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Very ‘brassy’ conditions prove fruitful for Jim

September 23rd, 2013 | by


The factor that most affects how an ocean fish feeds is environmental; saltwater angling success depends on a knowledge of the water and of how various gamefish react in that water.

Lou Tabory – Inshore Fly Fishing

 Alan's full moon fish

Alan’s full moon fish


An early morning start today to catch the change of light, resulted in this nice fish on the fly. Drifting the fly through the current onto a known lie resulted in a gentle yet powerful take that left me in no doubt I was into something special. I fished the mini chartreuse and white flatwing on  Rio Outbound short F/I with a five foot poly leader and 10 inches of Rio Flouroflex plus carbon. Casting ‘upstream’ and mending when possible it was the first time I had fished for some time due to a lot of guiding days – thanks Alan for the opportunity and the rare photos too.  The fish measured 72 cms.

Bass on the fly

Bass on the fly

Landing gear

Rod – Lefty Kreh Ticrx #8

Reel – Vision Nite

Line – Rio Outbound short # 7

Leader – Five foot poly and Rio fluoroflex plus

Fly – Mini flatwing


Some nice fish taken yesterday evening on the Cork coast on the fly in very ‘bassy’ conditions. Again thanks to Alan for the quick photos.

My usual and well established colour blend of lavender and grey with a hint of chartreuse is working very well at the moment. Last evenings fly was a slight variation on this as we have added Marabou to the mix – I can almost fish the fly stationery at times and still expect takes.

Landing gear

Rod – Lefty Kreh Ticrx #7

Reel – Vision Nite

Line – Rio Outbound short # 6

Leader – Five foot poly and Rio fluoroflex plus 4.5kgs

Fly – Deceiver / Semper blend

Jim Hendrik with Bass

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Jim Hendrick
Bass Angling Guide
SEAi, 8 St Johns Road, Wexford, Ireland.
Telephone: +353 53 23351
E-mail: sportfishing@eircom.net Web: www.probassfisher.com

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