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Another Fly Species

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:40 pm
by hillbilly
This is not from my kayak but my new boat on its second trip.The first outing at Moogerah Dam resulted in a couple of Bass on fly so the boat had some mojo from the beginning. I hadn't been to Wivenhoe Dam since the Kayak Convention days run by Fitzy there so it's been a few years but my mate Les and I thought we just might find some schooling Bass there. We threw Bony Bream pattern flies for ages but just couldn't find any schooling fish and had no strikes whatsoever. As an afterthought I had thrown in a couple of flies other than the Bony Bream pattern and out of frustration put on a Purple Fly which soon after fooled a 51cm Saratoga. A while later I landed my first Yellowbelly on the same fly with the fish going 46.5cm. Very glad I put an E-Tec motor on the back of my boat as Wivenhoe now allows boats there with low fuel emission motors as long as you keep to a maximum 6 knot speed which is just fine. Very glad to see the water police out and about doing their job. Regards Bill
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Re: Another Fly Species

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:01 pm
by Jamie D
I like the quality of both Flies but the second black one especially looks really good , nice Sara to , thanks for the post mate

Re: Another Fly Species

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:13 am
by justforfun
Well done nice looking flies .cheers Justforfun

Re: Another Fly Species

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:38 pm
by lantana
Hi Bill, thanks for posting and give youself a pat on the back mate, getting a Sara on fly in winter is special, well done.

Re: Another Fly Species

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:42 pm
by ronaldo
Only your second trip???? I thought you'd have worn it out by now :lol:

They're great looking flies and a couple of nice fish too, well done on the sara.

:bye:
Ron

Re: Another Fly Species

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:46 am
by hillbilly
Thanks for the replies. I've only ever caught one other Saratoga before on fly and that was on a popper fly using a floating line at Borumba. Although I tied the Bony Bream pattern, the dark purple one I think came as an extra with an order from "Trout Flies Australia" in Tasmania or it may have even been one I picked up from the "Tackle Wharehouse" in Brisbane. Anyway I'll do a search and get some more. It looks very much like a small Redclaw swimming backwards with the rubber extrusions moving in and out with each slow strip of the line. I was using a full sink line so it was a bit unusual to get the Saratoga down deep but it made sense for the Yellowbelly. Regards Bill

Re: Another Fly Species

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:29 pm
by WayneD
A Saratoga in Wivenhoe is a rather rare event. Well done I say!

Re: Another Fly Species

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:57 pm
by Freewily
Nice flys & catch. Good on you. :grin: