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Old 12-05-2008, 02:22 PM
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I'm going to visit paint creek in the near future, wondering if anyone has any idea of the bugs I should tie up. Has anyone fished there lately, and what have you had success with?
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:41 PM
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It has been about two months since i was there. I didn't catch jack the whole weekend. The water level was extremely low though. Don't know if you have been there before, but it is a tiny stream. Although I did see about 8 rainbows in one pool that were, no BSing, at least 25 inches, if not 30+. Biggest trout I have ever seen. Not really a response you were looking for though. Good Luck. Please post some pics if you snag one of those monsters
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:52 PM
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Hey ttas67,
I'm new to fly fishing and especially new to the clinch. I saw the pic you posted in another thread of a nice brown you caught a couple days ago. do you mind if I ask what you caught it on? A friend and I just started fishing recently, so I have never really fished with someone who knows what they are doing. I have seen lots of photos lately of great fish from the clinch and I'm wondering what I doing wrong. I feel like I have a decent cast, but my knowledge of the other parts of fly fishing are lacking, like fly selection etc. Care to share some knowledge? The photo looks like you were near miller's island. Just trying to become a better fisherman. thanks in advance

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Old 12-05-2008, 05:34 PM
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Dennis - no problem. most of my fish on the clinch lately have come on zebra midges. I usually fish a 2 fly rig: zebra midge dropped off something a little larger (scud, BHPT, etc.) with an indicator and weight.

send me an email and I can maybe help you more specifically and point you to some good articles. ttas67 at gmail dot com
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:05 PM
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Is that your secret, Trevor? I fish the "deeper" holes on the Caney with an EHC indicator with a zebra midge over 2 feet below the EHC. It's awkward, but it works okay. Do you use a strike indicator?
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:16 PM
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I went to Paint Creek on 11/29. It was decent at best. Yes ther are some big fish but the water is low and gin clear. These fish spook very easy. There are a couple holes that they're stocked in there like cattle...






Not much surface activity. On the deeper holes I have had success with a San Juan, an egg pattern, and streamers might work if the water isn't very clear. You can find some fish isolated and try some wet flys and some nymphs with a zebra midge dropper. One neat thing about Paint Creek is that it has alot of Horny Head. If you can break yourself from the cattle pens they are fun to catch and very agressive. However there are some big trout stocked in there.


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Old 12-06-2008, 02:28 AM
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Worrgamesguy,

While the Elk Hair Caddis will catch fish on the Caney, try fishing w/o it unless the fish are obviously hitting a heavy hatch. Nymphing is where it's at.

Definitely tie a dropper or two. Start fishing two flies, then once you feel comfortable fishing those and don't tangle, add another so that you're fishing three at once. One or two zebra midges, different colors. One heavier fly, like a bh pheasant tail or hare's ear. Use a moveable indicator of your choice, (I like the putty b/c I think it's easy to move up and down the leader), so that you can change the depth of your flies as you move around the river. Having an Elk Hair Caddis as your indicator limits you to that two feet of tippet until the next fly, which w/ current could make the fly drift only inches below the surface.

Fishing two or three nymphs below an indicator will allow you to search all throughout the water column until you figure out what and where the trout are feeding on.

And one last thing...Also try fishing the same rig w/o an indicator...sometimes on a dead drift and sometimes putting a little action into the flies...

Good luck!
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:03 AM
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Where exactly is paint creek? and once I get there, where are good spots to fish? Thanks
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:35 PM
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bum,

As far as I could tell, there are about 3 pools that were holding the majority of the fish. All were down stream of the campground. My advice would be to drive along, stop at any likely-looking, slow-moving pools, and look down. If they're in there, you'll see them.

As far as flies go, I would suggest any white streamer. Just make sure you have enough weight on it to get it in the strike zone. These fish are not going to move more than a few inches to feed. You may also want to try a pellet fly.

On a side note, this is probably as close as you can get to actually fishing in a hatchery, IMHO.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:11 PM
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Paint Creek is my back yard and I have only fished the DH once this year just to kill an hour. Before the drought the fish would move every where on the creek and would adapt and become tricky, this is not the case now. The fish are stuck in the deep holes and runs and can't move, hopefully with the rain we are getting and the snow from the top of the mountain the creek will rise. I have been in the tailwaters to long and miss the mountain streams.
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