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Time to Start Preparing for Gallo

Postby KnotCase » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:38 am

I guess I need to start tying those rooster flies. All of mine from last year are ABC.
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Re: Time to Start Preparing for Gallo

Postby Emerson » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:41 am

Crackin me up..reminds me of gum...

Yup....been tying smaller ones..and organizing the huge mess from last time

Now for the bigs...might make some 11-12" heard the sardinĂ£s are extra big this year :o 8-) ;)
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Re: Time to Start Preparing for Gallo

Postby flyinby » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:22 am

When are you guys going to baja? I'm going in June this year...Hopefully the bigger roosters will still be hangin around.. Emerson, are you serious about the sardinas being extra big 10-11"? I tied a pile of two inch flies last season, but although they looked good enough with a single handed strip, they tended to lay on their side with that extra fast two -handed strip. I think I tied the throat too long and used too light a hook..Might try to focus more on a top tie this year...I almost used bucktail exclusively for all the roosters, might play around with some synthetics this year..Gary said that in June there is a chance at some sails . Anyone targeted them while down there? Would you throw the usual pink popper style flies, or a more subtle sardina pattern?

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Re: Time to Start Preparing for Gallo

Postby bhorsley » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:15 pm

no the sardines are not that big ---just Emerson
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Re: Time to Start Preparing for Gallo

Postby Emerson » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:57 pm

Martin
Just joking. They did use 5 - 5 1/2 " flies last spring. They said that tan and whites were the deal.
We are there May 5 through May 12.

I spent 1 hour one year casting to a sail. It swam around the boat giving me the fin. I was soaked in sweat. It did not eat or even look hungry.
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Re: Time to Start Preparing for Gallo

Postby flyinby » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:33 pm

With that being said, I guess I won't waste too much time targeting sails........

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Re: Time to Start Preparing for Gallo

Postby bhorsley » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:12 pm

yep there are better places for sails

Had i guy walk out of one of my talks on Baja after he asked me about billfish and i said for the most part i do not cast at them--maybe once or twice. He was quite upset--but i have than effect on folks
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Re: Time to Start Preparing for Gallo

Postby flyinby » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:56 pm

Shoot it straight, Brian...It is what it is..., I would rather know in advance, than waste a bunch of time gearing up for a longshot...Besides, there are so many different species to target there..

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