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    Fly fishing for bass

    Anyone had a go at this or does it regular.
    Im off to south Devon for a week on Sunday and thought about sticking the fluff flicking gear in once modified for salt water.

    ​Cheers. Matt.

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    done a bit of fly fishing off the coast, not bass, mackerel

    I was using lots of flashy silver stuff and some "eels" I made from silver tubes threaded onto 35lb mono with a treble

    principle is the same,
    I just used a normal fresh water reel and a 9ft 7/8# rod I have that I have aspirations of taking bone fishing if I ever win the lottery!

    from what I know plugs and poppers are the source when it comes to bass on the fly
    I made some once from wine corks heavily shaped and painted/varnished with a few streamers for maximum tease

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    Go for it Matt. But like anything look for features.
    bass are members of the perch family. So like their pike,zander and perch cousins. They will use the features as ambush points.

    Fly fishing for bass also gives you the chance of mackerel!

    Depending on the kind of coastline you fish. It might be a good idea to fish close to the surface if the weather stays warm. Don't dismiss over cast day ether.

    Like all sea angling, a trip to a local tackle shop should be a good idea!
    A good 7wgt is ideal.

    Good luck let us know how you get on!

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    I fly fished for stripped bass off the beach on Cape Cod and had some very good catches.
    I had to step up the gear mind and used a 10weight loomis and a reddington disk drag reel with about 300yds of 50lb braid backing....boy could those bass run.
    I had two one morning at 52 and 54inch that each stripped about 200yds of line on the first run...great fun.
    I'm sure our european bass with the right gear will give a good account of themselves
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    I had a bass of leap beach that stripped all the backing(150 yards of 20lb power pro)
    it weighd 2lbs!
    Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    done a bit of fly fishing off the coast, not bass, mackerel

    I was using lots of flashy silver stuff and some "eels" I made from silver tubes threaded onto 35lb mono with a treble

    principle is the same,
    I just used a normal fresh water reel and a 9ft 7/8# rod I have that I have aspirations of taking bone fishing if I ever win the lottery!

    from what I know plugs and poppers are the source when it comes to bass on the fly
    I made some once from wine corks heavily shaped and painted/varnished with a few streamers for maximum tease
    +1 spot on bewsher !
    Except that if you used a treble to catch mackerel you would spend most of your time trying to get the blighters off the hook and it may drive you insane.. . .
    Poppers for bass are good in open water, rubber sand eels in the surf, fish the low tide in, for bass and the high tide turn (2 hrs before to 2 hrs after) for mackerel and you will be out there 24/7 - mind you you will probably break a fly rod with 6 good sized mackerel on it if you use set of 6 "feathers" - try just two I have a zipplex bass rod and it bends double with full salvo of mackerel on, or a 4lb bass - oh and get ready for a workout
    Andrew

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    I was a bit species specific actually with my OP. I should of put salt water fly fishing, as it will be my first time I'm not that bothered what I catch.
    I never really thought of mackerel but I suppose they would be a more realistic target
    ???
    Matt.

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    Good sport, but you are more likely to catch mackerell which will fight just as hard and taste very good too! There's a saying in Devon that you can only catch Mackerell if there isn't a 'R' in the month which basically equates to May-August. You may also catch Garfish toward the end of the summer. Pollack stick close to the rocks and could also feature. Try a small rubber sandeel on the fly rod. MS

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    Ive caught polack on the fly. a 5lb pollack on an 8wt rod is a fight alright. I fished in deep water off rocks over kelp beds. fast sink (di 7 or 8) shooting head with 2-3 foot leeder and a booby. worked a treat. Must have a stripping basket or you will knacker your line.

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    I know of excellent bass marks along the South Cornwall coast if you were headed down this far....
    I catch plenty of bass with spinning gear from the rocks, it's fantastic sport.
    Best time and place to fish depends on the tide and weather and moon phase. A sand eel imitation is what I'd recommend for bass.
    Silver tinsel shrimps works for the mackerellies, catching them individually on fly gear would be great fun!
    I keep planning to do a day of roe stalking / bass fishing / pigeon shooting - kind of like a Cornish McNab

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