The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > >

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  14
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 03-02-2012, 07:56 PM
innes innes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Alexandria, Va
Posts: 550
innes has much to be proud ofinnes has much to be proud ofinnes has much to be proud ofinnes has much to be proud ofinnes has much to be proud ofinnes has much to be proud ofinnes has much to be proud ofinnes has much to be proud ofinnes has much to be proud of
Default Re: do the trout care what color my Jacket is?

If you wear yellow maybe the fish will think you're a big mayfly and attack you.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 03-02-2012, 08:31 PM
FlyFlinger2421 FlyFlinger2421 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Timbukto
Posts: 491
FlyFlinger2421 will become famous soon enoughFlyFlinger2421 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: do the trout care what color my Jacket is?

Glad I tuned in to this thread! I am learning a great deal. Look at this picture of some mangroves taken from underwater looking up:
Snells branches photo - Suzy Walker photos at pbase.com

Here is what the photographer had to say about these photos. He calls that window on the surface "Snells Window" and says it results from Snell Law. So the trout lives in an underwater world where its only view of the world above is through that circular window. The rest of its world is nothing but a black ceiling or a ceiling consisting of reflections of objects from the bottom of the stream! http://suzywalker.wordpress.com/2011...ture%E2%80%99/
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 03-03-2012, 01:12 PM
dean_mt's Avatar
dean_mt dean_mt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Western Montana
Posts: 4,569
dean_mt has a reputation beyond reputedean_mt has a reputation beyond reputedean_mt has a reputation beyond reputedean_mt has a reputation beyond reputedean_mt has a reputation beyond reputedean_mt has a reputation beyond reputedean_mt has a reputation beyond reputedean_mt has a reputation beyond reputedean_mt has a reputation beyond reputedean_mt has a reputation beyond reputedean_mt has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: do the trout care what color my Jacket is?

Beautiful photo. And very interesting too. As I said before, spooking/not spooking trout is about your movements - cast shadow, flashes of reflected light but not only visual clues, movement like pounded banks, splashing around as you push water wading upstream, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 03-03-2012, 02:38 PM
FlyFlinger2421 FlyFlinger2421 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Timbukto
Posts: 491
FlyFlinger2421 will become famous soon enoughFlyFlinger2421 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: do the trout care what color my Jacket is?

Look at this video clip (at around 5 min. and again at around 7 min.) and you will see why staying low is imoportant. From underwater you can only see the tops of the trees and everything is moving around because of the ripples on the surface! An overhead cast using a 9 foot rod has got to be a bad idea though.
Another thing that spooks trout worse than anything in my opinion is the sound of gravel grinding on gravel as one wades.

Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 03-03-2012, 03:10 PM
fyshstykr's Avatar
fyshstykr fyshstykr is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gone, gone
Posts: 5,347
fyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: do the trout care what color my Jacket is?

Don't forget that the "window" that is being referred to changes( bigger/smaller) with the depth of the water and where the fish is at in the water column. The deeper the water is that your sneaking up on, the lower you will need to be to the ground.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New menís lakestream by hodgman wading jacket (fly fishing jacket). Size xl. Ebay USA Wading equipment 0 01-22-2012 10:00 PM
Animal care experts want to remind fishers to take care of their fishing line, so no Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 11-07-2008 06:50 PM
Care for Neoprene Cleetus Other Gear 3 05-06-2008 11:44 AM
Ferrule Care Fly2Fish Other Gear 22 03-25-2008 11:35 PM
Your Equipment care ?? tie one on General Discussion 7 12-29-2007 10:52 AM














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.40 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.6.3 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2005-2017 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.