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Gamakatsu Amago + Mummy Worms

by Les Albjerg
(Caldwell, Idaho)

Beadhead Gamakatsu Amago + Mummy Worm

Beadhead Gamakatsu Amago + Mummy Worm

The last time I went to Wilson Springs, I used a beadhead with a 3x 12 hook. I had two trout swallow the whole works. They were good eating. However, it wasn't a "many" day.

I tied up some beadhead Gamakatsu Amago 7.5 hooks. I snelled some 7x tippet and then tied the beadhead on. This morning I caught nine nice trout, all in the lip at Wilson Springs!

These are wonderful hooks. I have tied some flies on them, but they are Keiryu hooks, so why not fish them they way they were intended?

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Feb 02, 2017
Brrrrrr . . .!
by: John Evans

That ice under the 'bows makes me cold just looking at it!

Feb 02, 2017
Wilson Springs
by: Les A.

What do you mean by cold, it has finally warmed up close to freezing instead of below zero mornings! The nice thing about Wilson Springs is it is a huge set of springs that flow into Wilson Creek. The temperature is always 55-60 degrees. The not so nice thing is that it is a put and take fishery on 2 of the three ponds and the creek. Across the road is one of the largest Idaho Fish and Game hatcheries. There is a trophy pond, but it gets poached so much, I have never caught a fish there yet. They are doing a lot of renovation of the ponds this winter, so there aren't nearly as many people fishing. They haven't planted the ponds, so the hold over fish have more spunk. That makes fishing more fun.

I really like the unique hooks that Chris is offering us from Japan. The Amago really held the fish well, and releasing them was easy. When I keep a fish, I want it to be my choice rather than having to because they are dead anyway. The trout really hammer the Mummy Worms with this setup. I also only used 3 Mummy Worms for 9 fish. When I fished a traditional hook, I used 3 Mummy Worms for 4 fish. I never thought I would like blue hooks!

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