Little Tunny

These fish are 5 to 7 lbs of pure dynamite on the end of a fly line. After hooking into one of these fish, line burns and knotted fly lines are common while trying to get the fish onto the reel. This scene plays out many times on the front of my skiff when we get into blitzing schools. From hookup to deep into your backing takes just a handful of seconds.

Little tunny, also known as bonito, show up in the fall to feast on the shoals of baitfish in our coastal waters. Watch for diving birds and lots of white water, and you’ll find the feeding fish.

Tackle Requirements:

  • 6 to 8 weight fly rods with matching saltwater fly reels
  • Weight forward floating fly lines when using surface flies. Sinking tip fly lines when using weighted flies.

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