spring crappie taken on generic
This pattern casts and fishes equally well on ultralight to medium weight tackle. It is always the first fly I try on still water unless there's a hatch or I see fish working. Even then, it's still a best bet on warmwater and a good bet on cold. Be sure to read the techniques page...this will help you get the most from the pattern.|
I've caught and released literally thousands of fish in Oregon over the past dozen years on this pattern, including: largemouth bass, smallmouth, bluegill, black crappie, redear sunfish, pumpkin seed, yellow perch, whitefish, kokanee, carp, squawfish, rainbow, cutthroat, brown, and brook trout...and just once, a catfish.
This item just in (July 1, 1998)...I received an email noting that a flyfisher hooked an Atlantic Salmon on the "generic". It was on for about ten seconds, rolled to show itself then broke the 3 lb. tippet. If you have a catch (& release) on a Jon's Generic that is new to this list, drop me a note.
A few of the fish have been notably large...including one that held an IGFA lineclass world record for seven years (1 lb. 4 oz. bluegill; 12 lb. tippet; 1987-1994).
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