First Abrolhos Sambo on Fly...and another broken fly rod

First Abrolhos Sambo on Fly...and another broken fly rod

probably the First Fly Rod Caught sampson fish in WA - Abrolhos Islands.. circa 1997 or 8?

Another broken fly rod.

Started to learn a LOT bout breakin flyrods at this place...Also about knocking big fish over on flyrods...

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 This just popped up in

Fri, 2011-03-18 22:23

 This just popped up in randoms and was worth a comment. Awesome sambo on fly! Can't imagine there would be many that have been hooked and landed on fly!?!?




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 637 reads and no comment,

Fri, 2011-03-18 22:30

 637 reads and no comment, hard to believe.

Awesome capture on the fly!!

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Sat, 2011-03-19 20:11

Probably some thing to do with the author.  Good riddance to bad rubbish!


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 not a bad effort at all. i

Sat, 2011-03-19 18:10

 not a bad effort at all. i wonder how many more have been caught on a fly since this was posted back in 2006. wouldnt be too many at a guess


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hahahah 'and another broken fly rod'

Sat, 2011-03-19 18:23

 soooo worth it nice sambo


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That fish

Sat, 2011-03-19 19:02

has got some serious wieght to it too. It would have been good to witness the capture.

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awsome, ive never heard of

Sat, 2011-03-19 19:22

awsome, ive never heard of anyone tagetting them on fly before.


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I remember there was a skip

Sat, 2011-03-19 19:57

I remember there was a skip working out of the Abrolhos Islands back in the early nineties that used to chase the sambo's on fly, actually looked a lot like the fella on the right of the picture.

From what I remember when they changed the bait in the pots, the sambo's would swarm under the boat and he'd nail em on his SWF rod.

Even recall him steering the boat with his feet while he chased em down!


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Rex Hunt

Sun, 2011-03-20 07:31

I watched a Rex Hunt episode in the nineties- The crayboat skipper (pictured) took Steve Starling over to the islands chasing Sambos on fly. The skipper was casting his flyrod out the window of the wheelhouse- he really new what he was doing. I think Steve Starling snapped a fly rod on the episode as well. 

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on fly.....

Sun, 2011-03-20 11:11

Ryan started targetting them 10 years ago and landed a fair few on fly, this one was from a young Ryan lol at the Gemini wreck when he was a guest presenter back then for FWA


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 Awesome! That woulda given

Sun, 2011-03-20 12:13

 Awesome! That woulda given him some curry!




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Sun, 2011-03-20 12:30

I think it was season 2 or 3 where they showed this if ur interested in trying to find it, certainly gave him some strife!

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I know of someone who targets

Tue, 2011-03-22 01:25

I know of someone who targets them regularly (Noddy). I think he was using the ol cam sigler 16/17 :p. If you've met up with some flyfishers, you'll know the rod. Few of them kicking around :p.