Flyfishing for Bones

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by molokaipake, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. molokaipake

    molokaipake Newbie

    Location:
    Kaunakakai, Molokai, USA
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    capt clay
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    Since trolling has been really slow, decided to go to work on my charters. Had a client that said it was okay to fish with him, (don't usually fish when I have clients) so I brought out my new Hatch flyreel, which has been sitting on the shelf since July when I bought it.

    Got on some nice fish and threw the fly and bingo, hooked four fish and landed three of them, awesome start for 2011, hope it gets even better, tight lines everyone for 2011.
     

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  2. keverly

    keverly Newbie

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    Wow that is awesome! I've fished all kines here but never fly fished. Mean!
     
  3. Jig Strike

    Jig Strike Thread Janitor

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    Talk about getting into it knee deep!

    Those are action pics as good as it gets.
     
  4. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Capt. Clay,
    It certainly was a great way to start the New Year; O'io on the flats w/ a fly rod, something I need to do some day. Way to go on showing your client a Great Time...

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  5. Startmeup

    Startmeup Official Sponsor of Bloodydecks Advertiser

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    Captain Clay,

    Great job on the nice O'ios. I'll bet your client must have been thrilled.

    Jonny
     
  6. IglooMan

    IglooMan Newbie

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    Beautiful fish Capt Clay!
     
  7. Pupule

    Pupule Member

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    Todd
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    Nice oio, Clay. Now I'm craving for a bowl of poi and some lomi oio for tomorrow's lunch. LOL
     
  8. Morris Lures

    Morris Lures Pirate

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    Fly fishing thats definetly a talent. Thats some big O'io.
     
  9. Gaji Lures

    Gaji Lures Member

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    Great Job Captain Clay!

    What? release or lomi or fish cake? Good size O'io and the fight must have been a thrill! God Bless Captain, great job again!
     
  10. molokaipake

    molokaipake Newbie

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    When fishing with clients, 100% of fish are released, as I feel that for every fish that I let go, it's another one that I can catch again one day. Or if anything, at least it can reproduce, and make more babies. In spite of the generations of fishermen before me netting this prized fish, there still seems to be a sort of balance as I'm able to find, hook and release these trophy fish for future clients to enjoy their screaming runs on fly gear. Don't get me wrong, I love lomi O'io, but when doing this for business, it's a matter of "job security" by releasing them. It's my way to "Malama" the resource.

    Yes, for about every ten or fifteen fish, I may harvest one, if its hooked deep and may not resuscitate properly, as I'd rather eat it then feed the sharks.

    Mahalo for all the comments, I feel like I'm doing a good thing as far as preserving the resource, as all I leave behind me are foot prints in the sand.
     
  11. Mingo

    Mingo Newbie

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    SWEET bones , great job as always Captain Clay! gorgeous specimens my friend! how do you like your new Hatch? Smooth like buttah?
     

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