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Alex Broad – Not fly fishing, but pretty sweet


I know its not fly fishing, but, I was recently invited out for a fish with local salt fly gun Andrew Marshall.

We were armed to the hilt with salt fly, jigging and trolling gear, unfortunately the weather didn’t allow for any salt flying, but we did get into some good Kingies on the jigs.

My first ever Kingie, around 11kg, not massive, but I was stoked to pop that cherry, the raw power of these fish is amazing!

Andrew landed a 15kg specimen, and another mate Brad got into a 23kg horse on some seriously light gear.

I dont imagine we’d have much luck trying to land these on fly rods, but we might be silly enough to try it one day…………………………

Andrew informs me there have been a few Albacore Tuna caught out wide, a great target for the fly rod, watch this space!

2 responses

  1. Mate those are some good looking Kingfish.

    You’d want to be fishing a lifetime warranty if you went after big sea fish on the fly. 😉

    February 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

    • Cheers Chris,
      Lifetime warranty on the rod would be advantageous, personally I’d be more worried about loosing entire fly lines!
      Keep an eye out, we may be stupid enough to try it some day soon………………….

      February 25, 2011 at 11:48 am

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