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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:28 am    Post subject: Queenfish on the fly Reply with quote


Allthough I missed the opening day on Chew Sad ,i made up for it Fishing in Dubai whilst visiting my daughter.
Many thanks go to the guys at Ocean active,for giving me one of the highlights of my flyfishing so far Very Happy .
Delight,frustration and "heart in mouth "is all I can describe how the morning went,as the fish were not "playing ball"at all Confused.
We tried several areas looking for baitfish and diving birds to know avail,just the odd pluck,follow ect.
As we approached an area facing the Burj(as in the picture),we found bait fish and diving birds and more importantly Queens and King fish hitting hard! Smile.
This was my best chance so far.Out went an olive and white size2 clouser on a rio inter on my trusted Bloke SLP 10wt.I had several follows in the next few casts,then had a fish on that promptly spat the Hook Rolling Eyes .I was begining to think that luck was not on my side.The next cast,i actualy saw the fish take the fly and turn(the water was that clear)I strip/strike and a good fish was on 8)It took all my available flyline and into the backing,taking me on a merry dance.I gradualy got it under control and close to the boat with a couple of deep dives the fight was over.Damon the captain,tailed the fish 1st time of asking.And what a great fish it was too.A lovely queen fish finaly that was quickly photographed and safely returned.Over the moon and still shaking I cast out again.Within seconds I was hit again!This queen was bigger as we both saw it as it approached the boat.Then the hook pulled! Crying or Very sad.That was it for the morning and we returned to the marina.

Its great to see Dubai fishing retuning to its best after all the sand dredging,work ect.Fly fishing is really just taking off with the chance of Queen,King,various trevalys,barracuda,grouper and various other species.Obviously I will be back for more Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks amazing Steve. My mate Nick owns Ocean Active and I've been meaning to get out there for years. The GTs they catch are absolutely huge!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a small world Dave Cool .Loads of South Africans around the U.A.E.
You must go mate.Will give Nick a shout for you Wink.Steve Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.oceanactive.com
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Shop Location: Dubai G
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blondie wrote:
Its a small world Dave Cool .Loads of South Africans around the U.A.E.
You must go mate.Will give Nick a shout for you Wink.Steve Smile


Please do - he has always been an annoyingly good fisherman. We went to boarding school together and he always used to catch the most and biggest fish on trips. He is also the biggest tackle tart on the planet Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Queenfish on the fly Reply with quote

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That's what the SLP was designed for, Steve! Fantastic pics and write up. Cool

Barrow Tanks will never be the same for you again! Laughing Sadly its been a while since I have had to grip the rod further up the blank like that. Sad

How heavy was that Queenfish? Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was not weighed Alan.Catch ,release and onto the next fish. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a hell of a bend in your Bloke SLP Steve Cool And a nice report to go with the trophy shots.

Well done Mate Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Tony.You taught me well mate Wink .Will make a date for a "croc" hunt soon Cool Steve. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good looking fish !
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