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 Post subject: Shad / Hilsa
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:43 pm 
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Fishaholic

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Hi,

Went on a fly fishing trip for Shad, on the American river in Sacramento, California.
The fish were caught on their spawing run upriver. They migrate from the sea to spawn.

The fish fought hard, and my eight weight fly rod had a tough time handling them.

The Shad, is also known as the Hilsa in India

The fishing was too good. Lost count of the fish, but the count was easily over twenty :D

Here are pictures of two of them.

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tight lines

Makarand


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:48 pm 
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Nice size of those fishes. Really nice location too.

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:57 pm 
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wow this is awesome, I visit California (San Mateo) atleast four times a year, I should hook up with you to fish around


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:53 pm 
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Nice fish mate.......was just wondering how 2 different fish will have the same birthmark.....not the same one clicked twice ?? :wink:

just kidding.........nice catch :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:51 pm 
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hello flyfisher...

congratulations mate...
nice fishes... :lol:

just one request...
can ya please share your whole tackle set-ups for shad/hilsa
because never heard that hilsa caught with rod in hand... :(
details...if ya please

regards
saiki


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:16 pm 
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Hi Flyfisher......

Congrates Buddy........nice catch

I agree with saiki....i haven't heard bout Hilsa being cought by rod.........can you share your secret.....

Take care
Bye

Dev


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:26 pm 
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Hi,

Derek, you are most welcome. Let me know when you are in California, and we will work out something :D

Saiki, and Dev, I was using fly fishing gear. Seven, and Eight weight fly rods. Coupled with Teeny T-200, and Teeny TS-350 sink-tip fly lines respectively.
Size 6, and 8 Shad flies were used. The fly is cast downstream at 45 degrees, and allowed to swing in an arc. All the takes were at the end of the swing.

You can achieve the same results with spinning gear, casting Shad darts.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... hasJS=true

If you are interested, I can PM you the technique (from a book) for shad fishing, with spinning gear. Let me know.

I am no expert at Shad fishing, as this was my first trip for Shad.

All the fish were released :D


tight lines

Makarand


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:18 pm 
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Hey Fly,
Can you post the Shad tech as another thread. It will help us all. I have heard about using spinning gear ti fly fish, something about a see through bobble.

Please fill us in.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:34 pm 
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thanx mate...
for sharing those valuable infos... :-)

regards
saiki


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