There are quite a number of ponds and lakes in Malaysia where you can fish for pacu, that unassuming powerful freshwater fish that leave every first-time-hooker in shock and awe. But the pacu fish in Empangan Air Kuning (EAK) are special (compared to most other ponds in Malaysia) – they will naturally eat dry flies! […]
The norm is you walk quite a bit before you come to a pool that holds good size fish, or you catch some smaller fish in the outer parts. Sometimes though, the day can spring a surprise. That’s what Tim experienced on the first day of fishing during his first trip here. A solid mahseer […]
Other than just making a quick cast, this is also about line management. Every fly fisher has had this experience – line tangling and knotting up as we make our casts. Or fish swims out of sight as we strip line out from the reel in preparation to make a cast. You many have all […]
I often see people fight fish ineffectively. If that person is fighting his or her first big fish, it is quite expected, happened to me too on my first big fish. A good guide will walk you through it when that happens. This is a good video reference to learn how to hook and fight […]
NO HOLDS BARRED I don’t remember ever fighting a fish on fly like the way it all went down with this big triggerfish. I’ve caught some big fish and even a couple of triggerfish before. But this is one I will not forget anytime soon. It feels like a violent brawl on the flats, in […]
This epic trip deserves our longest fishing video to date, 29 minutes! Watch it to get a pretty good idea of fly fishing mahseer in Thailand. Be warned however, Some say this video should come with a PG13 rating, due to some language used in certain scenes Lol. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.