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A substitute for Trout

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A substitute for Trout

Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 02 17, 2017 •  [Post 1]

I miss mountains.

I miss wild trout.

I miss cold.

Sometimes I try to wash all that away by breaking out the fly rod and chasing bass instead. Sometimes that even works! Here's some photos from a couple different excursions where I actually remembered to use the camera. :roll:

The strategy? Shad imitations.
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Fish!
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Same fish...
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Different fish...
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I catch a lot more fish in the dark...
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Such is life in Texas, ya'll. Now to try and find a way back to the Rockies...
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Re: A substitute for Trout

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 02 20, 2017 •  [Post 2]

Texas trout, sweet :D. Cool looking pattern you tied up; looks like it works like a charm.
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Re: A substitute for Trout

Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 02 20, 2017 •  [Post 3]

Phantom16 wrote:Cool looking pattern you tied up


Thanks R.J.! That pattern actually earned an on water haircut before it started behaving properly and catching fish... Then I lost it on a rock. :lol:

My fly boxes are getting really full of various shad patterns designed to cover a bunch of different water columns. It's definitely upping my streamer tying game.
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Re: A substitute for Trout

Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 02 20, 2017 •  [Post 4]

Yesterday I discovered you can fish for bass as though they were trout when the water gets released from dams.
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The second cast with an indicator rig proved I was onto something new!
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Re: A substitute for Trout

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 02 21, 2017 •  [Post 5]

Awesome minnow patterns. Holy hell, you'll be on the Bassmasters soon ;)
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