Probably the fastest growing arm of the sport, here is a forum dedicated to the art. Beginners like myself welcome.
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:39 pm
2 night flies and my go to fly when fishing kelp beds, sorry about pic quality of pics, was in a rush when taking them, the last 2 are the night fly
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on Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:40 pm
my go to popper
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Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:50 pm
Nice flys lumpy they all look very good. I like the kelp fly does it fish upside down.
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:30 pm
ya its slightly bent back and keel weighted with a strip of 1mm lead wire
Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:21 pm
Cool thanks for that.
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:24 pm
Like the popper. Did you make or buy the head Neil?
Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:46 am
This fly was kind to me in 2007. Nice and fast to tie ,which is an advantage as I fish it deep aound all manner of weed and snags , so I lose plenty. But replace them fast. With the Long zonker strip it fishes really well with minimal input in the way of retrieve. I often fish this on the drift from my boat with a fast sinking line. Pollack and Bass eat it. Its also good for fishing deep into Rips from the shore, it was very useful for stripers in the States in June
I wonder how usefull it would be in a strong Red colour for Pollack ?
Like many good flies its dead simple
size 1/0 Jiggy
30 lb Mason Anti tangle on tail and also weed gaurd near the eye
Black Zonker Tail & Collar
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:34 am
dave the popper is a shopbought one which i shortened and sanded to suit my needs. bit clumsy to cast tho.
oz nice fly, use a similar one for the pollack but with a bright orange zonker tail and a bright chartreuse arctic fox wing..one mark i fish the pollack go crazy for them..would imagine yours would kill at night
Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:09 pm
this flat wing caught alot of bass and pollack in 2006, didnt fish much with it in 07 though
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Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:40 pm
the flat wing is very similar to one i took pollock,mullet,seatrout,brown trout and salmon parr on last year. Blue and black seems to to the trick on a very regular basis. I find the poppers very hard to drive out any distance. Any ideas?
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:08 am
for the poppers i use a short leader of 3 ft of 40lb mason hard mono to 1ft of 30lb mason and finally 1ft of 20lb flouro (i like seagar). i also tighten my loops so i can maximize line speed and give a tighter loop as to penetrate the air with less resistance and thus carry the popper better. if you still have difficulty try foam poppers such as gurglers or sliders, they cast a little easier
also poppers dont have to be huge, the above mentioned is about 1 inches long in body, and another favourite is a one inched bodied gurgler, this i can cast 25yds on an 8 weight but on a floating line throws a large amount of water....i'l try put up a pic tomorro.
Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:09 am
dave armstrong wrote:the flat wing is very similar to one i took pollock,mullet,seatrout,brown trout and salmon parr on last year. Blue and black seems to to the trick on a very regular basis. I find the poppers very hard to drive out any distance. Any ideas?
Try useing Gurglers, they are far easier to cast and have an excellent'' Surface Noise to weight Ratio''. I can cast these size 2 Gurglers on my 6 # rod.
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:29 pm
EP fibre baitfish, my first attempt at one probably a bit bulky but I think its along the right lines
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:09 am
Thank you all very much. I have just ordered a new rod, reel and line and find this very informative.
The comments here help me a great deal and I have a much better understabding of what I need, as far as flies goes.
Keep up the good work lads and thanks again.
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:19 pm
Found some nice patterns on the net and am posting the links here for you to have a look at, I have made the links non live.
I hope these are of interest to you and also of help.
Best regards Wez
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:38 pm
Have a look at these videos of the tying of sea trout flies, on U Tube, they are by P V Jensen a very well known Danish salt water sea trout angler and fly tier.
The address is a bit long, but it is correct. There are loads of other videos on the Tube, showing the tying of salt water flies. Hope you enjoy these videos and tying the flies, I found them to be very good.
Best regards Wez
Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:02 pm
Hi, This is my first post, so here are a few of my flies i use for bass here in Wales.
The four above are tied using DNA.
This on in firetiger colors, are tied with marble fox.
Hope you like my tie's, and they all work well for Bass.
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:01 am
Some cracking flies, but I dont think my wee fly tying chest for the trout will stretch to the materials used for saltwater, has anyone any advice for basic materials for starting of, prefered hooks etc.
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:53 am
Nice flies, well tied.
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:00 am
Has anyone tried the falkus sunk lure fror bass , Ive found it very good for pollack and had a few white trout on it also.
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