I can't imagine you could ever really fish really deep with a fly line unless it was total slack tide. I fished of the rocks with a full sink and a clouser letting it sink up to 20 count. If you figure the line was probably at a 30 degree angle and I'm probably only casting 60-70 ft that's not very deep. I guess if you are going to add some lead core and fish from a boat you could get down, but then your probably not 'casting' and more like gear fishing with a fly rod.
Post by Coastrider on Jan 26, 2017 11:09:34 GMT -8
The fly recipe is blue bucktail fibers for the tail with 1 strand of pearl flash. Tie in and palmer forward olive polar chenille with 2-3 wraps of kingfisher blue schlappen and a 4m bead on a #6 ss streamer hook. easy to bang out a half dozen per hour the night before fishing
I found that Cali neals in various colors will usually do the trick; if they arent working, tie up a very simple, sparse, minnow pattern (crystal flash tied on at the eye) in Blue, green, pink, or purple, with or without a bead. Thats what worked best for me, and i did fairly well with Coho, pinks, and chum.
Is this the ticket?
Good move to add wire ribbing for durability.
Personally, I use standard length hooks whenever possible, because I think more fish get loose from long-shanked hooks like that. Otherwise, I would fish that one (with barb flattened, of course.)