A great few hours "Up the Creek"

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hillbilly
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A great few hours "Up the Creek"

#1 Post by hillbilly » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:20 pm

I tied six new flies a couple of days ago and yesterday I managed one Flathead, a Trevally and twelve Bream. The Trevally gave me another new species on fly bringing my species total on fly to thirteen. Most fish were undersized and my target species (whiting) eluded me despite a fast strip targeting them. I caught eleven fish wading over a water covered sandbank and another three from the kayak on the way back. Kept two legal sized fish for a feed.
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I love this kayak. Bought my first one in the early seventies (a Roscoe Tourer with no keel) and this one in 2005.
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The fly that did the most damage.
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All fish caught with a slow strip and a pause. Most fish caught on the pause.

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Re: A great few hours "Up the Creek"

#2 Post by Ads22 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:22 pm

Very cool Bill! Good reward on your own flies. Yet to venture down that slippery slope, but some day I will.
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Estuary Cod 50cm; Mangrove Jack 49cm; Barra 108cm; Flathead - dusky 62cm; Flathead - bartail 51cm; Flounder 28cm; Forktail Catfish 60cm; Bream 32cm, Sand whiting 30cm; Striped Butterfish/Scat 20cm; Barred Javelin 47cm; Bull Shark 80cm; Queenfish 103cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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Re: A great few hours "Up the Creek"

#3 Post by arpie » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:24 pm

Cracker session! Well done!! Now how many green baitfish do you see?????
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Re: A great few hours "Up the Creek"

#4 Post by Rory222 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:31 pm

Nice work!
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Murray Cod - 68cm
Trout Cod - 58cm
Yellowbelly - 53cm
Flathead - 91cm
Bream - 43cm
Whiting - 40cm
Tailor - 45cm
Trevally - 43cm
Redfin - 25cm
Blackfish - 34cm
Tarwhine - 36cm
Carp - 74cm
River Blackfish - 15cm

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Re: A great few hours "Up the Creek"

#5 Post by hillbilly » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:53 pm

Thanks. I must admit that I was a bit skeptical about the bright green too but I had seen a fly popper with the same tail on the net in a Whiting photo so made a similar fly but without the foam. The bead chain eyes instead balanced the fly perfectly for a slow horizontal journey to the bottom on the pause. Unfortunately the size of the fish I am catching at the moment aren't a patch on your fish (Adds22, Arpie and Rory222's) last posts but I am loving the experience, particularly trying different casts etc. Regards Bill
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Re: A great few hours "Up the Creek"

#6 Post by arpie » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:07 pm

You should try & come down next year for the Forster Fly Muster, Billy!! It is always a fun weekend ..... I have yet to land a fish during the weekend!!! :beye:

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Re: A great few hours "Up the Creek"

#7 Post by mAx » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:12 pm

Almost the pinnacle of fishing, catching fish on your own creations, and on fly too. Great work!
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Re: A great few hours "Up the Creek"

#8 Post by Freewily » Thu May 30, 2019 10:17 am

Nice session Bill. :ll: At first a little surprised at the size & green colour of the fly & thought it would attract a blackfish. But then remembered seeing King prawns on submerged sandbars that I had accidently stepped on & saw they had a green colour also.
I know that its a great colour for flathead because I have got some similar.
Nice colour for Tailor too.
Good to see something in the fly fishing section.
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Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.


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