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Sivad
06-22-2006, 08:49 PM
Good day to all. I have been reading the boards for awile know and decided to join. I went to the clinch today behind the jail and had a good day. Most fish were caught on a BHP. The fish were small but I caught alot. aound 5pm I saw some fish rising so I put on a sulpher and caught a 12" Brown. I fished the sulpher til I quit and caught a couple more fish.

I would like to know why do browns like dry flys better than rainbows?

Thanks for all who post. This message boards Rocks

Patrick

15yroldflyfisher
07-05-2006, 11:04 PM
Hey, you wouldn't happen to know of any good topwater dry flies for the clinch river would you?

Sage
07-06-2006, 02:58 PM
Why do browns like dry flies better? Because their mouths are wet and the dries help absorb the water.

I'm joking. And not very well, probably.

I have no idea if they like dries or wets more. I've caught more rainbows than browns on the clinch using dries. If you're catching more browns with dries, maybe I need to fish where you are fishing. If I had my wish, 75% of the fish I would catch would be browns. Interesting question. Maybe some other board members will have an opinion on this topic.

15yroldflyfisher
07-06-2006, 07:55 PM
Whats some dry flies that you use, sage?

MTN_TRT
07-06-2006, 08:10 PM
I would like to know why do browns like dry flys better than rainbows?

Maybe the browns would rather expell the energy to snap a dry off the water and bows just intercept nymphs and such. Like if I fish streamers in the winter ;D, 90% of the time i catch browns...sometimes they even chase it a little. OR maybe bows have better eye-sight (or contacts ;) ) and they can tell the difference between naturals and fur&feathers. Oh, and yea I would rather catch browns than rainbows too...little more aggression.

MTN_TRT
"LIFE IS GOOD"

Sivad
07-06-2006, 10:13 PM
15yroldflyfisher:

The ones I like are ants, Sulphurs, olive and tan elk hair caddis, BWO and the standard parchute adams.


Patrick

15yroldflyfisher
07-06-2006, 10:58 PM
sivid, what sizes have you got these flies to work in?

Sage
07-11-2006, 03:51 PM
15,

Sorry it took so long to get back to you on the flies. From your previous posts, looks like you're using al the dries I would. Just depends on what's hatching. Never had a go-to dry that produced out there any better than a BWO. I always have more success on the Clinch with BHHE (beadhead hare's ear).

15yroldflyfisher
07-11-2006, 04:42 PM
So the BWO and the Beadhead Hares Ear works for you. Also, could you give me the tying recipe for the BWO?

Sage
07-12-2006, 11:30 PM
15,

Sorry man, I don't tie. *I run 2 construction companies and I have a small woodworking shop at home, plus 2 acres to mow and maintain. *No time or $ for tying. *LRO makes things much too easy when it comes to flies. *I'm sure you could post that question on the fly tying section of this board and you will get some different versions.

MTN_TRT
07-13-2006, 02:10 PM
15:

on that note from Sage, Ill help ya out. I fish and tie BWO alot (not on the Clinch), so from one young fisherman to another here we go.

Hook- TMC 100 (size to match the hatch; 16 all around)
Thread- Uni 6/0 black
Tail- Dun hackle fibers (Wapsi makes some "mayfly tails" I use those (split) in dark dun on mine but classic style BWO will work just fine)
Body- Superfine BWO dubbing
Wings- Dun hackle tips
Hackle- Dun or Dark Dun

There you go; if you have any questions just ask!

MTN_TRT
"LIFE IS GOOD"

15yroldflyfisher
07-13-2006, 02:34 PM
Thanks!! Got a question though, which is the better choice of hackle, Dun or Dark Dun? And, where did you
pick up the BWO dubbing at?

MTN_TRT
07-13-2006, 02:43 PM
15,

I use dark mostly. Reg dun is best in winter and on some streams all olives are lighter. I got that dubbing at my local flyshop, but if you check Cabelas they might have it...if not there are some fly-material companies that carry superfine.

MTN_TRT
"LIFE IS GOOD"