Giant Trevallys are the kings of the jack family. Ferocious predators that were made famous for their bird hunting antics on the Blue Planet II, they grow to a maximum size of 170cm and can weigh in at up to 80kgs, but you won't be catching that size on a fly rod!. They are found in the Into-Pacific region.
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You can fly fish for Giant Trevally in the Seychelles, Maldives, Christmas Island, Oman.
If there is one fish that's going to test your tackle to the limit it's the infamous GT. To effectively fish for a GT on the fly, you will need an 11 or 12 weight rod. The reel is your most important bit of kit when fighting them; it must have a bombproof drag or the GT will simply melt the drag system. Like all bullies, if you stand up to them they quickly back down. Fight hard and don't let them bully you.
GT's primary food source is fish, so the flies typically used are bait fish style flies, such as a brush fly. Poppers are also very popular and something like a N.Y.A.P can be very effective in fooling a GT. The hooks must be solid, a Gamagatsu SL12 or similar. Expect an excited GT to chase the fly all the way to the rod tip.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
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