I never go near lakes or moving water without these two patterns in my fly box. They have proven to be deadly over the years, and I find it especially effective for any species of trout when they home in on emerging insects feeding in the top few inches.
What is motor mooching? In my research, I found that in the early days (about 1900), when the first railroads were built to Seattle, many of the laborers were Chinese and Japanese immigrants who fished off the docks using herring they had caught themselves.
One of the biggest sport-caught Chinook salmon on record was landed on B.C.’s central coast in August 2012—then tossed back into the ocean. Tourist Deborah Whitman-Perry of Newmarket, Ontario, caught the giant weighing 83 pounds, three ounces (38 kg).
With no reefs, back eddies, tide rips or whirlpools to create hazardous conditions, Alberni Inlet is classic small boat water. Expect to see everything from kayaks, tiny dinghies and inflatables, to houseboats, yachts and ocean-going cruisers.
Every year I plan the flies for Fly of the Month for the year. One of the things I hear when I am on the water is what are you using. This year I will share with you my flies that I use, and how to fish them.
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