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  1. FlyFavorite

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    Been working on tying up my box and prepping for tiefest oct 13th if anyone is interested in seeing some amazing tyers.

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    Nice looking flies! Sure to be killers...
     
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    What you using those flies for Ryan. Look good. I just bought a bunch of sculpin heads. As a matter of fact I have bought a ton of new fly tying materials. I just can seem to find the time to tie. Maybe when I get off the graveyard shift.
     
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    You can use these flies for calico, spotties, and LMB
     
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    Great looking flys! How well can you cast a heavy fly like that? I’ve tried and my cast is more of a chuck and duck lol. Do you fish it along the bottom with short slow strips?
     
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    Caballito it all depends on what and where I am fishing. Usually I will fish these in the kelp so I am throwing a 8-10wt rod with 340-500 grain line. Casting heavy flies can take some time getting used to but once you find the load point in the line you are set and good to go. As far as depth it goes for the same i usually tend to start of mid column in the kelp since Calicos are suspended in the kelp and there structure. If I do not get anything i will go deeper. As far as the strips go i tend to strip erratically and then give it a pause, and repeat. I will switch up the strip count as well on the retrieve. make sure your line is in direct contact with you keeping it taught. Calicos will slam your fly on the fall and on the pause. If you are not ready fro it they will strip the line out of your fingers. Days will vary and that's what you need to find when you start fishing i.e: tide current, weather, ect. can determine the depth of where the fish can be hiding. Fresh water i will fish these slower since LMB have a tendency to not be as aggressive. I usually will throw a baitfish pattern or topwater in freshwater will a lot of success. The Low Fat Minow has worked so well for me and you can find the tie on youtube. I can post a picture here as well later. EP fiber baitfish work great as well. and of course the always must have in your box are the clousers.

    Hope this helps and let me know if you have any further questions.
     
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    Thanks for the come back. I always that a sculpin head fly was for fishing around boiler rocks and the sandy areas around jetties etc. I’ll have to give them a try, I’ve been really hooked on fishing EP baitfsh flies lately.
     
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    Awesome sounds good. yeah gotta love the baitfish flies.
     
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