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Seatrout flies

Postby eoghanb » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:30 am

I usually don't try goin for them with fly gear until April but have seen a few about,I want to really make an effort this year and use the fly gear more often ,Anyone any opinions on fly patterns this time of year,been out a few times seen a few but don't want to resort to lures just yet :D
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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby gd » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:40 am

I am new to sea trout on the fly and know very little but have been tying/chucking some flies lately such as rogans gadget,Kelly,Juletrae,polar magnus and some varied sandeel patterns.

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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby LennyH » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:52 am

Check out the links below for some flies
http://www.wideopen.dk/info/Sea_Trout_S ... 113l2.aspx
http://www.wideopen.dk/info/Sea_Trout_S ... 115l2.aspx
As regards to what they'll take this time of year I think pretty much anything that resembles food. From what I understand they are coming from the spawning grounds in the rivers and are feeding aggresively at the moment so some larger patterns like small flat wings, Jim Hendrikcs posted recientley on his blog that he took some on grey and lavender small flat wings, where as i find dna sand eel patterns effective just down size them. Link below on tying them
http://zen-sportfishing.com/2010/11/livebait-fly/
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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby JimH » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:03 am

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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby chuckaroo » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:08 pm

JimH wrote:http://thirtyards.wordpress.com/blog-2/


these flies look perfect for trout. some crackers there!
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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby JimH » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:34 pm

Thanks C - all my flies that I use at this stage are hand tied in Ireland (there might still be one or two that I get from the US) I've been lucky to meet two excellent SW tiers and the flies you see here are part of a development saltwater range covering Seatrout in the sea. There's also a series for bass coming soon - see some on the main page of www.probassfisher.com .

This is something I have wanted to do for a long time.
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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby chuckaroo » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:33 pm

JimH wrote:Thanks C - all my flies that I use at this stage are hand tied in Ireland (there might still be one or two that I get from the US) I've been lucky to meet two excellent SW tiers and the flies you see here are part of a development saltwater range covering Seatrout in the sea. There's also a series for Bass coming soon - see some on the main page of http://www.probassfisher.com .

This is something I have wanted to do for a long time.

no worries Jim. yes, i had a look there, thats some tarpon. and yes, those sea trout flies from your initial link there defo do look the part indeed. from whatever research that i have done in the last year or two regarding seatrout flies, i know for a fact that they will be deadly. And they are like works of art, fantastic looking - that'll be the standard that i hope to achieve some day! i took up fly tying at Christmas time there and so i was going to show what efforts i have made so far... but i dont think i want to now after seeing those fine looking flies of yours there.. :P ah, i'll show them anyway
i hope that this goes some way in answering your question too eoghand i.e. this is the sort of things i intend to be targeting them with anyways..

oh, one or two of them couldnt really be regarded as true 'flies' as they are more like little meps lures/spinners. but hey, i think they look the part, and if they are catching fish... then thats the idea! :wink:

btw, does anyone know why the SWFF fly pattern database section is locked? - i was going to put photos in there too FWIW. could a mod unlock it plse? :)
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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby chuckaroo » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:35 pm

plenty more where they came from...:
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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby chuckaroo » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:37 pm

a few more:
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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby chuckaroo » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:39 pm

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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby cathalger » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:22 am

Excellent work Charlie, really like the long winged white marabou streamer type and the Falkus sunk lure with the wing secured fore and aft. The upside down ones witht the dumbells will be useful for fishing close to weed- big pollack! Those wee flicker spoon jobs could get results when other things are ignored?
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Re: Seatrout flies

Postby chuckaroo » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:46 am

cathalger wrote:Excellent work Charlie, really like the long winged white marabou streamer type and the Falkus sunk lure with the wing secured fore and aft. The upside down ones witht the dumbells will be useful for fishing close to weed- big pollack! Those wee flicker spoon jobs could get results when other things are ignored?


cheers Cathal. aye, the upside down ones are variations of Crazy Charlies (apt name :P ) and some of them are weighted with lead so as to get them to sit upright - hook point up the way and fly looking shrimp-like - and also to get them to the bottom. they are on a size 8 hook and i especially intend to fish them over sand for flatties - even though i've been assured that they are deadly for all species, inc trout? so lets see
i saw a guy using the wee ones with the spoons on them on a rainbow trout farm one time (albeit 'illegally') and he was hammering fish every cast when no one else was catching! they should be deadly :wink:
are you gettin out much yoursel? or are you back hard at the trout fishin??
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