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Favorite Lake Lure & Favorite Creek Fly
« on: April 25, 2016, 06:11:47 PM »
The board has been pretty quiet lately so I thought I would throw out a question to get some chatter.  What is everyone's favorite RCL lure and creek fly?  I seem to always hit trout on the lake with a Thomas Buoyant red & gold.  My go to on the creek is a Elk Hair Caddis.  What's everyone else's go to?

Can't wait to get back up RCL this year.  Our trip is early June this year and its not coming fast enough.  Good luck to everyone hitting the opener this weekend.

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Re: Favorite Lake Lure & Favorite Creek Fly
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 07:01:09 PM »
When it comes to trout fishing I'm pretty much a fly guy these days but when I do use a lure it's most likely a Kastmaster. My go-to on the creek is also an Elk Hair Caddis and in the lake almost always start out with a purple Wooley Bugger.

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Re: Favorite Lake Lure & Favorite Creek Fly
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 08:19:04 AM »
Best for me on the lake are mini jigs towed behind a full fly bubble. Some luck with kastmasters. And like Gary, the dark purple BH bugger has been best for me -- 4lb Alpers.
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Re: Favorite Lake Lure & Favorite Creek Fly
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 09:04:32 AM »
Lake Lure:  1/8oz or 1/4oz Gold Fiord Jr., 1/8 or 1/4 Gold Kastmaster

Creek Fly:  Parachute Adams, Black Ant, Prince Nymph

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Re: Favorite Lake Lure & Favorite Creek Fly
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 09:49:53 AM »
Frog pattern Needlefish - Elk hair caddis
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Re: Favorite Lake Lure & Favorite Creek Fly
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 03:00:27 PM »
Dynamite. Works on both the lake and the creek.
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Re: Favorite Lake Lure & Favorite Creek Fly
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2016, 08:38:39 AM »
As BJ said, full bobber with a mini jig or trout worm. Once I started using and figuring this method out, I have never looked back.
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Re: Favorite Lake Lure & Favorite Creek Fly
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2016, 03:55:19 PM »
What size elk hair caddis and purple wooly bugger would you use for Rock Creek and RC Lake.  I'm thinking something pretty small.  Less than 12?

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Re: Favorite Lake Lure & Favorite Creek Fly
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016, 11:19:34 PM »
My first lure out is virtually always metallic red panther Martin not just at RCL.  At RCL creek I sometimes use gold kastmaster or gold super duper after the metallic red Panther Martin.

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Re: Favorite Lake Lure & Favorite Creek Fly
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2016, 08:56:42 AM »
What size elk hair caddis and purple wooly bugger would you use for Rock Creek and RC Lake.  I'm thinking something pretty small.  Less than 12?


Size #16 Elk Hair Caddis works best in the Creek, just let it drift to the pools and watch for the action.  For Wooly Buggers in the lake, if shore fishing I use #8.  If trolling in a boat, use a bead head #6 and add split-shots to bring in down to the trout level.  A little action by raising and lowering your rod tip can aid in the action.  Vary the tempo by using short bursts followed by a count of two of idleness.  Allow the streamer to fall as the strike happens most when your fly is falling.
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