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Old 02-10-2019, 10:21 PM   #1
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FLY FISHING FROM A KAYAK OFFICIAL THREAD

After finding out that Andy was going to add a fly fishing division to the MBC tournament, I thought this was a great opportunity to start an official fly fishing from a kayak thread. By having this platform it would give us a chance to exchange views and ideas but mainly becoming better anglers. Fly fishing from a kayak is not difficult but can be a challenge and that is how I feel people should look at it. You could challenge your self to leave your regular set up at home and and only take a fly combo with you. It will take you out of your comfort zone and open up a whole new world of fishing. So one of the fist things we can discuss is how to get started. I will work on putting together a list of my personal preferences of gear, cast, flies, line, and techniques that helped me get started. Hope you guys enjoyed this thread. Thread rules, no drama and no negative comments.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:11 AM   #2
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:10 AM   #3
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Great idea. Love to see some fly fishing reports with wsb, yt, or halibut catches.

For me would like to see set ups and techniques for fooling these fish into thinking a fly is a live fish. Next, wanna know how long one has to fight a big 20# + fish to get it on a kayak.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:47 AM   #4
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Looking forward to learn from others here.

Thanks for effort to do it.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:27 AM   #5
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Joe-This would be a awesome adventure.

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:55 AM   #6
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Next, wanna know how long one has to fight a big 20# + fish to get it on a kayak.


That depends if they are using the correct WT rod and reel for said 20lb fish. If they are using a 14 WT, it really wouldn’t be too bad. If they are using a 4 WT, different story. There are light and heavy fly setups for saltwater just are there is light and heavy conventional, and spinning gear. I’ve watched some of my friends hook 45lb rooster fish on a fly rod and make it look easy. There are charter companies locally that will take you out to target 400 mako sharks and places all over the world to target 400lb billfish.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:43 PM   #7
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Mako-ville has a number of guys who come down in October to fly fish from their kayaks. You guys are always welcome to come on down and sample our fishery. Spotties, corvina, triggers, yellowtail, skipjack, cabrilla, sierra, and ROOSTERFISH are all possible. Bonefish, dorado, jacks and many others have been landed by yaks and from the beach here.

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Old 02-11-2019, 03:45 PM   #8
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:50 PM   #9
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:57 PM   #10
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first off thank you guys for showing interest on this thread and yes using the correct gear is key.

down below is a list i found on internet that that gives you a good idea about the gear you might need feel free to add to list or give your opinions this is just a basic list and we will get more specific as we keep going

BTW NICE ROOSTER FISH



For inshore coastal, bays and harbors:

  • 6-8 wt. rod and reel
  • Tapered fluorocarbon leaders, 6-15 lbs.
  • 200-300 grain shooting heads and intermediate lines
  • Clouser minnows in sizes 4-6 in various colors.
  • Deceivers 6-1/0 in various colors including blue/white, black/white, olive/white

For Catalina Island:


  • 8-10 wt. rod and reel
  • Tapered fluorocarbon leaders, 12-20 lbs.
  • 300-500 grain shooting heads,Clear intermediate sink tips.
  • Clouser minnows in sizes 4-1/0 in various colors.
  • Deceivers 1/0-3/0 in various colors

For offshore:


  • 8-12 wt. rod and reel to match with min 250 yrds backing.
  • 300-500 grain shooting heads sinking
  • Clear intermediate lines

For Mako Shark:


  • 10-14 wt. rod and with matching reel
  • floating lines.
  • Clear intermediate lines
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:55 AM   #11
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Just FYI
I started taking up the fly a couple years ago haven't tried from the yak yet but it has been quite a learning experience! If anyone is interested in trying to learn fly-casting, I found out Long Beach Casting Club was giving free lessons! That's how I got started it was really good and I would encourage anyone who even thinks they might be interested to try it. NO judging just encouragement and assistance. Or you could go to a fly shop and pay for lessons... It takes me a little while to get started when I first get out there but as I start slowing down and remembering what I learned in the one class I took I settle in and do much better I am usually a learn it on my own kind of guy (yep a slow learner) but fly-casting was not intuitive for me at all. YMMV just my experience. I signed up for the class at Fred Hall a few years ago I would guess they still do it. Highly recommended!
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:11 PM   #12
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Great idea! Staying tuned. Thanks!
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