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Fly fishing for snakeheads

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2 hours ago, Fredrick said:

Nice flies how do they fish ? 

No idea.  They look great and I know John/Rooster Custom does well using his here in Mass.  I know he sells a lot

of those frogs.

 

I follow both guys they give me idead for non standard striper patterns.  I dont largemouth fish at all though the first 15 years of my fishing life that was my focus.  These days I do small stream trout and night stripers in ocean exclusively.  Maybe as my kids get older will get back into ponds and lakes again.

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If you like deer hair checkout the Pat Cohen's Hot Butt Toad or Frog Legged Slider. If you like tying with deer hair these will keep you busy for a while. 

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Those Rooster frogs are so nice. I just finished up a fly swap with John. His work is clean and durable. A few more weeks and I’ll be dragging them across the cabbage for snek! I am moving back up north this fall, so a snake on the fly MUST be checked off the bucket list!

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7 hours ago, Matt7082 said:

Those Rooster frogs are so nice. I just finished up a fly swap with John. His work is clean and durable. A few more weeks and I’ll be dragging them across the cabbage for snek! I am moving back up north this fall, so a snake on the fly MUST be checked off the bucket list!

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If you are going to be moving adjacent to the Potomac River area feel free to shoot me a DM.  When I was growing up snakeheads had not established themselves there yet, but the same shallow water bass fishing areas I used to prowl are now snakehead territory.  I keep in touch with two friends from high school who hunt snakes on a conventional gear with kayaks.  I can point you in the right direction.

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1 hour ago, The Graveyard Shift said:

If you are going to be moving adjacent to the Potomac River area feel free to shoot me a DM.  When I was growing up snakeheads had not established themselves there yet, but the same shallow water bass fishing areas I used to prowl are now snakehead territory.  I keep in touch with two friends from high school who hunt snakes on a conventional gear with kayaks.  I can point you in the right direction.

I appreciate it! I actually don’t live far from the Potomac now. That’s where I normally fish. I too have been targeting them with baitcasting gear from the kayak. I am moving to RI this year. I need to hit a snake on the fly from the kayak this year!  

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On 3/25/2018 at 0:57 PM, BrianBM said:

Most states don't want them released alive. They fight well enough, or so I've read, and they're a popular food fish. They're all over Florida and spreading North steadily.  I believe they've reached the Potomac River basin.  How far west they have gotten, I don't know.

I've heard they are in central park in manhattan.

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On 5/7/2018 at 9:17 AM, crunch said:

My snakehead experience in Thailand is that small ones hit to almost anything they see but perhaps a fly which makes more water noise gets their attention to come see. Obviously bigger snakeheads are smarter.

 

Esa

my understanding is that if it's a breeding season they are extremely aggressive and will hit anything that comes near their young.  I don't know when that is exactly but it seems these things wouldn't be the pickiest fish.

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