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    archer fish on fly?

    Any good flies in particular for this? Floating flies I'm guessing?

    thanks.
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    Largemouth Nannygai (Saddletail Seaperch): 92.5cm.
    Mangrove Jack (Reef Jack): 73.5cm (aiming for 90cm).
    Spanish Mackerel: about 5'6" (Aiming for 6' - I'll start measuring them).
    Red Emporer: about 4.5kg (tiny) length not measured.
    Fingermark: 62cm (thanks Bunny!).
    Cobia: 103cm.
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    Re: archer fish on fly?

    A mate use to target them with a small wiggler pattern with rubber legs.
    I am so happy to wake up in the morning.

    Beats the alternative!


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    Ausfish Platinum Member scuttlebutt's Avatar
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    Re: archer fish on fly?

    I get a few on clousers. Favourite estuary fly allrounder is a white clouser with a bit of bulk. Having said that, where you land your fly is more important than what your fly is. The archer will be sitting either hard against the bank or on a snag. Land your fly nice and close for the "reaction bite"


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    Re: archer fish on fly?

    Thanks mate,

    Interestingly I've found hordes of them occupying whole small bays in Tinaroo, all just under the surface squirting up at bugs..so I'll try the clouser and maybe go to an ant pattern or something if I don't have any luck?

    If you fancy a Tinaroo fly session one day lmk.

    Cheers.

    Quote Originally Posted by scuttlebutt View Post
    I get a few on clousers. Favourite estuary fly allrounder is a white clouser with a bit of bulk. Having said that, where you land your fly is more important than what your fly is. The archer will be sitting either hard against the bank or on a snag. Land your fly nice and close for the "reaction bite"

    PB List
    Largemouth Nannygai (Saddletail Seaperch): 92.5cm.
    Mangrove Jack (Reef Jack): 73.5cm (aiming for 90cm).
    Spanish Mackerel: about 5'6" (Aiming for 6' - I'll start measuring them).
    Red Emporer: about 4.5kg (tiny) length not measured.
    Fingermark: 62cm (thanks Bunny!).
    Cobia: 103cm.
    Barra: 111cm.
    Courses: Ryan Moody - Barra Basics; Wonky Holes; Thready Tactics. Recommended products Troll Pro; Action Disc; Lethal Lures; Garmin 95sv;

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    Re: archer fish on fly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo View Post
    A mate use to target them with a small wiggler pattern with rubber legs.
    Amazing image! well captured-how did you get take it?

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    Ausfish Platinum Member scuttlebutt's Avatar
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    Re: archer fish on fly?

    Quote Originally Posted by darter View Post
    Amazing image! well captured-how did you get take it?
    Cheers mate, I used a Canon G10 camera in underwater housing but any decent waterproof camera will do. . Then lead the fish with one hand while taking pics with the other. Have to take a lot of pics because the success rate is about 10% shooting blind. Also have to be mindful of crocs with youre arm in the water!

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