An evening on the river

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An evening on the river

Post by Boarmountain » Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:15 am

Spent the evening on the Missouri river. The caddis were mating so time to swing some wets.

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Re: An evening on the river

Post by letumgo » Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:41 am

Three-Fingered Mike, (humor)

DAMN! Now that's the way to enjoy an evening!

Great pictures Mike. Those are some beautiful trout. Very healthy looking.

Love the caddis pattern at the end. Would you mind posting the recipe?

Is that rod built on the fiberglass blank you mentioned a while back? I like the green color blank.
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Re: An evening on the river

Post by DUBBN » Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:07 pm

Mike, that caddis pupa is pretty dang cool! I have been swing soft hackles for about 6 weeks. I have managed alot of fish, but only one as nice as your fish.

I have been thinking of adding a Swiss Straw wing similar to the wing on your pattern.

Good looking fish and pattern man!
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Re: An evening on the river

Post by Boarmountain » Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:27 pm

letumgo wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:41 am Three-Fingered Mike, (humor)

DAMN! Now that's the way to enjoy an evening!

Great pictures Mike. Those are some beautiful trout. Very healthy looking.

Love the caddis pattern at the end. Would you mind posting the recipe?


Is that rod built on the fiberglass blank you mentioned a while back? I like the green color blank.
Body is ice dubbing
Wing is medallion sheeting
Hackle is speckled hen saddle
Tie it in colors that match your caddis.

Yes, it's one of my blanks. This one is a 8' 5wt.
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Re: An evening on the river

Post by Boarmountain » Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:30 pm

DUBBN wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:07 pm Mike, that caddis pupa is pretty dang cool! I have been swing soft hackles for about 6 weeks. I have managed alot of fish, but only one as nice as your fish.

I have been thinking of adding a Swiss Straw wing similar to the wing on your pattern.

Good looking fish and pattern man!
It's actually not a pupa, it's a diving adult.

If you use swiss straw, glue two sheeets together with waterproof spray adhesive. The wings will last much longer.
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Re: An evening on the river

Post by letumgo » Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:48 pm

Mike - You make the blanks yourself?

PS - Thank you for posting the pattern recipe.
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Re: An evening on the river

Post by Boarmountain » Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:34 pm

letumgo wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:48 pm Mike - You make the blanks yourself?

PS - Thank you for posting the pattern recipe.
No, I sourced them overseas. I worked with a company for over two years to get the tapers right. I have 5 sizes.

That pattern has worked great for me over the years.
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Re: An evening on the river

Post by Roadkill » Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:09 pm

8-) Great photo story!! :D
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Re: An evening on the river

Post by Fishnkilts » Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:59 pm

Great looking fish and fly. I'd give $100 to catch fish like that here, but our creeks don't hold such nice sized fish as you caught.

Well done.
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Re: An evening on the river

Post by DOUGSDEN » Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:04 pm

Mike,
Look at these river monsters! This is amazing! God bless the caddis that He gave us both in the rivers and streams and on the end of our tippets! A wonderful thread you have started my friend! Stunning!
Impressed as always in the Den,
Doug
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