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Sand Flea Pattern

Postby troutcraze » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:07 pm

Hello Tyers,
I am a newcomer to this forum and hoping someone out there can help with a pattern for Sand Fleas. I've done some searching the web and haven't found a pattern that trips my Pompano trigger. Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: Sand Flea Pattern

Postby bhorsley » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:16 pm

Crazy Charlies work fine--i have a pattern and will try and fine a photo of it --but it worked no better than a charlie
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Re: Sand Flea Pattern

Postby woody » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:22 am

I tied some big brown (tan) and white Charlies and fished the pilings
they will work but it is difficult not to get broken off
any suggestions
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Re: Sand Flea Pattern

Postby hh65cdr » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:56 pm

I will post some pictures of a cool pattern whaler13 showed me.
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Re: Sand Flea Pattern

Postby bhorsley » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:25 pm

here a couple that i have fished inthe past---in the wash or on the drop off at your feet.
they both are tied on #8 hooks
the best one is rabbit butt and spun deerhair for the body---i loose interest in a fly after 2 minutes so the trimming could be better. The second one is rabbit with rootbeer etaz body. Small lead eyes for wt. as mole crabs do not have visable eyes

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Re: Sand Flea Pattern

Postby hh65cdr » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:41 am

Here is the sand flea pattern whaler13 showed me how to tie. I have had good luck with catching black drum, croaker and flounder on it but have not tried it for Pompano.
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However the one Pompano I have managed to catch was on a fly like this. A purchased fly.
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Re: Sand Flea Pattern

Postby troutcraze » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:20 pm

Hey guys,
Those patterns are what I call over the top. That's xactly what I was looking for! I can't wait to tie em, rather fish em. Thanks alot!!!

Going down to Ocracoke last week in May, hoping for 71 deg. H2O for the Pompano to show.

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Re: Sand Flea Pattern

Postby meatstick » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:00 am

Me no experto, but experience(s) lead me to think:

"tie any fly to look like a critter, and it will get chomped".

Let the fish judge whether or not a fly is purdy.

If ya had a small box of flies like those above, you'd be in
high-cotton. They have the munchability factor.

Fishing that first little drop-off on the backside of the wash
can be like SW nymphing. Mucho-Funno when the pomps, and
sea mullet (whiting) are around.

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