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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    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,

    I am a 800 odd km as the crow fly from Dubai in Saudi Arabia.

    The queens have been thick there for some time and they are just arriving here with the warmer water...

    Will not be able to help out except refer you to OA.
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    Started the morning at 4:30 on the rocks...

    1st cast with a popper and a slimey pick handle barracuda launch like a missile out of the water as he hit the popper... Nice start as its also a new species on the fly rod for me...

    10m later a swirl under the popper and its fish on with a nice queen of around 2kg taking the fly line out into the backing...

    Put the fly rod down and work the big rods with poppers and stick baits to see if we can not pick up bigger fish...

    At around 7:00 with humidty very high and temps around 31C already I decided to pick up the fly rod again...

    Well couple of casts and I have another swirl and I am into my backing again.

    After a great fight on the 9wt GLoomis NRX this nice queen is landed...





    Did not measure or weigh her as I wanted to get her back into the water as soon as possible...



    Back she goes to get bigger for the next fight...




    Spend some time reviving her and it was great watching her swim off...

    Definately my PB fish on fly to date.

    The GLoomis NRX 9wt performed brilliantly.

    The Hatch 9 has a super smooth drag.
    Gerhard Delport

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    Very cool man. I am heading to Dubai next weekend to see if I can catch me one of those...great work!!!
    Where in Saudi are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefybovril View Post
    Very cool man. I am heading to Dubai next weekend to see if I can catch me one of those...great work!!!
    Where in Saudi are you?
    I am working 80km NE of Jubail on the way to Kuwait on Saudi Aramco Gas Plant Project...

    I am fishing in a compound in Jubail as you dont want to fish anywhere in Saudi.

    The Sandbox has warmed up again so fishing is hard work early morning...
    Gerhard Delport

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    Casting for bit more than an hour from sun rise with a 20km/h Norterly wind coming from the side.

    On the 2nd last cast an Orange Spotted Trevalley took the popper.

    3rd species for the fly rod this weekend.

    Spinning rods -0
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    Here is the queenfish video...

    http://youtu.be/qAztvjXNUkE
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    Yesterday on my 2nd last cast for the weekend this greedy orange spotted trevally hammered the popper

    http://youtu.be/TMundwqHl_s

    Strong little fighter
    Gerhard Delport

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