What tackle to use
7 - 10wt outfits. 20Lb tippet is good - shock tippets will be needed for consistent success on bigger Queenies.
What flies to use
Poppers; Crease flies; Gurglers; Deceivers; Pink things; Clousers; Polar-Fiber minnows; Surf Candies.
This a fish that loves most flies, but especially surface flies. Sub-surface is fine too but try erratic strips with a dash of speed for good results.
Feeding Queenies are not usually hard to catch - any fly reasonably representing the bait they are chasing will be eaten if presented within their path or range. When Queenies are not actively feeding - just hanging around structure - they can be more difficult to coax, but a popper or crease fly presented close and worked hard can sometimes excite them into an attack. Visibly feeding Queenies will often work in a school - balling up the bait if they can. Strong tides, especially run-out tides, will often see big Queenies move into ambush spots on reefs, creek mouths, eddies around bommies and islands.
They bear small sets of spines both across the top and bottom so watch the spikes. Small queenies hurt like hell if you get pricked by one.