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Old 04-20-2017, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default Fly-fishing the salt = Fish tacos. YUM!

Black Rockfish on a chartreuse Zonker bunny leech thingie, from South Jetty, Yaquina Bay.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:50 AM   #2
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Congrats looks like a great time was had and the eats look yummy !!
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:06 AM   #3
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Well done! Can you share a bit about the technique used to catch rock fish on the fly?

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Old 04-21-2017, 03:46 PM   #4
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Nice job! A few weeks ago Melissa and I hit the jetty at Barview but didn't have much luck. There were a few gear guys out too and they too got nothing so made feel at least it wasn't just me on that day.


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Old 04-21-2017, 04:20 PM   #5
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Well done! Can you share a bit about the technique used to catch rock fish on the fly?

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Sure thing! Caught these on Tue afternoon & evening when it was a pretty mild tide. Before dark, I was throwing about a 3" chartreuse rabbit leech (hoping for lings, actually). Roll-cast out, let it sink for a bit, then strip it in. Once it got dark, they were hitting on the surface, and used a black leech– not letting it sink at all once I cast. I caught 11 or 12 blacks and one copper. Kept my limit of blacks.

I have two spools for my 8wt: one loaded with Rio Outbound Short with intermediate head, and the other with a floating Wulff Ambush. On both of those I use various sink-rate 10ft Versileaders with about 18" of 12lb Ultragreen tippet.

Thats all there is to it- not very complicated, really. ;-)
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:52 AM   #6
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Ain't gonna lie. Those tacos look excellent.
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:10 PM   #7
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The best way to get Blacks to bite is to use something they've never seen before. That's why few are successful, they keep tossing the same old stuff, time after time and expect different results. It doesn't mean the fish aren't there or not biting because they are there and will bite. I would think anything that resembles a small baitfish like anchovies, would be effective. If you get desperate, a person can use a real anchovie.
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Caught these on Tue afternoon & evening when it was a pretty mild tide. Before dark, I was throwing about a 3" chartreuse rabbit leech (hoping for lings, actually). Roll-cast out, let it sink for a bit, then strip it in. Once it got dark, they were hitting on the surface, and used a black leech– not letting it sink at all once I cast. I caught 11 or 12 blacks and one copper.
Soft tides are key, along with low surf for safety. I know FF'ers who'll pick those conditions on summer nights to flyfish the jetties. They also bring lanterns out to attract bait, which attracts the predators.

I got my first ling wading from shore and working the fly around a boulder garden.
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