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    Default Best fly for sallow water

    Iím wondering what the best flys are for sallow water like 2 to 4 feet of water and would a closer be to heavy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage Kid View Post
    Iím wondering what the best flys are for sallow water like 2 to 4 feet of water and would a closer be to heavy?
    Lefty's Deceiver in that range of depth.
    In a foot or two, a baboon crab fly is a deadly sight fishing pattern here in NJ...
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    I have to agree with Dan. Deceivers are great. They sort of suspend without the drop of a clouser and ghost through the water. I find them very productive when making long steady strips. They are very deadly when fished across a current or rip line as they look just like a bait fish trying to fight across the current. I use a lot of all bucktail deceivers with chartreuse or yellow being my favorite colors but I find all colors will work. At night I like black ones best.

    Another good choice are gurglers, popping and crease flies but these in general work best in lower light or at night, with black being my favorite night color. With any of the surface flies you have to wait till you feel the weight of the fish to strip strike. I you do it when you see the fish taking your fly you will miss a lot.

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    Thanks would a surf candy work back there.

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    If you are stuck on clousers (not a bad way to be stuck) tie them with bead chain eyes. Shallow water problems solved. Otherwise, Dan & Ray hit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparse grey View Post
    If you are stuck on clousers (not a bad way to be stuck) tie them with bead chain eyes. Shallow water problems solved. Otherwise, Dan & Ray hit it.
    Ya but I don't saltwater fly tie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage Kid View Post
    Ya but I don't saltwater fly tie
    They do sell very light ones for bonefish that will work fine in shallow water for striped bass.
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    Thanks guys


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