Bream, whiting, flathead, trevally, mangrove jack, queen fish, emperor, salmon, barramundi, cat fish, sooty grunter, and most of the more aggressive, northern estuary species.
Bream, whiting, flathead, trevally, tarwhine, mulloway, salmon, herring, tailor and most of the more aggressive, southern estuary species.
No bait necessary for this rig!
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 estuary environments. Fly choice and retrieval is a key factor when fly fishing in Australia’s estuary systems!
Fly lines – #5 WT up to #12 WT fly lines are preferred for most estuary uses.
Leader or tippet – Fluoro carbon 4 – 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 – Small crazy charlies and Clouser minnows are well suited to smaller estuary species with deceivers and larger, bait fish profiles better suited to larger fish.
20 – 60 meters, dependent on angling skill.