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    Default Salt water challange

    I grew up in Dullstroom and started fly fishing from around 8 years old.

    I have over the years enjoyed a lot of fly fishing in the fresh water but now working in Saudi its time for a new challange.

    I brought my spinning gear with me and before the winter dropped water temps in the arabian gulf to 15-16C I had pinned some nice size queens on GT Icecreams with the biggest 25#.




    I got my paws on a bargain in Baharain the past weekend



    This is my 1st salt water setup and it came loaded with Rio Sink tip line.

    I had to order flies on ebay.
    Also have a strip basket and Sharkskin 9wt floating line on the way.

    All goes well I might be teasing the queens with a flie in a couple of weeks.

    Till then I will be casting the 9wt on the soccer field in te evenings learning how the rod loads.

    It is nice to be able to put a full fly line out on the lawn.

    I have a 10wt GLoomis and 12Wt TFO waiting at home...
    Gerhard Delport

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    chunky looking queenfish, would be awesome on fly
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    Geniet dit Pella.

    Onthou die fotos en videos
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    Guys,

    I am urgently looking for saltwater flies...

    Gurglers, crease flies and clousers on 3/0 hooks for queen fish, spanish mack's and barracuda.

    I have a friend coming back from SA to Saudi 1st week in April that will bring back the flies.

    I have found a bunch of flies but they are in Aus at the moment and I urgently need to get a fly line in the water...

    Please PM me if you can help.

    Thanks,
    Gerhard Delport

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    Do you tie any of your own flies? Tying things like clousers is far cheaper than buying them. They are also very easy to tie. Crease flies and gurglers too. If you don't tie your own flies I would seriously consider getting an entry level kit. There are plenty of SBS's on this forum which are very helpful. Sorry I can't help more than that. You are flippen lucky to have such decent fish on your doorstep
    An honest fisherman is a pretty uninteresting person.

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and not only is he hungry but broke for the rest of his life as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtayl13 View Post
    Do you tie any of your own flies? Tying things like clousers is far cheaper than buying them. They are also very easy to tie. Crease flies and gurglers too. If you don't tie your own flies I would seriously consider getting an entry level kit. There are plenty of SBS's on this forum which are very helpful. Sorry I can't help more than that. You are flippen lucky to have such decent fish on your doorstep
    At this stage I need some flies just to get going.

    I am going home in June and will then get my fly tying kit dusted off and bring it back with me.
    Gerhard Delport

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    1st one on fly from the rocks





    Back she goes till the next time...



    The bigger queens are not here yet...

    They will be a lot of fun on the 9wt
    Gerhard Delport

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    SUPER, well done, looking forward to the photos of the bigger fish.
    Korrie Broos

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    Thanks Korrie...

    Here is the GoPro clip

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gya_N...xNqC_i384W8ZjA


    This is all practice for the trip to Vanuatu in September this year...
    Gerhard Delport

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    Cool, might contact you, I probably have to go to SE Asia, and will have a day or 2 stopover in Dubai.
    WIll contact you for fishing info in that area.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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