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SDHflyfisher 11-16-2003 09:20 AM

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this is my go to fly on paradise springs
the local DNR and some eagles scouts decided to clean it and i think they killed it saw three fish i was looking for the thirty incher i have seen swimming around

MCorder 11-16-2003 10:51 AM

"...I think they killed it" ???????????????????

SDHflyfisher 11-16-2003 04:03 PM

they said there was enough water there for them but i doubt it there were tons of trout in that pond
i have pics but when i scale them down they get blurry

the max depth it got was probably abot 10 feet (spring fed so it didn't freeze) and it was maybe a foot and a half

SDHflyfisher 11-20-2003 05:54 PM

went back today and there was some more water but not much
i saw plenty of brown trout some big ones but no brookies or bows that were in there saw plenty of fry thought which is a good sign

brown trout fishery will remain but i don't know about the other species

fredaevans 11-21-2003 04:48 AM

Pictures a bit fuzzy but the fly looks very ..
similar to a very effective late season summer run fly 'down here' called the "Copper John."

Of late, it's been an absolute top end fly for hook ups. Several folks are using a heavy single egg pattern up front, and the copper john as the trailer.

The wire portion is done in copper, green or red. I've also seen a red-green combo of this but no idea if it's any more effective.

SDHflyfisher 11-21-2003 02:06 PM

it's similar to a copper john but it is a lot smaller
and no wing case

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