Category Archives: Saltwater Fly

SWF fishing

Kahawai fishing on light spinning tackle, softbaits, and fly rod

I used a trout fly rod and reel setup to target kahawai at the river mouth. The blue Deceiver pattern worked a treat as did several other of my saltwater fly creations. Featured image.

Kahawai Fishing on light spinning tackle, soft baits, and the fly rod Other names for kahawai: Kopapa, Australian Salmon Kahawai Fishing I used a trout fly rod and reel setup to target kahawai at the river mouth. The blue Deceiver pattern worked a treat as did several of my other saltwater fly creations. When there is a lot of kahawai present this More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 12 months ago
Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly he tied himself.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear

Home » Saltwater Fly Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear with Dick Marquand Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly off the Arawata River mouth. When Aaron More...

Lefty Kreh Deceiver saltwater fly - Lefty's Deceiver green version size 2/0 well dressed to swim near the surface.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
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Lefty Kreh Deceiver Saltwater Fly – Tying your own Variations

Lefty Kreh Deceiver Saltwater Fly Tying the Lefty Kreh Deceiver Saltwater Fly Pattern Lefty Kreh Deceiver saltwater fly – Lefty’s Deceiver green version size 2/0 well dressed to swim near the surface. Best More...

By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Alvey Saltwater Fly Reel Reviewed by Allan Burgess

Alvey Saltwater Fly Reel Reviewed by Allan Burgess Alvey is well known Australian manufacturers of an excellent range of side cast surf fishing reels. However, they also produce boat reels and a very good saltwater More...

Sheryl Tobeck hooked into a kahawai on the fly.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Saltwater Fly Fishing – SWF

Even mako sharks have been taken on SWF. Saltwater Fly Fishing Saltwater fly fishing need not be complicated or expensive. Trout gear can always be tested out on an obliging school of kahawai down at the river mouth. More...

The shrimp fly is a good one for many saltwater species.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
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Saltwater Flies with John Hey – Hairwing, Shrimp and Crab Flies

Step 1. Tie in a tail of white calf tail and tinsel. Saltwater Fly Fishing Canterbury Style  A few years back I bought myself a saltwater fly rod, coupled with a system Two 1011 fly reel for salmon fishing. More...