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Yea as Craig said would really test your flyfishing skills to get a hookup from that lot.......................NOT!!!!

Some seriously big fish in that lot!
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Nice vid! Does anyone recognise these bruisers? You wouldn't want to get your wadger out for any reason at this spot!


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Wish they were Tiger sharks!
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Yeah there the pet ones at the south end,
They get fed at least three times a day by the tourist boats

you wanna see the one me and will saw on a flat Nearby, 200lbeasy!
It cameright up to will, must have expected lunch.

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Yep if they are 100 plb the one we saw was definetly 200 for sure, amazing what idiot would throw a fly at a 200 plb GT with a nine weight rd, being dreaming about that dinosaur ever since.
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Originally posted by Jaapie Jaapie wrote:

Wish they were Tiger sharks!

LOL I'm with you on this one Kev, or maybe those giant testicle crunching Amazon pacu LOL 

In terms of fishing. I'll be happy with a 20lber on the flats thanks Smile
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Same!

that's the one thingthat surprised me the most from visits to Aitutaki,
How there really hard to target in places were yoyve got any chance of landing,

Suppose that's the reason why the berley up method in Xmas island became what it is,
the clients expect easy success,
Supply and demand.
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Yep, a wild GT cruising the flats is a real challenge. The few I've had the chance to cast to were in the right spot for a cast so quickly that I either muffed the shots or failed to get the fly in front. Bonefish, by contrast, normally give you buckets more time... or don't even move. A cruising GT can be out of reach moments after you've spotted it.  

That's why they need to feed them until they're tame enough for easy shots at Xmas Island Wink


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Interesting video for those going to the topics, interesting participitation from NZ?.
https://vimeo.com/120004542
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Good practices there, thanks for posting Wiil.

Approach with extreme caution - I NEVER look where my back cast is going....
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https://vimeo.com/103243677

Teaser for anyone going to the tropics.

I,m off to Aitutaki next friday, weather looks marvelous

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/aitutaki_airport
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Will, it IS cyclone season...      good onya for being brave
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Yeah LOL, they where meant to have 5 cyclones this year but none have come through yet, got to be in it to win it.
Not sure if those links work for you but dont for me, when you do links it makes you enter the address twice?.
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Yeah, I couldn't get the link to work. Just looked at Metvuw ten day forecast for southpacific.
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Just fixed the links, enjoy the video if you havent seen it allready. Hopefully i get lucky all those bad weather systems seem to be sliding down before they get to aitutaki, I,ll take the hit here if can avoid it there
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Ah ha, so you've got GT's on the mind.

Try the entrance to the harbour at about 3am! (use wire cable for fly line )
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well then, our CXI planning has led to an absolute 5hit storm of fly tying, so far my mate Coch and I ave tied ~400+ bonefish flies... super special [and probably completely redundant] materials have been sourced from all over the globe... videos watched, forums scoured, medical emergencies reviewed [strep infections and diphtheria anyone?], cyclone Pam damage checked [none at all], gear checked [I'm taking #6, #8, #10, #11, #12 and #14 rigs], leaders built... roll on goddam duck season I need a break from all this fussing!! LOL I expect that other bonefish/GT virgins were exactly the same prior to their trips. 
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400 bonefish flies. You'll probably bring home three hundred and ninety six! Always good to have plenty of variety though Thumbs Up The tying frenzy and long awaited build up to any tropical trip is all part of the fun. I'm already getting myself sorted for October!
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Originally posted by Snuffit. Snuffit. wrote:

well then, our CXI planning has led to an absolute 5hit storm of fly tying, so far my mate Coch and I ave tied ~400+ bonefish flies... super special [and probably completely redundant] materials have been sourced from all over the globe... videos watched, forums scoured, medical emergencies reviewed [strep infections and diphtheria anyone?], cyclone Pam damage checked [none at all], gear checked [I'm taking #6, #8, #10, #11, #12 and #14 rigs], leaders built... roll on goddam duck season I need a break from all this fussing!! LOL I expect that other bonefish/GT virgins were exactly the same prior to their trips. 

Have a blast Nick, I look forward to reading of your adventures.
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