Another area 9 report but with a twist

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Tony, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Tony

    Tony Left handed Gemini.

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    Went to PNP this morning it was crowded as usual, started with a chartreuse over white tube fly that I've been having success with had no love at all for the first hour I was there and then suddenly as is so often the case I had a firm take could tell right away it was a good one, the fish gave a couple of hard head shakes and then blasted away at this point I'm thinking king or maybe a big hook nose when all of a sudden out of nowhere 2 orca surface right in front of me maybe 50' out,scary close, I feel a loss of tension thought I lost the fish then my line just started running out no stopping it not real fast but steady as hell, that's when I realized one of the orca got my fish and I was probably going to lose my line along with it, I pointed my rod at the orca and tried to break off and after a couple of good hard tugs managed to break free or so I thought upon retrieving my line and most of my backing I found I had managed to straighten the hook enough to pull it free, this was completely insane it's the weirdest thing I've ever experienced.
    Tony
     
  2. troutpocket

    troutpocket Active Member

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    Other things that commonly eat hooked fish . . .Largemouth bass, Bull trout, Lingcod, Seals . . .Orca for the win!! Bet that's a once-in-a-lifetime day on the beach and a story to share for the rest of your life.
     
  3. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    That. Is. Awesome.

    Basically, you should just start telling people about the time you were fly fishing for Orca...
     
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  4. Josh Smestad

    Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    Nice ;) I've had bass and an Osprey steel hooked fish from my line but your Orca is WINNING..
     
  5. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    WOW....wish I'd seen that.

    dk
     
  6. Blktailhunter

    Blktailhunter Active Member

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    That's cool. Worth the price of a fish.
     
  7. Coug84

    Coug84 Go Cougs!!!

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    Orca season is closed in map area 9 :D
     
  8. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    I am pretty sure targeting orcas is against regulations

    Glad you didn't loose your line

    Great story to telling the great grand kids someday

    thanks for sharing it
    next time I hope the orcas eats the sea lion that took your fish and you get the fish back
     
  9. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

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    I made it out later in the day, windy as hell. I wish I had seen the orcas, but at least I took home a 6-7lb buck.
     
  10. kylesw

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    Time to get a heavier rod... And a bigger BBQ!
     
  11. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Wow that's nuts! Badass! Thanks for sharing the story!
     
  12. Salmo_Gairdneri

    Salmo_Gairdneri Another Fly Fisher

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    Read the regs. If clipped, it's still open I think?
     
  13. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Isn't an orca part of a
    mass movement of people
    thing?

    Nice fish Rob.
     
  14. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Time to retire and frame that fly....and then tie up some similar ones....Orca fly swap?
     
  15. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    dude, kinda like watching JAWS for the first time, took a while before I went back into the water! That is SCARY!