Mousam

9 weight salt slam! Help needed.

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I was given a nice 9 weight fly fishing rod and reel setup. It’s got floating line and I’m able to cast saltwater flies. I know I’m going to get a striped bass soon and am hoping to get two final Maine saltwater species using athis rod. I got the easy ones like bluefish already!

 

any advice on how to approach these would be so help. Thank you!!!!!

 

1: Northern Pike (Sea-run)

2: Haddock

 

Thanks again. I know I might need sinking line but hope to use floating approach. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Sea Of Atlas said:

Strip all the floating line and pack the reel with 20lb braid, 3 to 5 ounce clouser and you are in business! 

I don't know if a 9 wt appropriate reel will hold enough braid for fishing 200' of water...

 

Mousam: The Satirical SOBs here, myself included, are telling you that a haddock on a "normal" fly situation is virtually impossible.  Haddock live close to the bottom in 100'+ depths.  You may be confused in that you've seen "Haddock" or "Cod" flies in tackle shops.  Yes, they exist, but they're used as part of a groundfish setup where they're tied about 18" above a 14-24 oz Norwegian diamond jig and dropped into the depths.   The only groundfish that you can likely catch on a fly is a pollock where you can catch small ones along rocky shorelines, but even there a sinking head will help.

 

BTW, I too have never heard anything about "Sea Run" Northern Pike, you sure you don't mean Browns or Brookies?  You can also add shad to that list...

Edited by Roccus7

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1 hour ago, slip n slide said:

there's a guy on the fly page that FF's for sea-run pike,Norway I believe....it's actually a thing,google it

Learn something every day!!

 

I did Google it and found this:

Pike are seldom found in brackish water, except for the Baltic Sea area. 

 

Very interesting, but as you mention, any serious attempts for a sea run Northern means a trip to Scandinavia.

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Guys. I have to confess. I was kidding. 

 

I called this joke, in my head, “Stripers 2018.” It’s actually an April Fool’s joke...just showing up a bit late. 

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