Throwing hookless plugs is a great way to tease kings into fly-casting range. However, it can be challenging to keep a plug away from them.
While throwing a cast net for pilchards can be time-consuming, having a well full of them to use as live chum is well worth the effort when pursuing kingfish with fly tackle.
After The Bite
As you strip the fly, keep a tight grip on the line and get ready for a ferocious strike and a blistering run.