Favorite Flies for MB (besides clouser)

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  1. jportelldh

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    I've been fishing mission bay quite faithfully for about a month now. Mostly using clouser minnows. The other day I hooked a mackerel and a rather large spotty on a deciever. I want to try a ghost shrimp pattern next. So what I'm asking is what else do you guys find produces well in MB besides ole reliable clouser? Any good shrimp patterns worth trying? Was the deceiver luck or do you find it works good for you as well?

    I do like the clouser truly, I just like always trying different patterns.
     
  2. mistercameron

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    I try anything with weighted eyes that had the general profile of a fish or shrimp. Sometimes they produce, sometimes they don’t. The important piece is to make sure you’re near the bottom, where most of these fish are feeding and seeking shelter.
     
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    I've caught a few corvina on a rainy's inshore popper in MB. been lucky enough to cast into boiling fish at sunset, and boom.
    Also have used woolly buggers in olive and black to catch spotties, but I do prefer the weighted eyes to keep the hook point up
     
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    Sculpin head flies always work good for calicos and spotties. Pretty much most weighted flies are clouser style with barbell eyes or bead chain eyes. Bonefish flies work well too. Half and half flies (half deceiver, half clouser) can be great too.
     
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    Why change what's been working? Just change things up by running two flies - that's what I do. Ever try pulling in two fish hot-footing it out of town in two different directions? Fun times !
     
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    Balloon fly.

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    I do a clouser or a deceiver with a foxy clouser trailer 18” behind. Give them a buffet of fish and crustacean. Plus, fishing two flies will show you what they want a lot quicker. Creek is right, it’s a blast to get 2 at once. Give it a shot.
     
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    Plus if you get an 8" and a 12" that's a twenty-incher! Or get a spottie and a hali and hang on
     
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    This was a good fly today. Tied it a foot above a chartreuse and white clouser, and got 3 doubles and 1 single, and the bigger fish we're on the top fly. It's basically a wooly buggar (Krabby patty) with a zonker strip.

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    Did the guy that started this thread ever respond back to any of you saying thanks or anything?
     
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    this is how my box of tying materials grows. Looks like I need red marabou and zonker strips!
     
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    And then the next next time you're at Strouds, you'll forget you already have some and buy them again!
     
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    Yeah ... done that enough times “inspire” me to keep a materials inventory spreadsheet... not to mention the prominent “need” columns!
     
  14. mistercameron

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    is this literally a wooly bugger with dumbbell eyes and a rabbit strip?
     
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    Ive only been doing saly a few years - you both know this. But because of you two, Im starting to realize that saltwater fish (especially the Spots) will hit pretty much anything.
     
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    Yes.

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    I have a boatload of these flies, J - pretty much 98% exactly like it. Not sure what they are called, but always figured they would come in handy somewhere under the surface. I think all of mine are in a size 6. Now if we can only get the water water temps back to a normal number - like 68-70.
     
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    Normalized water temps should be going on now. Reliable reports of a few bonito invading your stomping ground..
     
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    Next day off.. you know where I'll be ! Gracias
     
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    It's been climbing this week, but still can't seem to hold at 70 just yet.

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