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 Post subject: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:35 am • # 1 
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It's been a while since I've been here. Hope you are all doing well and catching a lot of fish.

I took my RDP 0wt out yesterday. Landed 15 peacocks in a couple hours. These were the best ones.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SkApsDqinCskZKaH8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wjrVhcyhfHoZYJ4M7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7E2LkdBxWHEmUdbe9


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:10 am • # 2 
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I'll bet that was fun on a 1-wt. !


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:12 pm • # 3 
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Beautiful fish! I can't imagine the fight they'd give on that rod!


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:43 am • # 4 
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Thanks.

That was one of the rare times I let them make the battenkill click. Biggest one fought for around 45 seconds. I usually hand line them in but, at least 3 of these needed to be managed with the reel.

They all were returned strong. They all dashed away fast, 3 seconds, after getting them back in the water.


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:46 pm • # 5 
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How are they down there? The ones I come across in southern Florida are extremely aggressive, and pretty easy to catch! Are yours the same?


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:29 pm • # 6 
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October through December are the best months to catch them from shore.

The lake is relatively large. It's relatively easy to get small ones from shore all year but, this is the time of the larger ones.

When it's on...IT IS ON!

My personal record is 26 on my 2wt in 2 hours one morning back in 2019.

I do have traveled one hour each way there to get skunked, rare but happens.


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:16 pm • # 7 
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Those look like some nice tucunar├ęs, but I have a couple questions. What kind of flies were you using, and is your RDP the 5'8" or 7'6" version?


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:18 pm • # 8 
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Excellent, and glad to see you back on posting.


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:03 am • # 9 
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Thanks!

I use the RDP 0wt 7'6".

I use size 4 flies mostly tied on 3407 saltwater hooks which is my standard. Can throw them 35 to 40 feet easy with a regular very inexpensive 1wt line. Plan on upgrading to a RIO Creek 1wt line soon.

On Sunday this was my most productive fly.

The "Kika Shrimp" (Kika is my wife's nickname and she loves the color pink)

I used one tied on a chrome 3407 hook.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/B8fVkvdBRrNDjYZT6

Plan to tie them in white, chartreuse and yellow. Those colors are a must when going after peacocks.


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:00 am • # 10 
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Those definitely look "fishy". Care to share the recipe?


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:48 pm • # 11 
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strummer wrote:
Those definitely look "fishy". Care to share the recipe?


Mustad 3407 duratin hook in size 6 or 4
Pink small dumbble eyes
Small craft fur or dubbing tied near the outside curve of the hool
4 legs
Harline dubbing Krystal Soft Hackle used as if it was a dubbing loop, combing he hairs forward with your hands as you go.
Whip finish
You are done


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:59 pm • # 12 
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Went last Saturday again, landed about a dozen, some even on top water flies!

Here are some pics

The Top Water Fly
https://photos.app.goo.gl/qWQ7vfxrVRADkmVMA

The Fish
https://photos.app.goo.gl/sxgBedu5BmRQ1T577
https://photos.app.goo.gl/T4YoxQFiS5pJ4T9TA
https://photos.app.goo.gl/n9W5fRwVZjzfptv26
https://photos.app.goo.gl/QtDGKeZG82fkueLd7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZJhekPfBWquNn5Zx8

Biggest ones
https://photos.app.goo.gl/muzTgoeHEDwycz1c7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6jyp8knbhaNx7keJA
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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:29 pm • # 13 
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Thanks for posting Pablo. Really like your posts...always good.


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 Post subject: Re: Peacocks on the 0wt
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:07 am • # 14 
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That looks like fun!

Thanks for sharing that pattern.


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