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Old 11-09-2012, 11:59 AM
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Default Icefishing with flies?

Anyone ever try jigging with a wooly bugger or any other fly through the ice? Any Thoughts?
Just curious is all, I think I will try it this weekend.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:10 PM
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I use a couple regularly, beadheaded hares ear, beadheaded backswimmer, bloodworms and leaches. They catch their share of fish.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:34 PM
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Absolutely. Try using a shrimp pattern for whites. Trout like them too. Micro leeches, san juan worms, chironomids, beadhead any nymph.

And I'm not sure why we stop using wire worms in the summer and why we stop using flyfishing flies in the winter. Seems both should work, depending on what they are eating.

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:17 PM
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When we ice fish spray we have chunk of smelt on jig, and have a royal coachman tipped with a maggot about 10 to 15 feet from the jig, and have heard some big lakers have been caught that way.....I only to get the smaller sized ones but one day I get it...
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:23 PM
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pheasant tail nymphs and wooly buggers. Deadly on trout. Let it sink to the bottom then bring it up a foot ever so ever SLOOOOWLLLY.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:12 PM
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I throw on a big streamer pike fly and jig with it, deadly!!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:57 AM
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I tied up 4 little beadhead "worms" on size 14 pupa hooks, I left a 1" tail of synthetic kristal flash material . the perch at phillis chase them from a few inches off bottom right up to the ice. they work best imo tied 6"-16" above a small spoon. I hope to try them at gull this winter, maybe get a striped lunker.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:49 PM
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anybody ice fish with marabou jigs?
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:38 PM
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I was just out today with a balanced leech, either static or a bit of action

slayed them!
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