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Old 08-17-2008, 05:33 PM
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In the James river today using my new Orvis Helios 9 Weight and 200 depth charge sinking line, an articulated Eel pattern and caught these monsters. Over 300 lbs of fish in 5 hours!!! Some really intense 15-20 minute battles.
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AWESOME!!! I have done hundreds of Channel Cats on the fly but we have no Flatheads up here. Techniques and tips would be appreciated.
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I caught a few nice channels also but never monster flatheads like that!!!! nice job! bet you had loads of fun!
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Nice photos! Looks like your putting that Orvis Helios to good use! Congrats on the monster cat!


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Thanks George and Larry. It was great fun. I really bought the rod for tailing reds in shallow marshes and will look to explore that in the next 2 months.
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Wow thats a nice flathead. Reminds me of fishing in Eufaula lake in Ok. But we never used flies. I bet some of those 30-50 lb flats would put up a good fight, infact I dont think we ever fished for cats with anything except live bait on the bottom.

What do you use and how do you present it.
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I used 200 grain sinking line witha 20lb tippet. The fly was about 2" long articulated eel pattern in blue.
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Fly fishing Cats is a pile of fun and more people should try it. Nothing like getting sore arms, especially on that Flathead. Do you have a full length shot? Would love to see it.
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Fly fishing Cats is a pile of fun and more people should try it. Nothing like getting sore arms, especially on that Flathead. Do you have a full length shot? Would love to see it.
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