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Default Re: Fly fishing for spot, Kingfish in MD

Riptide makes a very good point--

Try and pick up an 8 or 9 weight outfit ---- even a super cheap one. You'll have a much better chance of tangling with something, and there should be plenty down there to chase including striped bass, sea trout/weakfish, bluefish, puppy drum, fluke (summer flounder), spanish macs etc as well as any kingfish/spot you might run into.

In addition to handling the fish you hook into, it will be much easier to throw SW flies size 2-2/0, deal with the wind, and most 8 weights and up gear (both rods and reels) are built to withstand SW corrosion.

A good spritz and rinse with fresh water after a day fishing in SW should be standard medicine for any fishing gear, including 8 or heavier weight gear, but be super sure you do this with your 4 weight outfit because it may not have corrosion proof guides and reel seat on the rod or anodization on the reel.

A handful of some simple flies like clousers and deceivers and you're good to go.
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Default Re: Fly fishing for spot, Kingfish in MD

Thanks for all the replies.

I was mistaken, my rod is a five weight.

Not saying any of you are wrong, but it would seem that a 2/0, or even a size 2 hook is WAY big for spot, if I want to have a decent ration of hookups to bites.

I don't know, maybe I'm wrong about the hook size thing, but when I catch spot for bait I use size 8 at the biggest.

Any recommendations for a cheap saltwater outfit?
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Default Re: Fly fishing for spot, Kingfish in MD

.... just to be clear.... I never said anything about hook size. Only the necessity of using a rod heavy enough to land the largest fish that might take your fly
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Yeah, i misread another comment. sorry!
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mustad 3407's in 4,6,8, should be good to tie flies for spot and kings. all the patterns i mentioned before will work. The worse thing is you are useing a fresh water outfit in salt. If you plan on doing this often then a 6wt. saltwater setup for small fish (spot, mullet, kings) and an 8/9 wt for big fish.
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