surf perch

doublebluff

Go Beavs
So much fun. You will be fishing in 6 inches or 4 feet of water, depending on the moment. Timing of the cast is as important as anything else, which I think is unusual. Don't strip, but keep contact with your fly. Use 1.5 inch anything orange-ish that doesn't look like sand or seaweed. I spend a lot of time talking to seals, which I guess is weird.

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IHFISH

WFF Supporter
Nice. Just got back from chasing these guys for the first time (on gear) with my step-brother-in law. Unweighted fly?
 

Albula

swollen member
Now that looks like great fun. And any fish shaped like that is usually pretty good on a dinner plate.
 

SilverFly

Active Member
So much fun. You will be fishing in 6 inches or 4 feet of water, depending on the moment. Timing of the cast is as important as anything else, which I think is unusual. Don't strip, but keep contact with your fly. Use 1.5 inch anything orange-ish that doesn't look like sand or seaweed. I spend a lot of time talking to seals, which I guess is weird.

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Solid work right there. Surf is massively under-rated as a fly fishing venue. Many parallels to river fishing, and the fish are awesome too.
 

SkagitJimbo

Member
Mind sharing the specs on your rig? I’m interested to know what type of Fly line and leader you are using. Thanks!
 

Porter

Well-Known Member
Awesome job! While I do enjoy the fish pic, I'm more interested in what the seals had to say to you? ;):D
 

skyrise

CCA, Hatchery Wild Coexist
nice. Have read other posts & the Zen site using orange, red, pink etc. but then I see others saying they use the motor oil rubber worms & such. Does it just depend on the area & how heavy its fished or time of the year ?
 

Clarkman

Huge Fly Guy
WFF Supporter
nice. Have read other posts & the Zen site using orange, red, pink etc. but then I see others saying they use the motor oil rubber worms & such. Does it just depend on the area & how heavy its fished or time of the year ?

I can't speak for @doublebluff, but having fished for these critters quite a bit in the past, that Zen site is right on the money (equipment is a little dated). Personally, I start with orange and if that doesn't work after a while (it usually does though), switch to red....all the while moving. Most of my SP box is just red or orange, marabou tail, med brass eyes, variegated chenille with either some orange in it or red in it. That's it.
 

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