MA 12

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Stonefish, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Fished MA 12 yesterday with my friend John. Cold day to start with the temps in the low 30's.
    I hadn't fished for searun cutthroat in probably seven years after chasing them since the 60's with my dad.
    We ended up going 5 for 11 over a few hours of fishing. All the fish were in the 14-17" size range. They seemed to be concentrated over heavy oyster beds. The hour before and after the outgoing to incoming exchange yielded the best action. Quite a few fish were showing themselves. Chartreuse colored flies received all the action.
    I've caught a number of searuns recently while targeting coho. Coho have really taken over most of my local salt fishing. I had forgotten how much fun searun fishing is and I need to get back into it again.
    Thanks for the fun day John. Here are a few pictures from yesterday.
    SF
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  2. Tacoma Red Active Member

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    Nice Blair's Baiter fly.
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  3. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Red,
    Blair was quite the gentleman. I always enjoyed talking to him when he was working at the shop.
    SF
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  4. kamishak steve Active Member

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    Agreed. I miss Blair.
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  5. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Great photos SF. Thanks for posting them, those are beautiful healthy fish.
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  6. DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    I need to kick this flu so I can join you next time :).
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  7. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Nice coho;)
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  8. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Awesome SF. Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Coug84 Go Cougs!!!

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    Beautiful SRC, Sandman! I don't know how you tie such a beautiful flies with baseball glove you have for hands!!! :rolleyes:
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  10. Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Just tied up some Blairs Baiters, what a really nice little fly! Thanks again for the report and some good psych!
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  11. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    What are some good options for body material on that fly? (Blair's baiter).

    One recipe I found says pearl diamond braid--which I don't have any of. Any suggestions for a good alternative to diamond braid? Maybe just wrap a body of flashabou or K flash?

    Just curious.

    J
  12. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Jason,
    It won't have quite the body build up of diamond braid, but both materials you mentioned would work.
    I'd coat it with Sally Hanson'e or head cement so the fish don't tear it up to much.
    SF
  13. Tacoma Red Active Member

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