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Putting my fly rod to the test #13454732 02/28/20 05:47 PM
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I hooked a fish on my fly rod and while I was pulling it in something bigger decided to eat it. After nearly an hour fighting the fish, it turned out to be a large protected sandbar shark, so we release it. The sandbar was one of the biggest I have seen and would easily go over 100 pounds.

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Re: Putting my fly rod to the test [Re: Osbornfishing] #13454834 02/28/20 07:28 PM
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Well done. What weight rod? I do mainly bay fishing when I go and use an 8 weight.

Re: Putting my fly rod to the test [Re: Curt0407] #13454908 02/28/20 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Curt0407
Well done. What weight rod? I do mainly bay fishing when I go and use an 8 weight.


The reel is an Okuma SLV 10/11 and the rod is an Ugly Stik 11/12 Wt. I fish a great deal offshore with this set-up and it is very effective. I also use an 8 wt In the bay. I was trying to get a mako eeks

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Re: Putting my fly rod to the test [Re: Osbornfishing] #13455456 02/29/20 01:18 PM
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Re: Putting my fly rod to the test [Re: Osbornfishing] #13455550 02/29/20 02:57 PM
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Re: Putting my fly rod to the test [Re: Osbornfishing] #13455709 02/29/20 06:21 PM
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Curious what fly line you use that can take that abuse? Also, what kind and size fly do you use to try to catch Mako's? Great report and thanks.
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Re: Putting my fly rod to the test [Re: Osbornfishing] #13456029 03/01/20 01:52 AM
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I use several different types of line both floating and sinking. This was Cortland 444 sinking. For Mako I normally use floating line. The important thing is the leader. I use 6 feet of Cortland 120 pound toothy critter tie-able steel leader. It is great for all the toothy fish like kingfish, wahoo, and sharks. If I am after IGFA world records I can only use 12” of the steel leader. The fly is an Osborn Vermilion Snapper Fly. It is a 10 inch, 2 hook fly that resembles a dying snapper. It is good for kingfish, red snapper, jacks, sharks, wahoo... I will see if I have a picture.

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Oh and the other important part of the set-up is the backing. I use 500 yards of 100 pound Power Pro and I have been close to being spooled several times lol.

Re: Putting my fly rod to the test [Re: Osbornfishing] #13456156 03/01/20 04:38 AM
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That had to be one "AWESOME FIGHT". boxing Good job! cheers


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Re: Putting my fly rod to the test [Re: Osbornfishing] #13460718 03/05/20 02:32 AM
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Congrats. You seem to be having a heck of a 2020 so far cheers

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Re: Putting my fly rod to the test [Re: sdavis24] #13461957 03/06/20 02:59 AM
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Congrats. You seem to be having a heck of a 2020 so far cheers


Thanks sdavis24. I am working on a crazy Texas state record goal. The goal has already resulted in catching some great fish and fishing in some exciting places this year.

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