Re: Seabass on the fly???????

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Posted by Dave Sellers on 2010-09-30 23:20:28 in reply to Re: Seabass on the fly??????? posted by Greg F on 2010-09-30 22:00:40

The "50 or so boats" is what turned me off of the fishing but the too strong part is not an issue. The fly line is a huge benefit in fighting fish of this size. It wears them out fast despite the perception that the "long rod" might appear fragile. Essentially, the fly rod for this size fish, which frankly is not that big compared to blue water fish of similar size, is a benefit for fast landing of white sea bass. Most of the fish I caught I boated faster than any conventional gear anglers and this allowed them to be released strong in a hot bite. But I'll confess that I did keep a few. They are one of the finest salt water table fish I have ever enjoyed.

If you have a fly rod, can make the casts, and know how to fight fish, don't take my word for it, find out for yourself. 20 pound leader is 20lb leader no matter how stout the rod and reel is. If you add 30 feet of LC into the line for that fish to drag around, you wear him out faster and reduce the chance of a break off assuming you have a heavy leader. And the best part, they'll eat a fly as readily as fresh bait.


Follow ups:

  • Okay - Greg F - 2010-10-01 00:24:10 (2)
    • Re: Okay - Dave Sellers - 2010-10-01 09:32:46 (1)
      • Re: Okay - Max Garth - 2010-10-03 03:36:23 (0)