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Vance
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How Many Others

Post by Vance » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:55 am

Hello, Just a quick question. Fished the Ramapo last evening. Got there around 4:00 PM and the place was packed with cars at the Glen Grey bridge. So I waited around and finally started fishing around 6:30 or so and there was a hatch starting and the fish were feeding on top and by 7:30 or so they turned on feeding on spinners. I was fishing a Lt.Cahill and was catching fish then nothing and wouldn’t you guess it I had no spinners with me they were in another box in my car. Has any one else done the same and left a fly box in the car and the fish went from what you were using to some thing else. Where I was fishing up from the bridge there had to be aleast 10 or more fish hitting the darn spinners. I could have kicked myself in the butt for not putting a couple of spinners in my box of flies I was using. Vance

Jaybird
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Re: How many others

Post by Jaybird » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:20 am

Vance wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:55 am
Hello, Just a quick question. Fished the Ramapo last evening. Got there around 4:00 PM and the place was packed with cars at the Glen Grey bridge. So I waited around and finally started fishing around 6:30 or so and there was a hatch starting and the fish were feeding on top and by 7:30 or so they turned on feeding on spinners. I was fishing a Lt.Cahill and was catching fish then nothing and wouldn’t you guess it I had no spinners with me they were in another box in my car. Has any one else done the same and left a fly box in the car and the fish went from what you were using to some thing else. Where I was fishing up from the bridge there had to be aleast 10 or more fish hitting the darn spinners. I could have kicked myself in the butt for not putting a couple of spinners in my box of flies I was using. Vance
Happens all the time , sometimes I forget I have the flies I need even with me .

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Re: How Many Others

Post by Twism86 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:11 am

If Im wearing my vest I have almost all of my flies on me at all times. Sometimes I travel light with a waist pack or small backpack and only take a small selection with me. Worse than forgetting the fly you need is donating the only one you had to the tree gods right when it started working!!
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Re: How Many Others

Post by martalus » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:56 am

Even worse, every once in a while I have forgotten or misplaced my little finger nail clippers that I use to nip line after I tie on a fly/lure. I always keep them in the same little pocket in my vest next to floatant, but sometimes they fall out or something and I am stuck on the river trying to trim the tag end of line with my teeth or anything else I can find.

Matt Grobert
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Re: How Many Others

Post by Matt Grobert » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:13 am

Vance wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:55 am
Hello, Just a quick question. Fished the Ramapo last evening. Got there around 4:00 PM and the place was packed with cars at the Glen Grey bridge. So I waited around and finally started fishing around 6:30 or so and there was a hatch starting and the fish were feeding on top and by 7:30 or so they turned on feeding on spinners. I was fishing a Lt.Cahill and was catching fish then nothing and wouldn’t you guess it I had no spinners with me they were in another box in my car. Has any one else done the same and left a fly box in the car and the fish went from what you were using to some thing else. Where I was fishing up from the bridge there had to be aleast 10 or more fish hitting the darn spinners. I could have kicked myself in the butt for not putting a couple of spinners in my box of flies I was using. Vance
Vance, it happens to all of us...I've tied a bunch of flies for an outing the night before and then forgot them when I left the next day. :roll:

Not knowing what other flies you had in your boxes, one of the things you can do in that situation is find a hackled fly that is the same size and close in color to the naturals, and clip the hackle on the top and bottom to create a spinner.

Matt

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Re: How Many Others

Post by rollcast » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:24 pm

Matt Grobert wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:13 am

Not knowing what other flies you had in your boxes, one of the things you can do in that situation is find a hackled fly that is the same size and close in color to the naturals, and clip the hackle on the top and bottom to create a spinner.

Matt
This. It'll work.

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