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Early 'cores

Postby SOBX » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:25 pm

For the last several days the smaller 'cores have been eating small flies pretty good! They haven't been staying up forever and they are still spooky, but if you get a fly in front of em, the will eat. These are 5 to 7 pound fish and they are amazing on 6/7wt rods. the wife's fish came on metal, but this is the size I'm talking about, hope they'll stick around around after the "blow" and stay "user friendly"!

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Re: Early 'cores

Postby meatstick » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:54 pm

Chuck, what type metal was Mrs. SOBX throwing ?

Info needed by my fly-rod-phobic relative, not me.

Never bothered to ask this B-4, but what are good spin lures for
'cores ?

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Re: Early 'cores

Postby TreyG » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:08 pm

Whaler13 wrote:
7 lb albie + 7 wt stick = Heaven


Fun stuff Whaler, but Brian and I got into some last year on the 6's, Brian said they made my Freestone make sounds he had never heard before.

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Re: Early 'cores

Postby SOBX » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:40 pm

They'll make a little Islander 3.4 squeal like a pig too! :lol:

The wife used the smallest Sting Silvers made (they are so small they come 2 to a package), but Mariah (sp?) jigs will work and even small jigs with white or green plastic grubs (like the old Sting Ray Grubs). Just think real small this time of year on small fish. A fly used as a dropper off a metal lure works well at time too. Hope this helps!

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Re: Early 'cores

Postby meatstick » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:42 pm

TreyG, I own a Freestone and love it. Maybe I too (someday) can get it to emit strange sounds.

Chuck, he has those sting silvers and similar ... plus, based upon your input, he's got other fixin's he could mod into 'core lures.

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Re: Early 'cores

Postby SOBX » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:26 am

If he can find em in pink/white or green/white that would be the route to go. A little 12/20 inch section of 10lb fluro and your friend is ready to add water and got to work!

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Re: Early 'cores

Postby KnotCase » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:19 am

Whaler13 wrote:Info needed by my fly-rod-phobic relative, not me.


Whaler, maybe you should have added "...not that there's anything wrong with that"?? :lol:
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Re: Early 'cores

Postby Cutter » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:50 am

Little Deadly Dick metal jigs work well for the non-flyrodder. Watch the dropper fly, I had someone try that in Hatteras with Mike, one albie takes the jig, one takes the fly, they don't swim the same direction. After losing 3 complete rigs, he went back to a single lure.

Thanks for the word Chuck. That will get me in the mood for fall.
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Re: Early 'cores

Postby SOBX » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:14 pm

Sorry to be incomplete on the "dropper", we use whatever size will cast on the guest's rig and remove the hooks from the metal squid. Even on just using the metal, we usually remove at least on prong of the treble and definitely mash the barbs down. Better on the fish and much safer for me!!!

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Re: Early 'cores

Postby Cutter » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:35 pm

That makes good sense! Thanks for the clarification. Has the surf settled down there yet?
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