TUNA [Archive] - Fly Fishing Forum


02-09-2001, 06:17 PM
JURO, im setting up 2.fly rods for tuna this season, one of my friend wants to go an catch some badboys!
we will have conventional gear, but will fly fish if the opertunity arises, have you been out!!!! an how far,would like to get any info if we can on catching them. will be out of green harbor. if everything go o.k. we will most likley be out 3 times a week for BFT'S we are not looking to catch for sale! just for fun an maby eat a few."GOOD LUCK GOOD FISHIN"

02-09-2001, 07:55 PM
You're gettin SERIOUS! A few names come to mind... Josko, Capt. Bruce Peters, and some guys I used to work with up in Maine. Josko and Bruce head east offshore from the cape, so if you're leaving from the south shore would probably be best researched with the Stellwagen folks. The B-Fast charter guys leave from the south shore and hit the Stellwagen for bluefin. Capt.Tom, a bunch of guys in MA Striped bass, etc. You are talkin' schoolies, I hope. Fly lines are gettin' expensive http://www.flyfishingforum.com/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif" border="0" align="middle">

Art Burton and son are into make shark on flies, there might be some stories to share there.

My best bet would be to ping Smitty on this one. He is connected on the south shore and I know he's chased everything that swims.

Giant bluefin tuna are a little bit out of my range at this point... but I am willing to learn! <img src="http://www.flyfishingforum.com/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif Tell ya what, if you need someone to tag along and chronicle the adventure on film, let me know. I bought a camcorder to MPEG converter last year and haven't used it all that much. I need a good excuse.

Good topic, can't wait to see the results =8^O

02-10-2001, 06:34 AM
JURO, we want to go an play with them,maby tie up , an chum,an see what we can bring in, if we do it a few times, an hit a few fish,OF ANYKIND. we will be happy.
when we get everything down an use to what we are doing,gladly have you on board!I know Mike from BFAST, I sent hime a client of mine from California that I went BIllFISH fishing with,I just sent him 4 more guys to go COD fishin with. ILL give him a shout, an see what he says also.I have a 12,15 wt I used in MEXICO
Ill just use them.I had a 13wt but BROKE it there, should send it back JUST in case, never have enough BACKUP'S.when thing get going Ill keep you posted on our adventures,plenty of time to look around an ask questions.the BOAT,Rods,Reel,an PEOPLE are READY just
have to wait. will make a few runs out their threw the season,an play around,Ill be here,
P.S.Im running a BIG FISH FLY SWAP 8"-10" flies on Jeff page IT'S closed out, SORRY I forgot to ask you, maby we can do one here if it's not to late,BUT need to keep it at 6 tyers,want to know what you think first befor I put it up, Im doing 24 of them an 18 sre sold an 6 are for the swap another 6 won't mater to me.

02-12-2001, 09:11 AM
Saltydog (Rich I believe?),
Nat Moody is another guy you might talk to up at First Light Anglers in Manchester, MA. He runs a Silverhawk out to the Bank and has tangled with tuna on the fly. I usually get out there 6-12 times a year with a friend who also runs out of Manchester. We usually troll for tuna or bait for sharks, but I just acquired a Penn 13-15 wt. for very short $$$ and plan on doing some similar experimenting with blue sharks and hopefully some other blue species this summer, so let me know if you want to compare notes.

Looking forward to expanding my horizons a little. What boat will you be running out there?

02-12-2001, 05:47 PM
JEFFG, we plan on fishing out of GREEN HARBOR, NOT down South,the boat is a 26'er is a Seaswurl, the outher is 43'er,Burtrum. have you flyfished for BFT'S
out of the Cape Cod?
my friend just go back from MEXICO, last weekend an brought me some pic's of the SAIL he caught on one of my flies ,an whats left to the fly. Im now tying him anothere 6.I have the PIC'S upin the front window this week, an the fly out there to."GOOD LUCK GOOD FISHIN"

02-13-2001, 07:35 AM
By the Bank I meant Stellwagon--I usually do not fish "inside" the Bay (i.e. south of P-Town) but we regularly go to the BE Buoy and the SW corner of Stellwagon, which is only about 15 nm east/northeast of Green Harbor. We fish for bft and porbeagles sometimes. Last season was kind of a nightmare for both, but at a minimum I plan on taming a few 100 lb. blue sharks just to test the equipment...

02-13-2001, 06:16 PM
sounds like your going to have some fun ! maby we will see you out there some time. I was told to go to the BE bouy, to look for them, I think this season will be running around an learning places an just enjoying the water, an maby a FEW fish!"GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN"