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#1 Salmotrutta1989

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:22 PM

Hi just wondering if there's anyone in pictou county who ties saltwater flies. I want to try fishing stripers with a flyrod this year. I tryed last year with no success, but I was just using salmon streamers and one lake trout fly that was quite large white with a strip of rabbit.I also only had a floating line. Any suggestions on flies or setup would be muchly appreciated. Would also be interested in purchasing some by June if anyone would sell some.
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#2 jrfreeman

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 05:19 PM

Clousers, decivers, sand eel patterns, and flat wings. They all work well. Any large bait fish patterns will work. As for getting the fly down pick up a sinking leader they r cheap and easy to cast. Should get the job done.
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#3 mushamush

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 05:27 PM

Hi Sal

First off I don't live in Pictou County any more. I liked it

there but work took me away.

I have been studying salt water flies this winter - lots of

trout and salmon tied up so I would like to spend a little time

in salt this summer instead of chasing trout.

From what I read flies to represent lobsters, eels, spearing, squid

and things of that nature work best for stripers.

More and more they are using tubes, a longer fly with  a short hook works good.

Some tyers are dressing both the tube and the hook.

I hope by this time next year to have more experience.

A friend tells me the secret is fast retrieves. He goes every year to Cape Cod

and I got an idea he knows more than  he tells!

Good luck

Paul


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#4 Salmotrutta1989

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:39 PM

Hey thanks for the replys! Will the sinking leader get them down deep enough on wf floating line? Or should I get a sinking line? How should I present the fly to them, does it have to swing like salmon fishing or can I cast straight out and strip back to me. And also what length strips? I've tryed fly fishing them and I know my flies were in water where fish were but I could never get a bite. I usually target them in the hot days of summer too Paul. Mostly July- August. The water levels were very low in rivers here last couple summers and I don't like stressing the trout. I do most my striper fishing off the beach, so it's perfect time of year for it, and you get a good tan to boot lol. Good luck to you as well not too long to go now.
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#5 mushamush

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:02 AM

Hi Sal

My friends says short, fast pulls are the answer when that happens.

He puts his rod under one arm and strips with a double haul.

Not pretty but it works!

Paul


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#6 Salmotrutta1989

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:13 PM

As long as its effective it don't have to be pretty lol I'll hopefully get it figured out this season.
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 06:27 AM

I have best luck with fast sink line and fast retrieve.


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