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Topic: Rock and Bottom Fish on the fly  (Read 2853 times)

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Thought I would share some Oregon salt fly fishing .Got out yesterday in the salt mostly to test out the fly line that I spliced together. Fishing was OK  lots of small blacks (10"-12") a few in the large size and then I hit Cabby City. Caught 8 Cabbies in a row, from the same spot(16"-18") and 1 green rock fish. Fly line held up but I think more testing is required so I'll be testing it out on salmon later on today.
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Thanks for the OR report!

The green RF is beautiful! Grass RF?
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Is flyfishing from a seated position difficult? 


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Yes Rock Hopper the green rockfish real name is grass rockfish but the people in my neck of the woods call them green and the blacks are known as black snapper. I use to correct people but it didn't get anywhere except for people getting mad and saying that I don't know my fish species.                                                                             As for casting sitting down no problem at all but in saying that I used a float tube for a little over 42yrs.
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on the fly....EVERYTHING must feel like a pig!
Them cabbies must have been tugging that line hard! 
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That's awesome.
Next time I fish the salt I will bring a fly rod.
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What weight rod and what kind of fly line are you using?  Do you cast out, count down a sink, and strip or jig before the line is straight down? Weighted flies?  I have fished river salmon on a swing using an all lead core shooting head, but it was no fun to cast after a couple of hours.
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The rod is a Beulah 11' 9/10 wt. surf fly rod, the line which I testing out is a sinking running line spliced to 15' of T-20 with 15lb. straight leader of about 3 ft..Most of my flies are weighted(with this set up I get a sink rate of 9"-10" per second). The T-20 at 15ft. =600grs. Just cast out count down strip back in and hold on!
Scott


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Thanks for the info.  I have fished on the Mendocino coast where the blacks were so thick you could not get your line down without getting hooked up.  I thought that would be a good spot to try fly fishing from my yak for the first time. My 11wt is only 9'. I will try to get used to casting it sitting on the ground.
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Wow, that is inspirational!  What flies did you use?  Did you make them or buy them?


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The killer fly of the day was the Trix Jetty Worm Jig(Tomaso's Jetty fly) size 4.
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Here are a few others that get abused by the fish. They range from #8's up to 6/0
Scott


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Too cool! Thanks for the report and info
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Great post, thanks!!!
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So I am a little late to the thread...new to the board.  First off, gorgeous fish and flies...thanks for sharing!  I have been fly fishing for 20 years...never salt though.  Tying for the last few years like crazy.  I had no idea you could bottom fish with a fly rod.  What depth of water were you fishing?  I mean these boys are telling me I need 3-6+ ounces of weight to fish for these fish with conventional rod/reel setup...due to depth, drift, wind and current.  I read your technique and even with 9-10"/sec. sink rate...it would take forever to get to the bottom unless you are fishing shallow right?  Thinking maybe this would only work for suspended schools or shallow reefs/kelp forest?  Any and all help would be appreciated.  PM would be great too.  Thanks either way for your consideration and again for sharing!!!  I am excited at the prospects.

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