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anglingbc Sun, Aug 19, 2007 - 7:46 PM     Subject: sturgeon on a flyrod Quote
Joined: Feb 2006 Is it possible to take sturgeon on a flyrod with full sinking line and a bait for the sturgeon to smell laid down behind an achored boat?

Lineas apretado!

Steve Bartley
Nashville
Rivahman1 Sun, Aug 19, 2007 - 10:12 PM     Subject: RE: sturgeon on a flyrod Quote
Joined: Aug 2007 The short answer is yes. The longer answer is more difficult as in... how would you keep the bait within a few inches of the bottom with the sinking line? With river currents and an anchored boat, the line will inevitably lift off the bottom..probably outside striking range.

Now, if you could set up a system whereby the weight is pulled free after a strike, you would be home free to play the sturgeon on a flyrod. Three points to consider here: (1) you need a release mechanism that will drop the weight after a strike, (2) that release mechanism has to withstand the river current to hold in place until there is a strike, (3) you have to be a rich man to afford the lead weights inevitably lost through lost hook sets or river currents too strong for the release mechanism.

Other than that, I wish you luck. It would be awesome to catch a sturgeon on a flyrod cept if it was a 6 or 8 or 10 footer, in which case I would call the missus and tell her you won't be home for supper Big Grin
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