Check this skit out form Jackass, pretty funny stuff!
Check this skit out form Jackass, pretty funny stuff!
One of my clients went out and fished the Taylor. I’ve heard great things about this river and one day when my client was in my boat asked me what river would I recommend him going to fish and I said the Taylor. Here is the results and all I can say is WOW!!
The wives gave us the hall pass to go fishing so we decided to take advantage and to the Taylor River, CO C & R section for some monster Rainbows.
Mysis Shrimp sz 18 to 22
RS2 sz 20 to 24
secret weapon sz 20 to 24
san juan worm sz 20
pheasant tail siz 20 – 24 (no bead)
Must use camo beads, Mojo mud, 5x flouro carbon, 4 x leaders, double nymph rigs with weight 18″ above your top fly, big indicators fishing 8′ to 15′ deep.
We caught more browns than we could count. average between 16″ and 22′ (all natives)
We caught several Rainbows over 20″ but only two over 23″. We witnessed several 25″ to 30″ fish caught.
Water was high but clear below the reservoir. The lower Taylor and Gunnison were too high fish this trip.
Once again, another nice fish caught on the lower Illinois River in Oklahoma. Corky is a client of mine that has been fishing with me for years. Not long ago he remarried and took her on a fishing trip today and she hooked this nice Rainbow. This is an exceptional trout for this area.
Here’s what he had to say…..
My wife Amy Morgan with her 23 inch rainbow she caught this morning on the lower Illinois River. The trout was caught on a rusty midge Jeremy tied.
Just in from a gentleman who buys a lot of flies from me. I thought I would share this cool story!
Thank you much, Jeremy. I’ve had a blast fishing Miracle Flies this winter. It’s definitely time to restock. My last 2 outings have been 100+ fish days! And thanks to 2 “trophy” trout stocking this winter, I’ve been fortunate enough to land several dozen fish over 18″ in the past few months…several nearly 24″. I’ve also attached a pic of one of the cooler trout I caught this year. This particular fish passed on everything all day long, including Miracle Flies, and finally bit on a gold 1/124oz jighead marabou streamer (tied with Feather Craft’s fancy natural mottled marabou, great stuff). Not sure what these fish are really called…our local stream manager just called them “golden” trout (not the true golden, but a variety of kamloops). I was actually able to catch 2 of only 3 golden fish stocked this year (they’re terribly easy to spot in the water, unfortunately for the fish). Thank you again!
Best Regards -Krey
Here’s a post that I recently got from a client of mine who’s friend caught this in high water at the end of December. Pretty impressive for sure. This doesn’t happen everyday which makes it a neat story and I’m sure this guy got what he wanted for a late Christmas present for sure….
This is a really cool way to fish streamers. I thought I would share it with everyone who likes learning different techniques. Thanks to Redsfly for sharing this!
Dave touches on the fly that is exactly what it’s called, “the Miracle fly”.
December 8, 2011
I would like to share last weeks success story and thank you for introducing me to fly tying a few years ago. I especially want to say thanks for teaching me to tie the “Hunts Miracle Fly“ egg pattern. You have taught me many patterns but the “Miracle Fly” is the heart of this story.
There are a lot of egg patterns out there that I have tied and tried a lot of them.
All of the patterns will elicited hits and catch fish however, the “Miracle Fly” and the hooks you now use and that I now tie with in the “Miracle Fly” pattern seems to have increase my hook up rate. I would like to say I am getting better as a fisherman and maybe that has a little to do with it, but having a hook that will hold in the fish and not bend or break is not due to my improving. It’s nice to know that at least one part of your rig isn’t going to “ give up”. I feel the shape of this hook is also a bit different, accounting for the improved hook up rate.
I hope this is not sounding like a TV infomercial. That’s not my intent.
We all have heard of “big fish flies” and most have tried a few. The problem I have experienced with these flies is that they don’t catch very many smaller fish; you know those between twelve and seventeen inches. Little bass will hit a lure larger than themselves, in my limited experience, not trout.
Most fishermen soon become bored (self included) when we are not catching fish. Like most who are somewhat new to the sport. I like to catch lots of fish and hope to luck into a big one now and then. There are the “Tim’s” that can fish all day for one big fish, not me.
Unfortunately, big fish don’t just happen unless you are a twelve year old fishing with a french fry. You just don’t happen into big fish on a regular basis. It takes a combination of a lot of things. One of the things that I like about an egg pattern is that, when tied and fished right, it performs as a “big fish” pattern that will also catch a lot of smaller fish making for a great day on the water.
Bragging but not bragging (“If you done it, it ain’t bragging.”) In my last five fishing days at Roaring River State Park I have hooked and landed about ninety or so fish with four fish over twenty-three inches. Good fish by any standard. I have enclosed a photo of the largest of the group’ It was just over twenty-seven inches. Not all of the ninety fish were hooked on the Miracle pattern but all of the bigger ones including several in the fifteen to seventeen range involved this fly as either the primary or attractor fly on my rig. That should say something. It does for me.
By the way, all the fish caught were released to be enjoyed on another day.
It was good seeing you on the stream the other day and taking part in your fly tying classes Saturday. I always learn something new that I can use. Your work and creativity is appreciated.
Weather permitting I will see you on December 17.
Also, if you haven’t checked out the video we put together fishing this fly click here to watch it!!