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Offline 2MuchStuff

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scuds
« on: Jan 20, 2021, 07:35 PM »
Has any body else had any luck fishing with fresh water shrimp.
I was out today  , west wind blowing with a low pressure system and fish were kinda tight lipped
I hooked grubs and minnows to jigs of a pile of colors shapes and weights trying to catch a pan fish.
nothing seemed to work   I am on a spot that almost always gives up a meal.
anyway I tied a few scuds awhile back and by god they worked ,on sunny's  not big ones but
just wanted to see if this is a one timer or am I on to something.
Ill be back out and try it whole heartedly .
looking for opinions, and experiences

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Re: scuds
« Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2021, 10:39 PM »
I find they do OK, but Iím fly fisherman anyways. Some of my arsenal I was going to post them the other night.
May your tip-up spool while your flag raises with hopes of landing the big one.

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Re: scuds
« Reply #2 on: Jan 21, 2021, 06:30 AM »
those are good looking flies  nice job
never thought to use streamers , do you add weight to the line then?
I am messing with tungsten beads for the added weight , but I'm tying size 12 hooks.
I ordered some zonker eyes ,to see if that helps any.
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Re: scuds
« Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2021, 07:13 AM »
Some I fish in tandem with a tungsten jig and some I will fish on their own since they have either a weighted head or body under the fly body. The non-weight flys or jig streamer I will use weight or use as a dropper fly.
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Offline Nerka

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Re: scuds
« Reply #4 on: Jan 22, 2021, 06:55 PM »
The scuds are the only thing getting fish for me during the last few days, (perch and trout). It's been a real light & a little slow bite recently. I tied up some with just brown dubbing, ziplock scud back, and black thread ribs. Mostly they look like a ball of belly button lint, but they catch fish as a dropper. Very satisfying.

If the pic works here's a bow I caught with one yesterday...good luck everyone & stay safe!



 



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