Secret Weapons for Night Sea Trout

hollyfish

Member
Has anyone fished the above with any success.

When I watched my fly swimming prior to dark, it did not fish correctly, i.e. the wing was not at the top.

I cut it off through lack of confidence and used a tube fly.

I was wondering if the water had twisted the link between the 'wee treble' and the main body of the fly.

Any constructive comment would be appreciated.
 

sewinfly

Active member
Best to make sure your link is stiff otherwise they can kink easily, either strong mono or I use Beadalon wire.
Have a look at Mason's Stinger in the fly section on this forum.
Quite a few of the guys use stingers to good effect.

Depends where your fishing as if in Wales there will be some new rules regarding methods,hooks etc.

Sewinfly................
 

hollyfish

Member
Best to make sure your link is stiff otherwise they can kink easily, either strong mono or I use Beadalon wire.
Have a look at Mason's Stinger in the fly section on this forum.
Quite a few of the guys use stingers to good effect.

Depends where your fishing as if in Wales there will be some new rules regarding methods,hooks etc.

Sewinfly................
Cheers Sewinfly, very much appreciated.
Regards, hollyfish.
 

Thrasher

Member
The short answer is yes.
I must admit to not looking at how they swim as I catch on them.

I use 20lb maxima chameleon to form the link from hook to treble.
 

hollyfish

Member
The short answer is yes.
I must admit to not looking at how they swim as I catch on them.

I use 20lb maxima chameleon to form the link from hook to treble.
Cheers Thrasher, it all helps build confidence, which is probably one of the most important factors, when fishing for Sea Trout.
 
Like sewinfly I also use wire for the larger stingers and intruder type flys.
For the smaller flies I use some Partridge hooks an old mate gave me before he closed his shop, these hooks must be at least 30 years old, never seen any like it before or after. Can't seem to post an image, file too large? will try again.
 

Thrasher

Member
Mighty irons for sure. Tried a double double secret weapon with the tail double inverted like the second double. Never found them any better than a standard secret weapon.
 
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