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Thread: Flatties on fly

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    Default Flatties on fly

    I was fishing the Swartkops estuary mouth this morning, looking for some leeries or skippies. Yesterday was also my first kayak fishing outing to Phillips reef (during which I caught my first offshore fish on fly, a 20cm beast of an elf!), and the arms still felt a bit like lead.
    After 3 hours the once-energetic fast strip retrieve inevitably deteriorated into a lazy doodle along the bottom until....BAM! She measured 95cm, for an estimate 14kg.

    Now my arms feel like stretched lead.
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    Nice little Ducky! Must have been a lekker fight on fly!
    "So hereís my point. Donít go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish thatís dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    Well Done. You probably cant wait for the next outing

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkieser View Post
    Nice little Ducky! Must have been a lekker fight on fly!
    By far the deepest I have been into my backing yet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Glans View Post
    Well Done. You probably cant wait for the next outing
    Tomorrow, to be exact! Still got to check the skippy box on my bucket list...among others.

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    Well done.
    The first one caught in the Cape was by Big Jim from this forum. His biggest was a beast of between 60 and 70kg. Took him 2 hours and 10 minutes to land. Somewhere there are photos of that one.
    Your Kayak will be plaining if you hook that size.
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    Well done!

    What fly is that in its mouth? A clouser?

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    It is a large Lefty's Deceiver.

    It was foul-hooked in the wing. The mouth sits quite far back from the tip of the "beak".

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