~~~~~Spinning Fly~~~~~

Ping
edited December 2014 in Luring & Artificial
Rod: Black Hole SGII 565UL
Reel: Tica Cetus SB500
Line: Daiso 1.5 Mono
Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
Lure: Yellow Bead Marabou Fly
Venue: Legal Fishing Zone

My little CR after a very short spinning session (just half an hour before heading to work this morning).
Not expecting anything big and so decided to start with a tiny yellow fly.
Made a few casts and came a group of small orange cichlids attacking my fly but no successful hook up.
Guess size 6 hook too big for those little cichlids.
Nevermind cast further away, as I was reeling in my line something took my fly so aggressively that prompt me to lift up my rod quickly to set hook.
Hey! it's a peacock bass, it may look small but it gave me a hard fight diving back into deeper water and with a few acrobats in the air before giving up itself for a photo session.
Luckily my $2 Daiso line never snap.
Nice and interesting place to lure but sadly I hardly got time to fish.
Hopefully people can continue to practice Catch & Release to allow others to enjoy this wonderful sport too.



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  • bigbASS_HUNTER
    Bro Ping,

    Very nice. Not only ur catch but ur set-up too.
    Daiso lines can do the job but go for those
    #1.5 or 2.0 . Anything lower n u might need to
    fight longer...

    Yah, hopefully pple will do catch n release
    instead of just practising them...

    Keep on hunting man!!!
  • Ping
    bigbASS_HUNTER" said:
    Bro Ping,

    Very nice. Not only ur catch but ur set-up too.
    Daiso lines can do the job but go for those
    #1.5 or 2.0 . Anything lower n u might need to
    fight longer...

    Yah, hopefully pple will do catch n release
    instead of just practising them...

    Keep on hunting man!!!
    Thanks man, find this Daiso line too stretchy for my liking and it can be easily broken if not terminate properly too. If you want to try light mono lines, you can get the Tomman 4lbs mono (a much better quality lines) from Sincere Tackle. looking forward for your toman CR :)
  • Ping
    Rod: Black Hole SGII 565UL
    Reel: Tica Cetus SB500
    Line: FINS 4lbs braided
    Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
    Lure: Pink Mini Puff Fly
    Venue: Legal Fishing Zone

    Another day playing at this legal fishing zone just before I head to work.
    Using a pinky puffy fly this time in hope to get a bigger pb.
    There were hits and misses in my first few casts, guess it was those mayans trying get a piece of my puffy fly.
    Not long after, came a stronger pull, this time strike and hook set!!
    It's a pb but no bigger than what I have caught yesterday, but this one fight even harder.
    As I had replaced my lines from mono to braided, hey! the feel is shiok man!
    Single hook is one on one kind of fight and you can directly feel the fish struggling.
    Same thing this fish tried to go deeper out into the water but eventually tired out.
    Take a few quick snaps and release the fish back safely.
    No sight of bigger pb.. head to work after 30mins of spinning.


  • fishynatic
    Ping" said:
    [quote="bigbASS_HUNTER"]Bro Ping,

    Very nice. Not only ur catch but ur set-up too.
    Daiso lines can do the job but go for those
    #1.5 or 2.0 . Anything lower n u might need to
    fight longer...

    Yah, hopefully pple will do catch n release
    instead of just practising them...

    Keep on hunting man!!!
    Thanks man, find this Daiso line too stretchy for my liking and it can be easily broken if not terminate properly too. If you want to try light mono lines, you can get the Tomman 4lbs mono (a much better quality lines) from Sincere Tackle. looking forward for your toman CR :)[/quote]how much the 4lb tomman line cost?
  • Ping
    fishynatic" said:
    how much the 4lb tomman line cost?
    Can't remember as I bought it quite some time back liao, $5.00 if I am not wrong. It is dark blue colour.
  • fishynatic
    Ping" said:
    [quote="fishynatic"]how much the 4lb tomman line cost?
    Can't remember as I bought it quite some time back liao, $5.00 if I am not wrong. It is dark blue colour.[/quote]thanks.
  • bigbASS_HUNTER
    Wah Bro Ping,

    Not fair leh, your flies hit rate is like 100% like tat.
    Won't want to have a competition against you,
    confirm I lose one... Hahahaha

    Very nice and healthy PB. They look so tempting to fight,
    how to catch Tomans if my mind is only focus on PBs n
    Temensis... Haiz

    Great Hunting Man!!!
  • Ping
    bigbASS_HUNTER" said:
    Wah Bro Ping,

    Not fair leh, your flies hit rate is like 100% like tat.
    Won't want to have a competition against you,
    confirm I lose one... Hahahaha

    Very nice and healthy PB. They look so tempting to fight,
    how to catch Tomans if my mind is only focus on PBs n
    Temensis... Haiz

    Great Hunting Man!!!
    You are very good at using my flies too :D Yah, the pb over there are very healthy and fight very well. When you going for your toman hunt again? wanna try the new legal fishing at LSR?
  • bigbASS_HUNTER
    Haiz,

    Dunno wat to say ah Bro.
    Even before that new legal area at LSR was legalised already
    got pple there. Lurers, baiters, surf-casters, fly fisherman...
    You name it there got it.

    Now legalise, guess the only unhappy bunch will be the photographers.

    Will let you know ah bro but no morning ops this weekend.
    My IPT started liao. :( :( :(
  • Ping
    Rod: Black Hole SGII 565UL
    Reel: Tica Cetus SB500
    Line: FINS 4lbs braided
    Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
    Lure: Chartreuse Coloured Fly
    Venue: Legal Fishing Zone

    Suprisingly I have been spinning at this ground for the 3rd morning, same thing just before I head for work.
    Water is very murky today, thank to the heavy rain last evening.
    Cast my size 6 hook chartreuse coloured fly for the start.
    Many colorful and heavy "fish" landed - damn plastic bags everywhere, black, white, blue, red.. you name it lots of them, like I am cleaning up the litter for PUB.
    No luck for pb, the only fish landed was this greedy mayan for my short session there.

  • Ping
    Rod: Black Hole SGII 565UL
    Reel: Tica Cetus SB500
    Line: FINS 4lbs braided
    Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
    Lure: Yellow Charlie Fly
    Venue: Legal Fishing Zone

    Day 4

    Water is still as dirty as last week's.
    Fish don't seems to be biting today.
    Bring up plastic bags more than fish :evil:
    Only manage to land this small little fellow.



  • Ping
    Rod: Black Hole SGII 565UL
    Reel: Tica Cetus SB500
    Line: FINS 4lbs braided
    Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
    Lure: Yellow Charlie Fly
    Venue: Legal Fishing Zone

    Session #5

    Water is quite clear today but plenty of rubbish floating around.
    No sight of pb today. This is the biggest Mayan so far I've caught there.
    This fish took my fly once the fly hits the water, just before I reel in the line. Set hook and the fish started to run wild, no flips in the air like pb do but it gave a tremendous fight on my ultra light gears. Continue spinning for a while after releasing the Tilapia, no more action and left the place as the sun is killing.

  • bigbASS_HUNTER
    Aggressive buggers.
    Very good catch.

    That place if rains will bring in lots of rubbish one.
    Maybe tats also the reason PBs dun hang arnd tat if the
    day b4 rains.

    Sadly my time is getting limited on weekdays.
    With my upcoming IPT sessions, getting more lazy
    do anything in the wkdays besides work and go home.
    Haiz...

    Keep it up man and carry on Hunting...
  • Ping
    edited December 2012
    Venue: Legal Fishing Zone
    Result: Zero Fighter

    Session #6

    Water level is very low today. Guess the PUB has pumped out the water to the sea to prepare for rainy days ahead. Good chance for me to see what's under the water which always caught my flies (lost a couple of flies there). There are photo frames, wooden planks, tree bark etc. Our flies or lures will need avoid these obstacles which are 1-2m away from shore. No bite at all for today's session but a day to discover the obstacles beneath.







  • Ping
    bigbASS_HUNTER" said:
    Aggressive buggers.
    Very good catch.

    That place if rains will bring in lots of rubbish one.
    Maybe tats also the reason PBs dun hang arnd tat if the
    day b4 rains.

    Sadly my time is getting limited on weekdays.
    With my upcoming IPT sessions, getting more lazy
    do anything in the wkdays besides work and go home.
    Haiz...

    Keep it up man and carry on Hunting...
    Looking forward for your Toman CR from weekend hunting man.
    This place is kind of quiet down liao after a week since opened,
    can be due to rain can be fish kena tabao away liao.
    But the plastic bags and wooden planks are still there haha..
  • Ping
    Rod: Black Hole SGII 565UL
    Reel: Tica Cetus SB500
    Line: Daiso #1.5 Mono
    Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
    Lure: Yellow Charlie Fly
    Venue: Legal Fishing Zone

    Session #7

    Weather is nice today, cloudy so the sun is not so hot. More people are coming here to do luring as I saw 4 other anglers fishing too. The water level is quite high and clear this morning, so hoping to get some pb. No action for a while til the sun comes out slightly from the cloud. First bite was an orange cichlid, it was not properly hooked and so it got away when I try to lift it up. The next 3 fish landed were all tilapias, packed up and left the place as pb are gone.





  • Ping
    Rod: Black Hole Eria Spin II WS-602UL
    Reel: Tica Cetus SB500
    Line: FINS 4lbs braided
    Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
    Lure: White Bead Marabou Fly
    Venue: Punggol Park

    Session #8

    As the sun raises this morning, the world never ends. The pond water level is quite high and very calm, no surface action though. Started with a small black tadpole fly, a couple of takes but missed. Next few casts came a decent size pb, it dashed into the reeds upon taking my fly. The next moment, the fish is gone as my line was caught by the reeds too. It is just too hard to fish at the reeds area, if only I am fishing from a boat then I am able to steer the fish away from the reeds area. Another way is to cut those reeds where I am fishing, but that's is an offence and I would get fined heavily. No choice, only can fish from shore as the fish like to wander near the reeds area searching for food. Nothing special today, landed this "Gangnam Style" (horse faced) fish - Eartheater Cichlid. This is my 2nd time getting this beauty at Punngol Park. Released it unharmed and hopefully it is not eaten by the toman and pb there.

  • bigbASS_HUNTER
    Hey Bro Ping,

    Nice "End of the World" catches there. LOL.
    Yah, the reeds there quite bad leh...
    Need skill to flush the fish out frm there.

    I tink the problem of earth eaters there are
    not the pbs or toman. The danger is the
    foreign workers n oso kids who uses bread.
    Nparks dun bother abt this pond coz got legal
    areas to fish. They work differently frm PUB.
  • Ping
    Thanks BigBass, there are still pb in the pond but is getting lesser. There are big fish making big splash there but I have no idea what's that, maybe a toman. Ever saw a big melon coloured toman swim pass but. I never carry any lures.
  • fishynatic
    the splashes or maybe the rises could be a belida, i think.
  • Ping
    Rod: Black Hole Junior Blast TS-66ML
    Reel: Ajiking Atom 500
    Line: 6lbs Mono
    Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
    Lure: Yellow Charlie Fly

    Session #9

    Brought a 6'6" rod to spin today, trying to cast further out to see what I can get. Guess what? cast after cast I got plastic bags and even a hand glove. Lucky never sangkot to any heavy object in the bottom. Pb have been missing and nowhere in sight. Nevermind, continue casting and spinning my trusty yellow fly. After 30 mins of fishing, still no sight of my targeted fish - peacock bass



  • Ping
    fishynatic" said:
    the splashes or maybe the rises could be a belida, i think.
    There are Belida in that pond, hoping to land my second one from there on fly again.
  • fishynatic
    Ping" said:
    [quote="fishynatic"]the splashes or maybe the rises could be a belida, i think.
    There are Belida in that pond, hoping to land my second one from there on fly again.[/quote]shud be able to get again n again, the place used to have alot of belida.. but i used goldfish last time at night. hahaha fish was CnR of course.
  • bigbASS_HUNTER
    Ping" said:
    Rod: Black Hole Junior Blast TS-66ML
    Reel: Ajiking Atom 500
    Line: 6lbs Mono
    Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
    Lure: Yellow Charlie Fly

    Session #9

    Brought a 6'6" rod to spin today, trying to cast further out to see what I can get. Guess what? cast after cast I got plastic bags and even a hand glove. Lucky never sangkot to any heavy object in the bottom. Pb have been missing and nowhere in sight. Nevermind, continue casting and spinning my trusty yellow fly. After 30 mins of fishing, still no sight of my targeted fish - peacock bass




    Hey man,

    Fishing is like that I guess.
    But it's times like these if you slowly think abt it,
    I bet you're catching more mayan & common tilapias now.

    You're like the "Spin-Fly Tilapia" master now.

    Nearly the same as me. Twice this year I lost 2 mama Tomans.
    Yet to get my first wild Toman above 4kg... Haiz
    But not noeing in conquest 2012, Temensis horde just kept
    coming n attacking my lures.

    There is a saying:

    "Be happy with what you catch now while waiting for that
    most prized catch that you long for."

    I'm just happy to be able to go fishing nowadays...
    Cheer-up man, Let's look forward for Conquest 2013 together
    where there are new challenges and hopefully new spots (legalised)
    to look forward to...

    Happy Hunting and Keep those Flies Spinning!!!
  • Ping
    bigbASS_HUNTER" said:


    Hey man,

    Fishing is like that I guess.
    But it's times like these if you slowly think abt it,
    I bet you're catching more mayan & common tilapias now.

    You're like the "Spin-Fly Tilapia" master now.

    Nearly the same as me. Twice this year I lost 2 mama Tomans.
    Yet to get my first wild Toman above 4kg... Haiz
    But not noeing in conquest 2012, Temensis horde just kept
    coming n attacking my lures.

    There is a saying:

    "Be happy with what you catch now while waiting for that
    most prized catch that you long for."

    I'm just happy to be able to go fishing nowadays...
    Cheer-up man, Let's look forward for Conquest 2013 together
    where there are new challenges and hopefully new spots (legalised)
    to look forward to...

    Happy Hunting and Keep those Flies Spinning!!!
    Haha.. yeah.. I was wondering how to catch Tilapia by spinning a fly a year ago and now I catch lots of them on fly. They are fun on UL tackles though. Let's hope for a better fishing year come 2013, hopefully can find more time to fish.
  • Ping
    Rod: Black Hole SGII 565UL
    Reel: Tica Cetus SB500
    Line: GOSEN #1.2 Mono
    Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
    Lure: Yellow Charlie Fly

    Session #10

    Finally, broke my "Tilapia Spell" spinning along this river. Not a big one but good enough for me playing it on my UL gears. My yellow fly seems to work very well at this fishing ground. Glad to see the peacocks are still there. Release it safely back to the water and hope it would grows bigger for a better fight in near future.

  • bigbASS_HUNTER
    Wah...

    Good one man.

    Doesnt matter the colour,your flies are super productive one.
    How I long for some spin-flying sessions now. Haiz.

    Well done man, keep it up and Happy hunting!!
  • Ping
    Rod: Black Hole SGII 565UL
    Reel: Tica Cetus SB500
    Line: GOSEN #1.2 Mono
    Leader: YF 0.33mm 10 lbs Mono
    Lure: Yellow Fly

    Session #11

    Can't wait to hit another pb again and so went down to the same spot during lunchtime for a quick one. Alamak! got cast by the "Tilapia Spell" again. But I don't mind an Orange one. These cichlids are breeding, you can see them everywhere with their fries here along the longkang.

  • bigbASS_HUNTER
    Wah,

    The Blood Parrot aka Red Devil.
    Just saw a video on a few avid
    anglers in Malaysia aiming these
    fishes as they're known to be very aggressive.

    Well done man...

    If only my workplace is nearby some spots.
    But even if it is I dun tink it will make a diff.
    Hard for me to go fishing when im in "WORKING MODE".

    I prefer to go where I dun have to worry abt goin back
    to office. That's where hardworking anglers like you will
    always get better catch rates than lazy (stuck in office)
    anglers like me... hahaha
  • Ru-d
    Wondering how far can u cast with those flies?
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