Besides can you catch a fish that large with a "Fly Rod" - I dunno ?
Ha! I just Googled Blue fish Atlantic and then went to the pictures. Grabbed any ole one and posted. Now you got my interest up and so I read up a little on fly fishing for blues. sounds fun. Better when they are 'schooling'.
Bluefish are known to strike just about any type of lure.
Medium-light to medium weight spinning or bait-casting rigs are standard. 8 to 12 pound test line is common when targeting bluefish in the 1 to 3 pound range, while 20 pound test and matched tackle may be the choice when targeting larger specimens, such as pictured above.
Fishermen typically present natural baits on a size 3/0 or 4/0 hook, sometimes followed by a smaller "stinger" hook. These are attached to wire tippets about 6 inches long, which are attached either by swivel or Albright Special to 3 to 5 feet (1.5 m) of 50 to 80 pound monofilament leader. Larger hooks are appropriate for larger baits and bluefish. Some fishermen instead choose only a heavy monofilament leader attached to a long-shank hook, which usually avoids the bluefish's sharp teeth. Artificial lures are presented on similar leader arrangements. Steel leaders are a benefit since their razor sharp teeth will cleanly snip through any normal fishing line.
Some adventuresome anglers target bluefish with flyrods tipped with large, brightly-colored and tinsel-lined streamers or surface poppers. Due to their schooling and ravenous feeding habits, bluefish are among the easier ocean-faring targets for those trying their hand at heavy fly tackle. In South Africa, this fish is commonly caught on a bare hook as the shining action in the water attracts these
Fly fishing for bluefish is an adventure. You may wish to give up with the flies if the schools are gone. Use 7 to 10 weight 8 to 9 ideal. I prefer using a shooting head to get some distance. Because blues very often feed on the bottom an intermediate line is almost required. Both floating and and faster sinking line will be helpful according to conditions. A changeable head system is recommended for saltwater fly fishing. The leader and tippet are more critical fly fishing. I use 12 to 20 test leader with a 12 inch, 30 pound test shock tippet for big blues. Fly presentation suffers but this will not matter much.
Caution: Be very careful when landing a bluefish. They can take a finger completely off without much effort.
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