That may well have been me!Has anyone experimented with flyfishing throughout the winter period?
I do recall someone on here catching bass in South Wales a few years ago during the cold.
Do indeed, atb nemoIt definitely was yourself Sash! The difference for me is that I'll be after whatever remains, not bass in particularly, and with whiting often mentioned as a frequent catch in winter I think I'll try for them.
Remo, you may recall me and a friend bumping in to you one evening last year?
Large (4-5”) Clousers. I actually tie them Half and Half-style, i.e .with a Deciever-type hackle feather tail. This adds to the length and, at least as importantly, bulk.Any particular flies used ? Have a few trips to the coast planned, so any suggestions would be welcomed.
Fairly pioneering stuff!In winter time fish move slower and deeper, scratching the bottom for food items. They also seem most active in low light conditions. I guess the main prey is whiting (100% night) then dabs/flounders. Whiting are attracted to light and so luminous beads or material is useful. Flatties are attracted to sound and movement
Both have small mouths and are nippers, so short flies would appear to be an advantage, yet paradoxically I have caught whiting in November/December on quite large flies, destined for late bass. I have also caught large whiting at night on luminous rubber grubs edged along the bottom.
I have no idea what sort of ground you are fishing over, such success as I have had is over fairly clean ground, during settled nights in flooding or shallow water.
I would suggest a schminnow fly (it's a blob with a tail) tied with pearl fritz, upside of the hook eye on the tippet, two luminous beads, alternating two brass beads. Light and vibration and depth.
Oh, and fish them slow