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I'm gearing up to do some saltwater flyfishing, mostly along the Georgia, north Florida, SC coasts i.e. redfish, speckled trout, etc.. What flies have you found effective for this type of critter? Also any tips on techniques would be much appreciated.
Here's a broken record - Clouser's, chartreuse/white and orange/white.
Plus poppers - trout, especially, & reds will often respond to topwater.
To add to kent clouser's info http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif I fish a lot of darker color bend backs in olive and brownish color to imitate shrimp. I also throw crap patterns. Seducers also work well.
04-21-99, 12:04 AM
Have you posted on rec.fishing.saltwater newsgroup? You'll probably find some good info there also.
The Ole Man
04-22-99, 11:26 AM
Caves Wobbler is very popular for reds and specs-but is a difficult tie. Stewart and Allans book "Flies for Saltwater" has lots of salt patterns. One is a "Red October" that is an easier tie. This from Gainesville ,FL flytyer Dana Griffin-who says red/orange combo color is appealing to redfish.
That Farrow & Allen book sounds good, I have their trout book. I figured clousers & deceivers, forgot about those poppers..
The color combos were one of the big thing I was looking for...better get tying.
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