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#344594 Hi-Seas vs Yo-Zuri Fluorocarbon

Posted by Will on 20 March 2019 - 12:51 PM

Don't worry, it will be 100lb test with single barbless hooks. That's how I always fish. From everything I have seen, fluoro is actually easier on the fish, especially if they roll. That's one of the main reasons I am switching from wire. Apart from that, I generally wait for the fish to take the lure and then swim away from me to set the hook. This works really well with soft plastics, and 95% of the time the hook is right in the corner of the mouth so that the leader never touches the teeth. 

"...if they roll..." - good point. How you play a fish can be a big factor. 12-20 lb fluoro should do the trick in most cases if your gear is properly sized and you can bring the fish in without letting the line get tangled and drag across their teeth multiple times. Just check your after each fish and you should be OK.

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#342098 Western Trib report - best day for me so far!

Posted by Will on 26 September 2017 - 10:24 AM

And when you catch a fry there so fragile even though they swim off they probably wont make it far.  


The fingerlings are fish you'll want around in a year or two so just leave them alone and up the size as tossing iron said or move on to bigger better fish.

I would only agree with the "moving on" part if you're concerned about damaging a bunch of YOY or yearlings. Upping the size of your offering doesn't necessarily make sense when you're using a size 16 nymph or size 22 dry or something like that. The hatch is what it is. Bigger trout don't just eat bigger nymphs and flies than are present in the stream. Fishing in the morning or evening with barbless hooks for young fish is fine when it's in season. Just handle them with great care.

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#340281 Legal fishing spots in Bowmanville Creek

Posted by Will on 16 May 2017 - 02:29 PM

Frequent Flyer.. 


I prefer this spot..


43.676887, -78.507322


Open all year too! With two rods if you want!

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#326867 2015 boot..err, Salmon run pics!

Posted by Will on 19 September 2015 - 04:44 PM

No salmon this morning - but I'm ok with a surprise steelie!

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#324511 First time fly fishing brown trout

Posted by Will on 31 May 2015 - 04:07 PM

Beautiful colours
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#320036 Late season chinook

Posted by Will on 08 December 2014 - 03:33 PM

I didn't think erie had many chinnies?

I didn't think so either. But there was another one a bit upstream too...just a lot rougher looking. Apparently at least two ran this year!

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#311915 Belwood Shore Access

Posted by Will on 15 July 2014 - 10:22 AM

That'd be such a rush. It wasn't on fly equipment was it? I'm hoping to toss around some streamers when I go home in August.

Check out 14:15 and 21:45 - 

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