Since living in the PNW for nearly a decade and living the steelhead swing game, I can't help but want to be back in southern New England this time of year. There are so many estuaries and salt ponds that would fish so well on the swing, especially in the spring. Herring runs, worm hatches, shrimp spawning.....
That is my light rig, an R L Winston swtich with a 300 gr Commando and 10 ft sink tip. This was a little light for that fish.
Casts really depend upon the tide. When the tide is high, it is possible to do spey casts from the mudbank. As, the water surface drops it is too far down to pull off a sweep, At that point, I transition to water born overhead casts. Not many folks around here swing their fly. Cast and strip are the usual technique. I prefer to swing if the current is strong enough.
@Tom.B - you inspired me to get out there and get a fly in the water. Thank you! I picked up 3 quality fish from a flats area this morning. Not as hefty as yours in the original post, but sure got me in a good mood. My setup was an older Thomas & Thomas Switch 1006 with a 300 grain Nextcast Coastal and 10ft of T8.
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