Rattles in flies

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by ribka, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. ribka Active Member

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    E WA
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    About 25 years ago I started putting rattles in my striper and blue fish flies. I did the same for pike bass flies too.
    I always caught larger fish than my friend who was a much better tier and fly fisherman. 4 to 6 times a year I would hook up to big fish on the beach and could not stop their runs. I would break them off so I would not lose my fly line.

    Maybe a clue as to why this happened

    http://news.yahoo.com/conn-man-snags-striped-bass-063224003.html
  2. Kcahill Active Member

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    Renton, WA
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    Great story.

    I have used flys with small rattles in them for bass but have not tried them in the salt.
  3. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Sedro Woolley, WA, USA.
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    "No one knows where those spots are," he said. "I'll never tell anyone where those spots are." Hmmm, wonder why he is so secretive about where he fishes. Probably won't even post his spots on WFF.
  4. Irafly Active Member

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    Everett, Washington, USA.
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    I'm sure he fishes Pass lake, it is a zipper lip after all.

    "The best fish is the next fish." I love that quote!