Flies for Aitutaki

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.
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies

This versions are much more bulkier. The bucktail is tied in bendback to give the fly a maximum volumne.
Aitutaki Flies

I also tied some smaller flies the little trevally species. Tied on Gamakatsu SC15 3/0 or TMC 600SP 3/0 and 2/0
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies

No saltwater fisheries without closer flies.
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies

And also the closer flies I do have in size S for smaller trevallies.
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies

Some bucktail bendback streamers which I actualy tied for pike fishing but they will also do the trick for saltwater.
Aitutaki Flies

NYAP Poppers. :) Gamakatsu SL12S 8/0
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies

Bonefish flies.
Size 2-4, Gamakatsu SL12S or TMC 811s

This ones are tied with EP fibres.
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies

With some undefined type of hair. I picked it up years ago and never used it. Similar to bunny strips but much thicker hairs.
Aitutaki Flies

Again with EP fibres an additionally feather tips.
Aitutaki Flies

A different variation but again with EP fibres.
Aitutaki Flies
Aitutaki Flies

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?
Aitutaki Flies

And last but not least, a kungfu crab pattern.
Aitutaki Flies

3 thoughts on “Flies for Aitutaki

  1. hey Philipp,
    toller Blog! Bei dem Bericht über Aitutaki bekomme ich Gänsehaut..
    Ich wage mich demnächst endlich an die Flats Fischerei im Sudan und hatte gehofft du hättest vielleicht einen Tipp aus welchem Schaumstoff du deine NYAPs herstellst?
    Grüße aus der Steiermark,
    lukas

  2. Can you direct me to a website/place to buy some larger flies for saltwater?
    Specifically, 6/0 Decievers for GT and some large NYAP?
    Thanks –
    Dan

    • Hi Dan

      That’s a good question. I’m tying all my flies on my own. You should try too. Especially for GTs you can’t get good flies on the market. They all use crappy hooks to save costs and have a better profit margin.

      How much are you willing to pay for a GT Fly?

      Ph.

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