Streamers vs Wet Flies

SirHarryLewis

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Have been doing some big streamer fishing last year looking for those really big brown trout.
Recently thinking of Sea Trout fishing. I see a lot of the flies used are just size 12 Teals or Kildevil Spiders. Flies that wouldn't bring out a massive brown trout because it wouldn't worth its effort to go after such small bait.

So the question is, would a large streamer at night bring about a bigger Sea Trout?
 

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slightly off topic but i was using 3-5 " streamers for pike until i met a guy on the beach last week ,he told me 7-9" is the norm ,so i guess its down to the size a fish can comfortably fit in its mouth
unless your in an aquarium and a yellow 3" tropical chiclid fish trying to nip away at a shark 3 times his size ,lol
 

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It was popular at one time to night fish with flies called bustards. I remember a few of the old guys used to fish this way back in the 70s. Did it myself years ago.
 

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More often than not, conditions will dictate. For example, on a summer low river with possible moonlight, a smaller lure will be more effective. A higher running river in complete darkness, a larger lure may prove to be productive. The summer months of July & August usually sees an abundance of the smaller sewin/finnock running. Larger sea trout here on my local, tend to run early & late season, so timing on the river can be helpful. Tight lines
 

aenoon

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Have been doing some big streamer fishing last year looking for those really big brown trout.
Recently thinking of Sea Trout fishing. I see a lot of the flies used are just size 12 Teals or Kildevil Spiders. Flies that wouldn't bring out a massive brown trout because it wouldn't worth its effort to go after such small bait.

So the question is, would a large streamer at night bring about a bigger Sea Trout?
Would depend on the where and when.
My biggest wild brown took a size 16 peter ross.
My biggest sea trout took a size 16 double (very long tail) cascade shrimp!
Dont get bogged down with the big fly for big fish thinking, put on what you think might be right!
 

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I've never lived in a land of very big sea trout so my biggest have all been in the 8lb - 11lb class. They have been caught on a:
Size 10 Alexandra.
Size 12 dry sedge.
2" black and silver tube.
Large flying C
6" pike fly

Try a bit of this, try a bit of that, see what your fish want and don't worry too much about what the books say!


Andy
 
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