9wt fly rod, Where to buy in Perth

 I've  recently started fly fishing, I purchased a 9wt Wildfisher rod and a Shimano Bio Craft reel and I'm getting about 50-60 ft on the casts on a windy day.

Captures of small GT's, queenies, flathead and black snapper are becoming more consistant from a boat or walking the flats around Carnarvon.

Somehow I managed to put the hook point right into the blank of the rod (about a foot from the tip) while casting and then it broke not long after that.

I'll be in Perth later this week/early next and I'm looking for a new rod around the $350 mark.

Where is the best shops for fly gear in Perth?

Thanks.


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I have the same

Tue, 2013-10-29 12:23

I have the same rod but not quite getting the distance you can . I'm struggling with the Salt water line. ( It casts alot different than trout line ) I will be going to see the owner of Flyworld for some lessons. His shop is in Maylands/ Bayswater and is a great guy to deal with.

For all your fly gear i recomend you drop into his shop, but for a new rod he might be priced a bit higher than you want to spend. ( he stocks high quallity rods)

My other rods are Sage that i bought from Bluewater Morley( also got the Wildfisher there )  but the no longer stock fly gear. One of the site sponsers might be able to help you or point you in the right direction. Try Oceanside Tackle and Marine , great guys there .

Here is a link to Flyworld , definately worth a look around his store .  http://www.flyworld.com.au/view/home/

Cheers Grant ..

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 Thanks for the link Grant,

Tue, 2013-10-29 13:47

 Thanks for the link Grant, I'll go and have a look while I'm down there.

Here's a little flats caught GT.

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Nice

Tue, 2013-10-29 13:52

Nice,  that little beast would have been fun in the skinny water .

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 Yep, minature balls of

Tue, 2013-10-29 16:18

 Yep, minature balls of muscle.

 They are hard to sight fish wading on the flats because they move so fast and spook easy. Much easier out of the boat tho.

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Now, that looks like fun.

Tue, 2013-10-29 17:00

I'll have to give that a go, I've never really given fly fishing a good go, but will have to. What other species do you catch on a fly?

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 Tony you can the fly rod

Tue, 2013-10-29 19:13

 Tony you can the fly rod fixed under warranty, go see Rohan  at Bluewater myaree,north lake rd.

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Tony

Tue, 2013-10-29 20:23

What I have found easier is to go  in 2s, ie 8wt, 10wt 6wt etc.

There does seem to be more choice in these I noticed rather than the odd numbered wt rods. Use a 6wt down here for Herring, tailor etc and its great fun. Up in Dampier used an 8wt and rarely the 10, but never targetted sails etc. 8wt was great until a GT tore it a new a/hole

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 The 9 wt was recomended as a

Wed, 2013-10-30 13:41

 The 9 wt was recomended as a good allrounder for northern waters, once I realy get the hang of it I might look at something smaller.

Or heavier, who knows.

Thanks

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 Chris from flyworld will

Tue, 2013-10-29 20:36

 Chris from flyworld will sort you mate but stocks high end gear like Thomas and Thomas I have one in the 9 weight I love it otherwise put a post up on saltwater fly forum always a bagain to be had on there. Plenty of gun swoffas on that site from Carnarvon.Your doing well to cast 50 to 60 in the wind good work.

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 Thanks for that, only

Wed, 2013-10-30 13:54

 Thanks for that, only getting 50-60 every now and then. A good day will be 1 in 3 casts, can't wait till I can get 50 all the time with minimal false casting.

I haven't seen many blokes fly fishing around Carnarvon, plenty up a at Exmouth.

 

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 Jump on saltwater flyishing

Wed, 2013-10-30 18:57

 Jump on saltwater flyishing forum mate and introduce yourself you will be surprised.

if you ever get up to Exxy let me know.

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Try Bluewater Melville or

Thu, 2013-10-31 11:35

Try Bluewater Melville or Flyworld in bayswater for the answer to your post.

Hey profish, do you have to be a financial member of saltwater flyrodders to get on the forum as I put a request in a while ago and didn't get a response ?!

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mate go to www.mudhole.com

Thu, 2013-10-31 12:23

mate go to www.mudhole.com and build your own for less than half the price of the high end stuff. i built a 5wt for trout down south and its awesome! im going to build a 6"6 3wt next for the tighter areas. fly rods are the easiest rods to build and mine only took me 3 hours with no rod lathe. give it a go.

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Hey crezz thanks for the link

Sun, 2013-11-03 10:58

Hey crezz thanks for the link ...mind blown !

just what I need another fish related hobby ;)
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 Hey rusty the site I was

Sun, 2013-11-03 13:06

 Hey rusty the site I was talking about is Australian saltwater fly fishing forum. Just keep trying to log membership with the wa fly rodders you don't have to be a financial member but they take a while to accept.

Dan

 

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Hey profish , the Australian

Sun, 2013-11-03 16:44

Hey profish , the Australian saltwater one looks pretty good ..however the 'joincode' email thing isn't working and when you try the 'contact us' option it then asks for another 'join code' haha pretty ironic I think -__-
are you a member and if so can you hit them up to get the auto response for 'join code' to work ?
Eternally in your debt
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