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titleguy 10-18-2006 02:15 PM

NC Offshore Flies
Going to Hraker's in two weeks to fish with my brother. He is an offshore nut. He tells me I can expect yellowfin, wahoo, kings, maybe some dolphin. I have a 13 wt rplxi with rio leviathan versatip. Big question is flies?????? Any ideas on what to tie (or buy) Do I need the fancy offshore junk at $20.00 a pop or just bigger deceivers, EPs, etc. Any input will be much appreciated. :D

Adrian 10-19-2006 07:14 AM

Think baitfish. Just because its offshore doesn't mean it has to be big.

For example, late in the year the sardinas down Cabo way are in the 1-2 inch range and anything bigger gets ignored. Small olive/white clousers with just a touch of flash fished slow and deep account for a lot of yellowfins to 25lb or so.

If they're chowing down on adult mackerel or ballyhoo then your offering will need to be bigger.

There are a few Harkers regulars here who can offer first hand experience.

titleguy 10-19-2006 07:22 AM

Thanks Adrian. My brother lives down there and does a lot of offshore, but never with a fly rod; he's big into, and successful with, dragging junk all over the ocean. Just want to have a few "secret weapons".:devil:

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