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Keep your bonefish
« on: January 19, 2013, 09:09:12 PM »
Carp are more than enough for me for now. Sight cast and landed 2 from 3 casts yesterday on a surface hopper pattern with WayneD while looking for a bit of bass water. Must have gone at least 55cm each and fat as fools.

Incredible fight on a 6 weight they just never give up. Will post some photos when Wayne gets his finger out  :))

Oh yeah he got 2 bass on a whirlygig aswell


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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 05:47:50 PM »
Here's some pics of the carp and one we took just for Dave. Little fella made Steve take a step backwards.

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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 10:25:16 PM »
carp are great on fly gear. A few years back, we found a backwater on the Murray River full of them. We spent hours sight casting to them using 4 wt tackle and had a ball.

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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 06:27:26 AM »
Good one Steve
you have to show me how it's done at the carp busting.

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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 08:24:42 AM »
Will do vince  :thanks

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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 10:48:17 AM »
Just a wild guess here, but you haven't caught a Bonefish have you?

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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 11:27:15 AM »
Just a wild guess here, but you haven't caught a Bonefish have you?

NUP  ;D

these are just a handfull enough i was implying.

Would be a hoot tho but not in much of a position to travel to chase bones at present.

Have you Dale ?

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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 08:11:11 PM »
No, but a guy on here copped a flogging for catching Forkies and now you're telling us that sh!tpokes are better than Bonefish!

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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 10:12:58 PM »
 :Oops) my bad  :-[

Gah dammit

Pest controll anyway

Foot in mouth disease

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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 05:56:48 PM »
I'd love to have a go chasing the Carp Steve - shitpoke or not  ::) as long as their not put back ain't nothing wrong with that. I take it Dale is joshing ;D well at least I hope so. If you want a pseudo bonefish experience chase big mullet on fly especially big sea mullet as they go hard particularly in shallow water. And yes I have never caught bonefish either but have caught 50 cm sea mullet thick as long necks on a #4 weight. Well done fellas. Cheers Pat.

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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 08:28:17 PM »
It was just a reality check is all Pat.

I still have fun with them and try and get rid of a few and THERE AINT NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT

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Re: Keep your bonefish
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2013, 07:58:09 AM »
l can imagine carp on fly would pull really slow and hard [like a cod?] , and bass just as hard but more aggressively. Golden Perch pull slow and moderately hard. lve onl90y ever caught Bass and Goldens on fly in freshwater. Golden Trev's , small mackerel , tuna , flathead , bream , whiting in the salt.


Flyfished for bones in Mexico several times in the early 90's , it was awesome. The first run does your head in , often peeling 75-150 metres of line [inc backing] on the first run. Small fish [under40cm] generally come straight in after that , larger fish will have a second run much shorter , then come in easily. I used 7 and 9wt gear.

Had a few shots at 'Permit' , but spooked all of them...LOL. They are very spooky in clear water 50cm deep  , but they look amazing cruising for shrimp and crab over the sand flats. a small one is 40cm , a 'good' one is 60cm. a bi one is 80cm!

Caught a few 'small' tarpon 60-90cm. Hooked a very big tarpon 1.8m+ in Belize but busted off on a jump :(...

If i won lotto , l would be back there tomorrow.... lol

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