Rooster Fish

Fishing for Roosterfish

A mature roosterfish is a tough challenge, as these fish get wise with age. The mature Roosterfish is a fickle and stubborn adversary who will refuse a perfectly presented fly for no apparent reason. The most exciting but not the most productive way to fish for roosterfish is walking the beaches looking for cruising fish. Once you locate a fish, you need to position yourself on an interception course. From there in theory it's easy, drop the fly in front of the fish and strip fast and steady, good luck! The other more productive method for catching them is to tease them up to the surface behind a boat as you would most blue water species.

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Roosterfish Become a Reality 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where can you fish for Roosterfish

Roosterfish reside in the Pacific Ocean and they are caught around the Central American countries such has Mexico and Costa Rica. 

Fishing Tackle for Roosterfish

For the small and medium roosterfish, you should be comfortable with a 9 or 10 weight. If you are chasing one of the monsters, you are certainly going to want to step that up to an 11 or 12 weight. Floating or intermediate lines work the best for roosters. 

Flies for Roosterfish

Matching the fly to their current prey is going to increase your success rate. Think brush flies, clousers and crease flies. 

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