Fly fishing Tuna Whitsunday Islands Australia Andy’s Fish Video EP.279

September 10, 2019

Andy’s fishing Hi, every one Andy here today I’m going on
some Tuna it’s reasonably early you can probably tell by the fog on the windows
and the main reason is to get out there nice and early before it gets rough tuna
feet all day there’s been a few around actually so head down to shute harbor and
see if we can’t get a couple stay tuned so I’m all rigged up there’s no need to
go too fast I’m just heading out of the bay and looking for bird, birds uh how
you find tuna if they’re down low that means the Fisher need the surface and if
the birds are up high the the Fisher down a bit deeper the birds can’t see
them really well so they get up higher preferably I’d like to find a school
that stays up for a while there’s no point just chasing birds you need fish
to be like busting up on the surface yeah we’ll see how they go pretty
excited I’d like I’d like to get a bluefin tuna
I still have next you got a whole one of those I’ve dropped the couple and I’ve
got half of one of the boat which was a shark a that one so plenty of Mack tuna
but for no bluefin yet so here’s hoping what you don’t want to do is actually
drive through the school you want to get in your position where they’re coming
towards you or you drift beside them do not want to go through the school now
they’re actually going this way so I’m just going to go here and stop if you
drive through a tuna school obviously they get put down so don’t wreck it for other
people don’t wreck it for yourself just going around them oh yeah coming
straight up and out and that cast is good hopefully they staff a bit alright
fly fishing to these things can be a real challenge hour behind me because
you can’t just rip out 70 meter cast instantly you’ve got to do a few Falls
cast get that line out there so I’m noticing the birds are constantly moving
to the right here so I’m just going to try and get in front
here we go me yep they constantly gallon gun right and I’m hoping the fish will
come across me I might even just stop here it might
work still a bit far away and I’m glad to
come always watching the bird just getting ready yeah
look at that nice nice one cast and the fish don’t seem to be staying up this
morning that’s alright I’ll just keep persisting I can actually see them
swimming around that yes buddy ah all saw that take oh yeah it’s just an
accurate way but these things go hard Oh spare my 10th cast this morning and
actually sorry made it oh oh I’m gonna put a bit more hurt on this guy he’s put
it out five six kilo ah forgot what these things are like such strong fish and he still is staying
with the skill still you need at least 200 meters of line on the back in here
to get even even a 5 kilo Mack tuna how cool is that and I have a lot of time to make
episodes at the moment so if I can come in here in a couple hours
making up the side then I’m also at a lotta weight on that that line now pump
and wine pumping line and try and get these guys in fairly quick because they
do tend it just kill themselves a young they run so hard so long and they just
build up like all their as you I just build up so much lactic acid that
they’re young often you get them back to the boat they’re dead and they’re
actually pretty bad eating it just full of blood and it actually tastes like a
really bad steak nothing like a nice fish so hopefully later on if I can find
another school I’m going to go for the the blue fin tuna here though they are
they’re busting out right next to me look at that that’s a bluefin there
that’s nice and that’s what happens you get your hookup to look up to one I just
start feeding all around you can see swell straight ahead there as well when
he’s doing up there’s one right there right next to the boat this guys doing
cheering circles under the boat it’s probably about 30 meters down I haven’t
seen a fly line yet there’s a flight line just enough line now see that the
bend in that right and I do I really like these TFA’s
they’ve probably got the second best warranty of any rod you can buy in
Australia best one in my mind is uh Gavin Hurley’s stalker fly fishing range oh there he
goes again hold on here do a video another time
about what sort of fly gear I like to use and what’s the best value for money
just too many value for money that’s what it’s all about and there’s actually not much I can do
right this minute he is under the boat and just going down let me try and turn
you turn your head I’m really getting some line on him now actually he’s not dead yet he’s still
kicking but they do fight to the last little secondaries he’s swimming up
towards me here and I tell you what having a fighting
but a little bit bigger than just the end of a like a trout a rod is so good
in these situations I’ve just been digging that right into my stomach and
even with the fighting but it’s standeth get a little bit salt please
you guys going just let done alright you okay fly rod I didn’t rod up in the lead a
nap team I reckon I think you ready just watch any shocks all right good yes always about I’m gonna say that’s five
kilos time maybe a tiny bit over five get that slant I’ll show you that in a
second okay yeah imagine and as I said these are terrible eating so just going
to throw him back you go give you a closer look very chrome looking mack tuna. off you go fish there yes it’s good to
go so the fly I’m using is just a really basic little bait fish pattern
a bit of craft yarn and a bit of sparkle flash and just thread to tie it off and
it’s on a number to get magatsu SL 12 fishing 20-pound leader and just yeah 40
and 20 so just just two sections on the humble eater pretty simple just got to
get in front of them moving nice and fast all right yeah a little bit closer on
the guy might go down yeah out and in there we go yes
straight off top me off you go lost my fly yep
just pushed him too hard that one okay here they are again let’s do it come on
fishy see all around tuna fall on it I didn’t get it
oh he’s looking looking cutting yes oh is it not going through guys and it’s
still feeding oh look at this you lazy swimming around this is great hooked up and they’re just
everywhere still nice you might need it real sit it’s a bit noisy there there’s
a few more tips while I’m reeling this guy in it’s going to take a little while
if you’re going to go after pelagics especially tuna and mackerel and
billfish you want a large area like the school needs to be quite big not small
like a trout reel and you want a couple hundred meters of backing I think I
already mention that before you also want to reel with a young a good drag
like a disc drag or yeah like a cork good cork drag cheat reels only have
clickers you want to stay away from clickers you just you end up just lying
down everywhere and getting tangled you don’t have to have the most expensive
reel but it should have a reasonable drag on it here’s my not coming up this
actually happens very often when you tuna fishing your line tangled and
shoots up as a knot that’s actually a fairly simple one the I’ve had some
really big big knots go go down my line it’s amazing how they end up going
through all the guides I still haven’t broken a rod with it which is good but
hey I’m gonna have to untie that before I get it in a little bit of slack there
we go taking my slack this is where the second person on the
boat would come in quite handy to be real careful of that break break my fly rod
when he takes off hopefully it’s not too tight holding down the mouse is steady
okay that’s untangled pretty easy yet all right keep tension on it make sure
it’s not twisted and we’re back in the game I can see that into my flow on and
there’s a little bit of color in the water that there is would really like a
bluefin tuna but there’s a lot more of these Mac tuna around and bluefin tuna so you
just have to get what you get I guess and I think we’ve got him straightaway
that’s pretty good got it yes and I’m mocking around just
get that hook out one little look at him and off you go fish you take photos of
them you end up killing them so have someone either ready with a camera or
we’ll have a camera going but yeah you don’t want to kill those things they’re
food for Milan selfish and yeah terrible eating basically so this is the fly I’ve
been using I actually cut the tail off because they’re on really small bait
but that’s the one that’s doing it so yeah just really basic very easy to tie
and now here very effective not even here do a little video on how to tie one
of these the truth is I could really catch those things all day long but it’s
kind of boring after that vertical come on say I’ll keep an eye out if
there’s some bluefin tuna I’d really like a bluefin but the tip
for the day is these fish you really need to approach them with we technique
you can’t run straight over the top of them you you can’t use a big motor for
strokes or small small two strokes work the Flies got to be just right
and if you want to catch them on fly you definitely can just them can’t take a
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