Published Sep 3. 2005 - 18 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 22. 2015

Paul Barkers 15lb Mackera...

Paul Barkers 15lb Mackeral Tuna on fly. Back when heavy rods had to be home made & reels did not have drags. #10 line, Grizzly Blank & Daiwa 254 reel.
Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia,


Paul & I chased seve...

Paul & I chased several schools of these fish from a 12' punt for weeks to perfect the technique. We caught many fish up to 17lb on tippets down to 6lb. Paul took the cover photo with a borrowed a 2 1/4" square camera. This took an hour to set up. In the meantime the tide had gone out and I had to simulate wavelets with buckets of water.

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That's nostalgia for...

That's nostalgia for you! A really nice picture, actually. I gather that you didn't take it yourself, Dave?


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