Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Specie

Red Gurnard on Fly

Red Gurnard on Fly - K-Crab

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp Fly
Mantis Shrimp Fly
Mantis Shrimp Fly

Mantis Shrimp Fly
Mantis Shrimp Fly

Friday, May 18, 2012

Patagonia is the bomb.

I hate every pair of S**** I've owned and I love every pair of Patagonia boots I've owned.  The difference is remarkable.  In comfort, design, durability and looks.

Tom Morehouse was on Christmas Island with guide Moana (one of the fisheries founders) and quickly noticed something odd about his boots.

-An ancient style of Patagonia Marlwalker still in near perfect condition.  Moana wears his boots 12 hours a day and they never get a chance to dry.  As a result they started growing Seaweed out of the tongue a few years ago.

What a company. What a product.

Weedless Grass Crab

An innovative approach to a lightly weighted weedless crab.  Originally designed by Jono Makim using a tube.  I tied mine on 100lb mono and then tied that on to the bass hook and modified it.  A slight bend half way down the shank and a 2.5mm tungsten bead epoxied to the shank.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Preparing For Mazeppa

Im spending a week in Mazeppa Bay over the Sardine run.  This thread will be updated as I prepare.

Supersize Brush Fly
Mazeppa Bay Fishing Spots
The best looking areas as far as fly is concerned looks to be West of the Island and the gullies surrounding the Boiling Pot.

Some fish taken in the island rip:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I've caught most of my trophy fish inside 5 meters -believe it or not.  No full length casts at cruising fish.  I do best stalking right up to fish and then presenting at the perfect time by judging their body language.  Its not a popular method, but it works brilliantly for me.  A 9ft rod is just too short for the reach if your going to jig-drop the fly in front of a fish.  So i finally tracked down the ultimate 10 footer.  A Scott S3s.

Scott 10ft S3s 8wt
Yip, that close.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Flashy Profile Fly

Bill and Kate Howe changed offshore fly tying forever.  The FlyH20 World Record series has been used by everyone from Fouad Sahaoui to Trey Combes and have caught every Billfish specie.

I just received a whole bunch of EP, Flashes, Coque Tails and Diamond Hard so thought id give the Diamond Hard a go on a true offshore fly.  Using the Tube Fly attachment on the J-Vice and an old Bic Pen inner as the tube.

Flashy Profile Fly

EP, Flash, Coque Tails
I do think Epoxy is better suited for this type of fly.