SP on fly rod

Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:09 pm

was looking through some on my SP's at weekend and thinking the smaller ones (hart absolut worm 4") would/might fish very well on an 8 weight rod with 1/0 hook.....anyone any ideas if this would work???

Re: SP on fly rod

Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:04 pm

Seen Mike Ladle talking about using small rubber eels on a fly rod on his blog. might be worth a look

Re: SP on fly rod

Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:38 pm

The real trick is to cast clouser minnows with a light lure rod......!

Re: SP on fly rod

Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:49 pm

it prob does defeat the point of fly fishing, but might give it a shot anyway,.......
clouser on a spinning outfit....tie a stone on with some pva string and let fly....carp fishing tip !

Re: SP on fly rod

Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:30 pm

I can't think of a single salmon fly pattern which represents an actual fly. Even the March Brown which was one of my most reliable salmon flies when I was in my teens was invariably at least twenty times bigger than the real thing .

The term 'fly' is a fairly loose one. No matter what it is - or looks like, if you can cast it with a fly rod you are 'fly' fishing.

Purists and fundamentalists are just put on this Earth to make life as awkward as possible for the rest of us.

Re: SP on fly rod

Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:04 am

Smaller unweighted SP's should be ok, but try fish them with an 8 weight or heavier to help the casting.