I hope to use this blog as an avenue to express my thoughts and adventures of all of my fishing expeditions and any other journeys I may undertake.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Unique Way to Get Your Flies Deep in Your Favorite Stream
Sometimes things just don’t work out like you planned. Yesterday and today were both good examples. I had planned on fishing below the dam yesterday for the newly stock rainbow but low and behold the Alabama Power decided to run both generators so needless to say the water was up and moving dangerous fast. Well today was the same procedure only faster moving water. It is amazing how the trout can even stay in the area when the water is moving that fast. So I spent the better part of the afternoon shooting the breeze with fellow fisherman at the fly shop. You can hear some amazing fish stories there and often you get to add your two cents. One topic really got my attention when one of the guys was talking about using slip beads as a weight to get his flies deeper in a stream, as opposed to the crimp on lead weight. He was referring to a Tungsten bead in a 3/32 size. The bead simply slides down to the head of the fly and acts as a weight just like the crimp lead weight. I checked out the link on the Orvis website and found out the beads come in an assortment of colors. He said he like the red better than the other colors. I did notice reading the description of the beads that there was no mention of this bead being used as a slide weight. They were being sold for the purpose of fly tying. You never know what one will pick up hanging out at your local fishing establishment. I do know I am going to order some and give them a try. I will get back to you guys with a report.