5/15/2015 – Spin Fishers, these lures have been working well.
On the North Fork River or White River on wadeable or low boating water you need to break out your super-ultra light rod and 2 lb – 4 lb test and throw as small a jig as possible. 1/32 oz – 1/64 oz are the sizes that get bitten well. The best colors have been olive/green and brown/orange. These tiny jigs are actually preferred by larger fish.
If the fishing is slow, you can sometimes get a bite going while using flashy jigs in pink with silver flash. I tie all my own jigs, so i’m not sure how easy it is to find flashier ones.
When fishing the North Fork River or White River in heavier flows, you will need to increase the weight of your jig so that you keep it close to the bottom. 1/16 oz moving up to 1/4 oz become necessary as current speeds increase. A neat way to maintain the bite on the small jig size is to fish a combination rig. If a heavy jig is necessary to get close to the bottom, tie on the heaveier jig, then using a clinch note attach a 18″ piece of 6lb fluorocarbon to the jigs hook bend then tie on a 1/64 oz or even smaller jig.
Call me if you have additional questions or would like to talk about a guided fly fishing trip. 870.499.3056 or [email protected]