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Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:53 pm
by fridayfishman
walking the dog and couldnt help noticing mullet cruising just below the surface and occasionaly rising. same again next day so gave in to temptation, left dog home and took fly rod for a walk instead. went through every fly in the box with no success. would any body be kind enough to point me in the right direction?

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:49 pm
by moodling
simple answer, leave the fly rod at home, get yourself a course float rod, small fixed spool reel, 5lb line and size 12/14 hooks.
Oh nealry forgot, get yourself a couple of loaves of warbutons thick slice aswell.

Hope that helps a bit but you do need patience when fishing for them. Also loose feed a couple of days in advance to get them used to the feed going in and be very stealthy. there not the easiest thing in the world to catch. Probably easier to get swine flu than 2 mullet in a session

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:29 pm
by fridayfishman
thank you for info have caught quite a few mullet using non fly tactics but have only limited time to fish just now so half an hour here and there is most suited to fly or plugchucking. what i am really after is any hints on flies. the fish i am after are coming in with the tide and working in 1 to 3 ft of water

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:01 pm
by JimKayak
Ive had limited success with a fly rod for Mullet, using a fly on a size 10 fluffy white dry fly....

However, its painfully slow progress and knocking on the door of mind numbingly dull, so a freelined crust or harbour rag or even a white maggot or caster works far better.

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:08 pm
by nthendpompey
red tags and bloodworm type flies work with success down along south coast.worth a try, as the question was posted on swffing forum i should imagine fridayfisherman may want to catch a mullet on the fly.
best of luck mate and may u succeed.

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:49 pm
by Superdaft
You can get bread flies, tied with white deer hair, usually used for carp fly fishing, bait up with bread and land your fly in the middle. I've never had mullet on the fly, but have heard it's the nearest thing to bone fish that you'll get over here.