Body: olive and yellow rayon floss
Hackle: Hungarian partridge dyed olive (2 wraps) collared back to 3/4
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