Monday, December 17, 2012

Eagle Claw Featherlight Vs. Milkfish

A couple weeks ago Owen, a.k.a. "Piscineidiot", joined the Fiberglass Flyrodders forum and he shared these images in his first post of the "locals" that he's been tangling with on a fiberglass fly rod in Queensland, Australia.

Owen wrote...  "I just recently acquired my first ever fiberglass flyrod...a 6'6" Eagleclaw Featherlight which is a 4/5 weight.  It's not the best rod in the world, but it suits my purposes perfectly.  The first fish I caught on it were archerfish (the ones that spit at bugs above the water), and they were fun, but there's another species we get around here that I always thought would be a hoot on the glass...the milkfish.  They fight much harder than most things swimming about and live in the saltwater.  When hooked up, they really bend the fiberglass rods."

I am giving Owen extra credit style points for putting a serious bend on and doing this with an Eagle Claw Featherlight.  So damn cool.


Nate Fordham said...

Wow, that sure is a nice looking fish! I've never heard of that species before. But then, I've never fished in salt water either.

Cameron Mortenson said...

Nate...I never knew milkfish hung out in Australian neighborhoods.