GT on the fly, the search…

Een van de vele prachtplaten van Peter (copyright) uit Hongarij, een klant van Dyckers, die net voor Kerst contact opnam met de vraag of we last minute nog de nodige GT streamers voor hem konden maken + nog wat materialen zoals leaders en vliegenlijnen konden leveren. Peter had het plan om de week daarop voor een aantal dagen met het gezinnetje naar Sri Lanka te gaan en uiteraard ging de vliegenlat mee, de zoektocht naar GT.

Het was even snel actie ondernemen en fast delivery het pakket versturen, maar als je dan de foto’s ziet langs komen op facebook alwaar hij morgen nog een laatste actie onderneemt op een echte grote Giant Trevally dan weet je waarvoor je het allemaal doet, prachtig! En het is hem dus ook gelukt, op Dyckers vliegen, toch ook een beetje trots, en de verhalen..die komen nog wel. Wist me al wel te vermelden dat de kracht zo hard is, ook al de nodige GT’s verspeelt, o.a. op eigen gebonden creaties met te zwakke haken, o zo belangrijk. Enfin weer een locatie erbij voor nader onderzoek, want wat zijn het toch mooie beesten, die gangsters van de flats. Top Peter en bedankt voor het delen! (Thanks Peter for the info and the beautiful pics, tight lines!)
Cheers, Edwin Kerssies

5 thoughts on “GT on the fly, the search…

  1. PeterH says:

    Hi Edwin, while I don’ t understand all what you wrote :), thanks for he fast service and kind words.
    My trip was a family holiday with fishing cramped into it..:)
    I had six or seven outings, and all had some action. Or hookup, or hit and miss, follow, and I lost two big, 10 kg plus fish…One was reeled me and broke the leader on the rocks, on the other the line wrapped on the reel on the first run, and the hook was straightened… I have to say that wasn’t on your flies…those were tied on really strong hooks. 🙂 I’ ve caught 4 GTs and 3 smaller bluefin trev’s in the 2-3 kgs range, and had quite a lot of action. I believe, this is a great place for adventurous minds…:). There’ s a lot what this place can offer.

  2. Rein says:

    Hej Peter…..

    Thanks for sharing the picture.
    Can I ask you where you’ve been fishing in Sri Lanka…..we wanted to do next year maybe a combo Sri Lanka Maldives.
    Greet Rein.

  3. PeterH says:

    Hi Rein,

    I was fishing mainly around Unawatuna, there is a rocky shoreline just left of the beach, there is a nice reef – have seen 20kg+ fish -, and the rocks around Jungle beach…you have to find the place where there is a chance not just hook up, but to get out the fish. Watch out for the waves! It would be easier from a boat, but you have to educate the boatmen what to do, as they look at you as a fool- if you do flyfishing…:-).
    The big ones are there, too, just one has to be very fortunate to bring them out on the rocks…cast into the waves- into the foamy water. High tide is the best.

    I was at Kirinda, at the Great Basses Reef- there are monster fish, but hard on the fly. The teaser method works, just there is a small window of opportunity to cast to the fish.
    I believe, there are many great places, and almost everywhere where there are rocky shorebreaks with deep water around there must be GT’s around. The estuaries and lagoon-mouths are good too.

    Maldives is easier- and more expensive- I believe.
    cheers, Peter

  4. Rein Bijsterveld says:

    Hej Peter….

    We had already skipt the Maldives, and instead of that a day or 5 on the beach
    In the place Hikkaduwa ….. and there are rocks Kirinda looks also very good.
    We go for beach fishing and sea fishing the are not only looking surprised If you fly fishing as well, if you throw them back

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