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fly fishing for rudd

Post by fishder » Fri Jul 06 2018 10:33

Hi would like to know if anyone has tried this and what flies work best for rudd I was thinking off giving it a go.

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Post by Jason Skilton » Fri Jul 06 2018 11:51

I have done a bit as a trial and I have had them on caddisfly, buzzers, gold heads and also on czech nymphs work.

The issue is that the w/t rod I use (6/7) is abit on the heavy side and a 4/5 would be better with either a floating or slow sinking line.

I did scale the leader material down to 4lb, but on a lighter setup an thinner leader material could be used.

Dominic Garret's book is very good ;-)

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Re: fly fishing for rudd

Post by fishder » Fri Jul 06 2018 21:32

Cheers Jason thanks for the info will give the buzzers a go .

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Post by Steve Moore » Sun Jul 08 2018 10:05

I use a Shakespeare sigma 4 wt rod, floating line, and 3lb leader. I also use a bite indicator on my line.
All my flies are purchased from Dominic Garnett,

http://dgfishing.co.uk/shop/flies-roach ... ace-set-2/

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Post by fergie68 » Sun Jul 08 2018 15:35

I fly fish for dace and roach quite often and find traditional wet flys like cochy bondhu and black pennel in size 14 and 16 very effective. I use 4lb flourocarbon but will go down to 2lb at times.
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Post by bigaldo » Wed Jul 11 2018 06:35

Where i fished for them they liked any small dry fly. Anything, absolutely gobbled them up. Grey duns, wickhams..anything. Ide are even easier, had some toppers on dries!
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Post by fishder » Wed Jul 11 2018 12:01

cheers for the replys just got myself a copy of fly fishing for course fish very helpfull cheers.

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Post by Jason Skilton » Wed Jul 11 2018 14:21

fishder wrote:
cheers for the replys just got myself a copy of fly fishing for course fish very helpfull cheers.
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Re: fly fishing for rudd

Post by Mike J » Wed Jul 11 2018 15:45

This post has got me thinking....
I fish a lake that is stuffed with Rudd which I usually target when the weather cools down a bit.
Take the cool of the evening and a walk around with a fly rod and it might just be the way to get amongst them, who knows, but without trying I will never know. Plus it must be more enoyable than the heli-maggot feeder or missile.
Will post my results etc.

Thanks for the topic and informative replies :thumbs:

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Post by mart_mscustomlures » Tue Jul 17 2018 04:17

Small foam beetles work great for rudd and chub

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Post by bigaldo » Sun Sep 30 2018 07:49

Where I grew up my house was on the banks of a water. Never had any rudd but some nice roach which were a joy to catch on small dries and buzzers. Dawn was the best time. Very light leaders. It's quite difficult to catch the better fish if there are plenty of smaller ones about. Good fun trying.
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