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NDuncan
09-11-2013, 09:29 AM
I figured based on the story, the fly tying board was the most appropriate place for this:

http://news.yahoo.com/small-trout-devours-nearly-20-shrews-104822762.html

I like how a 19" rainbow is 'small' definitely a different story in the smokies!

Anyone ever fish a rodent pattern?

Stonefly
09-11-2013, 01:34 PM
I saw a photo somewhere on the net, with the fish and the shrews. Amazing. If I can find it again I'll post a link.

steve

NDuncan
09-11-2013, 01:38 PM
I should have put the link to the original story, it has the pictures

http://www.livescience.com/39529-trout-eats-20-shrews.html

Bran
09-12-2013, 09:40 AM
I saw that article this morning. If you go on down to the comments section there were several folks from all over the country that corrected them on a "small 19" bow". They were all saying how that's a nice Rainbow pretty much anywhere.

flyman
09-12-2013, 11:45 PM
Big trout are carnivorous, and they love mice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4pOOMpFW_8

Big browns especially. It doesn't need to be a fancy realistic fly either with ears and all that. A Morrish mouse works fine. Not hard to tie, and not too bad to cast. Although I would advise using a 6 or 7 weight. Add a couple to your big fly box and some stout tippet. A fly this large the trout are usually less leader shy. They are looking at the mouse. Plus I bet you already have most of the stuff laying around.

http://www.flyfisherman.com/2011/06/30/morrish-mouse/#axzz2ejqJ6wJn