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Fishing the Char and Sheefish while on the Hunt
Posted by Brian Richardson on Aug 29 2004
As for the Char small spinners like Blue Fox Virbax will be fine - I suggest gold bladed w/ orange bell or the rainbow w/ pink/siver bell
Here is the important point - you will get most hits bringing the spinner back "upstream" (so a downstream cast off islands having V shaped riffles or same below entering streams will work best.
After - "For Char" use beads and a hook (nymphing style with a tiny splitshot)... On your first or second catch (if the fish is fit for an on the spot shore lunch) investigate what they are eating (perchance salmon or other char eggs... maybeee mice/shrews *so bring one or two), what color a females eggs are if caught, and what color they turn by putting the eggs freely in the water to see what color changes begin to occur. Match the size and color - possibly two beads of a fresh and soaked combo and Cast 45 degrees or so upstream and drift through the areas.
If you are drifting in a boat - use a sizable indicator like an orange or "Corkie" (Bins are full of all shapes and colors)--- tie in a short dropper hook (for any surface hits) then run down 4-6' w/ the nymphing bead set up. Keep the same setup for the shore as well.
Shees w/ any size and maturity are fish eaters Big Flashy stuff like silver and blue Krocadiles, Same color #5-#6 Vibrax, big flashy Saltwater fishing flies etc. Shees will swallow stuff deep so plan ahead and bring a long set of "Hook outs"... Learn the trends of the Shee and you will find them - (they hang out to a certain bottom pattern) But I'll keep that as a little mystery for you on your hunt. Shees are good eating!
I think the pictures on this page will get you wound up for the trip... https://www.northernrim.com/msg4.htm
Best wishes -
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