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#31 Steve Walker

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:26 PM

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:01 PM

An intersting thread. I have deliberately caught trout on the fly [obviously], dace, grayling, pike, chub, pollack and bass. Accidentally, I've caught chub, perch, roach and rudd.

I agree with the comments about dace being quick. I was fishing for trout once on the mayfly, and despite me being able to raise trout, I remained transfixed by the dace, trying to catch them despite it being an almost lost cause.

One fish I would love to catch on the fly is a grey mullet. I have caught them on bread in harbours, but I would love to get one on the fly. I am aware that you can catch them on maggot imitations when the seaweed is rotting, but what else? Small fish imitations? Dry fly?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:26 PM

Nowhere near.... A hopeless case is when you go fly fishing for roach :rolleyes:


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:00 PM

Tell me the disease hasn't progressed to the point of fly fishing for mullet? It's pretty much terminal at that stage.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

Hi arbocop, Try to get some grey mullet flyfishing this summer. Beats rainbows hands down. I used to have the Saturday fishing rights on the Waterloo Stream, an offshoot of the Avon in Christchurch and first caught a 2 lb mullet, when catching big dace on a Peter Ross sea trout fly. Fantastic long leaping runs in the shallows with the tide going out. On another day fishing from my boat, I had a fish on every cast with an old Jersey Herd, but lost all but one, a four pounder, due I think to the soft mouth.