Golden trevally are a member of the Carangidae (jack) family. They are an inshore species which means they can be targeted by fly fishermen. Like all trevally species, the golden is somewhat overshadowed by its bigger cousin, the Giant trevally. They fight well, with long powerful runs that will test your endurance and tackle.
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Golden trevally are found across the Indo-Pacific oceans. You can fish for them on a fly in Dubai and the Seychelles.
A 9ft 9 weight will work for smaller golden; for the larger fish you might want to step it up to a 10 or 11 weight. Your rod needs to be paired with a good solid large arbor saltwater reel with a smooth drag that can handle their long powerful runs.
Golden Trevally primary prey is smaller baitfish and crustaceans. For flies you want a selection of brush flies, clousers and crab patterns.
Specializes in saltwater fishing and big game hunting.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Seychelles and Mexico's Yucatan fishing programs.