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Re: Stuff I learned

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Not like I get to the Delaware often either with the 8 hour drive. If I lived in eastern PA I would make frequent trips there- big wild trout!!! I want to catch a rainbow there- never have.

Posted on: 2009/11/5 8:54
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Re: Stuff I learned

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Posted on: 2009/11/27 12:15
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Re: Stuff I learned

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I suppose there are really a number of different factors that come into play with saltwater fly tackle. One of the biggest is determining whether you're fishing the "flats" or the surf. Certainly makes a difference in where you need to place the fly or if you just have to "get it out into the surf". Also, what kind of quarry are you going after? Spooky bonefish or super aggressive bluefish?

My experiences from this past summer wading the Oregon Inlet in the Outer Banks was that I didn't have to make casts that were 60-100'. Many of the strikes were as close as ten feet. I also saw the spin guys hooking up at close proximity as well. I practiced my double hauling and it was fun casting for distance, but when it got down to brass tacks, the fish weren't that far away.

I agree with giving your baitfish imitation some "life" by not cinching it in. I use the "Kreh loop" almost exclusively when tying on a Clouser, bugger, or other fly that needs "life". The snaps certainly are an efficient way to change out flies if needed and spend more time fishing.

As far as lines go, I didn't get a saltwater taper line, but instead just a regular WF flaoting line with intermediate clear tip. I'd have to guess that spey casting is a bit different and the dynamics are a bit different than a single-handed cast. Using two hands most certainly distributes the workload between both arms thus extending fishing time. There's no doubt that after a few hours of single-arm casting, you start to feel it. I'd be curious to try a saltwater taper line on my 8wt, but for the few times I saltwater fish, I wanted a line that could pull "double duty" and work on freshwater as well.

Saltwater fly fishing is fun because the fish aren't picky and most if not all of them have teeth! It's a great way to enhance a family vacation and a good diversion from fishing #26 flies to finicky trout!

Posted on: 2009/11/27 16:11


Re: Stuff I learned

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I have learned the Flyers still blow.

Posted on: 2009/11/28 8:41
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Re: Stuff I learned

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acristickid wrote:
I have learned the Flyers still blow.


Paul- you would be better severed in those general threads where people ask for fishing spots. You could be a fish pimp.

Posted on: 2009/11/28 12:02



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