Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Jonathan Tachell, Aug 5, 2013.
Sweet ratfish that was cruising the flats along Puget Sound and found my fly appealing.
That's just plain nasty. Nasty barbs on that fish
U G L Y you ain't got no alibi Nice to catch a new species on the fly, but they are prehistoric ugly
Carp were so last year.
I think chimaera are gorgeous fish! Saw one tossed up on the bank a couple days ago, got a little bit angry.
It's really cool that you got one on a fly, though, congrats on that! Wasn't sure if that could be done.
Thanks for posting the pic! I caught one on a jig in the early 80's off the west shore of Bainbridge Is. I didn't bring it aboard my yak, though. Just unhooked it and let it go. Never got a really good look at it, but it sure didn't look like something that I'd want to bonk and eat.
Chimeras are some of the oldest fishes around (from an evolutionary standpoint). Don't quote me, but I think the lineage goes back 100 million years???? Very cool that you caught one on a fly.
Welll done! Did you see it before you caught it? How often do you see them?
Jonathan...We all want to know if you kissed it before letting it go ??? Be truthful now ....
I had a hard enough time holding the thing as it was trying to spine me with its dorsal spine. So kissing it did not cross my mind at the time. Ha ha
That's "hip" man! On the fly!
You are so unlucky.
I think that's rad. Always fun to catch something new/unique. Every fish has it's place. Wild color and translucency on that fish.
Not many people have done that!
But what we all want to know is did it take you into your backing?
I would compare the fight to a piece of sea weed.
ewww, I'd be afraid to touch that thing, especially with them nasty set of teeths.
I think its a cool looking fish..
spines poison, see quite a few diving
thats a super badass fish. i'd love to catch one.
Did it actually bite the fly?