coalies on the fly

Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:26 pm

anyone any advice as i,m gonna give it a bash this weekend ,i,m going to use a floating line with a 6 foot leader (10 lb) small weighted fly with a smaller one on a dropper :?: any advice welcome,also i,ll be fishing in close as they are no more than 20 feet out :wink:

Re: coalies on the fly

Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:29 pm

It all sounds good there Roger. Make sure the dropper isn't too far away from the point fly, maybe 30cm max. Also this is just a personal preference but i like to fish longer leaders, maybe 9ft or so.

I find that for coalies, a retrieve consisting of short, sharp pulls works best.

Good luck.

Re: coalies on the fly

Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:40 pm

chears alex ,the short sharp pull sounds the biz ,when i,m using mini feathers for them the quicker and jerkier the retreave the better, they like something fastmoving to grab :wink: what colour fly,s have you had em on ?was going to try pink (shrimpy)and white(baitfish)

Re: coalies on the fly

Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:49 pm

Pink flys!!!! be careful or you will turn into eric :lol: :lol:

if it was me, i would use a blue and white sprat/sandeel imitation with maybe a but if tinsel in it to make it sparkle on point, and a smaller plain white pattern on the dropper, with a red tag or a red gill area.

than and again, I have had coalies on pretty much every pattern so it could be irrelevant.

Re: coalies on the fly

Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:18 pm

A few years ago i had a load of tiny coalies on a wee orange cats whisker type fly.Not that im an expert but it worked very well....
It would be nice if you could be guaranteed 4-5lb coalies on the fly,the fight would be mental :shock: