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    Default Barracuda on fly

    I have started to have some trouble convincing bigger barracuda to bite at my fly. THey will follow up and then nothing. any help?

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    Default Re: Barracuda on fly

    Just some ideas off the top of my head:

    Bigger fly
    More flash
    Faster retrieve

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    Default Re: Barracuda on fly

    Like Biggie said bigger , flashier and faster. Try a 2 handed strip with no pause even if he's on top of it. You can't strip faster then they can swim.
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    Default Re: Barracuda on fly

    Dip the fly in chum
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Default Re: Barracuda on fly

    Know at least 4 WR s that were caught using chum on the fly. Not legal by IGFA rules but it works . Haha. Good one Swirl!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theboz View Post
    Know at least 4 WR s that were caught using chum on the fly. Not legal by IGFA rules but it works . Haha. Good one Swirl!
    I'm not saying I encourage it but sometimes you just have to land a fish...
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Default Re: Barracuda on fly

    I know that feeling. I was tempted to put a treble on my fly after losing 24 gar last month. Sometimes you just gotta figure it out!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
    "There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
    " It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
    "Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser

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    chum is going too far for me.id rather get skunked.

    ---------- Post added at 04:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:19 PM ----------

    i will cast into a chum slick though

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    Default Re: Barracuda on fly

    Was only kidding. Go with the flash and fast retrieve. I've never done it and not about to start now. You'll get em. Funny I have a red sharpie out right now and I'm coloring in my muddler minnow for smallies. No chum though.
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
    "There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
    " It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
    "Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser

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    Default Re: Barracuda on fly

    Quote Originally Posted by grassonfly View Post
    chum is going too far for me.id rather get skunked.

    ---------- Post added at 04:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:19 PM ----------

    i will cast into a chum slick though
    We're just messing around. Biggie and john have pointed you in the right direction. Your probably giving them too good a look at that fly. If you make it a flashy blur you may have better luck.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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