Dogfish on the fly?

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Dogfish on the fly?

Postby FlyFisher » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:10 am

Is it possible? Are there any other "unconventional" species which could be taken from the shore on the fly? i.e. anything other than bass, pollack, wrasse etc.
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Re: Dogfish on the fly?

Postby mickser » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:21 pm

Hi I had a ballen wrasse in cork one time was fishing for bass and pollock at the time in close to a cliff wall.
I have not fished in two years hoping to change that this year with anything ?
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Re: Dogfish on the fly?

Postby ecleary » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:59 pm

Check out "Fishing Film and Facts" podcast on web. There is one episode on "everything on the fly".
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Re: Dogfish on the fly?

Postby Flounder123 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:50 pm

Mullet can be taken on the fly and give a brilliant fight.
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Re: Dogfish on the fly?

Postby chuckaroo » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:46 pm

This topic cropped up somewhere on the forum here a while back, pretty sure that there was 'evidence' of a guy who caught a doggy on the fly and/or another guy who caught a ray on the fly.

Unconventional is the word for it. Doggies and ray are not sight predictors and its beyond me how they managed to catch them on the fly, I can only imagine that maybe a touch of bait or some scent was added to the fly - which defeats the purpose somewhat unless you just want the fight to be on a fly rod(?).
Without adding bait or scent then you'd be a long time trying for one of these species! Pretty crazy tbh.

There are some 'unconventional' (tricky) fish that might be worth trying though of you really want to e.g flounder, dab, halibut, gar, cod, pouting, whiting, gurnard, wrasse, scad, bream... There are people who dedicate some effort to some of these species.

Know people that have caught shark (blues and tope) on fly rod but they added bait to the fly.

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Re: Dogfish on the fly?

Postby JimC » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:20 pm

I’m sure it’s more than possible.... tie a big chunk of mackerel to the clouser and flick it out there:)
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Re: Dogfish on the fly?

Postby MAC » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:13 pm

I've had small flounder on the fly. Fishing Crazy Charlie (shrimp) patterns in the surf.
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Re: Dogfish on the fly?

Postby bogwoppit » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:29 pm

My wife had a dogfish on a German sprat lure her first time out, 2nd cast. Foul hooked in the tail over rocks, wouldn’t have believed it if I wasn’t beside her.
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Re: Dogfish on the fly?

Postby JimH » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:38 pm

Without bait additives

Flounder - garfish - bream - mullet- shad - seatrout - cod - plaice - - try mullet next few weeks on micro streamers as they run into the estuaries - tend to be eager to eat!

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