Pink Snapper On Fly.


Wondering if any members on here have had any experience with catching pinks on fly?
Just after a bit of info in regards to what setups you have run...Got another trip planned later in the year up in Shark Bay and thinking of mixing things up a bit and targeting them on the wand.



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Ive never targeted Snaps on

Tue, 2015-01-27 15:58

Ive never targeted Snaps on the wand , but it shouldn't be too difficult when they are on, Full sinking line maybe a weighted fly as well and strip it through some burley..Have the wand ready to go and whip it out when the opportunity arises is the best way.

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 A mate of mine regularly

Tue, 2015-01-27 18:49

 A mate of mine regularly gets them of the yak in the sound...i thibk he uses a squid imitation fly

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Tue, 2015-01-27 18:59

 oh yeah! Apart from drift baiting in 10ft of water fly fishing for em in supershallows even better! 

6-8 wt setup to have sum fun. Pink things n basically any baitfishimitation fly will nail em!

Just make sure youve got a good stock of flys cos when you get bricked enough you startlosing flies!

It'll be the best fun you've had!!

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Get in touch

Tue, 2015-01-27 19:21

with Alan Beven who runs Shikari charters.

He's done it a fair bit

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Cheers for the replies

Wed, 2015-01-28 07:11

Cheers for the replies fellas!

Matt, yeah I've already spoken to him.

Tangles, how would the 8wt go up against them? The water I'm fishing is quite shallow, I'd say the deepest part would be 6-7m at the most and averaging around 3m deep. The pinks average around the 70cm-80cm mark.

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Wed, 2015-01-28 08:20

 easy. Thats all I use. And im usually in 10-12ft of water fishn gutters inbetween ledges. Get bricked on a few but when your that shallow its a matter of luck whether the pink goes left to the reef or right out into the sand! A good honest fight on lightish gear but good fun. You could use heavier gear but better on lighter stuff. Tie your own flies even more rewarding on the hookups

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Cheers tangles, thanks for

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:55

Cheers tangles, thanks for the info mate.