Surf Snook Fly[dropcap]S[/dropcap]nook feeding in the surf are pinching bait against the beach and are along with jacks, ladyfish, and any other bait feeding predators, are blasting through the pods indiscriminately. Any bright flashy fly of the right proportions in the fray is likely to get hit. This surf fly is a basic imitation many of the species targeted by the predators. Here’s tw0 flies that you must have with you when fishing for snook in the surf.
With snook season opening on Septemebr 1, 2012 (Atlantic only) you might try inlets with intermediate and even fast sinking lines if the current is strong. And there’s always night fishing the docks, if you’ve got access to a boat. No matter what type of snook fishing you prefer, these two flies tied in different sizes will defintely make your day – or night.
Recipe Surf Snook Fly:
- Hook: Mustad Signature 34007 size #2-2/0
- Thread: Danville Flat A Waxed White
- Eyes: Medium Brass Dumbbell
- Tail: White Bucktail and Pearl Flashabou
- Body: Estaz Grande Pearl White
Clouser Snook Fly
Bob Clouser has recently been tying a new version of his Clouser Fly using a new material. Bob has been using a material of synthetic from South Africa called Flash and Slinky Fiber combined with a bucktail base. This fly is one of his new flies and will work very well for snook, jacks, ladyfish and the like you find in the surf. It is durable, flashy, and easy to cast. Tie it in the size of the bait you are imitating. Bob Clouser is still tying flies for the retail public and you can buy flies he has tied personally at www.clouserflyfishing.com at a very reasonable price. If you would like to tie your own www.saltwaterflytyers.com provides all the materials listed in the recipe. There are many variations that work very well.
Recipe for Clouser Snook Fly
1. Hook: Gamakatsu SL12S 1/0
2. Thread: Danville 3/0 Monocord Natural
3. Lower Wing: White Bucktail
4. Eye: Lead Dumbell Medium
5. Flash: Pearl Mylar Flashabou
6. Upper Wing: Fishient Flash and Slinky Natural