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December 25, 2013 at 12:46 am #83766jnoyes1026Participant
So I have been reading up on alot of tips and one of the lures that people recommend is the krocodile spoons. I was just curious I have never actually seen one in action is it similar to using a dick nite spoon? I am hoping so because I am loaded with dick nites from river fishing. Another one is spinners like rooster tails. If there are any others I should pick up before this June please let me know.
December 25, 2013 at 12:54 am #99065Brian CurtisKeymaster
They have similar action to a Dick Night, but they are weighted for casting. You don’t have to be subtle. I throw either 3/16 oz or ¼ oz spoons. You need to have enough weight for good casting. I like 4-lb test line. Krocodiles are excellent spoons. I like brass/red patterns best. My favorite lures are Daredevils or Kamlooper Jrs for 3/16 oz and Jakes Spin-a-Lures and Krocodiles for ¼ oz.
Rooster Tails are difficult lures to fish. They can be extremely effective, but they require some technique. To get the spinner sported you need to give them a bit of a twitch. And they are horrible line twisters, even if you are using a snap swivel. So you have to let your line untwist after you reel in.
There is a good thread on favorite lures here on the forum.
January 3, 2014 at 1:11 am #99066Bob BurnellParticipant
I found this thread using “Best Hi Lake Lures” search.
January 6, 2014 at 1:18 am #99067jnoyes1026Participant
thanks for that link that gives me a great list to work off of. Another question I got my first and only fly pole when I was 13 and all I ever really used the thing as was a whip. I never had anyone show me what I should be doing so it turned into just a game of how loud can I get the floating line to crack. So the question, Is a high lake a good one to practice and figure out how to fly fish or should I try this out at a local lake? I like the idea that no one will be watching me thinking what in the world does that guy think he is going to catch fishing like that.
January 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm #99068Brian CurtisKeymaster
I got my first and only fly pole when I was 13 and all I ever really used the thing as was a whip. I never had anyone show me what I should be doing so it turned into just a game of how loud can I get the floating line to crack.
LOL, that’s definitely not a skill that will help your fly fishing. Every time I hear that snap I know I’ve just lost another fly.
Whether or not you’ll be able to easily fly fish from shore is very dependent on the lake. If you can find a rockslide or meadow you’ll be in good shape, but if the lake is surrounded by brush fly fishing will be difficult. The best place to practice fly fishing is a lawn somewhere with a hookless fly. I’d bring spinning and fly gear so you can take advantage of good fly fishing opportunities and won’t be frustrated when conditions are tough.
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