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  1. #31

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Scott,
    Would be intersting to know what flys and fly gear your taking to tussel with the spot tails ?

  2. #32
    Scott_Mitchell
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    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Flytime:I'll be using my trusty Loomis Cross Current GLX #12 wht - with Abel Super 12 reel , RIO 70lb Core 500 Deep seas and Tarpon intermediate lines ( Depending on conditions ) 80lb Jinkai leader straight through and I'll be wearing gloves

    Geoff Skinner has tied me some large fat ablberst and flashy profiles - and I also have some BIG floating deer hair creations if needed. I' m hang'in to catch a black & spot tail bass - especially on fly 8)

    Also have my eye on a BIG Mackerel up at Groote in November - just a bit bigger than Morsies

    Regards Scotto


  3. #33

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Hi Scott,
    I'll always remember watching Harro in his video using a 15 # on them. Reel hand to hand stuff that was !!!

  4. #34

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Wes,
    Sorry I don't have any digital pics, all mine are slides. I did just get back last week from the Keys and caught a Slam in under 3 hours! I was thrilled. Small tarpon (8 pounds) caught on a Merkin, 9 pound Bone (my biggest yet!), and my first Permit ever (baby)!! My guide Dave Dekert said he has been guiding in Islamorada for 10 years and I was the first person to get a fly only Slam on his boat. I got pretty lucky.
    Matt Quinn, my last name is Hastings.
    I am looking forward to catching alot more of your fish down there. Looks like I am moving to Port Douglas next year. Should be fun!
    Cheers,
    Brian Hastings

  5. #35

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Brian,

    Congratuation on the "Grand Slam". Well done.

    Scotto has got a "Slam" too. I thought I'd get it in before he does. 1st day too wasn't it. More arse, than class

    He's promised me a "Grand Slam" in Cuba. Or was that just rum and cigars

    Wes

  6. #36

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Wes,

    I'd be careful with the Cuban Grand Slam:

    Un puta - a whore
    Un cigarillo - a cigar
    gonorrea - the clap


  7. #37

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Bananaman,

    Thanks for that.

    I'll just go for the Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, then lots of Rum and a Cigar.

    Wes

  8. #38
    Scott_Mitchell
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    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_H.
    Wes,
    Sorry I don't have any digital pics, all mine are slides. I did just get back last week from the Keys and caught a Slam in under 3 hours! I was thrilled. Small tarpon (8 pounds) caught on a Merkin, 9 pound Bone (my biggest yet!), and my first Permit ever (baby)!! My guide Dave Dekert said he has been guiding in Islamorada for 10 years and I was the first person to get a fly only Slam on his boat. I got pretty lucky.
    Matt Quinn, my last name is Hastings.
    I am looking forward to catching alot more of your fish down there. Looks like I am moving to Port Douglas next year. Should be fun!
    Cheers,
    Brian Hastings
    Brian:Congrat's on the Grand Slam - Big or little they all count.Truely the "Holy Grail" of saltwater flyfishing [smiley=2thumbsup.gif]

    Regards Scotto

    www.alpineangler.com.au

  9. #39

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    ahh.. but has any one got a REAL grand slam on fly

  10. #40
    Scott_Mitchell
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    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffo
    ahh.. but has any one got a REAL grand slam on fly
    I caught an IGFA official in-shore grand slam in Placencia Belize a few years 17 lb Permit , 3lb bonefish and 25lb tarpon -Pretty happy with that I can tell you 8)

  11. #41

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    ok then offshore grand slam striped,black and blue. hehe.. one day jeffo.. one day...siiigh

  12. #42

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    I'm still recovering from catching a Longy on my little cheapy outfit a year or so ago with Matty (Indian Warrior) Campbell.

    However, taking 3/4 hour to bring her in didn't do her any good, but pretty sure she survived to fight another day

    norm


  13. #43

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Great Longtail mate, good pic. What was the "cheapie"outfit used?, never under estemate the cheep stuff, its whos using it that counts. Matt Q

  14. #44

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    The rod was an Angler "Toga" 8# and the reel an Orvis Rocky Mountain 7/8.

    I have now bought a custom made Loomis 10wt IMX matched with a Gold Penn 10/11 to subdue these guys a little quicker hopefully.

  15. #45

    Re: Favourite Saltwater Species

    Hi Wes,

    The Permit, or Snub-nosed-oyster-cracking-permit-dart has my vote.
    They are so bloody hard to get, wich makes it more of a challenge.
    I just can't get enough of them, or maybe it's the stigma attached to them, they have me hooked.

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