Game fishing rig 10 – Fly fishing

Northern target species

Tuna, cobia, trevally, queen fish, mackerel, marlin, sail fish and most of the more aggressive, northern game fish species.

Southern target species

Tuna, marlin, yellow tail king fish, Samson fish, amberjack, trevally, snapper and most of the more aggressive, southern game fish 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 blue water environments. Fly choice and retrieval is a key factor when fly fishing in Australia’s deep, blue waters!

Terminal tackle used

Fly lines – #10WT up to #14 WT fly lines are preferred for most game fishing uses.

Leader or tippet – Shock tippet – Fluoro carbon 40 – 150lb breaking strain. Class tippet – Fly tippets for game fishing should be made to specific IGFA standards. The head section of the tippet referred to as the shock tippet should be no longer than 12” or 30.48cm and the class tippet, the section of the tippet that determines the line class should be no longer than 15” or 38.10cm in length to conform to IGFA specifications. The butt section of the tippet joining the class tippet to the fly line may be any length and made from any material and breaking strain. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link! In this case the class tippet.

Fly’s – Larger deceivers and bait fish profiles are well suited to larger, game fish species.

Casting distance

20 – 60 meters, dependent on angling skill.

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