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Re: what is your fish?

 by Jon ¦  Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:14 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: what is your fish? ¦  Replies: 77 ¦  Views: 6437

Steelhead. Trout, especially on dries, are a pleasant diversion, and smallmouth bass are fun too. But if we had a viable summer run here in the Eastern Great Lakes, I'd probably never fish for anything else but steelhead.

Re: Leaders

 by Jon ¦  Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:10 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Leaders ¦  Replies: 24 ¦  Views: 2971

Tie my own, the Geo Harvey formula works well for dry fly fishing. Maxima for the butt section, any quality brand of softer mono for the transition sections and tippet. Never had much trouble with weeds on the knots.For steelheading, I use a 60% butt section, 20% transition, 20% tippet for weighted ...

Re: 5 flies - All Situations

 by Jon ¦  Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:07 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: 5 flies - All Situations ¦  Replies: 46 ¦  Views: 3363

Harrop Hairwing Dun - in the right size and color, the only mayfly adult pattern I use, from lakes to spring creeks to pocketwater. The tail can be trimmed to make a usable caddis dry.Griffith Gnat - I also like these when they're barely floating as midge emergers. I've trimmed the bottom and made a...

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