Looks like we have a few more fly guys on here - any chance we could get a Salt Fly section on its ownsome?
Jordanis3r said:Hey Softie if you are already there with the trout stuff, scale up, double haul and you have a strong basis for SWFF'ing!
Eight weight would be fine for the odd go, but if you're going to take it seriously ( and I know from experience you will ! ) get a 9wt with a 9' S.W rod and a large abour reel taking a fair amount of backing. I've used my 9wt Bruce and Walker Seatrout rod before, but as I didn't fish for Sewin all last year, cause the bass took over, I may sell it and go totally S.W. I've caught on tandem sandeel immitations I've tied myself, but any of the specialist fly sellers will have a S.W range. They've got a fair few in Mainwarings. Oh and don't forget a line tray !softie said:Jordanis3r said:Hey Softie if you are already there with the trout stuff, scale up, double haul and you have a strong basis for SWFF'ing!
Hmm, is an 8weight too light or should I go 9wt? I take it that the lines are mainly rocket taper type so the rod can load quicker with short line out? Is there any good online resourse for clousers etc?? I'm guessing you could even use the small plastic delta eel's if you wanted?? Excited already :jump: :jump:
Have you ever had a Sewin pull your string at 1am on a moon-less night Dave........very similar feeling I'm guessing :wackit: :wackit:Tunny said:Softie,
Wait until you get a take at night while wading, I swear nothing compares to that instant connection feeling you get holding the fly line.
Clousers are good, But I caught more bass on a fly called Tabory's Snake Fly. Basically and muddler head, some marabou palmered onto the body and a hackle tail. White during the day and black at night worked best. Cheap and easy to tye as well (trimming the heads can be a bit messy though)
Another great fly is Boyles Bonito Bunny, easy to tye, basically cross cut rabbit body and a rabbit strip tail.
Be warned Salt water fly fishing can be VERY addictive, especially when you start catching on flies you tied yourself.