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Fishermen, help answer a bait question?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IheartSig, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Hey guys,

    I was trying to remember a bait that my Grandfather and I used once upon a time when I was a kid. They were little ...worms (I think?) they were all encased in these gravel like cocoons, you broke them open and hooked them...? Does any of this sound familiar or am I recalling an hallucination because of nicotine withdrawals. I remember they had blue guts?


    Anybody?
     
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  2. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Periwinkles / Caddis fly larvae

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  3. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    PERWINKLES !!!! That's what they were! I remember the name now too! Thanks Taku! I have been racking my brain all night trying to remember. I remember being absolutely mystified as a child with them.
     
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  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Used them for bait too on the Deschutes all the time when you could actually catch fish there with bait before the flyfishing AH's ruined it for everyone.
     
  5. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    So, is there a preferred use for these? Are they useful for a specific fish? I'm trying to remember what we were using them for.
     
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  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    We used them for trout. But they work on about any local fish.
     
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  7. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    That makes sense, he taught me how to fish, and how to fish for trout. He took me once to this lake, it was more like a large pond, but with the bluest water I've ever seen in Oregon. We had a bunch of those Periwinkles. He passed a long while ago but I wish I could remember where that lake was, Id like to take my Son.
     
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  8. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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    Hagg?

    Grand dad's sure make the best "dents" in our lives.

    Fish/Field in D/T Tualatin will have a fine selection of flies you will like. They get my highest retail recomendation for C.S.


    Addendum: Pat over in Hebo Sporting Goods can also direct you guyz to some great trout, SH, & Salmon angling.
     
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  9. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Don't they? In retrospect, my grandfather taught me so much...... The thing was, at the time it never felt like instruction and the lessons he taught me were some of the good ones, respect for all creatures, life on a farm, how to ride a horse, hell, he is the reason I came back from the service with double expert badges in pistol and rifle marksmanship.... I hope one day I can be that figure for grandchildren of my own.
     
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  10. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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    It appears that you already have the recipe...:)
     
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    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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  12. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Haha! Come on, really? I specifically remember the Periwinkles having blue guts, that cant be a good flavor.
     
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  13. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Crawdad tails work well too.
     
  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I love this sight as there's a PLETHORA OF WISDOM here on many disciplines:

    You can ask any firearms question and there's a TON of master reloaders, gunsmiths, and marksmen here to genuinely help you.

    You can ask a question about obscure/forgotten fishing bait and techniques like in the OP, and there's a TON of master baiters here to help as well...








    :D
     
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  15. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you decide to fish with these, get some light wire long shank fly tying hooks - about a number 10 - that way you get a nice natural presentation.

    Collect them by plucking off rocks - they are really easy to spot most times.

    Other good baits you can collect out of streams (where legal of course) are stone fly larvae - they too can be found clinging to rocks, tho you may have to turn some rocks over.

    Caddis and stonefly larvae will catch anything in the waters you find them in.
     
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  16. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I see what you did there...... :rolleyes:
     
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  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    What?! :s0092:




    :s0108:
     
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  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    You guys are lucky!!!
    Only thing my grandfathers (either of them) taught me was they were both worthless eh-holes.
    Neither one of them was worth a used diaper.
     
  19. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I'm sorry Clearconscence, that's rough. Everyone deserves at least one solid male role model.

    Do you want to come fishing with me and my son? Ill wear overalls like my grandpa used to and smoke a pipe so I smell distinguished. Ill even say things like "got your nose" as I steal your nose off your face. (I won't really steal your nose, but it will seem like I did):p


    Serious, though, you're welcome to come Sir, always room for one more.
     
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  20. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    When you grow up in the northwest out in the country you learn alot of things, important stuff, like hunting, fishing and camping with out much store bought stuff.