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Old 11-26-2007, 05:59 PM
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..... Here's an 8/9 lber caught two weeks ago on a fly that I altered three times before I was comfortable with it.

Had to sneak in a little gratuitous fish porn
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:26 AM
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Hi Dave,
Your welcome... Thats an old trick. If I ever catch a decent fish I'll definately do the same thing. "This fish was actually caught on <insert discussed pattern here>"
Nice fish - Where did you catch it?

By the way, I see the sense detaching materials to match the conditions. I have actually added as much "bling-bling" as possible to my own flies. I was just wondering if you have ever removed the bead chains succesfully?

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Old 11-29-2007, 01:51 PM
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Excellent Point.

I like the idea of trimming down your fly "on-site" to match the conditions. I'm going to try that. I also totally agree with you that bonefish are not the most selective fish on the planet. I am certainly not the most experienced bonefisherman-in fact, I still consider myself very much to be a novice who is in the thick of the learning curve with a long ways to go.

I have about six total weeks of bonefishing, but one thing I have found interesting is that when you go with a guide, they are always very, very specific about they want you to throw. All the guides I've had have gone through my boxes, and "discarded" about 3/4 of them, and then they will have me fish with one of about four different patterns. On the two weeks that I have fished on my own, I have tried all kinds of patterns and caught fish on pretty much anything, with minimal refusals. I think that far and away, the hardest thing about bonefishing is 1. finding the fish. 2. seeing the damn things (especially with my Rocky Mountain trout eyes) and 3. leading them right and putting the cast in the right spot. I have yet to find that the pattern is absolutely critical, although I feel that the size is important. Anyway, nice information. Great pictures and ties too, K.
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