I note someone said a good thing to note is the hook size. I have caught pollack and especially coaley on numerous hook sizes and numerous patterns. I am very much a beginner at saltwater fly fishing but it seems to be if you can get it down over wreck fast enough to make sure the line isn't carried away by the current you will hit fish. I have had quite a few doulbe hook ups on a fly my friend tied for sea trout, cats whiskers and flies similar to a caoley dog. I think more or less anything works, fly can definitely outfish the spinner at times
Any body ever tried a Gummy Minnow ? Very popular for bone fish and tarpon but look the spit of a sandeel. Bought a load of them to go to Venezuela and have plenty left , got to try and use them for something.
Hi everyone. I noticed that this 'database' has been inactive for some time now. As a result, due to the inactivity, it had become locked but one of the mods has kindly unlocked it again I have been tying a few SW flies over the past while now and am going to post a few pics of some here i.e. add them to the database, id be keen to see other people's efforts and get their general opinions on patterns etc. Hopefully we can get some more chat generated.. the flies i have tied are to target several different species, but particularly sea trout, flatties, wrasse, pollack and coley. pics below. comments, pics, and other ideas welcome...
btw, i was reading comments made earlier in this thread that mentioned the 'Petitjean magic head'.. but i couldnt find any definite info on where exactly i could source these magic heads i was wondering whether any body on here could direct me plse! they look awesome, i want some i went onto the official Petitjean website to price buying some of these heads but found them pretty pricey tbh - over £1 each to include postage. So, is there anywhere where i can source less expensive, but equally as good, magic heads..?? thanks
until now hurler ive kept my stuff in chinese carry out plastic containers.. was a pain but on a recent visit to the local angling shop the guy that runs the place found this box in the corner of his store. it had been lying there for years and he sold it to me for £20 well chuffed with it, its a great job the rule is that once its filled (already nearly is) with materials i wont be buyin any more!.... or i'll end up with far too much stuff
failing that, ive seen a lot of people using tool boxes of various sizes to store their kits
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ps. can anybody give an opinion yet on the Petitjean magic heads - on how they perform or where i can buy them? (see my post above) would like to get/consider cheaper alternatives if poss....
thanks davy. it'll make my day if a get a few decent flounder on them !
damn, i just gave my wee newly tied shrimp patterns (see pics above) a test and they wont sit upright (hook point on top) in the water! have tried layers of lead on the 'underside' of the hook but it aint working. also tried heavy dumbbell eyes on the underside curve of of the hook and it still aint workin anybody any ideas...?
Hi lumpy some great flies here and have some good results with my own copies.Have You ever tied a fly for mullet If so why Any chance of putting up a few pic's of them as all the flies being sold for mullet I have never had any luck on them or even recommend some flies for mullet Mickser
Nice goin charlie, tied up a few myself, diawl bach for mullet and trout and a shrimp. I'll get a few photos up and maybe tie up some more in a while. I've a few wiggle fins that look to be the same job as the petitjeans. Although they are more suited to trolling for pike with the fly rod. Casting with the wiggle fins on is pretty difficult due to the air resistance. The wiggle fins give more movement to soft plastic worms on a jighead.