Shallow water offshore rig 15 – Fly fishing

Northern target species

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

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 shallow offshore environments. Plenty of open deck space is often necessary when fly fishing from offshore vessels and saves anglers from constant and annoying tangles! Fly choice and retrieval is a key factor when fly fishing  Australia’s offshore waters!

Terminal tackle used

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

Leader or tippet – Fluoro carbon 10 – 50lb 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 offshore 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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