FLY FISHING ON THE REEF

FLY FISHING ON THE REEF

Well, if you’re game, really keen to bend that rod, and hope to stay connected to all manner of tropical speedsters, casting the long wand around shallow reef structure and bommies can yield some surprising captures.

Anything that will crunch a lure will eagerly do the same to a fly. Hang on, its not for the faint hearted, but the inner glow and sense of satisfaction as the species list mounts into uncharted territory can have its own special pleasure.

Fly fishermen are like that.

Coral Trout, various Trevally, Cod, Mackerel, Barracuda and even Nannygai have all fallen to the fly too often to be flukes. It’s up to your imagination, angling skills and perhaps spirit of adventure. Be prepared to lose some gear though, as these critters play dirty.