Beach and rock rig 22 – Fly casting

Northern target species

Bream, bone fish, permit, flathead, trevally, mangrove jack, queen fish, emperor, salmon, barramundi, cat fish, sooty grunter, and most of the more aggressive, northern species.

Southern target species

Bream, flathead, tuna, yellow tail king fish, trevally, tarwhine, mulloway, salmon, herring, tailor and most of the more aggressive, southern  species.

Fishing method

The fly fishing rig is designed to present artificial fly’s to fish in the most appealing and natural fashion possible and will account for a large number of species in most beach and rock environments. A stripping basket is also often necessary when fly fishing on open beaches and rocks and saves anglers from constant and annoying tangles! Fly choice and retrieval is a key factor when fly fishing
Australia’s beaches and rocks!

Terminal tackle used

Fly lines – #7 WT up to #12 WT fly lines are preferred for most beach and rock uses.

Leader or tippet – Fluoro carbon 10 – 60lb breaking strain. Simple fly leaders may be constructed by joining two thirds of a rod length of heavier leader to a third of a rod length of lighter leader. Example – two thirds of 40lb to one third of 30lb.

Fly’s – Small crazy charlies and Clouser minnows are well suited to smaller beach and rock species with deceivers and larger, bait fish profiles better suited to larger fish.

Casting distance

20 – 60 meters, dependent on angling skill.

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