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Although I've never tried it (yet), I love the idea.

It'd be great to have a dedicated section.
 

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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:
 

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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:
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 !

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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.
 

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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.
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:


Do you guys decide which method your going to adopt before you go or do you take two outfits?
 

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Had Sea-Trout to eight pounds on fly in this country (at night), same sort of thing, but where the sea-trout often give just a gentle pick up. Bass just stop it dead (or clobber it), and then you get the head shake. Magic!!!

Don't fly fish much any more, but I would tend to one or the other technique. Lure or fly. Strangely I used to catch fewer small bass when fly fishing than I do plugging, not sure why but most tended to be 2.5lb plus.
 

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Can i ask what line you use to tie to the fly ?
ive been using a 8-10mono but i keep getting bust off while bassing and for sea trout, ive only managed one trout this/last year 12 1/4lbs on a purple clouser , but since then i ve had nothing but keep getting bit off ive changed the mono for fresh and its not snapping on the knots but i never get busted while pollocking,
mark

I use a greys grx 9wt with sinking and intermeiate line`s
 

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When I used to tie alot of thread I used to used a flat wrap nylon, used to get it in from the States. It was was very strong and went clear if it was covered in expoy/hard as nails (doesn't turn yellow when exposed to UV), You can get mono tying threads, that are pretty fine (again useful when working with epoxy) the trick is getting the tension on the bobbin right. Enough to tye the materials tightly, but not so tight the thread breaks. Check out some of the on-line flytying shopd for the current ranges. Will have a look as well.
 
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