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Stream Trout Fly Fishing The Woolly Bugger

The woolly bugger fly is an all time favorite among many  fly fisherman. This fly is at the very top of the list of many experienced fly fisherman. So if you have not tried the woolly bugger on trout or other fish. Why not give it a try. What makes the woolly bugger a fantastic fly to fish is that it looks very edible and lively in the water. Some say it mimics a leech. Others say it looks like a small minnow or a small swimming bug. I guess it would matter where you are fishing as to what the woolly bugger would look like to a feeding trout or fish.

Retrieval methods for the woolly bugger:

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How to catch fish in the fall.

From my fishing journal Sat Sept 15. Today I am going to try a something different. Instead of  fishing one of the many medium size Minnesota lakes in the area I am going to try to fish a small 25 acre lake which is only a few miles from my home located in a park. This lake is only about a ¼ mile long by 100-200 meters across. There is no boat landing so instead of taking my big fishing boat (17 feet) I take my small very lightweight 12 footer (which weighs 60 pounds). 

We have fished this lake only a couple times before and had pretty good success. Today Sept 15 is a bright and sunny day,  a high of 80 degrees is forecast.  A warm up from several days of cool fall type weather with the temps ranging from the lows of 40 at night to upper 60 and low 70. This cool spell has lowered the water temperatures. Most of the time this would be a good sign for fishermen who want to catch fish.

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Fly Tying the Woolly Bugger For Steelhead

How to fly fish. Fly tying a woolly bugger.

To tie one of the most popular flies for steelhead follow the below steps:

1)      Take a 2x long 1x strong nymph hook and place in a fly vise.

2)      Lay down on the shank of the hook a base of thread with your bobbin.

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How to fly fish the woolly bugger.

One of the great all around flies for fly fishing is called the woolly bugger. The woolly bugger works for many specie of fish including steelhead , trout,  bass, and other. Many fly fishermen if having to make the choice of one fly to fish exclusively would choose the woolly bugger. The woolly bugger can be tied in many different colors (black, olive, tan) being the most popular.

We will concentrate on how to fish the woolly bugger for steelhead. Black is the color most steelhead fishermen fish . A black woolly bugger resembles a leach that will attack and feed on steelhead eggs. The steelhead will instinctively defend against the leach. For fly fishing the woolly bugger for steelhead you do want to have enough weight on your leader to just tap the bottom.  For fly line you want a 6 to 8 weight.  

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Motorized Float Tube Fly Fishing

Just when you thought you have seen everything. Here is a motorized float tube. It comes with an electric motor. They will go 4-5 Miles per hour. That is really whizzing along. Can you believe that it even has a depth finder. Cool! Way cool! For the duck hunter they can special order you a camouflage tube.  For the handicap fisherman this float tube could be an option. The float tubes can be attached together in pairs. The motorized float tube comes with wheels amd folds up to store in your truck of a car.

 

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Float Tube Fishing / Shore Fisherman Special

Many shore fishermen find themselves very limited to public areas to fish. Many of these areas here in Minnesota (and elsewhere) are crowded.  One answer to those shore fishermen that cannot afford a boat would be a float tube which cost  about $100.  A float tube  is not an inner tube but as a very special designed tube that holds air, has a built in seat, and rod holder, drink holder and pockets for gear to be stored in. 


The float tube is a fun way for a fisherman to fish hard to get places. A fishermen  (wearing a life preserver ) sits in the seat and propels the float tube with swim fins. With a float tube you will be able to access lakes , ponds, and rivers that do not have a boat ramp.  Areas that are too shallow for a boat to go in will also work great for a float tube. Many experienced anglers that own a boat are getting on the fun of float tube fishing.  A motorized float tube is even availble!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Tie A Stonefly Nymph / Steelhead Fly Fishing

How to tie flies. You need the following to tie a Stonefly nymph for steelhead fly fishing:

Size 10-1530 hook

UTC 40 black thread, lead fly tying wire, Chenille , black dubbing, black pheasant tail , black hackle, Rubber legs for fly tying.

0)Take the hook place in the vise.

1)) Take lead fly tying wire and wind around the shank of the hook. Trim the wire ends when done. 

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A thingamabobber is a very specialized bobber for steelhead fly fishing. It looks similar to a balloon about the size of a ping pong ball. The thingamabobber is a great invention for steelhead fly fishing.  It has very little weight and will show the fisherman even the lightest strike. To rig the thingamabob you put a loop in the line at the correct depth you want to fish. You put the line loop thru the eye of the thingamabob and around your thingamabobber. Then pull the line tight.  Another method is to just clinch knot your Tippett to the line above the thingamabob . Tie on a 3x tippet with a length at the depth you want to fish. You can also tie a double fly on the line with this type of rig. Make sure double flys are legal in the state you are fishing.

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Steelhead Fly Fishing , How To Fish A Nymph

Fly fishing a nymph is an excellent method to choose to catch steelhead.  Like nymph stream fishing for rainbow trout only your equipment and the nymph size are beefed up  to tackle one of the most pound for pound fighting fish.

To fish a nymph for steelhead use a spay or single hander fly rod is preferred.  Have a 10 foot leader is standard length. Set the strike indicator 1.5 feet deeper than the water you are fishing. A strike indicator is really a specialized bobber for fly fishing. You want to set enough weight or split shot in front of your fly on the line to tap the bottom once In a while.

Most fishermen have too much weight on to where it is dragging the bottom.  Putting just enough weight on the leader to tap the bottom once in a while will give the nymph just the right natural presentation and look to the fish you want. Ideal water speed to fish a nymph will be about 3 miles per hour and in the depth range of 4 to 8 feet.

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Baked Pan Fish Delights / Fish Recipes

In my opinion the best tasting fish in the world is panfish (crappie and sunfish). There are many great panfish recipes.  Below is my favorte fish recipe. I like baking my fish which I believe is as good as tasting as fried fish without the extra calories. First filet the panfish removing the bones. Wash and and set the panfish filets on a paper towel. Pat dry the top side of the fish with a paper towel.

 

Left . Panfish cooked from panfish caught on  Sept 1 2012 outing . See Sept 2 Post How To Catch Dog Days Of  Summer Panfish

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Take Shore Lunch in a box put on a plate. Take either egg beaters , egg whites , or whole eggs,  and place in a bowl.

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