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Tied some roe for the opener

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I was lucky enough to be given some freshly cured rainbow row from a new friend I met through fishing on the river. He's been fishing lake O tribs for almost as long as I've been alive so I take his advice/instruction seriously (and with gratitude).

He showed me how to tie roe too, and of course it looked so easy when he did it! Anyways I got around to tying some up for the opener and while it was not as easy as he made it look, I am happy with the results. Practice makes perfect so I'll keep at it.

I'm hoping I can find a few more rainbows  before it warms up enough to get in the kayak for the rest of the season.

Good luck to those who are fishing the opener Saturday.

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Good luck with your fishing. Those roe bags look pretty good!

I too tied some steelhead roe for the first time which a friend gave me.  Hopefully the fish are not too picky on a badly tied roe bag lol!

Hoping to get out myself sometime soon on one of Lake O tribs. 

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I,ll bet, old dewy will out fish roe right now.

 

I,ll pass on the opener,then hit the creeks and streams with the fly rod.

 

Did you use mesh or scarf ?

I am a big scarf fan. Nice brighter colors. I do use mesh as well . I also tie with thread. I can tie just as fast as that spider thread.

 

Good luck out there. Bring your shoulder pads and those nice hard plastic elbow pads. LOL

 

Have a fun.

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I used mesh. My eyes aren't what they used to be so I'm really glad someone invented that spider thread!

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55 minutes ago, misfish said:

I,ll bet, old dewy will out fish roe right now.

Good luck out there. Bring your shoulder pads and those nice hard plastic elbow pads. LOL

Have a fun.

Worms eh? Haven't actually used worms on the river except the pink plastic trout worms. Might have to give those a try.

I'm not one for crowds and so far the rivers haven't been that crowded. If it's a zoo this weekend it'll be my last time on the river and I'll get the kayak out.

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Good luck on finding fishable water if you are the G Bay area!! Great plumes of mud were coming from every river and creek from O Sound to Wasaga yesterday. Most of the Meaford harbor was muddy!! 

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I'll be fishing east of the GTA, but not sure which trib yet. I haven't fished gbay tribs in 20 years and was recently thinking of getting back up there "for old time's sake". Obv not this weekend, thanks for the warning!

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1 hour ago, Dutch01 said:

Are you in the east end or the west? I'm east....

west. mississauga/oakville

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No plans for opener, maybe chase some residents, but I won't be steelheading.    Goodluck and if you see pairs of fish on the redds, just let them be :) 

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2 hours ago, huzzsaba said:

west. mississauga/oakville

I've never fished out that way. Traffic in this city is crazy and I'm only 15 minutes from the Rouge here. Well, actually I live on a Rouge trib but it's 15 minutes to get to the year round season boundary.

Anyways good luck if you get out!

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44 minutes ago, Dutch01 said:

I've never fished out that way. Traffic in this city is crazy and I'm only 15 minutes from the Rouge here. Well, actually I live on a Rouge trib but it's 15 minutes to get to the year round season boundary.

Anyways good luck if you get out!

thanks

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How did you tie them? One of my neighbors has a little machine he uses. I drill several holes in a sturdy sheet of plastic that I had "in stock'. I put that over and empty  plastic bin. It makes things a bit easier than just doing on a flat surface.

 

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Just on a flat surface. I put a scoop of roe on the mesh square, bring two corners together and pinch. Bring corner three and four in and turn it upside down and use two fingers to pinch the mesh and one to help shape it. Then I wind it with spider  thread and cut the excess off. 

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I would have never been able to do it so well if an "old salt" didn't teach me his tricks. I'll show you one time if you like. 

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YUP That,s what I got.

Another tip when tieing ( picked this up for Mikey ) Take the eggs out a couple of days before you want to tie them. The membrane gets a bit tougher, and does not make a mess, and so much easier to tie. That is if you are using natural, not cured.

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