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Thread: Trout Beads for Salmon River NY

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    Default Re: Trout Beads for Salmon River NY

    Thanks Schiff !!

    Maybe we will meet next year on the SR ? When I'll go there, I will let you know.

    Ben

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    Default Re: Trout Beads for Salmon River NY

    What type and size of indicators do you use ? (thingamabobber size 3/4" ?)

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    That's the indicator I use. I like the white or yellow.

    Mike

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    Tangarine or cream are the best colored beads or glow bug (egg) flies. Thats what most guides use.
    Large indy's work best for up here With deeper water, fast'r flows they help if extra weight is needed to get it into the strike zone.
    Best Fish's,
    Randy Jones

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    Quote Originally Posted by randy jones View Post
    Tangarine or cream are the best colored beads or glow bug (egg) flies. Thats what most guides use.
    Large indy's work best for up here With deeper water, fast'r flows they help if extra weight is needed to get it into the strike zone.
    Best Fish's,
    Randy Jones
    Good advice ^^^ for the salmon River

    ---------- Post added at 07:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:33 PM ----------

    Dont be afraid to mix up the sizes also..you would be surprised at the take on larger beads.

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    Default Re: Trout Beads for Salmon River NY

    Thanks for the reply guys !

    I have a lot of work ! have a look at my flies, and please tell me what are you thinking. Advices are always welcomes !



    Some stone flies, streamers and plastic eggs.



    Glo bugs with McFly



    Crystal Meth, Sucker spaw and few Estaz.

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    They all look good to me. I like to have about 12 of each color and style on hand. Good luck.

    Mike

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    Default Re: Trout Beads for Salmon River NY

    I don't mean to revive an old post but there were some things said that i feel strongly about. Here is the deal if your going to fish an egg pattern a bead is more ethical choice and egg flies don't really have a place in a catch and release fisherman's fly box. While the percentage is still low deeply throat caught fish happen on these flies. a fraction of that get throat caught bead fishing. I think its hypocritical considering how advanced the equipment we use is, that people feel less about catching a fish on a plastic bead than when they catch them on an egg pattern.

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    Default Re: Trout Beads for Salmon River NY

    This is an official post.

    Since the thread is back I may as well say it;

    I am a fly fisherman and I do not use plastic facsimiles of bait / lead weights pinched to a leader or any type of a float / bobber or indicator. I use flies and they are very effective at catching fish in every river, creek, brook or lake I've ever fished. I do at times fish the kenai but not much any more. It is my hands on experience that about 25 - 50% of the trout I have caught in some areas there over the past few years (since the float & beads thing really took off) are all torn up around the jaws. Most wounds are to the outside of the heads and jaws. They include but are not limited to: missing jaw structure, missing eyes, and other trauma I don't see happen when I catch a fish on a trout fly such as a feather wing streamer.

    Old school, stubborn, elitist, stupid, whatever I may be considered for my statements they are based on knowledge not feelings.

    Sorry,


    These work for me;


    The black spot seen at the jaw area is the fly here, not only do they work but they work real well. No one has ever told me that it was not a fly and I can cast one darn near across the river with a Spey rod because they are not weighted.


    No offense,

    Ard

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