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Toshiya Babe with
a kingfish March 2001
World records are
here to be broken .
Will the next be yours?
with a kingfish April 2001
It is only
in the last few years that Salt water fly fishing has become
popular in New Zealand. In that time there have been many world
Tolaga Bay we have been catching mainly yellowtail kingfish this
is mostly sight fishing and the ferocity of a yellowtail strike
on a fly has to be seen to be believed, the power and speed with
which they dive to the depths with their prize tests the best
of anglers and destroys inferior gear.
If you intend to fish for yellowtail with fly gear be prepared
for the fight of a lifetime and bring only the best tackle.
A 9 or 10 weight salt-water fly rod would be minimum with a quality
SWF reel which will hold 300m backing and has a good drag .
A fast sinking shooting head will get your fly down to the big
ones, start with a 10kg
tippet with a large deceiver type fly up to 10cm long .
of taking a world record mako or blue shark here on the East
Coast are excellent, In the summer there are large numbers of
these sharks present in a perfect size to top the present records.
fish we have caught on Salt-water Fly.
Kahawai, Trevelly, Skipjack and Albacore Tuna
and Blue Sharks, Barracouta
Jay Buchner of the
US fly fishing team with a tagged yellowtail
Kathy Buchner with
a small yellowtail