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#1 vicente

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:08 PM

We take a trip to the Mendocino coast every year, we usually do some surf fishing while we're there with traditional tackle mostly we catch surf perch last year the beach where we are changed a good bit and it has kind of created a sand bar protected area and we caught some small striper as well. I'm planning on bringing my 8 wt this year and trying some fly fishing I caught a few using standard tackle with a baitfish fly I tied up after cleaning a surf perch so I plan to use those again but I was wondering if there were any other patterns I should try as well, techniques would be helpful as well I have a floating titan taper and full sinking outbound short lines for my 8wt.

#2 richmce

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 02:41 PM

i would check with the guys on danblanton.com .alot of california and mexico info posted



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Posted 05 March 2019 - 04:00 PM

 

This is a video from a guide in Monterrey named Evan Praskin where he talks a bit about set up.  He and some guys from Lost Coast Outfitters taught a surf fly fishing class I took this past weekend in SF.  Recommendation for stripers and surf perch from them were shooting head systems.  They had the poles set up with a 25lb flourocarbon leader with a drop loop half way down.  Chartreuse clousers at the end and some type of smaller crustacean bug at the loop.  Evan and the guys said that stripers and perch will bite on just about anything with the correct presentation.  



#4 vicente

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 01:40 AM

My lines are pretty much a shooting head line, were you guys using floating or sinking lines?

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 09:32 PM

We were using sinking lines. I think our pre-class materials suggest 4-6 ips. You’re stripping pretty quickly though since you are trying to beat the waves shoving your line back to shore. They suggested this gives a good darting motion that will draw the fish. I didn’t catch anything, but we couldn’t work the beach due to the size of the class and I’m a terrible fisherman anyway.

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:14 AM

Ok cool, I'll give it a shot thanks for the info.