Thursday, June 2, 2011

Miles's SiliSpoon Fly

I had a chance to get Miles and Trent from the Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders out on my boat last week at Belle Haven Marina on the Potomac. It was super hot and the water was still muddy. Regardless of the conditions the lads fished hard and were rewarded.

Miles' Sili Skin Spoon Fly Tutorial

Miles was trying out his new spoon fly. Tied by Umpqua Feather Merchant's Sili Skin. The fly was interesting. It was gummy, pliable, yet held its shape. The fly sank quickly into the brown water and I could see it rotate as it was striped in near the surface. Most spoon flies are rigid and this one was not, something new in the fly category!

After our incident with the giant beavers (Trent hooked a tree on a small island with a family of HUGE beavers taking respite in the shade. They were none too pleased about us backing the boat up to them.

There was a tree sticking out of the water in the Dyke Marsh area and Miles tossed his spoon adjacent to it. Trent thought Miles had hooked the tree as his line went taught. However it turned out to be one large bass.

The interesting thing about this bass was the perfectly round black spots on the dorsum. They were nickel sized. The fish was photographed and sent back to the drink.

Take a look at his tutorial, get some Umpqua Sili Skin, and try out his fly pattern. Tell me what you think.

I'll have some more photos from the trip on the next blog post.

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