novice saltwater fly

Sat May 04, 2013 11:45 am

Hi folks
Hoping to try my hand at salt water fly fishing for sea trout in an estuary in the north west
have a ten foot 8/9 rod and an old battered reel - should i be using floating or sinking line?
Pretty much a total novice when it comes to fishing on the fly
any advice much appreciated

Re: novice saltwater fly

Sat May 04, 2013 1:50 pm

Start with the floater - a nine foot mono leader (tapered if possible - 6'-0" of say 35lbs - 2'-0" of 25lbs - 1'-0" of 15lbs) then add tippet 0'- 9 of 8 lbs or similar- if you have any rainbow minky flies tan or grey or some of the traditional freshwater patterns (sunken lure, alexandra, etc) they also work in the sea


Re: novice saltwater fly

Mon May 06, 2013 11:45 pm

thats great thanks a million

Re: novice saltwater fly

Fri May 31, 2013 11:35 pm

When flyfishing for Pollock does the water clarity affect things?

Re: novice saltwater fly

Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:42 am

Yes ,a fly will never move as well as a lure so good water clarity is important