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Tip On How to Tie Marabou Flies

May 18, 2011 11:49 am
posted by Terry

Marabou Fly
Producing an artificial fly can be challenging, but the rewards are great when that mighty river-bound beast leaps from the water. A great fly used with a Pflueger Summit fly reel can have anglers catching their limit in no time, and spending more precious time outside at their favorite hobby.

My first fly resembled something that most anglers would vacuum up from underneath the couch, something between “clump of dog hair” and “I think that’s pasta.” My second fly was obviously closely related to my first, with a bit of toenail thrown in for consistency. Gradually, my fly tying improved to the point where I thought they might help me catch a fish.

The first try with my new flies, I might as well have sat by the riverbank and willed the fish into my net, issuing repeated and insistent mental commands to my underwater nemesis. It was not meant to be, however, as fish are apparently possessed of significant mental toughness and psychic defenses. Using my flies with a Pflueger Summit fly reel helped considerably, and I suspect that the fish know quality fly-fishing gear when they see it, even submerged at a depth of three to seven feet. From that point on, my Pflueger Summit fly reel went everywhere with me, convincing fish and anglers alike that I was, despite my laughable Marabou Flies, a competent fly angler.

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Three Tips on Catching Trout In the Summer

May 17, 2011 10:41 am
posted by Terry

Catching trout during the summer can be difficult but there are some simple tips to follow that will make catching trout much easier. Besides the obvious information such as making sure you have good equipment like the pflueger summit fly reel.

The first tip is to fish early and late during the summer. Many trout have a set feeding schedule which includes eating more at first light and at dusk. Also when the sun is at a high point making the water the warmest, fish tend to go to deeper water.

Tip two for catching trout during the summer is knowing when and where to fish. There are going to be certain locations that fish gather during certain times of the day. This normally includes deeper water during the afternoon and shallower water during dusk and dawn. Inlets and outlets are two of the most popular spots for trout during the hot summer months. Even weather conditions like thunderstorms can change where fish locate. Finding and remembering good locations where fish gather is imperative to good fishing.

Tip three is as simple as experimenting. Pairing your  pflueger summit fly reel with different types of baits and lures is the best way to find a combination that works. Try different colors, baits, sizes, movements, and techniques. Trout are the most active during the summer and will hit these different combinations often.

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Tips For Catching Stocked Rainbow Trout

May 16, 2011 9:15 am
posted by Terry

Pflueger Summit Fly Reel

The first and most important step in catching stocked rainbow trout, is to identify where the stocked trout are. One will then need to acquire the proper equipment in order to catch them. It is strongly suggested that the individual attain a pflueger summit fly reel for this task. This fly reel is strong enough to perform under the pull of even the most aggressive fish.

The fisherman should have at least a four pound line in order to handle fish in controlled areas. Fish that are stocked into the freshwater repositories tend to get bigger and stronger than there free range counterparts. It is for this reason that a stronger line be used, and the pflueger summit fly reel is suggested.

Gathering the correct and enough bait for the task is the next step of preparation. Rainbow trout tend to strike at almost anything, although they tend to really enjoy worms, crawfish and fish eggs. Knowing where to cast off for the fish is also very important in catching stocked rainbow trout. These fish tend to congregate in and around grassy areas, and sunken logs. These areas tend to attract more insects that they feed off of.

The final tip that is offered here for catching stocked rainbow trout is to avoid overly sunny days for your expedition. On cloudy days, the fish come closer to the surface of the water, and are easier to catch. Sunny days you will find them in deeper waters, near the bottom to remain cool.

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