Fly Fishing in Thailand
Fly fishing in Thailand is a growing passion amongst visitors to Thailand. Many of the lakes and ponds and the larger dams lend themselves to fly fishing, with an outstanding and exciting outcome if you encounter one of Thailand’s true predator species. So what kind of tackle should I bring?
Always the best place to start as the size of the fly determines the thickness of leader, weight of line needed to cast it and then of course the power of the rod needed to cast it. Most of the fly fishing in Thailand will be for surface feeding predators such as Snakehead. Streamers and Poppers representing fry, frogs and terrestrial food, are the order of the day and these can be large flies.
Weight forward and shooting heads AFTM 9 – 10 and heavier
Large reels with ample room for 200 – 300 yards of backing and a superb drag are necessary
Powerful rods, of the type used for saltwater fly fishing are recommended, 9 – 10 feet long.