Pompano on Fly

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Mike Conner
Pompano on Fly

Pompano on Fly

Pompano love eating sand fleas, but because of their natural shape, they are not an easy critter to accurately represent in the form of a fly. Therefore, I opt for patterns that are brightly colored and have lots of movement when stripped. Chartreuse-and-white, yellow, and hot-pink Clouser Minnow patterns work well, but the very best pompano flies are those that emulate the look and action of a conventional jig — streamlined and fast sinking. When pompano consistently pass on gaudy, flashy patterns, I will often switch to other proven patterns, such as Borski Critter Crabs and even larger-size Gotchas or Crazy Charlies.Mike Conner
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Whether you are sight-fishing or blind-casting, keep your strips quick and short when in pursuit of pompano.Mike Conner
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Even average- size pompano can put a deep bend in the rod. Anglers are often surprised at how hard and fast a fish weighing only 3 to 5 pounds can pull.Mike Conner
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Mike Conner
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While pompano eat a variety of flies, they can be picky. Carry an assortment of fast-sinking flies that impart a lot of action.Mike Conner