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One of my mates was telling me today how he caught salmon at St Kilda on a sinking fly cast in the middle of the school.

Got me thinking about trying it myself in a few weeks when they really get hungry.

Long walk out for them at St Kilda. And I have best results with little Spanyid Raiders and weedless soft plastic minnows so would most likely stick with those.

But keen to get one on fly also.

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On 21/06/2021 at 4:37 PM, Soobz said:

Apparently Clousers and Deceivers are the go for this trip, possibly surf candy, or so I am informed by those much more knowledgeable :)

I'll be happy if I can cast into the zone.

Will you be using sinking line or floating line . Iirc I used to use a 6 weight . 

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6 minutes ago, Soobz said:

Sinking and an 8wt.

My old days 10 or 11 years ago that was to heavy for bream . But your chasing salmon . Flies with green in them used to work well on either species . I got tired of tying them badly or they didn’t look good did work though . Hopefully there’s a wind iirc fish took flies better with waves on the water ( they do with lures to )

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1 minute ago, Mickyj said:

My old days 10 or 11 years ago that was to heavy for bream . But your chasing salmon . Flies with green in them used to work well on either species . I got tired of tying them badly or they didn’t look good did work though . Hopefully there’s a wind iirc fish took flies better with waves on the water ( they do with lures to )

I can’t recall the fly I finished using on bream on the surface took it from a Aussie fly fishing forum . The fly would float and bream loved it the smaller the bream hitting it the sound was like a gun shot . Iirc it had a foam material used behind wood panels . I messaged the guy who gave the design out funniest  thing he said it was a joke and was shocked that I got legal bream on it :) 

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3 minutes ago, Soobz said:

Yeah 6wt for bream would be about right, a 1-2kg salmon would be a very long fight plus the 6 wt would have trouble with a decent sized surf fly.

I hope no wind lol, but the spinning gear is going as a backup.

Probably but I’m a strange fisher I want a bigger fish on lighter gear . But that’s me . Hopefully unlike on hardbodies salmon will take the same flies in different locations . I’ve got hardbodies that’s STs will swallow at the Pat but bigger salmon in west lakes won’t even be Interested in .

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I know St Kilda is a bit of a hike but if I wanted a salmon on fly I would seriously consider pulling on the waders and heading out on a high tide at the crack of dawn.

Low wind would be an advantage but at the end of the breakwater you can fish both sides and cast with it.



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16 hours ago, Softy said:

Makes doobie look like an amateur too. emoji23.png

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No denying that 😭

 

2 hours ago, SurfcaztR said:

Yeah but Doobs no longer uses tackle but his bare hands,that's on another level 😮

like a boss swimming GIF

That's right - man animal instincts ;) 

 

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