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Lure or fly

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fly Fishing' started by louis cyper, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Flyguy

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    Comparing lure fishing and fly fishing is like comparing Draughts and Chess. Draughts is more accessible and Chess more difficult to learn but by far the better game. Simples.. ;)
     
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  3. lambert63

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    Hi John and all,

    A bit off topic and no offense meant to you John, me thinks there is room for improvement on fish handling in those videos: use of Boga grips, lifting fish from the water held by the jaw, internals towards the tail, etc.

    IMHO, the first bass caught in the fly video is a very likely "gone" into crab food :-(

    The surf is not too wild, and the water is shallow enough here to unhook the fish (using long nosed pliers) whilst supported in the water.

    I've seen enough of those videos, not worth bookmarking.

    Kind regards, lambert63.
     
  4. John M

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    I think the subject of Boga's and handling has been done to death in the lure section with the groundhog thread
     
  5. Jimhendrick

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    Its very possible to catch Big bass reasonably regularly on both big and small flies - as John M indicates IF the fish are there.

    And then of course it becomes a different game.
     
  6. Clouser bob

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    That's a bit like comparing riding a tricycle to a unicycle
     
  7. Jimhendrick

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    A lot of the skill you learn whilst lure fishing for bass can be applied to your fly fishing
    A lot of the greater skill required whilst fly fishing for bass can be re-applied to your lure fishing
     
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  8. sniggle

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    I would say that fly is more fun until you have to use big flies that would be better cast with a lure rod !:)

    A hooked fish is more fun when not under control from the fishing tackle and fly gear does not smooth out the fight like lure gear does !

    If fishing gets to be the same old , same old thing you either pack it in or make it more difficult (fun) to do .:)
     
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    I think the skill is when to choose which method and not to be blinkered by your favourite
     
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    image.jpg I was a "fly only" snob for a number of years,until the last couple of seasons. Here in Jersey,HRF and LRF style lure fishing has expanded my angling repertoire to the point where I will set up a fly and lure rod together. I will prodominately use fly,but a lure rod is by my side,ready to be used at a moments notice. It worked well for me on a recent trip to Majorca.
     
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    I think with swf ,one has to be flexible. Many a time in the past,I have had the fly set up and been arrogant that lure fishing is "chuck it and chance"!
    But with modern technology,materials,braids,I realised that instead of having a spare fly rod strapped to my backpack,a lrf rod would cover a broader scope (as well as casting a greater distance) and make the whole fishing experience that bit better.
    I bet there have been moments for the swff when they have thought to themselves "I can't fish there! No space for the backcast"!
     
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    Or the wind and waves are too strong to fish reasonably light fly gear !
     
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    Quite right mate. If I'm asked to fish with the LRF lads,two questions I ask are"what wind direction and are we on the rocks?"
    I'm missing Gladiator on the box!
     
  14. rockhopper 1956

    rockhopper 1956 The cheeky Essex lure fisher

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    Fly fishing is way harder I know
    I have now fished both now over six years on each
    Flys the hardest
    Not that lures are easy
    My first to years I had only one bass
    And a run of forty blanks straight
    Must admit was a bit disheartening
    But. I looked on it as a learning curve
    Don't class myself as bad or good but I can hold my own
    I think as s w f has said bigger flies at night maybe the way
    I tend to think outside the box a bit
    Had a rough session a while back
    Others catching
    Could get a take for the love
    So put on a size six pike sp I got from Geneva
    Couple of casts fish on saved the day
    Flu key to say the least lols
     
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    Do you still saltwater fly fish Rockhopper 1956?
     
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    rockhopper 1956 The cheeky Essex lure fisher

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    No Bob I don't I must admit tried it many moons ago
    And did not do well
    Went on to other things
    Me I tend to do things for a few years get fed up
    And try something else
    Nearly done the whole gamet of fishing ie fresh and sea
    I think if I live long enough
    Rooster fishing on the fly will be my thing from shore
    Been thinking of having a go in Panama
    Must admit was a pretty good nymph man in my day
    Rearly enjoyed it
    Loved the big reservoirs bewl Rutland
    Been toying with the idea the last few years
    So who knows
     
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