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Cobia Fly ?

twirptwirp Posts: 1,128 Officer
What type of flies (size, material weights etc.) are you guys throwing at cobia? I've tied a handful of rabbit fur strips in black and purple with various head material. Never have tied one until recently and was wondering what you fine folks tie.




  • backbonebackbone Posts: 59 Greenhorn
    Sounds like your on the right track. I have had good results with black and purple bunny flies. I don't think Cobia are picky, just lead them a bit and tic it fast.
  • Permit RatPermit Rat Posts: 2,283 Captain
    Ditto to "just about anything works." The key is that your best shot will be your first shot. On subsequent casts, you might see a fish follow the fly with no take. More fish might create a sense of competition for the fly. I like white poppers on a 3-4/0 hook, depending on the size of the fish. Probably today you can also get by with a 2/0 because there are a lot more smaller fish.
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