Well, I hit a popular spot in Tuncurry today, determined to give Go-Fish Pete's Green Weed Fly a real workout!! I tied it onto a stronger trace than I usually use - 10lb instead of 6lb, in the hope of not busting off ........ I also put it on the 'top' trace, so that it was higher than the bottom hook, so also less likely to snag.
First side of the Green Weed Fly - dry
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I put some Sydney green weed on the bottom hook & had the Green Weed Fly on the top hook.
The float headed towards an oyster covered pole & I 'encouraged' it to move away & then lifted the rod to bring the line & & recast ...... when a really nice blackie jumped on the hook & took off! A sleeper!
I played the fish & got it to the net & that is when I realised that it had actually taken the Green Weed Fly that Go-Fish Pete so kindly supplied me to 'test'!!! I was Gob Smacked! The others hadn't realised I was fishing with fake weed & were wondering why I was 'going off'!!
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It was a beautiful looking fish in top condition!!
It was really 'hard' fishing today, too - up till then, only one other fish had been caught & there were 4 of us fishing! I despatched the fish into my bucket & tossed the float & fly back into the drink!
The float went down & I struck ...... it was a snag! I wasn't too worried about that, as it has happened there before & I gave a sharp jerk to release it. Up came the float & line ..... MINUS THE GREEN WEED FLY!!! I couldn't believe it!! Somehow the top trace managed to snag & bust off cleanly whilst the bottom trace didn't get snagged at all!
I was heart broken! I may see if my neighbours kids can go for a swim when the water clears & see if they can find it! (Or I could ask Keith .......) Somehow, I don't think the other blackie fishos would be impressed if I did!
Well, I now know that the weed fly WORKS!!! I'll be putting in an order for some more!!
Cheerio for now
Edited by Roberta, 17 August 2008 - 05:48 PM.