Having flyfished in the surf only once, I’ve been anxiously anticipating the next chance I get to hit the surf. Well, the opportunity has finally presented itself in a weekend trip to Cape Cod, and two meet ups through PAFlyFish; and yes…I’m psyched. The fall run…a chance to fish for bluefish, striper, and who knows, maybe even a false albacore (god help my 8 wt rod if that happens).
I’ve been tying up a storm in anticipation. I’ll admit it can be daunting trying to decide which of the countless fly patterns to bring along on a salt trip. I tied up a ton of random patterns for my Outer Banks trip, and wound up only using the smallest white clouser minnows i brought, nearly running out because I had tied too many other options. My best advice is to keep it simple. Another blog I follow sums up this idea much better than I can, so I suggest you check it out. Long story short, I stuck with tying clousers, deceivers, sand eels, and a few overly artistic topwater flies. Stick to two or three sizes and a few color options and you’re set.
Some Deceivers (still upset i forgot the throat on the chartruse…oh well)