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: Dragon Lake B.C.

06-27-2005, 08:48 PM
I will be headed up to Dragon lake near Quesnel B.C. Sept 10-18 . Does anyone out there have any good tips to share? I am tying Seal buggers , midges , dragon fly nymphs , Callibaetis nymphs, water boatmen, bloodworms , and Stillwater Nymphs .
Am I missing anything ?

Nooksack Mac
06-28-2005, 03:56 AM
Although you mentioned midges, I'm not sure what you mean. But an assortment of chironomid pupa, plus the knowledge of how to fish them, is absolutely basic for B.C. Interior lakes. And that's also the home of the mohair yarn leech, in burgandy and other colors. Use a black Woolly Bugger if nothing else, but you've got to have a good leech imitation for late evening fishing. Also, 'tis the season for the Traveling Sedges. Until you've seen big Kamloops rainbow going Shining Path on a hatch of these size 8 olive-body caddis flies, you haven't experienced R-rated dry fly fishing.

06-28-2005, 06:24 PM
is pretty much all you'll likely need Domenic. black/red, brown/red, and olive/copper chironomids in size 8-14 work pretty much throughout the season. I'd tie up a variety of leech patterns, 'micro-leech' style patterns are popular and effective here. the other flies you mention will certainly work, but a properly presented leech or chironomid is hard to beat in my experience.
good luck

04-01-2006, 01:20 AM
For those Traveller Sedges, size 8 mikaluk sedge or size 8 Tom Thumb are killer in the evening. A Gold or Brass bead-head bunny leech is my favorite leech pattern, black, olive and marroon. Size 8 and 10 sedge pupa patterns fished on an intermediate line are also extremely effective. Chironomids are the real standby tho. On your way up stop in at Kamloops Fly Shop (in Kamloops of all places) and talk to Al Long. He can explain the techniques for fishing chronies. From there just ask any one fishing on the lake and they will likely give any help you need.