Baja flies

SERE Nate

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Headed to La Ventana May 11-18. 3 days on a panga and 3 days from the beach. I'm planing on spending a day at the lighthouse as well.

Really hoping for a quality rooster fish and Dorado so I can get a replica mount.

What flies are your must haves? Ordered a bunch of materials, getting ready to start tying.
 

BN2FSH

Active Member
I have done very well on Jonny King hoo flies. Tie them from 4 inches down to two. Colors are tan/white, grey/white. chartreuse/white, rust or rootbeer/white, olive/white. Deceivers also work well. There are plenty of others but this will get you started.
 
I caught lots of Jack's and some other stuff off of the beach in front of our resort a couple years back on small (calf tail) chartreuse/white clousers. I wouldn't be without a bunch of those. That sand is course, casting from the beach beat the flies up pretty good. Good luck, sounds like a fun trip!
 

SERE Nate

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Tied up some tuna tuxedo flies while I'm waiting for my supplies to get here.
 

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Chromer J

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If chasing big roosters from the beach, larger flies fashioned after mullet are a good choice: Mona Lisa, Rasta, Chivo lisa, large deceivers...

Toss them on a 10 wt with a rio tropical outbound short with clear/intermediate tip.
 

Steve Saville

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Those will do nicely. As PevVela posted, anything that looks like that. His is a perfect example. I've boated many Dorado with a fly like that, on an intermediate line, on my five trips to Mexico.
 

Matt B

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Tied up some tuna tuxedo flies while I'm waiting for my supplies to get here.
Those look good. When I was settling on a pattern for the tuna fly swap I tied a fly a 2/0 with that size mask (I think, it looks about the same proportions) and I decided I didn't like how with the mask, it looked like it does make the overall hook gap a little smaller. So I went back to eyes epoxied on. On larger hooks I think I'm still cool with the mask. It sure makes getting those eyes on a lot easier!
 

Mems

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You might be a little early for mahi, but they are catching huge yellowtail right now. For the roosters a two handed retrieve is the ticket. I would have a variety of sizes, ok to have a bait fish smaller that the bait around, but not larger. Good luck.
 

SilverFly

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If chasing big roosters from the beach, larger flies fashioned after mullet are a good choice: Mona Lisa, Rasta, Chivo lisa, large deceivers...

Toss them on a 10 wt with a rio tropical outbound short with clear/intermediate tip.

Ditto on mullet patterns. Sardina patterns weren't cutting it for us - at least with bigger roosters. On our last day my boat buddy and I fished this mullet pattern which accounted for a pair of 30# roosters and the 55# in my avatar.

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