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Creekside Tidbits & On the Vise


An amflyfishing's life tip ... "If someone says that you fly tie and fly fish too much, stop talking to them, smile and walk away.  You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.".

Nymph patterns are a solid producer for fall steelheads in Northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan tributaries.  Look for and fish holding lies ... the soft water edges (seams) offering relief from the currents; such as a rock pile, submerged island, bottom depression or fallen timber that breaks the flow of water and creates soft water.  A very productive presentation is dead drifting the fly downstream along the the bottom.  Now and then, you will hang-up and lose a fly ... but the reward of hooking-up, battling and landing that steelhead out weighs the cost and time of tying-up several nymphs.  Below are a few nymph patterns that have produced over the years.

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Beadhead Ice Dub Caddis,
Caddis Green


Hook - Mustad C49S
Sizes - 8 to 12
Beadhead - Black
Weight - Lead Free Wire
Thread - Black
Rib - Copper Wire
Body - Caddis Green Ice Dub
Collar - Peacock Ice Dub
   
size 10 shown
       
Beadhead Steelie Surveyor

Hook - Mustad C49S
Sizes - 10 and 12
Beadhead - Red
Weight - Lead Free Wire (optional)
Thread - Tan
Tail - Pheasant Tail Fibers
Rib - Red Wire
Abdomen - Rainbow Sow-Scud Dubbing
Wingcase - Pheasant Tail Fibers
Thorax - Rainbow Sow-Scud Dubbing
Collar - Rainbow Sow-Scud Dubbing
   
size 10 shown
 
 
Extreme Iced-Up Rod Guides Fly Fishing
Weather conditions - High 20 degrees, 9 to 14 mph west winds, snow flurries, Overcast sky
Water conditions - Normal water levels, Slightly stained

Pretty good day on Northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan Tributary given the dramatic weather change over the past two days ... the temperature dropping 40+ degrees, strong winds and falling barometric pressure.  The ticket was working woolly bugger patterns along the soft water seams created by current breaks (fallen logs and submerged rock piles).  It was a mixed-bag outing ... landed 2 brown trout on Beadhead Black-Brown Katie Buggers, 1 steelhead on a Egg-Sucking Black Woolly Bugger and 1 Coho Salmon on a Beadhead Purple Woolly Bugger.  On the downside, lost a nice steelhead when it hit my Beadhead Black-Brown Katie Bugger and immediately headed under a fallen log ... snapping the line.  One thing I did learn, I need to carry a few more Beadhead Katie Buggers.  See you on the water and tight lines, Andy


   
    Beadhead Katie Bugger
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An amflyfishing's tip ...
 for the past three years, I have been using Line & Lure on my fly lines, leaders, tippets, dry flies and bass bugs … and its performance has been “two thumbs-up”.  Cleaning and coating my fly line with this conditioner reduces line-to-guide friction and repels debris which increases line control (improved casting accuracy, line speed and distance) and better line floatability (easier line mending and pick-up, improved fly presentation).  On leaders and tippets, they float higher and cleaner.  Dressing my dry flies and bass bugs with Line & Lure has proven to be a major plus … they ride higher and longer than other dressings that I have used in the past.  Therefore, I have spend less time drying / re-dressing my fly and more time fishing.  Yes, it’s like adding “power steering” for your fishing.  Also, using Line & Lure on your sunglasses adds a scratch resistant and dust repelling coating … along with, reduce glare and minimizes water spotting.
   
 
   
 
 
 
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