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    You're welcome Bill. It's my pleasure.
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    I had a 10 fish day with Brian on the T last winter, swinging. Having a fish porpoise on a skated fly beat out those 10 fish. I still dream about it.

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    That was January 13th 2022 to be exact. I will never forget that day, a day which will forever live in infamy. EPIC doesn't even describe it.
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    Brian W Clemens
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    Brian....you deserved that special day.


    If you fly fish for a lifetime you will get some of those special days.
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    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
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    Nice video of skating dries........

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q07QuIrSj_8




    Dustin is one of my favorite Steelhead guys too.

    You could learn more about steelhead over a beer with him.
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
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    Awesome to hear of winter skating experiences skating. Something I tried hard but never was successful.

    Russell

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Clemens View Post
    That was January 13th 2022 to be exact. I will never forget that day, a day which will forever live in infamy. EPIC doesn't even describe it.

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    As Brian has nicely detailed, fish on the T and K are pretty willing to chase a skated fly virtually anytime, it just takes some trying.

    Yuba fish will sometimes eat a greased muddler too, while they aren't the same as a Trinity 5-10# steelhead they can be fun on a 3wt Trout Spey when they want to cooperate with this technique. The longer greasier runs down in the lower half of the river are best for this under lower afternoon light conditions.

    And while a bit different than the true subject at hand, don't forget about mousing for trout when the steelhead are not in the rivers chasing skated Spey flies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
    As Brian has nicely detailed, fish on the T and K are pretty willing to chase a skated fly virtually anytime, it just takes some trying.

    Yuba fish will sometimes eat a greased muddler too, while they aren't the same as a Trinity 5-10# steelhead they can be fun on a 3wt Trout Spey when they want to cooperate with this technique. The longer greasier runs down in the lower half of the river are best for this under lower afternoon light conditions.

    And while a bit different than the true subject at hand, don't forget about mousing for trout when the steelhead are not in the rivers chasing skated Spey flies.

    Hmm....

    (looking at my muddlers)

    I might have to tie some of you puppies on during my next outing at the Yuba....

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    Fly fishing Specialties has a great selection of muddlers from sz12 to sz4s in many styles and colors. All of which I fish throughout the year. Recently had some success skating muddlers on the Feather for steelhead, again it's all about timing. Huge sz10 cream caddis hatches coming off very early. And that was prime for the skating.

    If you are willing to put in the time, skating the dry, it will happen. Watch for fish feeding, rolling or any signs of life, low light is best, but doesn't mean you can get then mid day, I say till about 1030 then from about 4pm on is prime time.
    And Always Remember
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    Brian W Clemens
    Nor Cal Fly Guides
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    "I have many loves and Fly-Fishing is one of them; it brings peace and harmony to my being, which I can then pass on to others."
    ~ Sue Kreutzer

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