Deep water offshore rig 11 – Fly fishing

Northern target species

Tuna, cobia, trevally, queen fish, mackerel and most of the more aggressive, northern deep water species.

Southern target species

Tuna, yellowtail king fish, samson fish, amberjack, trevally, snapper,  tailor and most of the more aggressive, southern deep water species.

Popular baits

No bait necessary.

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 deep water environments. Fly choice and retrieval is a key factor when fly fishing in Australia’s deeper waters!

Terminal tackle used

Fly lines – #9WT up to #12 WT fly lines are preferred for most deep water uses.

Leader or tippet – Fluoro carbon 20 – 80lb 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 – Larger deceivers, bait fish profiles and Clouser minnows are well suited to larger, deep water species.

Casting distance

20 – 60 meters, dependent on angling skill.


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