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General Discussion Forum => Fly Fishing Reports, Stories, and Adventures => Topic started by: David Bisnett on June 30, 2016, 04:47:02 PM

Title: Classic Wet Flies for an Adirondack Adventure
Post by: David Bisnett on June 30, 2016, 04:47:02 PM
Hey guys, went back upstate to my beloved Adirondacks  Mountains a couple days ago to do some Brook Trout fishing.  I brought with me some of the Classic Ray Bergman flies  (Ref:Trout, wet fly plates 1-9 ) and my trusty little 7 footer, perfect for the brushy mountain rivers and streams found up there and had at it.  My rigup was a 2 fly setup, dry attractor on top, usually a Coachmen or a Wulff, size 14 with a classic wet, also a size 14  tied off the hook about 6" below, all on 5x mono/12ft leader.  It was SO EFFECTIVE! I had a great time, only caught 15 Brookies, but caught 3times as many Chubs, for a total of about 60 fish, every few minutes, catching a fish, landing/releasing and setting up for the next one , great time!!  I used the Adirondack pattern which worked pretty well but noticed that the Parmachene Belle was even better.  Felt like I had travelled back in time and was fishing a form and style that has long been forgotten in the flyfishing world: well, almost maybe    8)
Title: Re: Classic Wet Flies for an Adirondack Adventure
Post by: Chris Puchniak on June 30, 2016, 05:57:38 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Classic Wet Flies for an Adirondack Adventure
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 02, 2016, 09:03:44 AM
Great post and fishing report, David. Those are some pretty impressive numbers!

Gotta love it when experimenting with patterns and techniques pays off. That's what I love most about this sport!