Cocos Bones on Spin Tackle

Re-visited the Cocos Keeling Islands for a second round of bonefish on spin tackle.

Another great trip but it was one that succeeded mainly because of stubborn persistance. The weather did us absolutely no favours with persisent 15-20 knot winds, cloud and at times rain. Tough conditions to actually spot such a well camouflaged flats predator, where you more often than not are looking for their shadow. As such, a fair bit of blind casting also took place.

The earlier visit this year was to test out my prototype 'shrimp' fligs, this second trip the goal was more fish on the shrimp fligs and product test a new 'crab' flig.

I'll let the pics do the talking, if you're interested in chasing your own bonefish on spin tackle, send me a PM. 

 

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WA based manufacturer and supplier of premium leadhead jigs, bucktail jigs, 'bulletproof' soft plastic jig heads and XOS bullet jig heads.

Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!

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NORUN NOFUN's picture

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Awesome work, would love to

Mon, 2021-11-29 11:24

Awesome work, would love to do that trip.

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100%

Mon, 2021-11-29 19:41

I'd highly recommend it. 

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Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!

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 Great photos. Would love to

Mon, 2021-11-29 11:34

 Great photos. Would love to do that one too!

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You wouldn’t

Mon, 2021-11-29 19:42

You wouldn't regret it. 

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Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!

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Yeah great photos

Mon, 2021-11-29 11:47

 Great results

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 Whoever does the photography

Mon, 2021-11-29 12:49

 Whoever does the photography deserves an award BJ sensational pics. And awesome catches!

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Love the West!

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Cheers

Mon, 2021-11-29 19:44

 Cheers Andy.  I had grand plans with the drone too but the wind put paid to that, next time!

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WA based manufacturer and supplier of premium leadhead jigs, bucktail jigs, 'bulletproof' soft plastic jig heads and XOS bullet jig heads.

Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!

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crackers BJ

Mon, 2021-11-29 13:05

 I know how much time you put into R n D , must be very rewarding on your fligs

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Real buzz

Mon, 2021-11-29 19:45

Real buzz catching good fish on your own thoughts/creations. 

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Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!

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Looking fwd to trying them

Mon, 2021-11-29 13:34

 On dollies,ytks etc.

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1/0

Mon, 2021-11-29 19:46

The heavier 1/0 ones should be the go. 

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WA based manufacturer and supplier of premium leadhead jigs, bucktail jigs, 'bulletproof' soft plastic jig heads and XOS bullet jig heads.

Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!

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 Well done. Looks like the

Mon, 2021-11-29 20:11

 Well done. Looks like the crab did the trick. Could only imagine what they would do in good conditions.  Living the life

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RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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 Good looking crab BJ using

Tue, 2021-11-30 09:22

 Good looking crab BJ using fly tieing methods,You can also get silicone crab parts from 'streamart'  to make realistic crabs.

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Headsup

Tue, 2021-11-30 09:51

 Cheers for that squidvicious1 

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WA based manufacturer and supplier of premium leadhead jigs, bucktail jigs, 'bulletproof' soft plastic jig heads and XOS bullet jig heads.

Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!