kickingback wrote:Awesome! You live on the water?!? Lucky man! You can tie and yest them all in one place! That is sweet!!!
I do test flies, ones for the salt and fresh, out in the lake. When I first moved here last year, all I had was saltwater flies. Most, except the clousers, didn’t work very well in the freshwater. Now I have figured out some things that work and use deer hair divers, Balanced Leeches, and woolly buggers out on the lake and that pretty much covers the fish here except the grass carp.
I’ve not been out on the salt water since early in January. It’s very easy to walk the bank here or jump in the Jon boat. Loading up the kayak for a trip to the salt seems like work as comparison. Bass slurping a diver is pretty addictive. The lake gets some pressure this time of year from residents and their guests (lake is small, no gas engines, and private), but I’ve only seen one other fly fisherman. I work the bass over on my bank, but eventually they forget being caught and what caught them and they go for the same diver again.
My family is complaining because I never bring any fish home anymore. I tried a couple of Crappie from the lake, but I like saltwater fish very much more to eat. I haven’t tried a catfish from the lake. We had tilapia but they all froze this winter. There’s sunfish, big ones, but I can’t kill them.