In today’s episode, learn Skinny Water Fishing with Dave Hurley!

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Show Notes with Dave Hurley on Skinny Water Fishing

04:00 – Dave joined a community of fly fishermen who fished in the surf along the Pacific where they fished for Corbina, Surfperch, and Croaker species. Dave got really into fishing for Spotfin Croaker.

06:00 – Dave found out that a stonefly nymph pattern works great for Spotfin Croakers.

09:00 – Dave talks about getting his first boat.

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17:50 – He talks about the time when he and his best friend fished sight fished for musky on the flats.

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18:40 – His go-to is a 6-wt rod and occasional 7-wt.

19:30 – Dave now focuses on carp fishing and goes up to 10-wt. For leader, he goes up to 15-pound test, and sometimes 12 or 10-pound.

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27:25 – Dave doesn’t really pay attention to water temperatures. He and his team are mostly sight fishing.

35:55 – We talk about casting. “Your short game is just as important as your long game”, Dave says.


39:25 – Dave’s favorite line is the SA Bass Bug Fly Line.

42:25 – Dave talks about how he improvises when he ties his flies, tying them differently each time. He also talks about the common materials he uses.

47:40 – Jeff’s go-to flies always have rubber.

49:00 – Dave talks about how being an artist affects his creativity in fishing.

51:00 – Dave talks about how he practices handling fish in a way that doesn’t hurt the fish. And also talks about how he tries in his own little ways to protect the waters he fishes.

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You can find Dave on Instagram @davehurl

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Conclusion with Dave Hurley on Skinny Water Fishing

In today’s episode, learn Skinny Water Fishing with Dave Hurley!