Mar 22, 2010

Carefull those are Poisonous





I have been reading Midgemans flybox quite a bit lately... It's a blog that has a whole lot of usefull information about midges and most importantly, midge fishing. Usefull to one who has simply... had enough, enough surprise takes from a fish darting out and drinking a fly... Usefull to one... who wants to be the surprizer and not the surprizie... make since?

Hot topic lately has been the "Poison Tung" here are the last words of his post...
The tying process isn’t involved at all as it’s basically just; bead, wire, collar, whip finish and as a result this is a productive little pattern that’s quick to produce in good numbers. All said, any of the Poison Tung variations will generally fish well! When I read things like this I get the same little rush you get when you hear a fish jump and you dont see it.... but I need to see it.


I tied a few that would for sure, fall in the variation catagorie but, dude said it was cool.
My situation calls for black and red I tied some with three strands, two black and one red piece, the wire wraped parrallel, and a few with black thread bodys and red wire spaced evenly. I couldnt resist using clear glass beads for the head.. so I guess its a poison glass.. Either way they work,,, Just fine...


And I used my gold stone to Pull it down..

Now the picture below is sure to get a reaction... I was pissed at first... then I was happy that I helped it, then I wondered what kind of idiot couldn't hold on to a little fish with 8lb test and a tripple hook...call it... cleaning up the fishery.
In case you didn't gather it yourself this poor fish had a huge lure and a huge piece of line attached to it face, but still ate the porkchop...Bummer deal that this kind of stuff goes on.. At least I got it off of its head and let em go,,, I kept ahold of the lure to hang on picture frame that has a bunch of old vintage tackle, there I will remember the day I helped someone who helped me.

6 comments:

Bill Trussell said...

Great Pics ---makes me want to get out and hit the tailrace below our lake. They are running generators 24/7. Midgeman knows his midges, and my favorite is the Zebra Midge as a dropper off the Parachute Adams. In fact that is my go to on the Caney River.

Midgeman said...

Bigerrfish... Really a good looking bug! I've never tied that color combination, but I'll have a few in the box by morning. If you ever hop over the ridge to the Arkansas try a yellow body, red rib. Kind of a gaudy looking thing, but they like it over there. Really glad you had a good day!
Bill... Totally agree on the zebra. I've yet to post it but about five years ago the wife and I fished Lee's Ferry and a size 20 Black Zebra was "the hot ticket"! Had a hundred fish day and we never moved further than thirty yards. It's definately a go to bug!

Colorado Angler said...

Zebras....oh yeah....

On The Fly said...

Great bugs. About the fish with the lure off its lip. Great work returning a true fighter to the stream. Any fish that breaks off an 8lb line and steals such an overkill lure needs to be returned. I think the trout broke it off to bring it back to show his budies in the deep pool...
"hey guys, you wont believe this ugly thing this tool tried to catch me with... yeah I know. Can you believe it... Nah, I'm going to keep it here in my lip and go swim by him just to rub it in his face..."

Bigerrfish said...

Bill thanks alot! go hit that tailrace! If you can get away with a dry dropper thats awesome.. If I wanted to go dry dropper I would need 72 inches of tippet Here, I was fishing 30 miles down from the dam, far from a tailrace, but when the fish have to move, they do, if not, there where they were before. I get a royal bang out of hunting fish far from dams, the crazy ones, that are either on the move or living deep in a run.

Midge Man, I'll have yellow and red in my box by mornin, fishem too! Zebras are a funny topic... Is it white with black stripes or black with white stripes?.....see...

ColoradoAngler, why you calling my poison glass a zebra? you reading your water or just hitting familiar spots real quick?

On The Fly, yea, I see people tucked in the grass fishing with worms leaving trash and betting, they dont have the correct paper work.

Colorado Angler said...

Nah...in response to Midge Man's comment.