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Last year, I seen some dudes fishing next to the dog beach in waders with fly rods. They were havin' a ball and made us quite jealous. They were using some streamers(?).

Anyhow, it was around late May. Give it a try, dude.
 

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Probably some kind of shad imitation. I have a pattern I like that imitates shad, Zonkers would probably work well too.
Thanks, I'll have to try that. What about Cherry Creek or Aurora?
 

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I have experimented a little with throwing soft plastics with just a hook and no weight and it works. I am sure the purists would stroke out at the thought ;D But it works!
 

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the most popular wiper fly is the Clouser Minnow...look it up online, its a pretty easy fly to tie. basically just white bucktail and dumb bell eyes, along with another color on top...chartruese is popular...i fish a size 4 or 6 usually. (the shad at union arent real big...) it has good up/down action and can be retrieved fast or slow---and when they hit it look out, its usually pretty hard. tie this onto a 9 ft leader that tapers to 3 x, and use at least 8 lb tippet or you might lose some fish.

wipers will pretty much hit anything though, depending on thier mood i discovered...i even caught them on liver while catfishing. yeah, liver...

this one hit a clouser....april was the month, i think...

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Ahh yes the clouser, I think that fly you could catch any fish that swims. Very good fly, and thanks for suggesting that, I forgot about that one!
 

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Anything that imitates a shad or bait fish. I tie a 2 1/2 strip of grey fur on a size 6 long shank streamer hook and put some tinsel over the top, works well. Also try zonkers and white wollybuggers.
 

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Thats a good durable fly, i use something like that for night fishing for browns...a size 6 with a natural or black rabbit strip and some tinsel....also a small rattle tied into the body. looks great in the water...and lasts forever with superglue over the thread....
 
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