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SALTWATER: What do you Use?

SALTWATER: What do you Use?  

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swink,

 

would love to see a recipe and/or tying instruction on that one!!

Actually got the pics and step-by-step accepted by a magazine, so I am a little hesitant to post them, but I will let you all know when the subscription comes out, July/August. Sorry, but I am sure you can disect it, not too tough.

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Clouser because it gets into the strike zone quickly. It's also like the famous Hare's Ear nymph in trout fishing, a classic that works most of the time. I should probably use more poppers , perhaps I'll try it this season.

I think the reason we use a particular fly is because we have a lot of confidence in it and it works most of the time. FishHawk

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I have to agree that the gold spoon fly is great for reds but give me some rabbit and I'll get the reds and snook

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Ok Salties, here is your chance. What do you use the MOST?

 

My apologies for any missed categories. :coffee:

 

Before I get creamed: :gunsmilie: Salmon flies are so unique, they get their own cat. Some might say the same about tarpon or bonefish flies....

 

For the Chesapeake Bay it would be a Deceiver, hands down!

 

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I would say that it would be between a deceiver ( sometimes lightly weighted ), and a small silicone Silverside called Johnny's Angel. The poll was a trick question. I voted for Deceiver but fish many other flies. <_<

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Deceivers and clousers in green or chartreuse and white have been mainstays, however, I managed to throw shrimp and crab patterns more often last summer.

 

Looking to expand quite a bit this year, will be many more fly only trips.

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I would say that it would be between a deceiver ( sometimes lightly weighted ), and a small silicone Silverside called Johnny's Angel. The poll was a trick question. I voted for Deceiver but fish many other flies. <_<

 

Amen to that. A sea robin imitation or a big eel or needlefish pattern will out-fish just about anything on the list over the course of a season, at least when it comes to nailing big stripers from shore. Not to mention woolly buggers and bunny flies. There's a multitude of critters out there to imitate and something will eat just about all of them. (with the possible exceptions of orcas and great whites - I think they're fairly safe)

 

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Ok Salties, here is your chance. What do you use the MOST?

 

My apologies for any missed categories. :coffee:

 

Before I get creamed: :gunsmilie: Salmon flies are so unique, they get their own cat. Some might say the same about tarpon or bonefish flies....

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A couple of thing 1. cant vote on one fly. different places, different flys, BUT I can count on the same FLY working in it's different place. if you understand what Im saying :wallbash: . second 2. you guys say CLOUSERS cause they go DEEP. if you use a sinking line or sinking tip you can get ANY FLY DEEP. just depends HOW FAST you have to be there. a lot of flys work great an get great action when worked this way, sometimes BETTER than w/ regular line. give it a shot some time. PUT that DECEIVER DOWN DEEP, an see what happens. :yahoo: w/ that said I vote FLATWINGS :bugeyes:

ok DECEIVERS :crying:

GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN :rolleyes:

 

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Fish mostly Clousers and Deceivers, when shrimp are around in the spring I use shrimp and finally crabs in the summer and early fall.

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I have to agree that the gold spoon fly is great for reds but give me some rabbit and I'll get the reds and snook

 

 

But in Louisiana , we ain't got no snook... but we do have an unbelievable number of gold spoon eattin' big-shouldered reds!

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I put other wets, but most of my flies are clouser style with bead chain or dumb bell eyes. not really the clouser minnow.

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I don't really use any "traditional" patterns. I use a lot of creature flies that could easily imitate a mud minnow or a shrimp or other small prey.

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