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Post by Paul Arden » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:21 am

I’m going to ask you some questions about Sailfish but first I have to look for the fat lady :cool:
It's an exploration; bring a flyrod.

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Post by Mangrove Cuckoo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:16 pm

Hantu Tetek wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:57 am
As long as your rod can throw the size of fly to present to the sailfish then you're fine.
:yeahhh:

I believe you are right sir!

I feel the same is true for tarpon but everyone is concerned about my sanity when I say it, so I just keep it to myself.
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Post by Graeme H » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:11 am

Paul Arden wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:25 am
What’s interesting about these leaders is how many needles you break in such a short time.
I think you must be doing something wrong Paul. I haven't broken a single needle in the time I've been making them.
Hantu wrote:He's the one who carries a notepad with him everywhere to jot down his brilliant ideas right?

No, actually I don't write any of my ideas down. If one is that "brilliant", I'll be mulling on it obsessively for a few days until I have it built or solved.

Besides, does anyone carry a notepad these days? Every phone has a voice memo or note app. :D

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Post by Hantu Tetek » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:34 pm

Paul Arden wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:21 am
I’m going to ask you some questions about Sailfish but first I have to look for the fat lady :cool:
There is no need to ask me questions on the Sailfish. Come follow me on my trip on the 10th and 11th of August at Rompin and you can ask the Sails yourself in person.

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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:47 pm

Thanks Ben. I’ll have to see how things are when I’m back online on Saturday. I still haven’t caught up with last week’s emails :D Currently packing to head into Sungai Tiang in about 6 hrs and I haven’t eaten today yet :D But I’m very keen to go and the window is currently clear. :cool:

What sort of flies do I need?

Thanks, Paul
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Post by Hantu Tetek » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:41 am

Hi Paul, just get your arse over to Kuala Rompin by Monday morning. I'm not sure if the bulk of the Sailfish are in yet as there have only been a few catch reports of sailfish landed recently. But they are always around. Just need to follow the birds and hopefully we'll find them. At the very least, you would probably have a shot at casting to Spanish Mackarel, Dorado and Cobia. If all else fails, just treat it as a boating holiday and relax on board.

The fly should be at least 5 inches long and tied with flashy and reflective material. The natural bait is what's called Ikan Selah Kuning (image attached). They also chase anchovies. In my opinion, the larger the fly, the better it would be because fish tend to chase the largest target they can put in their mouth as it means that they get more energy content for the same amount they need to put in chasing their prey.
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