Fly fishing for flathead

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Fly fishing for flathead

Postby sirsquidalot » Sat May 12, 2018 5:58 pm

hey guys, just wondering if anybody on the board gets involved with Swoffing for flatties? i've been having a bit of luck catching them on SP and thought it might be laugh on a 4wt slinging clousers?

any feedback would be cool, if not i'll experiment myself and let y'all know



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Re: Fly fishing for flathead

Postby Lightningx » Sat May 12, 2018 6:26 pm

I’ve never tried it but would be interested to see how you go mate :thumbsup:

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Re: Fly fishing for flathead

Postby sirsquidalot » Sat May 12, 2018 7:14 pm

i'll let you know, i'll need to grab seperate reel and get it spooled with some intermediate or full sinking line me thinks.

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Re: Fly fishing for flathead

Postby dazz999 » Sat May 12, 2018 7:40 pm

sirsquidalot wrote:i'll let you know, i'll need to grab seperate reel and get it spooled with some intermediate or full sinking line me thinks.

full sinking line will work with a short leader

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Re: Fly fishing for flathead

Postby ratbag » Sat May 12, 2018 8:02 pm

Walk the shallows when they’re sunbaking and swoff clousers or anything with a bit of a tail. Short strips with a few pauses & you’ll see them hit. You’re by catch could be whiting, eps & bream
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Re: Fly fishing for flathead

Postby sirsquidalot » Sat May 12, 2018 8:07 pm

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dazz999 wrote:
sirsquidalot wrote:i'll let you know, i'll need to grab seperate reel and get it spooled with some intermediate or full sinking line me thinks.

full sinking line will work with a short leader


cheers brother



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Re: Fly fishing for flathead

Postby sirsquidalot » Sat May 12, 2018 8:07 pm

ratbag wrote:Walk the shallows when they’re sunbaking and swoff clousers or anything with a bit of a tail. Short strips with a few pauses & you’ll see them hit. You’re by catch could be whiting, eps & bream


cheers brother

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Re: Fly fishing for flathead

Postby Nude up » Sat May 12, 2018 10:57 pm

As flathead predominantly sit on the sea bed you will have to target that area normally people who fly fish target salmon

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Re: Fly fishing for flathead

Postby sirsquidalot » Sat May 12, 2018 11:46 pm

Nude up wrote:As flathead predominantly sit on the sea bed you will have to target that area normally people who fly fish target salmon


yeah i get out for them a bit on light spinning gear, just thought it would be a bit of fun in the bay on lightish fly gear. i know a few folk who get em as a by product of fishing for kings but don't know anybody personally who sets out for them. think it could be a bit of sport

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Re: Fly fishing for flathead

Postby smile0784 » Sun May 13, 2018 7:17 am

Would be interesting to see



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