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most successful saltwater fly

Postby dunner » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:23 pm

Well in to another season, so would people comment on their best fly or flies and colours.
What colour is best?
What pattern?
Now i mean ones that caught fish of any kind!

Clousers would be my choice in chartreuse or white. (pollack ,mack,bass, one flounder)
Had first bass on a popper "gurgler" in chartreuse and white body.
(things slow this year and broke my rod too!)
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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby lumpy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:18 am

hollow lfy or deciever in white with a back of olive over black...little bit of flash
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: most successful saltwater fly

Postby JimH » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:17 am

Fished four different flies to catch four fish yesterday - is it the fly or how it's presented?
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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby anthony2carr » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:01 pm

Size of the fly ,depth and speed it is fished.

Nothing else, I believe.
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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby dunner » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:09 pm

so...colour not a factor........
but should you not try to mimic the type of bait the fish are feeding on......
or would plain white work ....i have a plain white fly with an orange tip and a bit of flash...strange looking thing...must try it.....
So does the type of material the fly is made of matter!!
I like natural stuff like hair, fur or feather....
Am i wrong?
What i'm getting at here is ... would one fly in one colour and material be all you need...
And then vary the weight..one for top, one for middle, one for bottom...
I could put the rest of my collection on ebay and use the cash to get more lures!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
So if you had a choice of three flies....what would they be............
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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby anthony2carr » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:26 pm

This is the age old debate.

The truth is no one knows the answer. In my personal opinion I believe that size is one of the greatest factors.


Try it with a cat. Put anything on the end of a line and pull it infront of the cat, they will chase it as long as it's not too fast or too big. Pollock and cats have the same predatory instinct.

PLEASE DON"T PUT A HOOK ON WHATEVER YOU PUT INFRONT OF THE CAT :D
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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby JimH » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:18 pm

the same debate/discussion can be had if you exchange fly with lure!

There is no doubt in my mind as regards bass fly fishing that color/size presentations and shape all have an influence on catches - knowing which works best is a question of experiences on home ground - over considerable time of course.
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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby dunner » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:44 pm

O.K. ....must buy more flies!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby cortaz » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:24 am

dunner wrote:O.K. ....must buy more flies!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

funny, :) :) :) :)
What I said in public
"Bass, there future in your hands, support catch and release"
..but I'm a liar really
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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby JimH » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:31 pm

Remember in 'bass fishing' less is more!
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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby dunner » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:13 pm

i tried the white fly with the orange tip....and several others inc. clousers and baitfish and .............................ZIP.
There was no sign of life in the sea!!! :roll:
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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby JimH » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:39 am

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Re: most successful saltwater fly

Postby dunner » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:53 am

very nice!
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