Thursday, December 6, 2007

Cold Week

I didn't do much fishing this week. The cold weather has given me a chance to catch up with my fly tying. My fly boxes have taken a big beating this fall. It's going to be a big job replenishing all the flies that we went through. Here are the recipes for a couple of the flies I have been working on. For most of you these two fly patterns should be quite familiar, such as the nuclear roe bug.

*Nuclear Roe Bug*
Hook: Daiichi 1530
Size: 12 - 8
Thread: white waxed thread
Body: Oregon cheese dub
Wing: White glo-bug yarn

This is a streamer that I like to fish during the winter for Brown trout. This is an easy and fast fly to tie. Plus this streamer pattern does not require any fancy materials.

*Bunny Streamer*
Hook: Daiichi 2220
Size: 6 to 4
Thread: 6/0 red
Body: glow white chenille
Wing: rabbit strip
Collar: soft grizzly tackle
Note: You can tie this streamer in any color you desire. For winter fishing and Brown trout, I prefer white.

What is going on with the fishing? The Genesee River is still too high to fish and the way it looks it will be at least another week before we can even try. Sandy Creek: the cold weather has locked this creek up in ice. We will need a good thaw and a bunch of wet weather to clear the ice out so we can fish. Right now the only river that is fishing is the Oak Orchard. The water flow for the Oak is still low. Concentrate your fishing in the pools. For flies, stick with small egg patterns and nymphs.

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