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by Jonathan
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Handling Sailfish
Replies: 22
Views: 1716

Re: Handling Sailfish

I did have an eat from a free-swimmer but that’s another story. IMHO one eat from a free swimmer is worth any number of teased up fish. :whistle: I have not been there for a few years now but both Dominic and Ian who did the fly guiding at the time were good to the fish and on two occasions we “res...
by Jonathan
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Handling Sailfish
Replies: 22
Views: 1716

Re: Handling Sailfish

Agree Peter - we used to see a good number at Rompin struggling on the surface :(. I have not noticed this elsewhere, but it may also be happening and not be seen. The relative numbers caught at Rompin would be out of proportion, plus the often glassy Rompin water that you mention makes it pretty ea...
by Jonathan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Handling Sailfish
Replies: 22
Views: 1716

Re: Handling Sailfish

Agreed Paul. I do still have a reservation in the back of my mind that catch and release generally might not be too good for the fish (but enough on that for the present).
More important - did you catch fish?
Great restaurant in Rompin (if I could only remember its name :( ).
Jon
by Jonathan
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Handling Sailfish
Replies: 22
Views: 1716

Re: Handling Sailfish

I do have a picture with one on my lap Paul, but feel embarrassed every time I look at it. :( Fortunately as Gary notes they have a "handle" :D to hang onto while in the water alongside the boat and I agree keep them there - they are generally not too big as billfish (and even tarpon) go. My billfis...
by Jonathan
Thu May 28, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: The evolution of Catch and Release
Replies: 13
Views: 1482

Re: The evolution of Catch and Release

I would suggest that in our own interests the "virtues" of "catch and release" (which in certain quarters is perceived as a practice that simply caters to the entertainment of "recreational" fisherman) should not be loudly marketed. I have rather resorted to "selective harvesting" (although my crite...
by Jonathan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Too wide a casting arc...
Replies: 53
Views: 5788

Re: Too wide a casting arc...

I only ever remember seeing them swim anti-clockwise. But I’m sure there is more to it than that. Cheers, Paul That is interesting Paul - my reaction on reading this is that (although I had never really thought of it) this is not the case - generally (maybe always?) the bait balls we see swim clock...
by Jonathan
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Sexyloops Mothership
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: The Sexyloops Mothership

Paul I believe that is a copy of my old boat, that you and Beerie slept on many years ago when staying with us on Gold Coast. Even the length is similar.
Of course the artists impression makes it look far more luxurious.
Jon
by Jonathan
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: What are you thinking when you false cast?
Replies: 12
Views: 2468

Re: What are you thinking when you false cast?

I now believe that the buoyant flies sit at the roof of the mouth, and when they open their mouths that can pop out. So I’m going to tie a hook up there too! Interesting! Have you thought about brazing two hooks together before tying the fly, I.E. your normal hook (in the vice) and then attaching a...
by Jonathan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 7915

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

I very seldom use gloves particularly for the purpose Paul, although I do generally fish in gloves (at my age skin cancer is a concern). For smaller fish (most of what I catch) such as bonefish I use a Moana Kofe hook release which I first saw (and purchased from the late Moana) on Kiritimati some y...
by Jonathan
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 7915

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

There are more studies as a quick google will show (not my field of expertise). Some relate only to a relatively short period (and deal in part with predator fatality after release - which was removed from the equation in Yeeting's study), but some are more similar. https://www3.carleton.ca/fecpl/pd...

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