- Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:00 am
If I were to go out tomorrow or later today to fish, I just might, I’d bring along something shrimpy, which in my case means a tan Borski slider. I’d also try to have a tail or two rigged to a 1/16 ounce jig head like a DSL in a shrimpy color. Hammertime is a good one in the assassin series. Then I’d have something bait fish like both in the fly realm and conventional. My favorite wintertime conventional color is tuxedo. Was it Surfpunk that used to praise that color? Anyway, it’s a good winter color in my experience. I also like the saltwater assassins in the moon series. Green and blue moon. None of those has a chartreuse tail. Tequila sunrise is a good rat taii, Norton makes those.
Corkies are fun in the winter, too. Pinks, black over white. What color did saltykat use, something called redfish I think. Gold and black something along those lines, do a search, saltykat was legendary with those tsunami corky knockoffs. Whatever he wrote, it’s all true. I fished with him a few times.
Believe it or not, I like a skitterwalk this time of year. I don’t like topwater flies, but a suspending pattern like the gartside soft hackle streamer is Corky-esque. So are steve farrar blend baitfish, so are baitfish made with icelandic sheep wool. Big profiles, slow motion fishing, barely sinking, hover type of lures and flies. Rapala had the xrap. Corky, catch 2000.
I like redfish crack in whites, silvers, for winter, but I always have some in olive and black and tan. I think the black and tan and olive ones tend to check the crab and blenny box.
My problem, one of too many, is I get fixated on a particular lure or fly. I’m going to fish that SOB and make that SOB work if and until h*ll freezes over. I tend to look at changing up my presentation for too long when I should have switched to a different pattern or lure.