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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-09-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By Mat M
See you there Trev. I am a little excited about...

See you there Trev. I am a little excited about it.

Just got a couple of Xi2's through the door to put a bend in.

Report from last week was 2 100lb fish jumped so they are starting to show up....
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-24-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Mat M
Hi Bob, Yeah its the Pacific yellowtail...

Hi Bob,

Yeah its the Pacific yellowtail kingfish. Same fish that is found in California. New Zealand and Lord Howe island have amazing fisheries for them. Can be caught casting poppers or deep...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-23-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Mat M
Hi Trev, Can't wait for the poons. Will drop...

Hi Trev,

Can't wait for the poons. Will drop you an email this week with lots of info once I am over the jetlag.

Look forward to sharing a beer with you in May.

Mat
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-23-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Mat M
New Zealand

New Zealand well known for its trout fishing has a great big secret when it comes to fly fishing..... its saltwater. I have just arrived back from mainly a trout fishing trip but did manage to get a...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-14-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By Mat M
I do love dumb fish because they can help to make...

I do love dumb fish because they can help to make a tough day better but what I really enjoy is fishing ultra skinny water where even unpressured fish require a subtle presentation to get a take.
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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-01-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,023
Posted By Mat M
Who cares about the size of bonefish when you...

Who cares about the size of bonefish when you land a permit!!

Well done mate I am extremely jealous:razz:

Mat
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-24-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Mat M
:hihi: There are some distractions out there!! ...

:hihi: There are some distractions out there!!

Juro,

Start with French Polynesia

Then tuamuto and explore.

Have fished one atoll for two weeks. Slept on the beach. Lived off fish. Just...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-24-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Mat M
C'mon pete there are always new places to go fly...

C'mon pete there are always new places to go fly fishing:chuckle:

For example you could spend a lifetime exploring french polynesia and not fish the same atoll twice. Have you seen the number of...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-21-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By Mat M
As I have said already Trev it is a great fish. ...

As I have said already Trev it is a great fish.

Glad you had a good time shame about the weather. Really makes you appreciate those blue sky days. I've got to the point now where I don't care how...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-17-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mat M
I have to go do that some time.

I have to go do that some time.
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-17-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mat M
Hi Pete, I saw Jan's article in Flylife. It...

Hi Pete,

I saw Jan's article in Flylife. It was a good read.

That fly looks like a killer. Do you fish the gummy with no retrieve? Did they take it under the surface or was it like fishing a...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-16-2008, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Mat M
Hi Jon, I was down there in December with a...

Hi Jon,

I was down there in December with a group. If you seearch the forum you will see a report not to far back.

Ascension has great species diversity and you will see plenty of Permit. June...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-07-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By Mat M
Has anyone heard any more about the plane that...

Has anyone heard any more about the plane that went missing down there recently? Think it was in the news last week.

Mat
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-06-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Mat M
There is some reasonable sailfishing out of...

There is some reasonable sailfishing out of Singapore. I have a client fishing down there in July.

The Andamans would be definately worth a look.

If you can get a cheap flight into Cairns...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-23-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mat M
Hi Pete, I know bonefsh and tarpon unlimited...

Hi Pete,

I know bonefsh and tarpon unlimited are doing some research on this. Drop Aaron an email and he will point you in the right direction. He has always been helpful when I have asked for...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-19-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Mat M
Hey Tim, Thanks for the email. My response...

Hey Tim,

Thanks for the email. My response keeps bouncing to your email address. Do you want to PM me.

The road down to PA is excellent at the moment. Just under three hours from Cancun and...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-19-2007, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Mat M
Hi Pete, Yeah the size of the bones average...

Hi Pete,

Yeah the size of the bones average 2-3lb. A bit different to New Caledonia!! But I did really enjoy the ultra skinny water. It really tests out your casting and you had to be spot on to...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-18-2007, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mat M
Ok, The guides have amazing eyesight and...

Ok,

The guides have amazing eyesight and they love to hunt Permit. If you want one you have to dedicate the whole week to it but you will get lots of shots. Between our 2 boats we saw around 40...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-18-2007, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Mat M
Ascension bay

Just back from the Bay. Had a fantastic week down there. Really nice skinny water bonefishing. The first time I have really experienced big numbers of tailing bones in ankle deep water. They really...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-16-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mat M
Just back from Ascension Bay and am now totally...

Just back from Ascension Bay and am now totally addicted to permit despite not landing a single fish. Had them eat though and the hunt is really what makes this kind of fishing special. Between us we...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-05-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By Mat M
Awesome fish!! Trev, I hope you are...

Awesome fish!!

Trev,

I hope you are stocking up on 12wts.

Mat
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-02-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mat M
Will be in Ascension next week so will provide...

Will be in Ascension next week so will provide some feedback when I return.

Regards
Mat
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-21-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By Mat M
Lars, You will be amazed how quickly bones...

Lars,

You will be amazed how quickly bones are affected by fishing pressure. I fished a virgin atoll out in French polynesia last year that hadn't seen a fly angler for at least 2 years. The first...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-20-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By Mat M
I am the same as juro. I take the kit with me and...

I am the same as juro. I take the kit with me and once I am on a pattern that is working I tie a couple up for each day. End up only using 2 or 3 patterns for the week. Confidence in your fly is a...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-20-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By Mat M
Lars, Depends on where you are fishing. I...

Lars,

Depends on where you are fishing. I have used size 2's and 4's for the majority of the bonefishing I have done but that has been focussed in the south pacific where there are big fish that...
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