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beach fishing for cutties today. They seemed like they would devour any of the regular cuttie flys so I was thinking it would have been perfect for fishing the dry fly fishing I've heared can be succsesful from the beach. I've never done it before and I was woundering if anyone could tell me about the technique. You chuck it and let it sit like on still water, or skate it, twitch it or what. Probably a combo of all the above but any way, any tips would be appreciated.

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Well its not quite dry fly but we often go after sea runs with little poppers. where were you fishing?
 

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Yeah, I've heared poppers can be pretty fun fishing too, I'll definately have to try it. I was fishing at the mouth of Mohun creek in Campell River.
 

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Surface fishing for SRC is a gas! Your hookup to rise ratio with searuns will probably be low but atleast you will see them. I recently went out with a friend who fished a sinking line. We never saw any fish rolling and did not get a single tug. I went to a gurgler on top and had a half dozen rises in 30 minutes. Meanwhile there were no other fish showing and my buddy still did not have a hit subsurface. Of all those rises I did not even prick a fish but it was exciting. :D
 

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I had a little experiment myself with them a couple of weeks ago. I had one hook up on my first cast, but that was it. The next four strikes came pretty quickly, but were so inaccurate that a hook up was out of the question. Your right though, it's an adrenaline rush. One came clear out of the water about a foot! I wanted to land some though, so after about half an hour of missed fish I put on a bloody nose. They liked that even better and I only missed a few. The poppers definately earned a spot in my box though.
 

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Surface fishing for SRC is a gas! Your hookup to rise ratio with searuns will probably be low but atleast you will see them. I recently went out with a friend who fished a sinking line. We never saw any fish rolling and did not get a single tug. I went to a gurgler on top and had a half dozen rises in 30 minutes. Meanwhile there were no other fish showing and my buddy still did not have a hit subsurface. Of all those rises I did not even prick a fish but it was exciting. :D
What size/color gurgler were you fishing? It's one of my favorite flies, but I use it more on the East Coast than my BC fishing....

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sea run mayham

skating little yellow humpys were there is some currant from the mouth of the stream or river i find a killer tec. most years this dies of with dropping water but with all this rain........ its SEA RUN MAYHAM .
 

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up in the river?

ya this is cutthroat country Canada my friend! there is always cutts to be had .just let me in on when your going to be up.
 

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0ver 50 cutts

last week a few fisherman i know went to a small island that is close . because searuns dont ,(i will not say wont ) generally cross open , deep water they tend to stay isolated in a island environment. i lived on many gulf island s over the years and found more than one population of aggressive isolated pods of sea runs . i have found some of the largest fish of my sea run career in front of small streams on gulf islands. so these guys landed over 50 fish and a few over 22 . dont pass up the opportunity's that may come your way. i remember i got a back massage for a girl friend . terns out the beach right in front was loaded with big cutts . ferries terminals ,another good one. the fish at the ferries have evolved to the boat coming in and there feed being tost around you can see them start to feed standing at the denmon island ferrie as it comes in and leaves and it seems to die down when it is calm . watch for rising fish and jumpers where ever you go and you just might be struck by the gold.
 

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its on agin

its that time and the sea runs are smashing drys again. the other day i steped out and nailed three nice fish on the dry fly on the beach. small tom thumbs .been hitting some nice fish on wets to .
 

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Try out the Miyawaki Popper and the FT Sand Lance for topwater action for SRC. The patterns are listed in the book Fly-Fishing for Pacific Salmon II. For the FT Sand Lance use it without the sequin as I've had better success.
 
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