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saintmark

So........Have we gave up on the river!!

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So anyone catching tooth-critters on the Red these days or the cat's run them out. seems like only yesterday we all fished the river till opener then...we gone, bye-bye. how about you??

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Nope, not gone, just on the move is all. Swinging into cat mode in a big way and still chasing walleye from time to time.

Something for you to ponder for your future fly tying prodjects saintmark is mayflys.

Soon they will start to hatch in a big way and the fish on the Red go nuts for them.

I have seen cats and walleye slurping them off the surface at night and in the early morning hours.

Goldeye would be very fun on a fly rod too, they go nuts over the flys at night near artificial light sources like bridge lights or streat lights.

I would be very interested in some larger then life Mayfly flys to try on the night bite this summer if you get them figured out. Any recomondations on a resonable fly rod rig would be apreciated too. Great that is all I need, another fishing adiction!

That would be a great line class fly rod record to shoot for, big channel cats on a fly rod. I have seen 20-25's slurping mayflys at night so it is possable if you worked the hatch hard!

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Go get em!

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So how big of a mayfly!! Similar to a sparrow or eagle.
The best way to start fly fishing is purchase a 19.95 kit from walmart. That could handle most goldeye and panfish. I use a 9/10 wt rod for pike. Just look at the wt rating on the shaft above the handle. 5/6 is for trout and pan fish. 7/8 for bass and then 9/10 for big bass, walleye, pike. 10/12 for bonefish, king salmon, and ocean fishing.
I'll check into those mayflies after this weekend. Give me a size of hook #20 to #22 are dry flies, #14 to #18 are common nymphs and mayflies, #10 to #14 are wooly buggers.
Just drop me a message, and I send you a sample or three. StM

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