Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Daniel, do you use colors such as chartreuse or pale baby blue for the spawn flies? I've had some phenomenal early spring fishing with those colors especially the blue.

Daniel Duck Robertson
4 years ago

No I do not. I am going out to chatauqua NY in November for steelhead...any ideas what I should use up there?

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Daniel, a lot of fish fall to egg patterns, in fact probably the greater majority. I like pinks and chartreuse colors myself. Just enter steelhead in the search and you will get an overwhelming number of "hits". I seem to have my best success on heavily pressured fish switching to smaller sized but still brightly colored soft hackles.

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Daniel, are you fishing the lake?

Daniel Duck Robertson
4 years ago

I am fishing in Chatuaqua county in upstate NY

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Daniel, my question was really about whether you were fishing still or moving water when I asked about the lake. If you fish the still water, try an olive egg sucking leech with a bright orange bead or a black one with a bright blue bead. Odd colors I know, but have worked for me. Best tip I can offer is to fish the leeches unweighted using a sinking line. The unweighted leech undulates like the real think unlike weighted leeches. The "hot spot" beads seem to draw the fish.

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

I've not fished the waters you mention. My experience comes from fishing Lake Cayuga around the Ithaca area and some of the streams around there.

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