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by MulletFly
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Late Season Mullet
Replies: 1
Views: 3159

Late Season Mullet

The warm settled weather persists and the shoals with it, compensation perhaps for the tardy start to the season. Equinoxial storms are normally the trigger for the shoals to depart the flats but this year they have passed the south coast by. Fish continue to feed in earnest when the want takes them...
by MulletFly
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Things That Go Bump In The Night
Replies: 10
Views: 7010

Iknowagoodplaice wrote:Not sure how a sweep of shingle can be intimate :) but nice mullet.
All depends on what you get up to on that sweep of shingle >:)
by MulletFly
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Things That Go Bump In The Night
Replies: 10
Views: 7010

a ps.miss your dairies in the mag mate,hope they return. Shortened version of the diary started again this month. Next months account is about mullet which run the rivers in Wales and the month after that about an early morning session at the start of this week with a new fly pattern, resulting in ...
by MulletFly
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Things That Go Bump In The Night
Replies: 10
Views: 7010

Things That Go Bump In The Night

The beach was deserted. A few, short hours ago this intimate sweep of shingle and sand thronged with bucket and spade wielding hoards, determined to enjoy the last vestiges of summer. Now all was still, the acrid smoke from a fading BBQ a lingering echo of the days tumult. The last fingers of daylig...
by MulletFly
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Guided By The Light
Replies: 5
Views: 5270

Well done on the mullet. I had no luck last time out. Do you float your flies or let them sink? I haven't tried keeping them up in the water but maybe I should: watching mullet they seem to spend a lot of time sipping at the surface. I use a floating line and un-weighted flies, as the fish I target...
by MulletFly
Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Guided By The Light
Replies: 5
Views: 5270

Clear water allows fish to see a fly more easily but the downside is that they may also see the leader, fly line or angler. Slightly coloured water helps to disguise our intentions and still allows the fish to see our flies. Very coloured water greatly reduces chances of success, as flies produce no...
by MulletFly
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Guided By The Light
Replies: 5
Views: 5270

Guided By The Light

I first dipped my toes in the salt in July of 2006, armed with a 'Sharpes Gordon' 7wt trout rod, which the advertising bumph proudly claimed as possessing salt water fittings. This first foray into the brine fortunately coincided with the arrival of an enormous shoal of school bass, hell bent on ham...
by MulletFly
Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: First time on the fly
Replies: 1
Views: 3166

Hi castman. If you are after bass then Hayling Island is the place to go. Lots of bays, banks and bass holding features on the island. Search them out on Google Earth or a good old fashioned OS Map. The map will provide much more information than GE and is will be a lot faster in terms of identifyin...
by MulletFly
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: 2012 - A Difficult Season On The South Coast
Replies: 7
Views: 7574

That's a lovely mullet, Mick. Hope you connect with a few more this season.
by MulletFly
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: 2012 - A Difficult Season On The South Coast
Replies: 7
Views: 7574

Cheers Daz and all the best for 2013.
by MulletFly
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: first of the year
Replies: 6
Views: 1834

Happy new year Mick and a great way to start it. Would have gone nice on the fly rod :D
by MulletFly
Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Never Give Up!
Replies: 2
Views: 4203

Never Give Up!

Never give up! I was ready to do exactly that at 4.30pm this afternoon. The sea was the colour of Earl Grey and saturated with horrible, stringy red weed. I took one last look at the water before leaving, convinced that this season was over. But there they were! An open group of fish cruising into t...
by MulletFly
Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Never Give Up!
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

Never Give Up!

Never give up! I was ready to do exactly that at 4.30pm this afternoon. The sea was the colour of Earl Grey and saturated with horrible, stringy red weed. I took one last look at the water before leaving, convinced that this season was over. But there they were! An open group of fish cruising into t...