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Old 10-21-2012, 10:08 PM
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Default Going fishing in the sound... (4 questions)

Hey guys so in two weeks me and a friend will be taking a trip to Surf City to do some pier fishing. While there we are going to go to the sound some. I would like to try to fly fish in the sound. Anyways I have no idea what flies I should take with me for this. I really like getting flies from the flystop (https://www.theflystop.com) so what are some flies that they have you would recommend?

Also I am fishing a scientific anglers bass package rod. It is a 9ft 8wt. Should it be ok for fishing? Is there anything that I need to do maintenance wise to my rod, reel, or line after fishing with it?

Also is there a type of wired leader that I should get for this?

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of course you are going to need to wash down your rod and reel after the trip to avoid corrosion. you certainly can fish there with that setup. where there is a will...
common flies- clousers (of course) lefty's deceivers and Bobs bangers
newer flies- polar fiber minnow (get it) eat me fly ( indestructible and catches everything) gurglers
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Thanks, sorry I figured I would need to wash it down I just wasn't sure if there was anything else or not. I will check out those flies for sure thanks! What about the leader? Is there a certain leader that I should use?
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for an 8 weight use about 4 feet of 40 pound 2 feet of 20 pound and 2 feet of tippet thats a good basis for a leader.
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Ok cool thanks!
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I'm guessing your talking about the sound behind the barrier beach at Surf City NC? If so seatrout ,spot and drum will be your major quarry. Consider fishing the beach itself from my experience in that area the surf is very active with all kinds of targets. Although I caught fish in the sound the beach had much more to offer. As far as flies clousers , streamers and small sand eel imitations work well. Depends on what's running. The area of the sound closest to the camp was good also. Good luck!

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Keep your eyes peeled at the beach. It's generally littered with prehistoric shark teeth of all sizes (just look for black spots in the sand)

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Oh and wire leader if the blues are blitzing!
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Awesome thanks! For wired leaders, will any wire leader from a tackle shop work or are there wired leaders specifically for fly fishing?
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Awesome thanks! For wired leaders, will any wire leader from a tackle shop work or are there wired leaders specifically for fly fishing?
There's 3 kinds of wire trace. Single strand stainless, 7 strand coated, and 64 strand "knottable".
The "knottable" is the easiest to deal with as you can use the same fishing knots that you would use with mono
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ok awesome thanks!
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