anchovy fly patterns?

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  1. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Got any favorites? El Nino is pushing CRAZY amounts of bait into the surf zone down here, and between the anchovy and the upcoming grunion run, theres gonna be a LOT of meat eaters within casting range.





     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Ive been tying up these
     
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    Man, sounds exciting, better post pics of the action on the other side of your line.
     
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    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    I don't think you are going to have to worry too much about "matching the hatch" with these fish. Your biggest problem will likely be the fact that you are casting a fly in to a situation where there are many thousands of naturals in the schools. But it does help to have some good imitations. I like Bob Popovics Surf Candy flies for these imitations. But personally, I also would rather tie without all of the goop and glue. So I like the beautiful flat wing flies that fellow forum member Jack Devlin has been sharing around here, especially on the fly tying forum pages. http://olympicpeninsulaflyfishing.blogspot.com
     
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    Surf Candy with anchovy pattern Fleye Foil holographic stickers for extra flash should work nicely
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I've been catching bonito off the beach with an EP anchovy
    I like those flatwings!
     
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    This is not a fly that I tyed, but the guy that tyed it said he fished this a lot in Baja. image.jpg it is his Sardine pattern. As the Sardines are showing up in large
    numbers in Monetary Bay, this just may end up being a good El NiƱo pattern down your way.
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Sweet!! Those would be killer out by the kelp forest right now