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The Nail Knot

July 27, 2011 2:47 pm
posted by Terry

Nail Knot For Fly Line

A common fly fishing knot, the ‘nail knot’ is a rudimentary must-have for the professional fisherman. It involves the attachment of a small object, such as a tube twice the diameter of the line, to the fly line itself, and then attaching the line to the backing. Place the object at the end of the fly line with about two inches of excess, making about a two inch loop at the weighted end of your leader. Pinch the loop to the object. Next, get the small end of the leader loop and wrap about five times around the object and actual line. Each ‘wrap’ should be at least one-half inch from the end of the fly line. Move the thumb forward to keep it from unwinding, and move the end of the leader through the tube from right to left. Remove the tube, and tighten the knot by tugging both ends of the leader. The idea is to make it more consistent with the fly line. Complete the knot by pulling the line through, trim the leader excess, and you’ve finished the nail knot. It is a leader to fly line knot.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Part #1

June 8, 2011 5:55 pm
posted by Terry
Largemouth Bass

Hey, looking at this report. We should all be fishing.  Looks like the fish are biting the catfish looks to be biting the best.  Stay tuned for the rest of the Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report.

Birch: June 6. Elevation normal, water low 70s and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms. Blue catfish good on shad. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Copan: June 5. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows at 3-4 ft. near Osage Plains. Channel and blue catfish good on juglines baited with cut shad and sunfish near the river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: June 7. Elevation slightly above normal, water 82 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush and structure at 10-12 ft. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits. Bluegill sunfish fair on worms and crickets around grass beds. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Ft. Gibson: June 5. Elevation 10 ft. and falling. Catfish fair on cut shad and whole shad. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.

Grand: June 7. Elevation 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in shallow water around points. White bass good on green and red jigs below the dam. Catfish good on juglines and rod and reels baited with fresh cut bait above Sailboat Bridge to Gray’s Ranch. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Greenleaf: June 6. Elevation normal, water  clear. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig and worms along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in yellow, green and red around fishing docks and brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Hulah: June 5. Elevation normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 3-6 ft. in Skull Creek. Channel catfish good on cut shad.. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Report by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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Catch of the Day

May 23, 2011 9:10 am
posted by Terry

Pflueger Summit Fly Reel

If someone wants to be “the man”, then they have to end their fishing trips with the catch of the day. The only way that anyone is going to be able to do that is by having superior equipment. When someone speaks of superior equipment, they are of course talking about the pflueger trio.

The first advantage a fisherman is going to experience with superior equipment is more accurate casting. This allows fishing near the brush or under a tree. It’s impossible to catch the biggest fish of the trip if the lure never gets put in front of them.

The next advantage a fisherman is  going to experience with the pflueger trio is professional control. This offers two distinct advantages. The first advantage this gives the fishermen is greater lure control, which is going to better entice the larger fish into striking. The second advantage gives the fisherman more response from the setup. The fisherman is going to feel the strike easier and this setup will give more feedback. No longer will a fisherman try to set the hook when he gets snagged on a little bit of moss.

The pflueger trio is truly the difference in bringing home money at the end of the tournament, or simply going home unhappy wondering why other anglers are able to land the trophy fish.

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Tips – Bait For Trout Fishing

May 20, 2011 10:03 am
posted by Terry

Trout

Anglers often wonder what type of bait is best when angling for trout. Live bait such as
night crawlers or minnows is a favorite of trout and is recommended in early spring when flies have not hatched yet.

Spinners can be used with the Pflueger summit fly reel and when the spinner is dressed, it will appeal to larger trout. Stream trout are generally smaller and a regular spinner will allow anglers to catch a greater number of fish using this type of lure. The rotation of the spinner can cause the fishing line to tangle, so the use of a swivel is advised to counter the rotation. They are simple to use and a successful method is to delay reeling in and jerk the spinner. This action mimics a dying minnow and will tempt a trout to strike.

Trout can be caught with the use of insects and fly fishing is a popular choice for anglers. The Pflueger summit fly reel will allow fishermen to use wet or dry artificial flies. Live bait is also an option and trout will be attracted to grass hoppers and crickets. Rainbow trout in particular are often hooked with fly bait.

When fishing with a Pflueger summit fly reel, the fish are sure to bite with the right type of bait. Anglers who research conditions and trout preferences for their favorite fishing locations will be rewarded with a successful outing.

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Four Tips For Fly Fishing For Trout

May 19, 2011 10:07 am
posted by Terry

Pflueger Summit Fly Reel

Fly fishing is an active sport that requires expertise in catching fish. One of the more popular brands of reels is the pflueger fly reel. The pflueger summit fly reel comes in different types and categories.

Having good quality equipment for catching fish is one of the pre requisites for enjoyment of the sport and the pflueger summit series reels will offer you that advantage.

The price range of these type reels is affordable and kept within reason. Starting out with the proper reels is the key to enjoyment for this sport so making sure that a fly reel is purchased with a pflueger summit fly reel is almost a requirement.

Of course there is a lot to fishing techniques and knowing how and where to fish are are also keys to success. This article will list four tips that will give a head start in knowing how to set up and identify where the fish may be residing. Doing the homework before stepping foot in the stream will be identified as an experienced angler.

This will help make the whole day a lot more enjoyable and productive in finding and catching the trout. Being aware of the habitat surroundings will go a long ways in being marked as an expert fly fishing master.

Tip 1. Tackle boxes. Of course having a tackle is a must but being organized and having the type lures that you need for the situation is just as important. Having a working tackle box along with accessory boxes that contain categories of lures separately is important to prevent any type of chemical reaction that may happen from the different lures. Having tackle boxes for different seasons is also an important tip to note and being properly organized will help in an enjoyable session for fly fishing.

Tip 2. Note if the water is choppy. Choppy waters mean that fish need to expend more energy to find food. Look for small breaks or fords just away from the choppy waters. This is a haven for fish that are tired for looking for their food and are resting in this place. If you’re fly fishing with your brand new pflueger fly reel then you can take advantage of this situation by catching trout that may be resting in these pools of water.

Tip 3. Match the food being eaten. Finding the type food that is being eaten requires a keen eye. Fish in general like to eat bait that are in its surroundings. Asking the local bait shop on what the fish are biting on is one tip. But another more realistic one would be to look for flies that are in the immediate fishing area. Try to match fly lures to the flies that are flying around there.

Tip 4. Using an indicator bobber. If the fly is attached to an indicator in an area of slow movement of water, waiting and watching the indicator will be the score to success. Having small choppy bounces of water will make the fly bob up and down naturally and make the fish think that this is the real thing. Sit back and relax when using this type setup until the strike sets in.

The only thing left to do is to take heed on these tips and start catching.

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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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