Sailfish on fly - arguably, the most exciting way to catch a Sailfish.
The sheer exhilaration of seeing a lit up Sailfish smash the teaser all the way to the boat is sure to get you weak in the knees.
We will troll to tease up the fish to casting range. All you need to do is cast the fly 25 to 30 feet. Many people worry about it but in actual fact it is much easier than what people perceive it to be. You will be fully guided through the whole technique so even if you have never done it before rest assured that you will get a good shot on a Sailfish.
With our experience guiding fly fishing charters out of Rompin since 2006, we are sure you will benefit from our expertise and knowledge which we are happy to share.
The method of tease and switch takes coordination between the skipper, angler and teaserman. We will practice till everything is good before doing the real thing. At times a sailfish will come up and mess up the practice session which just adds to the fun.
It will be the shortest five seconds in your life to get ready to cast and the longest five seconds to wait for the fish to take the fly and turn before the hookset. Nothing beats the feeling of landing your first ever Sailfish on fly.
With the cost of a heavy saltwater fly outfit being what it is, should you want to give it a shot but don’t have the suitable tackle then this is the charter for you as all fly gear down to terminal tackle n flies are supplied unconditionally so you won’t have to worry about damaged tackle or lost flies.
We recommend and use Cam Sigler and custom made flies. You do have the option to purchase them should you want to take them home.
If you should want to bring your own tackle then a 12wt outfit is the minimum with a WF floating line.
With many claiming that you can free cast to a sailfish, we can assure you that the best way is to tease them up and get them more aggressive to hit the fly.
Early season being mid March to early May usually sees smaller but more aggressive fish which makes them an ideal opponent on fly.
All teasing equipment is supplied and all stitch baits will be prepared before hand so you won’t have to waste any time looking for bait. The teasers go immediately into the water upon reaching the Sailfish grounds.
We will guarantee you a full days trolling/teasing with a half hour lunch break should you book a fly fishing charter with us.
For single anglers looking to share a boat, shared charters are available. Please contact us for planned dates.