Flyfishing for Mullett

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Flyfishing for Mullett

Postby Joe C » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:39 am

Hi all,

Can anybody tell me what sort of flyline to use for Mullett?
I did read somewhere that a finer diameter line would be a
better choice.Unable to locate same,just being told of the
different line-weights.

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Re: Flyfishing for Mullett

Postby Tanglerat » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:18 pm

It's pretty much irrelevant - use a floating line and use a fine, light leader. That's the bit that's going to be near the fish anyway, not the actual flyline.
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Re: Flyfishing for Mullett

Postby davearmstrong » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:53 am

Locating the mullet, tempting them to feed, or matching what you think they are already feeding on is the biggest challenge.
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Re: Flyfishing for Mullett

Postby lumpy » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:58 pm

plenty of info here

/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15907
shore species 2008(25):dogfish(3.1lbs), bull huss (12lb 2oz), bass, shore rockling, coalie, whiting, pollack, conger (22.4lbs),flounder, thick lipped mullet (4.8lbs),turbot,ling (11.2lbs),ballan wrasse(4.5lbs), cuckoo wrasse, pouting, poor cod, cod (9.5lbs), dab, 3 bearded rockling, long spined scorpion fish, corkwing wrasse, plaice, trigger fish, sea trout, garfish


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Re: Flyfishing for Mullett

Postby Joe C » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:56 pm

Thanks lads for all the tips - will try a lot harder next year when the
Mullett come back.

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Re: Flyfishing for Mullett

Postby dan » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:10 pm

i use a size 14 hook, 6Ibs fluro carbon leader and use a peice of polystyrene and 2-3 wite maggots.
feed with bread and small amounts of maggots and some sweet corn
Lure caught Fish 2014- Pollack, Coalie, Pouting, Poor Cod, Dab, Cod, Whiting, Flounder, Plaice, Bass, SeaTrout, Grey Gurnard, Scad, SandSmelt, Red Gurnard, Launce, Lesser Sandeel, Rock Goby, Black Goby, Shanny, Mackerel, Herring, Dragonet, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, GoldSinney Wrasse, Lesser Weaver, Butterfish, Perch, Pike

Fly Caught Fish 2014- Pollack, Coalie, Whiting, Mackerel, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Perch, Roach

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Re: Flyfishing for Mullett

Postby Joe C » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:42 am

Thank's Dan,

Have you had much sucess with this method?

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Re: Flyfishing for Mullett

Postby dan » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:16 pm

i use it when float fishing and have had all 3 grey mullet species on it but no reason why it shouldnt on the fly. it is probably more effective on the fly rod.
the key is to feed, if you get them in a frenzy they'll eat anything that looks like food it it just hooking them.
Lure caught Fish 2014- Pollack, Coalie, Pouting, Poor Cod, Dab, Cod, Whiting, Flounder, Plaice, Bass, SeaTrout, Grey Gurnard, Scad, SandSmelt, Red Gurnard, Launce, Lesser Sandeel, Rock Goby, Black Goby, Shanny, Mackerel, Herring, Dragonet, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, GoldSinney Wrasse, Lesser Weaver, Butterfish, Perch, Pike

Fly Caught Fish 2014- Pollack, Coalie, Whiting, Mackerel, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Perch, Roach

Biggest Fish of 2014-15lb Conger Eel

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Re: Flyfishing for Mullett

Postby eric » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:38 pm

where did you get the golden grey, didn't realise you could get them up north?
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Re: Flyfishing for Mullett

Postby dan » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:57 pm

millisle. all the mulet i had this year wer from millisle.
north down. :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
Lure caught Fish 2014- Pollack, Coalie, Pouting, Poor Cod, Dab, Cod, Whiting, Flounder, Plaice, Bass, SeaTrout, Grey Gurnard, Scad, SandSmelt, Red Gurnard, Launce, Lesser Sandeel, Rock Goby, Black Goby, Shanny, Mackerel, Herring, Dragonet, Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, GoldSinney Wrasse, Lesser Weaver, Butterfish, Perch, Pike

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