Originally Posted by Stubble&Sage
Well done! Can you share a bit about the technique used to catch rock fish on the fly?
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. ;-)