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    Default Flies for Tiger fish

    A mate of mine is going Tiger Fishing and asked me to tie a few. As I have never fished for the species before I needed to do a bit of research on patterns. I tied deceivers and clousers and on Fire tiger.
    the next pattern is Whistlers, but I have no Schlappen for the job and he is leaving soon. Anny suggestions as to what can be used as a substitute for the collar?
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    Hi Brian,

    First off I would suggest that your mate leaves those stainless hooks at home. You will lose flies no questions asked and having a stainless hook lodged in a tiger is not very conservation friendly


    If you could share the venue your mate is going it would be easier to suggest flies and colour combos that work for that area. No doubt the flies you have tied will work, but tigers have certain prefrences depending on the area they are from.

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    Tigers are like yellows...they chow anything that moves. Don't get too fancy with the flies, as they get destroyed easily. Take synthetic materials, two colours, black and white should work well, tie it to a hook with a pair of heavy eyes, and go fishing. Simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ko7Ad View Post
    Hi Brian,

    First off I would suggest that your mate leaves those stainless hooks at home. You will lose flies no questions asked and having a stainless hook lodged in a tiger is not very conservation friendly


    If you could share the venue your mate is going it would be easier to suggest flies and colour combos that work for that area. No doubt the flies you have tied will work, but tigers have certain prefrences depending on the area they are from.

    Cheers
    What hooks would you suggest for tigers. These were the only hooks I could find in Knysna and there was no time to order. But I do appreciated the advice, I am not to clued up on tiger fishing and this is my first attempt at them.
    I do not know where he went, he gave me a list as per the guides advice.
    But advice on hooks would be great as I am sure I will have to do it again.
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    You can't go wrong with Gamakatsu B10S
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    You want hooks that use as thin a diameter as possible to give you the best possible chance of hook up. The above work great!
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    Cheers guys appreciate it. here there's only pap gooiers and bait casters.
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    I good colour combo on whistlers and clousers etc is blue and white
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamwari View Post
    I good colour combo on whistlers and clousers etc is blue and white
    Depends on where you're fishing.
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    I know there is also a trend towards the Gamakatsu B10S in a 1/0 opposed to the widely used 2/0. The slightly thinner produces better hookups/penetration while still maintaining hook strength.

    Just be aware, when tying on these hooks there will be some blood flowing.

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