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by sidt87 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:34 am
I've seen many guys tipping their jigs/flies with waxworms and do awesome on them. My question is, is it the visual appearance of the waxies or does it give off a scent that steelheads like? I know they're a pretty picky scent biter at times, but would waxworm flies work? The only times I really use live bait is when I'm fishing the lake or harbors. I don't really like using spawn or live bait when I'm river fishing, but strictly flies on my fly rod.
So would a waxworm fly work for these winter steelheads? Or would only the real thing work?
Also, can anyone recommend a nymph pattern for these winter steels? I'm sure they're tired of seeing my usual glo bugs drifting pass them. Your help is appreciated! Thanks!
by fish fetish » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:59 pm
I don`t know- alot of guys I talk to say it`s about the scent w/waxies. I don`t use them personally, but I know quite a few guys that do. As far as using other flies, depends on where your fishing, but hare`s ears, caddis larva, stoneflies, mayfly imitations (p.t.`s, copper johns),leech patterns, & micro-jigs can all be productive.
by sidt87 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:25 pm
That's what I kind of figure too, the scent of the waxies. It seems like waxies are a good bait for winter fishing since they get used a lot for ice fishing also. I'll make some waxworm flies and try it out. Thanks.
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