Lure: Thunder Bug
Fish Caught: Grayling - Pike, Northern - Trout, Brown - Trout, Sea/SpeckledI have used the Thunder Bug spinner in several colors and sizes. The Blue Tail Fly/silver color is perfect for sea trout. If the fish are there, they take it. Also, the regular brown trout are glad to see one of these spinners. Either brown or yellow in March. I have caught 15-20 brown trout within a couple of hours fishing. A little trick to stop the spinner from twisting the line is to bend the eye 30-45 degrees. Be careful not to bend the shaft below the twisting, or you will end up with a spinner that doesn't work at all. Bending the eye down a little not only stop the lure from twisting the line, but also makes it go in the water in a S formation. The fly lies straight out behind the lure, the eye follows the line, and the body lies in a 30-45 degree angle. Some times the lure will even fish much better after performing this little trick. Some Dragon Fly nymphs have this position when swimming in the open water, or when they are ready to strike a pray.
Lure: Spin Flies
Fish Caught: Trout, RainbowThat morning the fish were very selective in fact they were not eating at all!! I threw in a Mepps Aglia Spin Fly I bought in France last summer and started a slow retreat. After just 3 seconds wham the first fish of many was hooked straight away. My Mepps Aglia saved the day.
Fish Caught: Trout, RainbowI was fishing the Nattawasaga River for rainbows and my grandpa tied on a #1 Syclops and he reeled in a pike on the 3rd cast so I switched to a #3 Syclops and I casted it 4 times then I reeled in and this fish was putting up a very good fight I thought it had to be a nice big piker but it was a rainbow trout and a very good first rainbow too. So once again Mepps keep on making awesome lures. And, what Red Green always says " keep your stick on the ice!"