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catskilljohn

Member Since 29 Oct 2004
Offline Last Active Oct 25 2017 04:28 AM
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In Topic: Vortex Feeding Trout

30 July 2017 - 11:43 PM

I have hooked a few trout on top that I would say took the fly as you described, but I was in the vicinity of fast water and never heard it.
I did however see the fly simply vanish into a hole in the water, one I landed(18") and the other straightened the hook.
Both times i am happy to say resulted in a solid hookup.
I would love to see a video though😉 CJ

In Topic: Vortex Feeding Trout

30 July 2017 - 05:14 PM

Obviously I wasn't implying you should invent a way to fish without a leader, simply offering a possible scenario to why your not sticking these "beasts".

They get that way (big) cause they have found every way to evade capture. If it was easy to catch them, there would be a whole lot less of them.

Cj

In Topic: Vortex Feeding Trout

30 July 2017 - 01:04 PM

It's possible that since the fly is tethered to a leader it doesn't have the "freeness" to actually make it all the way into the trouts mouth.
You sound convinced that these fish have figured out that they can be a significant distance below the surface and coupled with their personal gill ability can pull a bug under and into their mouth without being at the surface.
If they have it figured out this close, and accurately, it would work with any bug not attached to a leader, but a leader would inhibit the flys movement maybe enough to not make it all the way down the vortex.
Just speculating here...I do all my fishing with nymphs, and don't deal with the same frustrations you guys do. I just don't see all the subsurface mistakes I make, and I'm happy like that😎 CJ

In Topic: Thermal Refuge

02 September 2016 - 11:25 AM

August 31, though in years like this I always wondered why it didn't just stay closed. CJ

In Topic: Where can I get accurate rainfall amounts?

22 August 2016 - 05:30 PM

Just realized it was not Alex who asked!