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Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by rustybee, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. rustybee

    rustybee Active Member

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    Mako shark on the fly that these fellas had no hope in hell of landing. Fast forward to the 8 min mark for the action.

     
  2. ryfly

    ryfly Addicted to flyfishing

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    That is awesome.
     
  3. Bonefish Jack

    Bonefish Jack Strictly FF

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    The excitement in these guys' voices is what makes the video so cool. Yeah, the shark is cool, too ...
     
  4. rustybee

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    LOL in bed this morning and woke up the mrs when he said

    "Yeah. F**k yeah we want it."

    "OMG look at that f**king fish!"

    "Oh your so f**king beautiful! Jesus!.... sorry...."

    "When he eats, I'm going to drive away so that he doesn't jump on the boat."
     
  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I have a trip for these bad boys booked. Probably won't suck.

    But it probably won't be as cool as that.
     
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    Love to hear a report when you get back!
     
  8. Dan Cuomo

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    I believe the shark fin hat was the deciding factor. Amazing vid.
     
  9. cant believe it ate the indicator
     
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    Wow, pretty crazy!
     
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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    I was fishing in the same tournament as those guys that day. They were pretty pumped when they got back to the landing. You lose points in the tournament for any fly you lose to a fish, so you take a risk casting to the big ones, but I'd rather pull on another one of those than win a tournament any day. I only know of two makos in that size class that have been landed on fly - mine in 2006 and another one by a guy named Everet Evans a few years ago. He's a lucky bastard when it comes to big makos. He got into one around 300 pounds a couple of days after I last fished for makos (and only landed one small one) last summer:

     
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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    And here's a clip of Everet's big one:

     
  14. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Sharks are really awesome creatures! Thanks for those vids, alpinetrout!
     
  15. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    What is that fly? It looks like an old mop! Can you explain the materials and what it is imitating?
     
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    We'll generally tease the sharks with a mackerel or some other bait, sometimes with a squid skirt over it. If we are using a skirt, we'll generally try to match the color of the fly to the skirt (usually red or green). They seem to react better when everything matches. A lot of the time, we'll just toss a dead mackerel teaser, in which case the fly pattern doesn't seem to matter as much. Mako sharks aren't particularly picky, so it's more about putting something out there that's big enough to catch their attention when they're preoccupied with more exciting things like a chum bucket or the zincs on the motor.
     
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  17. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Wow! My forearm cramped-up just watching . . .