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Thread: Your best tip for saltwater fly fishing

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    Quality polarized sunglass's in Amber or grey is highly recommended!
    Tom
    East Central Florida

  2. Default Re: Your best tip for saltwater fly fishing

    Don't give up [B]if the fish does not leave the flat after one or five casts...that is within casting distance from 60 plus to 10 feet...and that includes permit

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    Practice,
    Long distance casting, (60-100' consistantly)
    double hauling,
    presentation,
    cheating the wind,
    extra sharp hooks,
    Good quality saltwater line,
    150 yards or more backing, (20-30#)
    and a 9/10 rod and reel designed for saltwater fishing.

    I go out regularly to work on my technique, casting, distance and presentation.

    Another tip is to be as stealthy as possible, dont alert the fish to soon. They will spook!
    Let us all share our wisdom with a younger generation. Tight Loops, Tight Lines and Good Fishing to All

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    Default Re: Your best tip for saltwater fly fishing

    I think the best advise I could give is learn to cheat the wind. Atleast in the north east the wind never lays down for very long. If you can't make adjustments for 10-15 wind like back casting, side arm, double hauling, throwing a full sink line. Some times I have to do all of the above just to get the fly to the fish.

    I will admit that I am a bit of a tackle *****, I have all the "saltwater" grade gear and lines but I've caught saltwater fish on "freshwater" 7wts and $15 close out lines as well.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FISHN50 View Post
    Get Your Fingers Clear Of The Spool Handle. It Hurts.
    only been SW fly fishing a couple of times, but this is one that I know!!!! my knuckles still hurt from Monday's tuna trip...

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    If a person KNOWS they are going to stick with saltwater fly fishing, buy the best you possibly can. In the long run, it's far cheaper than upgrading five times

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    My tip: Keep your feet still on the boat! Stay calm, step lightly and only when you have to turn towards a fish and then keep your feet still moving only what you have to to cast.

    Those vibrations and shockwaves from the boat will spook the fish.


    Also: Practice throwing tight loops...very important in saltwater fishing

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    Default Re: Your best tip for saltwater fly fishing

    Fish where the fish are..

    Sounds too simple I know, but if you're not catchin' ... you need to move.
    Most likely the fish are not going to magically appear
    I try to give it 15 minutes, but I struggle at following my own rule
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Your best tip for saltwater fly fishing

    Fish the Wash. Too many times I find myself fishing out beyond the fish. I have learned to try fishing sideways in the surf. That seems to be where I get the most action.

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    Before you even start for the water pick up an area tide table booklet. They are usually free and if you don't know when the tides are you may be wasting time. Also if you can fish an estuary no matter how small, or small bays fish there. I always have done better when there was some form of land structure limiting where the fish could be. The shoreline of the U.S. is a big place to try to find a fish.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
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