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I am thinking of learning to fly fish in the surf. Do I need a boat? I want to fish for Blues and Striper and maybe Weaks and Fluke.

I have never fish for them that way. Is it hard to learn to fly fish? I saw many shows where they are fly fishing for saltwater fish. I am excited to see how much fun it looks.

Does you fly fish?
 

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I am fairly new at it, but I can tell you it is a lot of fun and the bluefish will definitely cooperate. Bass are a little trickier. Actually I have caught a lot of bass on fly but they tend to be on the small side. Bluefish are a blast and a great way to get started. Any beach, dock, or point where you would cast for blues will work with a fly rod. Beaches are great because you have more room and can roam up and down looking for fish. On the North Shore, beach action is great all along the Sound. Use an extra long hook for the fly or tie on about 6 inches of wire or you will get bit off alot. There is nothing difficult about it and it is a blast.


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I am fairly new at it, but I can tell you it is a lot of fun and the bluefish will definitely cooperate. Bass are a little trickier. Actually I have caught a lot of bass on fly but they tend to be on the small side. Bluefish are a blast and a great way to get started. Any beach, dock, or point where you would cast for blues will work with a fly rod. Beaches are great because you have more room and can roam up and down looking for fish. On the North Shore, beach action is great all along the Sound. Use an extra long hook for the fly or tie on about 6 inches of wire or you will get bit off alot. There is nothing difficult about it and it is a blast.


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Hi.

No, you don't need a boat. Infact, in many cases being on the shore gets you in better opportunities as large fish often come into the shallows (especially at night). Spring is a great time flyfish as bass, blues, weaks, fluke etc come into the bays and creeks to feed.

Click Here for my article about getting started in saltwater flyfishing.

The biggest word of advise I can give you is be patient when it comes to learnin to cast. Distance will come with time and anyway 100 foot casts don't always put you in better shape to take fish. Some of the best flyrod fish I've taken came less than 20 feet from the surf line.

You'll love the sport! Good luck!

Jaiem
ArtsNFlies.com

This message was edited by Jaiem on 1-14-02 @ 7:04 PM
 
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