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    Default Jeff’s 2020 AR Shad Reports

    Been organizing my shad fly boxes for the upcoming run.

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    Serious arsenal!

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    Could start any day now?

    They usually start getting them at the mouth of the American and Feather rivers first.



    Sometimes they get early reports below Sacramento?


    Mouth of the American river @ Discovery park.

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    How many of those are you sharing with us through Kiene’s? So far I love the Bloody Maria

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    Kiene’s will have Bloody Marias, Firecrackers and Red Lipsticks.

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    all winners!!!!

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    50 years ago Joe Shirshac, local fire fighter, tied Shad flies for some of the local sporting goods stores.

    He used the Eagle Claw 1197N hook in size #4 and #6 which are huge by today's standards.

    It had a little short white calf tail, silver mylar piping body, chartreuse or hot orange chenille collar, white hackle and large chrome

    bead chain eyes.


    Of coarse back then we all used a 9' #9 line 2 pc fiberglass fly rod, large reel, 20# Micron backing, 100' of mono shooting line and a

    30' shooting head for Shad. (and for Stripers, salmon and Steelhead too)


    During the drought of the late 1970s Jimmy Potter tied a very small fly for fishing the Lower Yuba river for Shad.

    It was on a #8 or 10 Mustad 3908C hook with small chrome bead chain eyes, red floss body with fine flat silver rib.

    It would be very similar to the stand small flies used for Shad today.
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    Do those flies ride hook point up with the single bead? Does it matter?

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    They ride hook down but occasionally will ride hook up. It doesn’t matter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MThompson View Post
    Do those flies ride hook point up with the single bead? Does it matter?
    It depends on the size of the bead head. I some times put a slightly larger bead to get it to ride hook up.
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