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Micro Blue Fly'in It

by Walter Levi Cain
(Ft. Bragg, NC)

The Blue Fly

The Blue Fly

For the last month or two it has rained every day, until this weekend (July 20-21). So my friend Cortez and myself just had to get a hook wet. After spending the first half of my morning trying to catch Creek Chubsuckers with no luck. I decided to give the old blue yarn a try again to see if I could beat my personal best for the smallest fish on a blue fly. Well after losing one after another I finally started to land some Eastern Mosquitofish. And then I finally landed my personal best for the smallest fish on a blue fly. As is shown in the picture. After digging through my pocket for my penny and my camera and getting the little guy to stop jumping around every second I got my shot and released it. Within minutes on the same fly I caught the largest Mosquitofish of the day. All in all it was a great day on the water and a much needed time of relaxation.

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Oct 01, 2013
by: Jackson Dockery

That is one tiny fish!

Jul 28, 2013
by: Jimi Fly

My question is; do they make a micro fish stringer. I would love to see a stringer full of these little guys, it would be so funny as well as a testament to the joys of micro fishing

Jul 22, 2013
by: Levi Cain

Actually it was the Owner Smallest tanago hook. I had been filing down the points on the hooks I use for the blue (yarn) fly but this time out fishing I hadn't planned on using a blue fly so I didn't have any prefiled down. But it turned out I didn't need to be filing down the points, the point on the Smallest was already small enough.
Thanks Werner. That mosquitofish is actually the 3rd smallest I have ever caught on hook and line. I have caught two before that could fit within the edges of the penny. But when i caught those I had been using bait. I was pretty surprised this time that I could actually catch a fish that small on a fly and not with bait.

Jul 22, 2013
Great catch
by: Werner Nell

Congrats, Levi

That's certainly the tiniest mosquito fish I've seen anyone catch before.

Owner New Half-moon tanago hook?


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