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Monday, July 18, 2011

Walleye on the fly...for Auglaize Fly Shop

Here's a few that were all caught on flies in the creek that I just wrote about....Walleye on the fly is an interesting thing to say the least. People tell me all the time that it can't be done..haha...tell me that and I'm going to do it of course. Minnows, hellgrammites, leeches, crayfish, nymphs and an intermediate sink line is all you need...and of course the correct conditions. Walleye tend to be light sensitive...deep darker water, shady areas, a cloud covered sky, evenings, early mornings...all good times to target them...Grab the same box of flies that you would use to catch smallies...I have not caught a walleye on the surface, but I have a friend that does at night...Good luck and tight lines...






6 comments:

  1. Sweet! Good to know you proved some people wrong...ha!

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  2. And, I think, one of the best-tasting freshwater fishes; love those on the grill or deep-fried!

    M

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  3. Awesome! I love walleye on the fly! I certainly agree with you when you said that people always say it can't be done. I've caught a few of them during the Maumee River run up near Toledo, Ohio. I can't even begin to tell you how many strange looks and jokes I heard when they seen the fly rod. 5 walleye on 7 casts and they were silent! All with a 10 foot sink tip and a size 6 black bugger. I love pics of walleye caught on the fly! Thanks for sharing! Tight lines!

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  4. You and a few other bloggers are the only ones I've ever seen catch these toothy guys on the fly. I know there is a niche community of walleye fly fisherman out there and it looks like real fun. Do you have any problems with them breaking off due to the teeth? Any special tippet?

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  5. I use flourocarbon leaders and tippet....usually 8-12 pound depending on water conditions...I've never had one break off...

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  6. Represent the fishes food and you have a chance! Simple as that. It's not like walleye have some way of determining if it's a fly or a lure or bait or an old shoe with a hook in it. "hey, that looks tasty.....chomp!" simple stuff.

    Nice job!

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