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Thread: Targeting Larger Fish with Salamander Patterns

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    I've fished with Steve a few times. He is an excellent dry fly fisherman. I don't think I've seen him nymph fish. He grew up in Waynesville, NC. and fished the park most of his life. He is a line mending machine.

    Byron

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    Default salamanders...

    i caught a brown last year in cataloochee that was only about 9 in., but when i hooked it i thought it felt like a 12 incher...why was that? it had a really full belly...2 salamanders were in its stomach when i cleaned her, making her feel much heavier than i expected

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    Wow, they must have been small salamanders to fit into a 9 incher. I've seen salamander on the trail up to Spence Field just below Bote Mt Trail. I remember taking my vet zoo and comp zoo classes, lot's of fun. I think this is a good idea if you are after a big un, but I doubt you get much response from the average trout, unless you tie a small version of it.

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    I think it depends on the stream whether salamanders will work or not, because some of them are a little bit poisonous, like frogs. For example, there is a lake in Pickett State Park where you can often see hundreds of salamanders, and bass right beside them, that won't touch them.

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    Mountain people call'm "sprang lizards"......they are deadly on big browns.

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    Yeah spring lizards is actually what all of the older gentleman referred to them as. Floating one of those bad boys down in a deep run at dawn/dusk in the summer has got to be interesting.........

    Craig

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    actually you would probably be suprised at how big the two salamanders were. one was prob 4 in. and the other prob. 3 in. something new every day...for what its worth

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