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Thank god for wet weather clothing Will!  Dam that boat looks like a sweet ride.

I shot out for the final day of the season down here for trout.   Weather was pretty similar to what you had there Will, only it was hovering around 6c.  Banked 4 and had a few shots at some trophy fish, but they weren't moving for anything.  Probably on the no-eat phase prior to spawning. 
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Smashing the pink flies today

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Nice man, getting into the snaps now. Great.
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Wow it took me a long while to get into the forum again all I could see 
was the earlier posts, I missed lots of great posts to ask and contribute Long story short I am in again.
I saw lots of great fly tying, all bit different from the one we tie here.
Specially the parore[spelling] here we call them luderick.
If you don't use weed looking fly there is no chance of catching one.
There was an article about craft fur, I love them 90% of my flies are cruft fur, I have cruft fur that are long enough to make a long fly.
Bought them from spotlight Kmart as bathroom rugs and $2 dollar shops.
I will try to include the fly picture if I can work it out how.
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Yep Vince, I love craft fur flies It can be a tangling bastard material, but it has such natural movement in the water I just put up with that. A good blob of glue in the right places helps a lot, but if the fly gets a serious tangle I now just cut it off and tie another one on. Much quicker than trying to comb out tangled fur
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Glad you are back, you are based on the gold coast if I remember correctly from previous posts?  My brother is now based there so I might be over at some stage by the end of the year. Might PM you for some tips if you don't mind.

I don't know how you gents can stand craft fur. I can't stand the tangling.  Rabbit, marabou and SF blend for me.
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Finn Racoon for me. No straight ends, less is more and moves much nicer in the water to my eye. Pricey though. Depending on where you get it, hair length can be shorter e.g https://www.untamedfliesandtackle.com.au/store/p156/Tanuki_Finn_Raccoon_pelt.html or longer e.g. https://www.caddisflyshop.com/wapsi-finn-raccoon.html

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Originally posted by Jofly Jofly wrote:

Glad you are back, you are based on the gold coast if I remember correctly from previous posts?  My brother is now based there so I might be over at some stage by the end of the year. Might PM you for some tips if you don't mind.

I don't know how you gents can stand craft fur. I can't stand the tangling.  Rabbit, marabou and SF blend for me.


Johan, Vince is having login issues again. I gave him the instructions on how to fix it, but we might not see him back if he can't get it sorted. These bloody login issues still threaten to kill the forum completely
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Originally posted by Snuffit. Snuffit. wrote:

Finn Racoon for me. No straight ends, less is more and moves much nicer in the water to my eye. Pricey though. Depending on where you get it, hair length can be shorter e.g https://www.untamedfliesandtackle.com.au/store/p156/Tanuki_Finn_Raccoon_pelt.html or longer e.g. https://www.caddisflyshop.com/wapsi-finn-raccoon.html


Looks good, would either of these work the same or similar? Might have to give it a try at some point.



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Johan, Vince is having login issues again. I gave him the instructions on how to fix it, but we might not see him back if he can't get it sorted. These bloody login issues still threaten to kill the forum completely [/QUOTE]

That is a real shame, hope it gets sorted.
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Heyyyy I am in again.Clap
Craig I did every thing you said didn't work,
registered twice didn't work, then kept changing things around some how it work, don't ask me what I did haven't got a clue.
Hope it will work the next time.

Now about cruft fur, I don't get much tangles some times the tail goes under the shank, it happens with other materials as well, easily pulled off.
that second grey fly next to the clouser, I fished it yesterday, after some 10 small queenfish and 2 trevallythere was some damage to the fur eyes were missing, but it was still fishable.

Jofly when you come here I can do better than advice, I can take you fishing if I am around, I go away a lot.
Like I am going to Twizel {spelling] NZ around the end of year not set a date yet, to try the canals for that big salmons and browns you got there.
Let me know don't expect fishing will be good, I haven't seen a kingfish or GT for 4 years now, some thing is wrong some where.
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Good work there Vince for getting back in Even if you don't know how it happened

Very generous offer of yours to Johan. It looks like I got lucky on my brief fishing visit to GC. Aside from our GT luck though we did find the rest of the fishing difficult. But it's surprising there is anything going on there at all when you consider the small size and shallowness of the GC estuary system and the number of people living around it. It really is urban fishing of the most intensley fished kind. I think having a bunch of species that don't really want to bite helps a lot. Especially those bloody bream!

Anyway, good luck at the canals You might be standing shoulder to shoulder with a thousand other Aussies by the time the end of the year swings around
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Thanks Vince, that is indeed very generous.  I'll keep in touch when I have some plans in place.

I am a fan of bream. Have caught both the east coast and west coast varieties on fly and enjoy the challenge.  Flathead are fun too and I hear they get big out east.  Would also like to get some decent whiting on fly at some point.

In the meant time I need to get out on the local reef. The trevs and parore are around again. Going to try and get out this coming week.
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Craig when I saw fish of the day program there was hardly any one,
I hate crowd, I liked the place easy fishing for old guys like me.
About bream most frustrating I caught more by catch on 2/0 hooks fishing for tarpon.

Jofly I have caught lots of different fish on fly including tod fish but none whiting, to be fair I don't fish much for them, lure fisherman catch them on poppers.
I saw in the fly section once some one made a fly with clear pen,
they do that in poppers here and catch whiting on the surface.

Had the same trouble logging, now I know.
Craig like you said go incognito, but had to register incognito. 

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Well, it's never been like me to do things the normal way, but me and my wife just booked to fly up to Waiheke for a week. I know winter isn't the right time to fish it, but what the hey.

Will be on the island from 9th July till 15th. If anyone wants to catch up I'd love to 🤗 even if it's just for a beer. Completely understand if no one wants to head over to the island in the middle of winter, but thought I'd throw it out there!

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