John Miao asked Conway Bowman, 8/23/2016 2:04:38 PM

How did you develop your mastery of fly fishing for mako sharks?

How did you develop your mastery of fly fishing for mako sharks?

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8/24/2016 4:09:47 PM,
Conway Bowman replied:

John

 

thanks fkr the question!

The Shortfin Mako shark is the greatest saltwater gamefish on the west coast. 

So, i figured out that there is a great volume of these fish off the San Diego coast 

i started prosecuting these waters 20 plus years ago and figured out that the mako shark migrates to these waters beginning in early spring and hang out until October. 

I also figured out they love to eat the fly!!!

 

chumming during the biggest tides May thru October has proven to benched best time to target makos

presenting a large saltwater fly (8/0) with a 14wt rod/reel and floating line is the best approach