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    Who has taken these speedsters on fly?



    I am going to try my luck in September in the S Pacific on these guys.

    Advice is needed for:

    Gear
    Tactics
    Flies
    Gerhard Delport

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    Slim Flashy profiles 2/3 the height of the GT versions
    Or a chum fly /damaged baitfish
    In pink/white and chart white
    80cm wire !! 1m if you can cast it ( lost plenty on the 30-40cm setup)
    We have had them only hit a fly if you stripping at warp speed and then only if it's dead still sinking on the di10
    Good luck
    Post pics
    /d
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    Been fortunate to catch quite a few on fly over the years.
    South Pacific and Indonesia.
    (Some shots in my albums on here somewhere)

    If you're fishing with my mate in the photo (Deano), they use mostly Flashy Profiles in Vanuatu.
    Double hook rig with colours usually white and red, yellow and red and all white.
    I have stacks of old slide photo's with gear, flies and set ups we used in the late 90's.

    Switch bait them usually.

    Cast fly, strip off line to sink it and then retrieve.
    Sorry, don't agree with the big lengths of wire. We fish strictly IGFA and it's enough.
    5 inches between flies with the 11 1/2 inches of bite tippet.
    Also, you don't need that mad retrieve - sure, a steady fast retrieve, but not like for tuna with under arm double retrieve.

    Anyway, if you're fishing with Butler, give him my regards and he will see you right!
    One of the greatest fly blokes on the planet and a bloody good human being to boot.

    Good luck mate - it's heart stopping stuff!

    PS Just make sure you clear line properly for a clean transfer onto the reel as you can have some spectacular bust offs if you don't.
    Those reels sound like a blender when those fish are at full tit - ****ing quick and a rooster tail of line cutting the surface.
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    Thanks for the info guys.

    I will be fishing with OceanBlue.

    I have a boat for two days for myself and at least one will be dedicated to casting the 12wt.
    Gerhard Delport

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    What dates are you heading up to Vanuatu?

    Shouldn't be too far off now?
    Keep us updated....

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    I am flying back home from Saudi on the evening of the 9th of September.

    I am departing to Vanuatu from JHB Int on the evening of the 12th of September.

    Jhb - Dubai
    Dubai - Sydney
    Sydney - Vanuatu

    Roughly 35 hours travel to get to the lodge.

    The popping, jigging and FF tackle (12wt&15wt) is ready to do battle for 8 days non stop...
    Gerhard Delport

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    We also find ourselves there... Too

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    Gerhard, Just remember...

    No photos and it didn't happen...
    Regards
    Adrian

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianPowrie View Post
    Gerhard, Just remember...

    No photos and it didn't happen...
    Go have a look at my youtube channel.

    Search for Gerhard Delport.

    The GoPro will give a lot of video on the trip.

    But you will get the idea what fishing I did the last couple of months.
    Gerhard Delport

    We lose ourselves in the things we love.
    We also find ourselves there... Too

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