Beyond The Pale
feather merchants beware
|courtesy: FIELD & STREAM (LINK)|
-------Hebgen Lake there will be some unique bits of terminal tackle on display and used.
.. In the past these are bits of tackle that have had the commercial tackle makers changing their underwear.
|BEND THAT ROD|
.. The "BOTTLE CAP LURE" is now a staple of both warm and cold water fishers. Recently it has wormed it's way into the ice fishing scene.
.. A couple of small manufacturing companies were established about 10 years ago. They succumbed to the backyard builders and ease of desktop manufacture.
.. The most popular color is silver and the Coors Light cap is most accessible.
.. The other local favorite is the Green Heineken cap. it is often adorned with rubber leg bunches and other creative stuff.
.. For jigging through the ice the caps are often used "Au Naturale." It seems silly but the bigger fish are often taken on these giants of the ice fishing world.
.. Of course, the traditional and ever popular Swedish Pimple will be in every anglers arsenal. This is an OLD favorite and works in most conditions and depths.
.. Many will be decorated with maggots, meal worms, and bits of night crawlers or red wigglers.
.. In the late Autumn scuds accumulate fat and become pregnant. A bright orange spot appears in their mid section and trout tend to key on the spot through the winter.
|FROM THE LOCAL FEATHER MERCHANT|
.. Right now the fishing reports show the big fish being taken at between 7' and 20'. We're not speculators but, we do suggest that tomorrow there will be lots of scuds being used.
.. With the heavy snow of the last couple of days and the bright cloudless days there is a foot of slush on the lake. Could me a real mess come noon today.
.. EARLY BREAKFAST AND THEN INTO THE FRAY.
|WALLPAPER: MUSHROOM & SWISS OMELETTE|