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 Finally got out today a gave the fingernail spoonflies a try!!!!!! Beautiful day on the PRAIRIE light breeze about 20 and gusty!!!! 80 degrees + awesome winter day!!!!!!!!! Armed with these spoons and a 3 wt. flyrod medium action, fast action would work better!!!!!! They cast well and actually cast into the wind better than with the wind to you back!!!!! The one with dressing on the hook took fish better than those with out!!!!!! Looked good in the water on an intermediate sinking line!!!!!

Caught 20 to 25 crappie and 12 bass on all colors!!!!! I fished 6 of the flies in about 3 hours!!!!!!

Crappie were hitting on the drop!!!!!!!!

 

Bass were hitting it on the strip hard!!!!!!!!

This one hit the SWEDISH SORTOF PIMPLE!!!!!!
All and all it was a good day of fishing, I ended up with 8 crappie for the table!!!!!

 

While it was a fun day of fishing cannot consider this a success as a fly, YET!!!!
I caught lots of bass and crappie while fun the were no BLUEGILL, no GREENSUNFISH, no HYBRIDS orREDEAR!!!!! NOT A FAILURE TIL I GIVE UP!!!!!
JUST NEED MORE FIELD TRIALS!!!!!!

    The split ring for the hooks and the barrel swivals between the leader and the tippet are a must!!!!!!

http://bigbluegill.com/profiles/blogs/flyrodders-did-you-ever-feel-...

http://bigbluegill.com/group/northamericanspoonchuckers/forum/topic...

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Comment by dick tabbert on June 26, 2012 at 8:31pm

Again great stuff.

Comment by Greg McWilliams on June 26, 2012 at 8:00pm

SPOON FISHING without giving up your FLY ROD!!!!!!!

Comment by Greg McWilliams on June 26, 2012 at 7:44pm

SPOONFLY  worked today!!!!!!! 106 degrees east wind found one in DEEP water!!!! IT worked but the fish are not deep yet!!!!! They were SHALLOW!!!! This one was deep!!! (" BLUEGILL one the FINGERNAIL SPOON< now I will call it a SUCCESS!!!!!

Comment by Greg McWilliams on March 28, 2012 at 9:35am

Sully, Be sure and let us know how it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uh-OH, I heard a SPLASH, they are calling me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GILL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by James Sullivan aka Jimmy/Sully on March 28, 2012 at 7:14am

Pretty Kool idea... the wide shape certainly lends it's self to a slow wobble...

Perhaps adding a small BB rattle like the Blue Fox Rattl'n Flash spoons as well...

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 28, 2012 at 3:06am

"spawn" innovation - pun intended, I'm sure. LOL!

Comment by Bill "Musky" Modica on March 27, 2012 at 8:55pm

This website has been known to spawn innovation.....as history seemingly repeats itself.

Comment by Jen Nayfly on March 27, 2012 at 7:16pm
Thank you Mr Modica for inspiring Greg to help out us flyrodders!
Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 27, 2012 at 5:50pm


Very nice - Im heading to raid Loris nail drawer now!

Comment by Greg McWilliams on March 27, 2012 at 2:48pm

Ok Jen, I should have looked a little lower on the activities!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On a SILVER SPOON WOW that is just AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks she is Ready to POP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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