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   Group Forum: Flyfishing BWCA
      Late September/Early October     

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flytyer
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03/27/2018 05:36PM  
Do you think it is worth taking a fly rod the end of September or early October? Planning on going in the Gunflint side.
 
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03/28/2018 11:53AM  
Yes. I would take some sort of sinking line and streamers. I've caught both smallies and pike at the end of September with my 7 weight.
 
smokedwhitefish
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03/31/2018 09:03AM  
It's always a good idea to have a fly rod in the BWCA! You can carry a wide variety of presentations in a small light fly box, as opposed to a tackle box packed with lead jigs and spinners. Carrying two spools (one floating line, one sink tip/full sink) will make changing presentations pretty simple.

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jeroldharter
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04/01/2018 11:27PM  
If you are on pike lakes, the pike come in shallow that time of year and it can be great for larger pike. The bass go deeper though. A sink tip line and large streamers on an 8-9 wt would be good for pike.
 
boondock
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04/04/2018 10:51AM  
I always have some sinking AirFlo Polyleaders on hand, converts your floating line to a sink tip quickly if you need to change strategy.
 
Quacker1
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04/09/2018 08:05PM  
Sinking leaders are a pretty good idea if you don't need to get real deep. Probably a little easier to cast as well. I think a 7 wt would be a pretty good all around rod. But I'm far from a expert for BW fly fishing equipment.
 
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