Re: Pink fly

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Posted by Dave Sellers on 2009-07-22 19:14:12 in reply to Re: Pink fly posted by Ali M on 2009-07-22 16:51:37


I agree with you in the sense that if you are motoring out 25 miles minimum, the "go to" technique is to troll (usually plugs to locate fish and chum to hold them) and then fly cast once the fish are located. Any other method for fly fishing would be wholly dependent on the luck of stumbling on an active school feeding on the surface or under birds to indicate their presence. That would work if you had all the time in the world, the fish were close, and you considered yourself lucky.

All that said, you DO get lucky every now and then and find fish on the surface. Then, without chum or trolling, you can cast to them and catch them. It's the ULTIMATE in northern California albacore fly rodding in my opinion. Steve Cali caught his IGFA world record that way along with quite few others and Stan P. caught his first fly rod albacore casting to working fish. I've caught 3 that way, one with Stan two with Steve and those rank as my top three tuna experiences. This year I hope you see and drift into a working school and enjoy this anomaly yourself.


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