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steelheadbum



PostPosted: Sun 01/21/07 8:55 pm    Post subject: Walleye Flies: What Flies Work Best? Reply with quote

walleye flies what works best ? Will be fishing the grand river in michigan.
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bonefisher


Location: chicago, illinois

PostPosted: Sun 01/21/07 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fished in canada for northern and i wrecked the walleyes on basic streamers clousers and such. pretty much anything that looks like a baitfish, chartruese and white or blue and white were good patterns. i think location is probably more important than the actual fly itself. when i had best luck with the walleye the best places were usually 4-12ft of water around a waterfall or any moving water where its not too deep to get'em with a fly.

good luck,
bonefisher
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mooncaster



PostPosted: Mon 02/05/07 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've fished for Walleye's on the Susquehanna river on the southern tier of NY. Had good luck with clousers, black or olive with white bellys and red eyes. Good Luck, Mooncaster
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Steelie


Location: Erie, PA

PostPosted: Wed 02/07/07 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats my chance at gettin to 'em in about 30-40 ft of water in lake eire? trollin for themis big here but iv'e never heard of them on the fly. Do they make lines that could get the fly down there or what?
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ephemera


Location: sw pennsylvania

PostPosted: Thu 02/08/07 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stumbled on to some eyes on the potomac while fishing for trout. Black and olive wooley buggers worked for me.
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Boz


Location: Portland

PostPosted: Fri 02/09/07 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelie,

You can get them in summer by trolling with streamers or leech patterns on leadcore line... If you want to get them by "casting" flies I recommend fishing in November-December off the piers and breakwalls in the Western basin. Big marabou streamers/baitfish patterns on sink tip lines will produce when the wind pushes bait pods up on the breakwalls. I grew up in Huron and there are alot of piers in the area that produce some nice fish if you are patient. Good luck.
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IanScott


Location: Orangeville, ON

PostPosted: Wed 09/30/09 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just came across this post. I had some success recently with fly fishing for walleye and pike, in the Athabasca River in N. Alberta on this fly:



Was using a floating line (all I had with me on my trip) but the fly is weighted so it sinks well.
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travelingsedge



PostPosted: Sat 03/26/11 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fish for walleye in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and western Ontario alot. I have caught them on a wide variety of streamers #2 and larger -- bunny leaches work great, along with decievers, clousers and woolley buggers and all of their variations. I have on occasion tied on salt flies -- baby tarpons in bright colours to name one. Whistlers on 2/0 hooks work well as well.

The key is to get down on the bottom -- during the day especially -- and I do this with a Type 6 line with a 6 ft of T14 looped on the end. I also use 4 feet of 10 lb Fluorocarbon for my tippet. My rod of choice is an G Loomis 8 wt but I often will use the 6 wt if I feel like working to cast those big flies.

At night on my favorite lakes I will cast a dry line with a large streamer -- such as a Mickey finn -- parallel to the shore when the walleyes are in chasing minnows in the shallows. Let it sink for a few seconds adn then strip in 6 to 8 inch pulls. Largest caught this way on Tobin Lake, Sask. was a 9+ lb. -- #2 on a 6 wt rod.
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MidwestChrome



PostPosted: Thu 03/31/11 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any baitfish pattern will work well. I have my own pattern called SW baitfish. http://flybible.blogspot.com/2010/12/sw-baitfish.html Check it out there are tying instructions for this pattern.

Hope this helps,

Patrick
http://flybible.blogspot.com/
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KalaKala



PostPosted: Fri 02/03/12 10:43 pm    Post subject: Walleye Flies: What Flies Work Best? Reply with quote

My walleye fishing is done on the Maumee River and like others have said getting down to the fish is more important than the pattern. That being said I tie a sparkle bugger in all white that really works well for me. Good Luck[/code]
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