Friday, November 11, 2011

Fish Caught Using the Fantastic Road Kill Flies

I just had to get out Tuesday and try some of my new flies I got from J & M the other day. I recently did a post on how impressed I was with the detail work on these flies. When you are fishing this time of year one can expect extreme weather from one end of the spectrum to the other. Tuesday was no different, warm in low 70’s with the rest of this week in the low 60’s. In fact a couple of nights this week are below freezing. I was fishing a small lake about 20 minutes from our house. The water temperature was 62, and most all the fish was 6 to 8ft. deep. I was using the Road Kills in three different colors red, orange and white. I caught fish on all three colors but the winner turned out to be the white. These flies have a slow sink rate and most of the hits came as I moved it slowly back to the boat. I did try other flies but the Road Kill produced the most hits. I think the detail on these flies is the reason it gets the attention of the bluegills and bass. If this fly produces now just think what I can do with it in the spring and summer.      
                                           Sorry about some of the images the sun was in my
                                           eyes when I taking some the of pictures. Also the sun
                                           was shining on the screen of the camera at times.
                                                                                                                  
                                           Even the bass got in on the action. A lot of fun on
                                           4 wt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                           A nice Shellcracker which put up a good fight.   

18 comments:

Sanders said...

The "road kill" looks like it found a permanent spot in the box...well done!

Trout MaGee said...

Some excellent looking fish. Looks like the flies worked like magic. Great pics. Thanks for sharing. Tight LInes.

blake said...

I knew those flies were gonna do some damage. Glad you got some fish off em already. I bet they were burning a hole in your fly box.

J and M Flies said...

Beautiful fish Bill. Glad you like the flies and they worked well for you. Can't wait to see what you do with them in the Spring and Summer.

Bill Trussell said...

Sanders
Along with all my other flies, but I have to admit this one is special

Bill Trussell said...

Trout
Good fish I must admit, but not the big boys I will get in the spring with these flies.

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
I think these flies will produce some good spots in the spring.

Bill Trussell said...

J & M
Thanks for tying these up for me, and yes I am looking forward to warmer days when I can get into bigger gills and bass with the Road Kill.

Coloradocasters said...

Great stuff! I am very jealous as my warm water fishing is pretty much nil right now. Get some for me!

Shoreman said...

Since the guys have already said it all, I'll just say I stopped by.

Mark

Kev2380 said...

Dang, looks like the flies worked great!

Bill Trussell said...

Colorado
There was only one day this past week that was worth fishing, and that was Tuesday.

Bill Trussell said...

Kev
I may give these a try for some of the browns on the Caney. I really don't know what they match, but it might be worth a try.

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Gald you saw the post, I need to enjoy some of the warm days while I can, January and February is not good too cold.

Cofisher said...

Bill, thanks for stopping by Windknots and nice mess of fish. I'm looking forward to "catching up" here.

Mel said...

Like Shoreman said in his comment, just stopped by to read about a good day of fishing for you. Bluegill are a blast.

Bill Trussell said...

Cofisher
Looking forward to some great post at Windknots.

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
These are not the size I normally go after, but this time of the year I will take any size that will make the rod bend.