Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Product Testing- Somebody Has To Do It!

JD took an evening's worth of R n R to do a bit of product testing at the mouth of the Chagrin River. Here is a lake-fresh male steelhead that hit a new pattern he and Jeff Liskay have been throwing in river mouth and breakwall areas. Tied on the Eumer Jighead tube with a healthy amount of Cascade/Crest Krinkle Mirror Flash, the "Flash and Fall" pattern is proving productive. You can see the size 2 Daiichi 1640 hook firmly stuck in this chromers jaw and the fly has slid down leader, making unhooking the fish quick and simple.

JD was casting Scientific Angler's new Coastal Express line. A long, quick strip with a pause allowing the fly to "fall and flash" is triggering strikes.