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Fishermansfly 06-29-2008 11:00 PM

SoHo @ Night!
 
The title says it all and here's proof in the pudding!
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...y/DSC00124.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...y/DSC00130.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...y/DSC00136.jpg

All I can say is awesome! Make sure you know the river before attempting floating it at night! We had dense fog w little to no visibility all night!

~Brett

ALflygirl 06-29-2008 11:03 PM

Holy %^$*!!
Brett, you are killing me! We didn't get to fish this weekend and I am officially jealous of those killer browns! Congrats! Thanks for the pics!

Shaggy 06-30-2008 12:07 PM

OMG! Now I am gonna drown myself trying to do it myself! VERY NICE PICS!

Flyfishjeep 06-30-2008 12:29 PM

Brett,
Those are some impressive browns. The big boys do come out at night.

Congrats on the fish. What weight rod were you using? I'm not going to ask which fly since they are all top secret!

Fishermansfly 06-30-2008 01:16 PM

Various replies!
 
FlyGirl-Yes, I too was redeemed three nights ago. It had been three weeks straight with no fishing! I don't think it was deserved, but I know I sure wanted to snag that pig!

Shaggy, it's of most importance that you really know that river before attempting it! Be super careful, and if you think you can manage the river try to not wear waders! If you wear waders, I'd buy one of those super boyant self inflating life jackets! The rewards of it paid dividends though!

Jeep-Ben, no secrets here brother! You know that!:cool: I've got your email, you'll be surprised at the fly! The biggest was caught on a five weight tip flex Helios (a bit stiff!!!) w/ a floating line. The other two were, some what, quickly landed on a seven wt mid flex Zero G with a rediculous 300gr sink tip! I wouldn't reccomend the 300gr to anyone!

Thanks again guys,
~Brett

gmreeves 06-30-2008 01:16 PM

I was thinking of floating other rivers at night. Did you catch any small ones? I take it streamers were fly of choice?

Worrgamesguy 06-30-2008 01:33 PM

How can they be seen, for both casting and the fish feeding? I don't understand how you could see strikes.

milligan trout degree 06-30-2008 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worrgamesguy (Post 54623)
How can they be seen, for both casting and the fish feeding? I don't understand how you could see strikes.


I don't know what flies they were fishing, but they probably weren't too worried about seeing the strikes as much as trying not to have the rod ripped from there hands when those browns attacked their fly. Probably a streamer of some sort. Throw it towards the bank and strip back to you. You know when a fish hits a streamer.

Worrgamesguy 06-30-2008 05:42 PM

I could see that, but what happens when the fish doesn't smash the **** out of the fly? Night fly fishing confuses me even further.

milligan trout degree 06-30-2008 08:25 PM

Chances are, they're gonna smash it, atleast thats what my experience with night fishing the soho have been. Hard hits. Even if they don't hit it like a train on the run, if you're stripping the streamer back to you fast, you'll notice when the fish grabs it and the fly stops. Also night time means you can just about throw leader shyness out the window and fish some big tippet. Gives you a chance to lay into a fish, something you'll probably need for those strong browns.


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