View Full Version : proper size hook for albies


marc.l
09-24-2013, 05:39 AM
I am new to salt water fly fishing and have a trip for albies & bonito planed for this coming weekend, and want to tie some flies any suggestions would be helpful. thank you in advance.

JohnnySaxatilis
09-24-2013, 06:23 AM
I dont fly fish for em, but I just read this great article in OTW about it... Sounded like a Holiday Inn Express commercial... lol Good Luck Tight Lines!
http://www.onthewater.com/albie-fishing-at-the-end/

marc.l
09-24-2013, 06:57 AM
thank,s JS

Roger
09-24-2013, 07:24 AM
The smallest size I use is #2 EC413 for ~2.25" surf candies. Pale yellow is my go to color. Works great when they're on bay anchovies. Biggest size is 1/0 for 4 to 5" clousers. Those work well when they're on sand eels, mullet or spearing.

Hint: if the spin guys are catching on deadly dicks and the fly guys are blanking, use the bigger clouser.

marc.l
09-25-2013, 04:40 AM
thank you Roger now I am ready to learn more, from the fish!