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06-27-07, 04:20 PM
I am heading to Sunset Beach on July 22, which about 40 minutes north of Myrtle Beach. I was wondering if anybody knew anything about fly fishing there? I am new to saltwater fly fishing but would love to get into it. I am going to buy a cheap rod for the trip, probably an 8 wt unless otherwise suggested. I will not have access to a boat, but will have access to docks on the bay behind the island and i plan to fish from the beach into the surf. If you have any advice on fly fishing the surf or bay and what flies to have it would be appreciated. Thanks.
06-27-07, 05:34 PM
Chartreuse & white Clousers are the Woolly Boogers of the salt. Oh, my! Did I say Woolly Booger? They'll work, too.
06-27-07, 05:39 PM
If I were you I would try to rent one of the little sea kayaks and haul it in the truck or on top of the car/suv up to one of the estuary/tidal rivers/marsh areas. There is some killer redfishing around there. I've fished Holden Beach area and done relatively well in the estuaries. The surf fishing can be tough. I usualy cast net bait and use the spinning gear for the surf.
06-27-07, 07:08 PM
Is it possible to wade out into the marshes or fish from shore into the marshes? I just don't have a lot of money to spend on all that since i still need to buy a rod and reel for saltwater (which will be cheap as it is). And yea i will also be hitting the surf with bait and a spinning rod but would love to catch something on a fly rod!
And btw, I'll be a freshman at UGA next year :cool:
06-27-07, 07:12 PM
Wading into the marshes probably would be very tough. You will find deep mucky mud and deep channels that surround them. I probably wouldn't advise it, but then again I've never been to Sunset. Ask around or try from shore.
Nice. I'm sure the rentals wouldn't be too expensive and you could probably talk them down or just rent for one day or maybe even a half day. However, I too am broke and living on the college budget. You'll see how it is next year. Good luck up here. You should check out the UGA Fly Fishing Club when get up here. Get a hold of Garland Miller when you finally make it to Athens.
06-29-07, 08:55 PM
Last question: 8 or 9 weight rod?
06-29-07, 11:31 PM
Either will work. I prefer the 8 though unless you are in a heavy wind.
07-03-07, 08:26 PM
when i was in college...seems like a lifetime ago now...my roommate at the time and i went wading in some ga coast flats...he missstepped and landed himself a two inch long cut that sliced deep into his calf muscle belly from an oyster bed.
i agree that the best thing is to find a kayak place and haggle some. if there are lots of kayaks there...they arnt making money so ask for a half day price.
good luck and post your results...
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