Sand lance pattern: Varying your retrieve?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by riseform, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Dylan,

    Thanks for the suggestions, I've also had success with the purple, pink, olive (but not on a really big coho yet). Very interesting suggestion about the pile worm, I need to try that. I hope to see you on the beach someday.

    Tim
     
  2. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    Dylan, great to have you on the board buddy. I pulled out my flat wings this weekend and am inspired to tie some on tubes. With the smaller micro tubes it think it will offer a good tying platform and still allow use of the SC15. Look forward to having you put up some photos. See you on the Sound.
     
  3. d. rose

    d. rose Live to fish, fish to live.

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    Steve,

    Flatwing Fever is in effect!

    Is was good seeing you at the show, I'm sorry we didn't get to hang out more. I'll be road tripping until Nov. then let's fish! On my way to Kodiak. Take care.

    D
     
  4. Jason Shutt

    Jason Shutt Dues past due

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    I've had this happen twice on what would have been my last cast after outings of not getting a single tug, both fresh and salt. Spent 2 hours both times over-thinking retrieves and then that's how I pick up fish. Great to not get skunked, but head-buttingly frustrating just the same.
     
  5. Roger Stephens

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    I have hooked up fish quite often when reeling in. The craziest one was landing a 9 lb. blackmouth when I was reeling in before heading back to the boat ramp on a bright summer afternoon in 10 to 12 feet of water. It is a nice surprise to get lucky once in a while!

    Roger
     
  6. Jake L

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    I'd love to get some new pics posted of the patterns in this thread. Anyone?
     
  7. BaldBob

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    DimeBrite,
    Did you remove the pics? I can't find them.
     
  8. Troutrageous

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    The original thread is a few years old, so thats probably why they are no longer up.
     
  9. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    I'll repost those patterns again by Monday within this thread and on my profile page. I think all the old photo attachments from past threads were dumped awhile ago.
     
  10. Jake L

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    Much appreciated.
     
  11. Thomas Mitchell

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    Here are a couple of mine. The first one is almost 4" long. The second about 2" and the third about 3".

    I also did a few downsized "Eel Punts" similar to those shown in the Ken Abrams book that turned out well.

    Kelvin has a bunch of nice ones too.

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  12. Roger Stephens

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    Thomas:

    Outstanding tube flat wing flies! I'll PM you my address and will take a dozen of each fly:D! Price is not an issue:cool:.

    Roger
     
  13. Jake L

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    I don't have the resources for tying tubes... yet. (I have a few other purchases to make first...) Would you recommend using trailing stinger hooks to prevent short strikes? Or would it just foul with the wing? Any suggestions from folks with experience?