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i dont get hoy saltwater fly fishing works. i know that in freshwater the fish think the fly is like a bug or whatever but in saltwater how many bugs are their that big fish would want to eat. can someone help me out.

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If you are serious...and I think you are....saltwater flies resemble bait in the water. These flies are tied to resemble shrimp, crabs, minnows, baby bunker, sand eels, etc.

These are fished with different presentations, depending upon the pattern.

Hope this helps.
 

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Don't feel stupid.

Ask questions...it's the quickest way to learn.
 

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Yeah, the term "fly" for saltwater is really misleading. Like Steve said, "flies" imitate fish food in saltwater; minnows, shrimp, crabs, worms, etc...

If you consider crabs, shrimp, worms, and copepods as "bugs", then yes, saltwater fish love bugs! :D
 

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as a really young man, I thought that fly fishing meant the fly was kept out of the water (like a bug flying) and the fish would jump out to eat it...
Like I said, a very young man...

Now, THAT I would say is stupid!

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If you have tied 'Trout' flies, you are going to LOVE salt flies - no 16 to 25 size hooks, no magnifies and no hand cramp working with them. Good luck!

[ 05-17-2006, 06:22 PM: Message edited by: Jim Warner_FlyNewbe ]
 

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I love tying #4/0 streamers compared to tying #34 midges!
 
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