Published May 11. 2011 - 12 years ago
Updated or edited Oct 8. 2020

Deep sea flies

Flies for fishing deep. Not my ususal kind of flies, but sometimes you need weight.

I usually use ordinary flies tied on hooks. Not too heavy, but ever so often with a bit of weight on to get them down. Eyes, wire, copper or whatever suits the pattern.

But a couple of fishing friends have been fishing in a tidal channel going from an inland lake to the ocean, and have had quite some luck.
The current can be hard, and reaching the level of the fish (deep) isn't easy, but calls for full sinking lines and heavy flies.

So I have been fooling around with some of the tubes I have lying around.

The Eumer guys have a whole bunch of different short, heavy tubes, and I have used their Crayfish tubes, a cone of theirs and some hot orange rubber legs that match to make a bright fly for the trout in the deep current. Much inspired by Nils Jorgensen's Spider NJ. It looks sexy, but hasn't been in the water yet.

Deep Sea 1
Deep Sea 1
Martin Joergensen

But my flies are rarely that bright, and when I dug into my stash of rubber legs I found some really nice brown and black ones, that would go well with a simple black fly.
This time I used the Pro tube system and combined a Flexitube with a rear weight and a tungsten cone from German Wurm. That makes a really heavy fly, which will definitely dive, and hopefully produce some fish.

Deep Sea 2
Deep Sea 2
Martin Joergensen

I hope to be able to launch my pontoon boat in the current this coming weekend, and test these new contraptions. I will have to dig out a sinking line, but I may have one or two lying around somewhere.

I will report back if I have any success.

The deep run
The deep run
Hans Jacob Schou

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