Saltwater fly fishing around Auckland

Spring into Swoffing!

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First outing for spring and five kahawai obliged in the chilly but sunny conditions on the Sunday afternoon on the upper Waitemata Harbour. Unusually for these speed-orientated predators,  the only retrieve that worked was a slow, deep presentation that is effective for snapper.

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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 with M.ZUIKO 12-40 PRO, POLARISER FILTER

 

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2 responses

  1. Andrew

    Awesome to see a new post. I’m looking forward to trying my first bit of swoffing around Wellington this year. That looks like a fairly heavy tippet – what’s your set up there?

    September 12, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    • Hi Andrew, Rather late in replying as been a bit busy – however FWIW I use 10 kg fluorocarbon almost all the time. I once lost a fish after a ten minute fight, never saw what it was, probably a snapper, and all because the teeth had worn through the 12 lb nylon. Never had that problem since changing to the heavier trace. However you need to use a loop knot so that smaller flies can still swim with some movement.
      Cheers, Mark

      March 12, 2017 at 7:51 am

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