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#35275 - 02/27/01 09:33 AM Calling ALL fishermen/women!
AmbergrisBound Offline
My boyfriend & I love to fly-fish, however, we are also thinking of bringing a spinning rod or two & tackle.
Would really appreciate ANY advice on what rod(s)and what type of lures to bring? (We will be down in AC 3/27 - 4/9).

#35276 - 02/27/01 12:14 PM Re: Calling ALL fishermen/women!
willyg Offline
See my post below amd also tflats.com for their suggestions out on Turneffe Atoll.

I'd bring 2 9wt fly rods with lots of Gotcha and Crazy Charly flies in #6 and 8

A spinning rod for 10 lb test, with some 1/4 oz jigs (brown yellow pink)and some 4 to 6" rapala types lures in silver with black or blue or green.

Something heavier for 20lb test for large baracuda or Tarpon (unless you have a 12wt flyrod) For tarpon the lure should be castable and 6" or so and run 1 to 2 feet deep(sinking Rapala type?). Green Tube lures are the thing for Baracuda 12"

Bring lots of fly leaders plus steel and heavy mono for the big stuff. Good luck. Bill

#35277 - 02/27/01 04:00 PM Re: Calling ALL fishermen/women!
garfish Offline
what do you mean by "green tube lures" ? and how did you fish them ? how long and what weight steel leaders?

#35278 - 02/27/01 06:44 PM Re: Calling ALL fishermen/women!
willyg Offline
garfish, Tube lures are simply a piece of 3/8 diameter surgical rubber tubing normally floresent green with a sinker at one end and treble hooks out the center and other end, all connected by a piece of wire. You cast and retreive it a fast as you can or troll at about 8mph. They are heavy thus the heavier tackle. I'd suggest 6 to 9" 60lb leaders. Check Cabella's or Bass Pro --try http://www.basspro-shops.com saltwater tackle. Get a couple are they get chewed up quick. Bill

#35279 - 02/28/01 10:11 AM Re: Calling ALL fishermen/women!
garfish Offline
thanks for the help... like the leaders, is there also a tube bait that i can order for bass pro or cabelas?? i have both of their saltwater catalogues??? thanks again for your suggestions !!!!

[This message has been edited by garfish (edited 02-28-2001).]

#35280 - 02/28/01 11:26 AM Re: Calling ALL fishermen/women!
willyg Offline
yes re tube lure. Bass pro for sure. Bill


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