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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Fly fishing for lingcod  (Read 2037 times)

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Lord Palomar

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Reeling in a big ling on my fly rod is my goal this year. As I'm getting prepared for the season to open, I'll be posting some helpful links on this thread for all those interested. Many updates to come! Feel free to share helpful info/experience here as well.


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That is on my list as well.  I got the rockfish last year, now I want a ling!!
So long and thanks for all the fish!!!
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I'd love to catch a ling on the fly you think an 8wt is sufficient?


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I'd love to catch a ling on the fly you think an 8wt is sufficient?

Yea you should be fine. I'm also using an 8wt. Probably among the most versatile weights you can have. Check out the link below for guidance. But honestly, if a 66lb striped bass can be caught on a 10lb test line on a Walmart pole...well hell, anything is possible. (Kid from my home town caught it, link also below)

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fly-Rod-Buyers-Guide/531762.uts

http://www.ncwildlife.org/News/NewsArticle/tabid/416/IndexId/7892/Default.aspx


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My goal for the summer also.
Was actually tying some 5-7" clousers and decievers with that in mind this morning, although when using conventional gear I seem to get just as many lings on 2-3" shrimp flies as on the 7" swim bait or jig below.
Will be mainly fishing out of the SC area (cause i'm lazy and live 1/4 mile from the SC harbor) but am looking to launch in other areas as well.
8 wt is probably good but heavier could be nice for high D lines and muscle to keep big ones out of the rocks.
Plan on using an old cabelas 8/9 or the 11 wt florida rod to throw t-17 and 20 heads.


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i'm gonna try to get one at GS or Albion this year - lost one at GS a few years ago :smt005
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Go to NWKA -look under waving the bug wand, lots and lots of info there also look up the book Sea flies by Jay W. Nicholas, it has patterns for salmon, sea bass, lingcod and albacore. He talks about the equipment for going after these fish and if you want hit me up with your questions too?
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Cheap basspro shop 10wt or 12wt(can't remember), 30' T-20 sink tip, short 20lbs leader, big heavy 4-6" clouser patterns.

Stay in relatively shallow water with structure.

Sling it out there as far as you can (water haul helps), let is sink, them quick strips back in.

That's my set-up. It works but dangerous in the wind, screws with my shoulder and running line management is a pain in the ass.

If you're not a purest, tipping with squid never hurts too :smt002

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My ocean setup for lings is mainly an okuma 10wt., echo ion 10/12, int. running line, 26ft T20 and big ass clouser or one of my rubber leg creations. I'd fish a bigger rod if I had it to keep the big ones off the rocks.

I mentally note which wind conditions will fish well for a fly rod on most of my marks. If it's windy I just feed line and drift away paddling upwind to control the speed. Gotta be willing to lose flies fishing like that but clousers are easy ties. They don't need to be pretty, just durable.
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Golfish have a question for you since your setup is basically same as mine, how do you attach your T-20 to your int. running line. Loop to loop or something else?







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loop to loop, running line side, triple nail knot small loop on t20 (not a fan of braided loops), small dab of aqua seal or uv knot sense to protect/smooth the transition. albright a piece of 40lb. mono on the other end to your loop of choice, I use triple surgeon. Basically same way I do sink tips for my spey rods.

That said I have been letting the fly shop weld a loop where I would have the triple nail knot on my sink tips. No issues so far and sweet going through the guides. The Airflo T stuff (braided core) welds much better than Rio (mono core) if you ever want to try welding your own, it's not that difficult.

I'll probably hit the 4bay tomorrow too.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2016, 03:44:44 PM by golfish »
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Thanks for the info, pretty much have come down to that way after testing different approaches with lots of lost T-20 out in the big blue. Yes braided loops suck !! Thanks again for the info.                        Scott...
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What type of fly lure you use for catching ling cod?


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lots of clousers in the 8-12 in. range, super deceivers, squid type flies
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Last year I tied-up 1/2 dozen or so Clousers. I going after it this year. Thank you Scott for the post......
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