Nice little Cutty

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Jack Devlin, May 8, 2013.

  1. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Largest of many cutts and salmon smolts (??) caught today . Many many chum fry out there.
    Not a big one by any means but a nice fish that came out of the water and dove on my flatwing with a vengeance.
    Jack View attachment 27626
  2. wlai Member

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    Was this north or south sound?
  3. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    South.
    Jack
  4. Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    Beautiful fish Jack! I did really well today as well, nothing huge, the biggest maybe 14"-15". The interesting thing was the size difference. I caught cutts from 4" all the way up to the 15"er, and every size in between. All feeding on the same point, pretty cool. I normally find them in rough size brackets, like 10"-14" or 14"-18".

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  5. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Hi Steve,
    My experience last few days has been similar. Many small ones which I am glad to see. Also picking up a lot of salmon smolts in with the cutts.
    Great fun.
    Jack
  6. Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    Hey Jack I had a great morning as well, quick question is a landing net more fish friendly regarding c&r? Saw sand lance, no chum fry.
    First fish on new rod and reel. TP in PT IMG_20130508_060850.jpg
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  7. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Hi Tony,
    What a beaut! Nice way to christen a new outfit. I hope you realize it won't always be that great and hope you caught it on a fly YOU tied??????? By the way, thanks, I got your mail. All I wanted was to cover the postage. I'll "get even" :) with you someday.
    Interesting the colour differences between your fish and mine. Look at the fins.
    Best,
    Jack
    PS I didn't answer your question about nets. The "ghost" type net is good (I forget what the material is called). Some guys use forceps or the fancy release tools. I try and let the fish slip the hook if I can. If not, I use forceps and try not to touch or squeeze the fish. If things work out that there is an opportunity for a quick photo so be it.
    Jack
  8. Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    I'm working on the tying, but no, I did not tie this one, it is a Patten that made me want to learn to tie.
    The color difference is amazing, north and south, to get even maybe you could tell me what I need to tie the fly I used today?
  9. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Tony, I think we should be asking you for advice:):)
    What was the fly you used?
    jack
  10. Tony Polizzi Active Member

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  11. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Can you get a sharper photo? Can't quite make it out. Do you recall the name of the fly?
    J
  12. Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    #10 Small fry, I'll get a sharper jpg
  13. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    I caught a 4 pound rainbow on that exact pattern once. I knew it was a searun pattern, but I didn't have any other streamers on me that day. Nice little fly.

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  14. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Gary,
    That fly is a new one to me. Any photos? description? link?
    Thanks,
    Jack
  15. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I got out today just before sunset and saw a, very aggressive pod of large fish hammering fry on the surface just out of range, I thought they were coho the way they were sharking the little fish. moving up and down the beach. As the tide started dropping, just as the sun disappeared beyond the horizon I hooked into one on a pretty large flatwing. I Back pedaled untill I could get it on the reel and as soon as I did It made a run and I got to hear my reel sing. After a couple minutes I got it to hand, It was just shy of the mark on my rod which is 22in. I couldn't have had a bigger smile on my face.
  16. Mark Mercer Member

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    I must have missed this thread...Nice cutty Jack, and good to see everyone finding some. It amazes me how cutts, even smaller ones will just slam flatwings, I hit a beach a couple days ago and only found one 15" cutt but caught
    a number of small (4" to 8") coho feeding on lots of chum fry, would have been nice to have some more cutts in there filling up on fry as well, but wasn't to be.

    Pat, that's a trophy for sure!!!! Glad you found one of the big guys, just doesn't happen all that often....at least for me....
    Mark
  17. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Here is the one in my box. Looks like olive craft fur over the top, purple lite bright/angel hair body and tail with a little green krystal flash and white craft fur throat.

    Bottom picture is same fly wet. Hook looks like size 10 3xl streamer hook.
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  18. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Thanks Gary. Hopefully Tony will see this.
    Jack
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  19. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Gary,
    Would arctic fox work on that pattern do you think? Wing and throat?
    Jack
  20. porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Its two tiny strips of bunny fur, olive over white. Each strip is a quarter inch long or so.

    Look up Morrish small fry on the idylwilde fly web site.

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