Originally Posted by waterwolf
Wow, you are the only person other then me and a buddy of mine that I have ever heard of catching those things on flies. IT is awesome, they jumped if I remembered correctly, glad you found them and it is not normal for the redhorse to eat the fly as you know.
Yeah, this is the only time of year that they seem to take a fly. I've tried drifting small nymphs, dragonflies , scuds...etc through pods of them in the rivers, but they are tightlipped to say the least.
They are good practice for fighting big fish in current.
Remembering how to angle the rod, make the fish work against you and use the butt section to pressure a fish seems to go out the window sometimes when you have a good smallmouth or brown trout on the line. I've lost so many good fish by getting over confident with the hookset and not playing the fish properly.