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Thread: Great Lakes Steel On a Dry?

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    I thought I seen them taking something off the surface before but when I asked local forums they said they are sipping water to help push out the rest of the eggs before they go back to the lake? I don't know if thats true but i never seen one take a dry? Usually only egg patterns or minnow/bugger patterns.
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    I've seen them taking insects in the spring when the little stones are hatching; can't say I actually saw them take a stone. I read the article and thought it was a good read; and will watch for the conditions he describes. I would really like to take a Steelie on a dry, guess it can be on my Bucket List...

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    If it ever stops raining and the tribs drop I'm going to try out an October Caddis pattern as my indicator and let it skate a bit during the drift, and hang a fairly small softhackle under it. Kinda funny for the first time in years now I'm hoping for low water!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuronRiverDan View Post
    I've seen them taking insects in the spring when the little stones are hatching; can't say I actually saw them take a stone. I read the article and thought it was a good read; and will watch for the conditions he describes. I would really like to take a Steelie on a dry, guess it can be on my Bucket List...

    Dan
    I know they will eat stone nymphs. I seen stones hatching on the v but never seen them eat the top. I don't see why not tho? I bet they might eat a drifted sunken dry fly stone! I never tried that tho. Might have to when I see the hatch! seems to me they are more sub water feeders. For best results I usually stick with drifted egg patterns or clousers swung past them in the spring shallows and in the fall I will use buggers or clousers in the slow moving deep waters
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