Sharks on a fly - Fly Fishing Forum
Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions Turquoise water, silver demons on the fly

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-08-2013, 07:13 AM
JLoop JLoop is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Eleuthera flats, Toccoa River
Posts: 21
Sharks on a fly

During a lull in the bonefish action during my last Bahamas trip, three or four small sharks were working the flat and I thought hooking one of these guys might be interesting while awaiting the return of bones. They were obviously looking for something to eat but showed no interest in my bonefish fly nor a crab pattern and only gave the barracuda needlefish fly I showed them a brief look. I donít know my sharks but am told the most likely ones to find on these flats are juvenile lemon or black tip sharks if I remember correctly. Iíve tied up a few Leftyís Shark Flys in red and yellow and have them rigged with wire for my trip down next week. Can anyone offer some advice on how to hook up with sharks on the flats? Or is this whole idea something that would best be abandoned (as many of my ideas turn out to be)?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-08-2013, 09:23 AM
JR SPEY JR SPEY is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Just about anywhere
Posts: 624
Sharks

Lemons can be a fun catch. Blacktips and spinners are incredible. Another common shark on the flats is the nurse shark, which is near impossible to entice to a fly. The toughest part is casting a shark fly (often referred to as a half-chicken) with a bonefish rig. You'd be best off taking along a 10-12 weight and rigging it specifically for sharks. The key is the same as for most other flats fish. Cast it close enough so that the fish sees it, but not so close as the spook it. Sharks do not have particularly good vision so you really have to make the effort to get it close to them. Set the hook as if you are tarpon fishing and don't forget to bow if the fish jumps. Blacktips and spinners jump a lot. If you determine that the sharks are nurse sharks, don't even bother with them. Good luck with it and let us know how you do. I like to see sharks on the flats as that means there's likely bonefish, too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sharks and bonefish josko Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 28 07-29-2008 05:28 PM
Sharks in Surf Gartooth Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 12 04-10-2004 06:08 PM
spinner sharks CDG Bluewater Extreme 1 01-08-2004 04:57 PM
Flys For Sharks. saltydog >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 12 10-07-2002 01:04 PM
Sharks on the flats capt_gordon Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 7 08-29-2002 12:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)