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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:01 pm 
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Hi guys,

Thanks ! for welcoming me to IA forum.

Posting some pics of my first mahseer fishing trip, on the Cauvery.

Have posted the report in the introductions section.

Small silver mahseer at Bheemeshwari

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Fishing @ Galibore

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Just before, I lost a big mahseer on live crab @ Kengal rapids

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Anyone, know the history of this mahseer head (@ JLR office, Bheemeshwari) ?

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Wild boar @ Bheemeshwari

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Will post photos of my Lakshwadeep fishing trip shortly.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:25 pm 
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Hi Fly fisher,
The head is a clay replica of some fish that was caught a while back. I have examined it in detail.
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Owen


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:41 am 
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nice pics... fishing with live crabs sounds impressive.. as I am trying to learn few things .. I would like to know, how u manage to keep the crab from hiding under some rocks.. (the river bed frm the pic looks rocky)..wont the fish miss it ..?... thanx... santosh


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:54 am 
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It's a game of hide and seek that they play in the river. :lol:
More interesting is how the crab is presented :roll:


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exactly .. thats what i m so keen to know...

Santosh


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:10 pm 
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Take the pincers off the crab so that he can't snip your line. Place the hook under his body and tie it down with some very fine monofilament, and let him take a stroll. :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:18 pm 
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Hi Owen,

The fish head looked as if,the fish had been skinned, and then mounted.

It must have been over 100+ lbs, right ?


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Makarand


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:25 pm 
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No mate it was a clay replica that was very well made.
Yes should have been a 100 pound fish at least.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:09 pm 
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hi flyfisher,

nice report. by the way what is the size of the hook and what make? do you do any flyfishing in india? and which fish do you target?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:26 pm 
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Hi Aamir,

The hook is an Owner SSW Cutting Point, size 8/0
http://www.ownerhooks.com.au/allpurpose.html

I started flyfishing in the U.S, targetting mostly trout, and Salmon.

Have caught only small fish on a fly rod in India.

On the Cauvery river I caught chilwa (for bait), on a fly rod.
Size 14 Hare's Ear was deadly on the chilwa.

Since it was my first time Mahseer fishing, I focussed on the proven methods i.e bait fishing with ragi/crab.

I saw a lot of carp hitting topwater. Dry flies should work fine for them.
Damsel flies should be equally effective, as I saw lot a of them on the Cauvery.

Before my trip to the Cauvery, I was not aware of the murrel fishing. But from what I know now, bass bugs like frog patterns, foam divers should work well.


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Makarand


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:26 pm 
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hi makrand,

thanks alot for the info. can you specify which hares ear since there are a lot of flies by that name. i love fly fishing and i will try that pattern. have you tried fly fishng for saltwater fish? if so which pattern works? i have gummy minnow and enricos mackerel flies with me.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:47 am 
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Hi Aamir,

The Hare's ear I used, is a pattern that I tied myself. It is tannish in color, with a flash back.

Something like this

http://www.rainysflies.com/images/444/304.jpg

I have done some saltwater flyfishing in the surf, for surf perch.

Where do you fly fish in saltwater ? And for what species ? What tackle do you use ?


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Makarand


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:16 pm 
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hi makarand,

never tried flyfishing in saltwater :roll: . i have two flies for saltwater fish which i mentioned before. i thought you might know how and
for which spiecies to use them.

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aamir.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:52 am 
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Hi Aamir,

I was trying to understand, the type of flyfishing tackle you plan to use.

Also what is the size of the flies ?

If you do not have fly fishing tackle, you can fish flies with a bubble float on spinning tackle.


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Makarand


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:50 pm 
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hello makarand,

i have a 5wt fly rod approx 7ft in length. i bought the rod and reel from musjid bunder, bombay. there is no mention of the manufacturers name on either the reel or the rod. i have put cabelas prestige wf 5 flyline on it. i have fur ant fly no-14 size , enricos mackerel size 3/0 and gummy minnow size 2. you mentioned bonefish in your lakshwadeep article. do we have bonefish in our waters?

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aamir.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:02 am 
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Hi Aamir,

For saltwater flyfishing, you need a mimimum of 8 wt, 9 foot fly rod.
For casting big flies like the 3/0 enrico mackrels, a 5 wt will not do.

You can use the 5 wt fly rod for casting small flies like the size 14 ant.

Also you will need to use a fly line with tropical coating (based on your location in Gujarat).
The cabelas presitige line you have, is most likely a coldwater line.

See this link for a buyers guide on fly lines.
http://www.rioproducts.com/buyersguide.php

If you want to develop an interest in saltwater flyfishing, I suggest reading this excellent book
http://www.amazon.com/Fly-Fishing-Saltw ... F8&s=books

Where do you plan to flyfish/fish ?

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Makarand


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:56 pm 
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Thanks a lot for the info makarand. can you tell me what would happen to the line if i used it in my climate? ahmedabad climate is hot and dry.moreover how do i take care of the line? i have fished for rainbow trout on the tirthan river in himachal with spinners. next time i will be using the fly rod.

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aamir.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:59 pm 
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By the way all my flyfishing will be mostly in fresh water.


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