Story: Recreational sea fishing

Saltwater fly

Saltwater fly

This fly pattern is called McVay's Gotcha, and loosely resembles a shrimp. Saltwater flies are usually bigger than those used in freshwater for trout, and most are designed to be drawn through the water. As they are reeled in they wiggle, mimicking a fish or shrimp.

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Carl Walrond, 'Recreational sea fishing - Other recreational fishing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7854/saltwater-fly (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006