When you read this I’m already on the way to the paradise. Have fun with my Aitutaki fly collection.
Somewhere in February I started with tying flies for my adventure. And as usually I’m not doing just the necessary things, so I started tying a lot flies I soaked up from the Internet. Luckily I also found a New Zealandisch saltwater fishing forum with a lot of hints for the fishing in Aitutaki. Also some users from that forum helped me a lot with fly patterns. Thanks a lot by the way.
Target species are GT, Bonefish and smaller Trevallies. Offshore also for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, some Tuna species and many more.
Lets start from big to small.
Here are some of my GT flies in style of Deceiver flies. Tied on different types of hooks. Either TMC 600SP 4/0, Gamakatsu SL12 6/0 or Gamakatsu SC15H2 6/0. The bucktail is tied in very traditionally with out bend back. Feathers being used are self dyed Whiting saddle hackles.
This versions are much more bulkier. The bucktail is tied in bendback to give the fly a maximum volumne.
I also tied some smaller flies the little trevally species. Tied on Gamakatsu SC15 3/0 or TMC 600SP 3/0 and 2/0
No saltwater fisheries without closer flies.
And also the closer flies I do have in size S for smaller trevallies.
Some bucktail bendback streamers which I actualy tied for pike fishing but they will also do the trick for saltwater.
NYAP Poppers. :) Gamakatsu SL12S 8/0
Size 2-4, Gamakatsu SL12S or TMC 811s
This ones are tied with EP fibres.
With some undefined type of hair. I picked it up years ago and never used it. Similar to bunny strips but much thicker hairs.
Again with EP fibres an additionally feather tips.
A different variation but again with EP fibres.
This fly is bigger than the others. It is tied on a 1 size hook. Actually a permit pattern why shouldn’t it work for big bones?
And last but not least, a kungfu crab pattern.