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Jimmy Aw

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  • Birthday 03/02/1974

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  1. Yup, within Singapore, the peacocks are everywhere, all the freshwater reservoirs and the canal system had them now. If you go to do a search on Youtube...lots of videos of peacocks capture there. If you are in Singapore, please help yourself to bass. Lots of legal area for you to go fish too and you don't need a fishing license here too. Here's a link I put up for the fishing grounds... Link : http://www.fishingkaki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=260568
  2. It's always great to keep one 4" fly in the flybox... The peacocks are gathering in packs... Seems like some mating rituals going on in the waters here.... There are a couple of biggie within one pack, lying deep and occasionally surfacing. For 1/2 an hr over, I was swooping the flies by the side of the pack, hoping the biggie will get it... It's take more than a while... Changing flies, resting the pack and deliberately not setting the strike with those smallies who tries to gobble the fly....Arrrrghhhh... Finally this banana flag...gave notice and speed ahead to vacuum in my 4" tarpon fly! Yeah. That's my fish of the morning, better than 10 cups of coffee... Jimmy.
  3. Hi folks... Today had another not too bad day with the casting after a hard day of work. Mix catches with some bass, ciclid and snakeheads... Regards Jimmy
  4. Hi folks... Today had another not too bad day with the casting after a hard day of work. Mix catches with some bass, ciclid and snakeheads... Regards Jimmy
  5. Hi Folks, Personally, I had been working for ARINC for 4 years since. I am with ARINC based in the APAC Regional Hub - Singapore. Well, ARINC had been purchased by Rockwell Collins since last November and we are now very much Rockwell Collins too. Each year, I will have some opportunity going back to Maryland, Annapolis for meetings and events. Anyone out here, is a fellow ARINC or Rockwell Collins colleague? I definitely would like to get in touch, to increase my chance of getting a fish on my next US trip ... Haha. If you do come to Singapore, please get in touch with me and I will make sure you have a fish here too! Best Regards Jimmy Aw.
  6. Hi Steve. Looooonnnng...had been the longest path so far... I embarked on a study spree since 2005 till 2013 ... Finally I dont think I need another course again.. Recently couple weeks back, I was in Washington DC, National Harbour fishing for Bass and Crappies... Did wrote a report on the location, only thing that the wind were too strong for the fly rod,when I had it with me, end up only having Lure fishing report .... That's my 1st time hitting Lauthmouth Bass and crappies in the states! Movning onwards, on my annual trip back to Maryland, Annapolis. For sure the fishing sticks are going with me! Here's a little report - Washington DC - National Harbour http://www.fishingkaki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=260533#p1215626 Within the same trip, I did head out to Toronto, to meet my old fishing pal, Brad and had some fastastic time fishing at the Franklin Club for Rainbow and speckled trouts too! Best trout trip to date! Ontario - Franklin Club http://www.fishingkaki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=261154&p=1216764#p1216764 Best Regards Jimmy Aw
  7. Ah... I found my even older account...
  8. These peacock bass are all introduced back a decade ago. Before that, the freshwater reservoirs are all primarily, dominated by snakeheads. Regards. Jimmy
  9. Stellie- Had been reluctant to dip my oar in the water on this one, because frankly, I didn't have a clue as to what it was, and was hoping someone much more knowledgeable would be able to identify it. Must admit that the wings, particularly those in the photo you posted, do look mayfly-imago-like. However, other bodily features appear quite un-mayfly-like, at least to me. As far as the tentative identification being some species of Caenidae, that is really puzzling to me, as they look so different from anything I've ever seen before, that at the very least, I would expect them to be in a family with which I have no familiarity. Anyway, all this is just preface to asking you what (if anything) you've learned since your last posting. Hi all, Finally ... on 21 Jul 2009, all thanks to the delicated friends from NUS (National University of Singapore), RMBR (Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research) & the invitation from our PUB (Public Ulitities Board), who invited SFAS (Sport Fishing Association - Singapore & myself to attend the workshop on the subject of Singapore's Mayflies. Until now ... finally I had an answer to the identification of the winged insect. The fly is of Polymitarcyidae, it is a Povilla (Languidipes) corporaali Nymph of the Povilla (Languidipes) corporaali. All thanks to our NUS (National University of Singapore) who held a workshop on the subject of Singapore's Mayfly yesterday. Pro. Y.J. Bae from the Korea University & Dr. V.V. Nguyen from Hanoi University. Apart from the Povilla, on a 5 day field trips around the concrete island, they managed to find other sub group of mayflies & there should be more, yet to be discovered. Polymitarcyidae Genus Povilla Navás, 1912 1. Povilla (Languidipes) corporaali Lestage, 1922 Leptophlebiidae Genus Thraulus Eaton, 1881 2. Thraulus bishopi Peters and Tsui, 1972 Caenidae Genus Caenis Stephen, 1835 3. Caenis sp.1 Heptageniidae Genus Ecdyonurus Eaton, 1868 4. Ecdyonurus sp.1 Baetidae Genus Cloeon Leach, 1815 5. Cloeon sp.1 6. Cloeon sp.2 Genus Baetis Leach, 1815 7. Baetis sp.1 8. Baetis sp.2 Only the Povilla is much bigger in size 10 or so & the rest of the mayflies .... it's going into say ... size 32 or even smaller ... No wonder it's hard for us to see or observe any hatches. Nevertheless, this is some great information to us, flyers on this small red dot in Asia Pacific. Jim.
  10. Thank you for all your wonderful comments & replies. The fish is an Asian Bonytougue, commonly named Arrowana in this region or Sarotaga in Australia. Scleropages formosus - Asian bonytongue Link : http://www.fishbase.org/summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=6357 The arrowana is quite a respected surface predator in the freshwater arena here. When connected, plentiful of acrobatic jumps & splashes in an attempt to throw the hook. As u can see this species is quite an endangered one due to trading & excessive demand as an aquarium pet. This 3 pounder if sold in the aquatic market here will cost thousands of $$$ ... but nevertheless, we returned it to the waters again. Jim.
  11. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by Jimmy Aw: FURDUCER
  12. Hey, hey, hey. I am back with some time now ... kekeke... in fact missed this forum much. It will be another round of datelines ... projects ... thesis .... when my master program starts ... in coming July 09 again ... All for the good of NZ trips in future ... hopefully many, many to come .... Jim.
  13. Thanks for the comment ! Will select a longer shank for the pattern. Regards ~ Jim.
  14. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by Jimmy Aw: Tungsten Bead Scruffy (Jim's Variant Version)
  15. Yup, Yup .... The carps will nail those deerhair clumps.... But my latest target is that 10kg ++ Red tail catfish... Think I will need to tie something really big for it... kekekeke.... :headbang:
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