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A Couple More...

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 3:29 pm
by Marrakai
The Gold Bomber Rattle Rouser accounted for an assortment of tropical freshwater fish again yesterday,
including catfish, tarpon, and barra. I fished the GBRR exclusively all day, with a work-mate, Dave, who is also a keen fly-fisho.
Interesting that we never snagged each other once, despite having two 10-weight lines in the air much of the time, occasionally overlapping behind!
Unfortunately most of the barra in the lotus-lined billabong up on the floodplain were 'green' fish around 50cm, and despite plenty of hard work (?) we
couldn't find a keeper.

A couple of better fish were hooked in the runoff at the main river, including one that kept my fly!

Best in the boat was a nice clean 70cm specimen, pictured. Dave captured most of the fight on video.

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Barra_onFly_70cm_3.jpg
Apparently the majority of big barra east of Darwin are still being caught way downstream at the river-mouths,
but they should start moving up soon. I'm running out of free weekends!

PS: here's a nice pic of a tarpon too, heaps of these little guys around at the moment, and they are voracious!
Tarpon_onFly_3.jpg

Re: A Couple More...

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 5:07 pm
by oog663
G'day Marrakai,
Over the last few weeks you've enjoyed some great Fly moments,Love your Pics,Your blessed to live in Fishing Heaven.Well done and keep up the good work. clapclap clapclap Cheers Steve

Re: A Couple More...

Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 11:31 pm
by Mully
still have not managed a tarpon as yet caught a lot of lilies but no tarpon its on my must get before i die list ,,,great fishing pictures and great fly fishing thumbsupsmilie

Re: A Couple More...

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:00 am
by Marrakai
Thanks for your encouragement, guys.

Been trying to get out for a long-tail, but its been trying...!!
Blowing its guts out every weekend, can't see the tuna schools busting-up for the white-caps!
Couldn't cast a fly-line into the wind anyway!

Consoled myself with a few sessions off the rock-wall in front of my work-place.
Just had this nice queenie for dinner this evening:-
nailed him during my lunch-hour on a weighted chartreuce/white Brooks Blonde I tied two days before.
Of course, its buggered now! Image

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LunchtimeQueenie.jpg
All good, but getting impatient for a calm weekend!

Re: A Couple More...

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:17 pm
by MXB
@Marrakai . . .

Excellent stuff and well done landing that nice queenfish and all the more exciting on your homemade flies thumbsupsmilie

The Tarpon are great fish to catch and fight well above their weight

MXB

howdy

Re: A Couple More...

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:12 pm
by Rupe
nice fish marrakai...

not sure about the jungle safari hat though!

lol lol lol

Re: A Couple More...

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:14 pm
by Mully
its an awesome hat i want one ,,,nice fish mate did she taste good droolsmilie

Re: A Couple More...

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:08 pm
by MXB
Mully wrote:its an awesome hat i want one ,,,nice fish mate did she taste good droolsmilie
I agree . . . love that hat. The Marrakai trademark thumbsupsmilie

MXB

Re: A Couple More...

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:54 am
by Tyenna Dave
Another fan of the hat and the fish !
Nice work for a lunch break ,
Dave ...

Re: A Couple More...

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:06 am
by YOUNGGUN
Quality fishing right out front of work thumbsupsmilie what more could you ask for clapclap