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    is it possible to catch mullet on fly? theyre pretty much the trout of my waters and ive heardd of being able to catch them. does anybody have any experience with this?

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    Default Re: mullet on fly

    I have never fly fished for them myself, but I have been told that flies tied to resemble peas (much like a green egg pattern) will work. I have yet to be able to test this hypothesis myself, but I know it IS possible to catch them on the fly without snagging them!
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    They're primarily caught using nets. I've heard of folks occasionally snagging them with flies, while fishing for other species & while retrieving their fly, but don't think (99% positive anyway) they'll strike at most flies. Mullet are basically filter feeders, ingesting suspended particles in the water & feeding on micro organisms. I've also heard they can be caught on bread, but have no first hand experience with it. If they will eat bread, then perhaps chumming with bread crumbs & using a small fly similar to the bread crumbs might work.

    I've used "chum flies" for Stripers & Bluefish, that are tied to resemble the pieces of ground up chum used to attract them, and cast into the chum line. Perhaps something similar will work.

    I've eaten Mullet & they're very good. Personally, if I was intent on catching them I would use a cast net, not flies. I think the odds would be much better!

    What area do you live in? There should be some other fish around that you can pursue with flies!

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    That's what I thought too. That they were filter feeders and therefore won't take a fly.
    I looked it up to be sure and found that fly fishing is one of the better ways to catch them.
    Who knew ?
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    yeah alot of people have caught them on different flies the most popular patterns seem to be green scud and tiny ghost shrimp

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    Rip Tide, but what type of fly? Did you find any reference to any particular patterns or sizes?

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    rip tide do you have expirience with caching mullet on fly?

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    I've never fished for mullet and I don't remember ever catching one insistently.
    I have mouth hooked another filter feeder, bunker (menhaden) with a scud type fly that I tie to match small grass shrimp.
    Personally I wouldn't bother to target mullet, there's other fish in the sea.
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    It's really good fun catching Mullet on a Fly,Google "flyfishing for mullet"
    where you will find some info as lots of guys are really into it over here.
    The best way to catch them is to cut some bread pellets,burly them in then fish for them with a Bread Fly.
    The best time is in the Evening just as the Sun goes down on dark.
    If you want any recipes for The Fly Patterns shoot me a PM.
    Brian
    PS. I forgot to mention Mullet are a very oily Fish,A Kiwi Friend's father slices them & eats them raw.
    Last edited by Liphookedau; 09-07-2011 at 08:56 AM. Reason: Addition

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    Default Re: mullet on fly

    Never fished for mullet but google" muletor"you'll find a pattern used by a mullet fishing specialist.

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