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Wahoo fly

Postby Emerson » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:54 pm

Last year while bringing in a barilette, a nice fish all of a sudden came in very easily. A wahoo had eaten from just behind the gills back. It was like a surgeon cut the fish.

Well......that made me think of a fly that might represent a skippy. So.... this year, if we get a chance at getting some barilette, I just might switch over to the hoo-magnate and pick up a few hoo for dinner. :lol: :lol:

Hook is placed behind gills...no lead hook. The hook is large enough.. ;) ;) ..wide enough gap. The wire leader is strong enough ;)

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Re: Wahoo fly

Postby scarter » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:25 pm

A "Few Hoo"? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wahoo fly

Postby Cutter » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:54 am

Great minds (or similarly insane) think alike. I just rigged 2 wahoo flies on wire to take. I was thinking of deep dredging them if we got on a concentration of fish.

2 years ago I had a 3' long hoo grab my fly at one of the shark floats. That didn't last long but it was right on top and I got to see the whole show.
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Re: Wahoo fly

Postby Cutter » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:46 am

It has been done:
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Re: Wahoo fly

Postby BlueHeron » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:46 pm

E - did you tie that on a tube or just a shank wired to the hook. The tube approach would make it real easy to rig.

Last year Todd had a small Barilette sudden feel very strong and peel off a few hundred yards of backing. then it came back a mangled half barilette. Not a clean cut. Think we were with Effron - who suspected it was a big blue that took it. He saw a big head in the distance right after. :shock:
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Re: Wahoo fly

Postby bhorsley » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:12 am

oh geezzz :roll: :shock: :? :?
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Re: Wahoo fly

Postby Emerson » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:28 am

I actually used an old sailfish rig (lead hook being a 10/0 and trailer being a 9/0 all wired and glued) and cut (hack-sawed) off the front hook...just the bend. I had these hooks already made from a number of years ago. This just gave me a shank in front of the hook to drop it back. Now you can buy long shanks to do this.

I just thought that Brian would make a comment...which he did. :lol: :lol: In being in Baja a number of years....I have only had one fish come in and eat my barilette...it was a very sharp cut and my captain said wahoo. Cool if a blue was munching down there as well. I only made one fly...hmmm :o ;)
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Re: Wahoo fly

Postby Cutter » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:40 am

Baiting Brian into rolling his eyes? NOOOOOOOOO. :shock:

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Re: Wahoo fly

Postby bhorsley » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:53 am

Cutter--you will have to deal with Fly Girl---go ahead --i will sit back and watch

anyway no need to get there any early as the guys have launch their boats every morning
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Re: Wahoo fly

Postby KnotCase » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:14 pm

Someday they'll learn :lol:
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