Pretty sure this is a black tip shark. This was my prize catch of the trip, took me around 45 min to get it in w/an 8wt. It almost spooled me twice. I'd been spooled by 3 other larger sharks already so my hopes were not up. When I hooked it, it jumped several times, if I didn't know it was a shark I would have thought it was some sort of billfish from the initial aerial maneuvers.
Thanks, it was pretty surreal, I ended up walking up and down the beach in knee deep water with coonrad and corey keeping an eye out for other sharks for me. The whole experience of chumming in huge sharks to the beach kicked ass, I was living the discovery channel!
We started out using tiny nymphs to catch small baitfish, we also were catching small baracuda with clausers. We cut those up and tossed em in the beach and within 20-30 min we had sharks cruising in. The actual fly I used was a needlefish pattern that a friend of mine had tied for the trip.