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  1. #1
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    Default Fly Fisihing in Thailand

    Taking a holiday with two small children that allows the chance for some decent fly fishing and keeps everyone happy can be challenging, however, I think I have found the perfect answer.
    Thailand.
    We chose Hua Hin as it has beautiful beaches, waterparks, a safari park and lots of activities to keep the little monsters happy. On the way to the Safari Park we passed a Sign “Greenfields Valley Fishing Resort” with a picture of four guys holding an Arapaima longer than them.
    On the way back we called in and found they have three lakes, Specimen lake, Carp Lake( both bait fishing only) and Kingfisher Lake which is Fly and lure fishing.
    The next day I had my first experience of fly fishing in Thailand the guide there advised me to concentrate on catching a Barramundi first as they are the most plentiful species.
    Wow! No wonder the Aussies rave about “Barra” do they go! I manage to catch five up to 2Kg+ and one Red tailed catfish of about 8Kg.
    A great days fishing in a beautiful setting with a nice restaurant and clean washrooms.
    Have booked again for next year.

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    Default Re: Fly Fisihing in Thailand

    Did you get any photos......what flies and set up did you use??

    Glad you had a great time, I struggled to find any decent fly fishing in Thailand.

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    Default Re: Fly Fisihing in Thailand

    Hi Rob,
    The Barra I caught on a #8 rod with a floating line and 20lbs leader, 9 feet long with a loop knot and a "Fire Tiger" colour minkie size 2.
    The red tail, I used a sinking line with a short 3 foot long leader and a foam head lure, again in "Fire tiger colours.
    There is another place nearer Bangkok called "Pilot lakes 111" which is a complex of ten lakes and good fun but not natural.
    A guy comes along twice a day and pellet feeds the fish to get them "on the feed"
    Good for beginners but can be annoying if you have just started to catch when he shows up.
    Hope this is useful,

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    Default Re: Fly Fisihing in Thailand

    Hi Rob,
    The Barra I caught on a #8 rod with a floating line and 20lbs leader, 9 feet long with a loop knot and a "Fire Tiger" colour minkie size 2.
    The red tail, I used a sinking line with a short 3 foot long leader and a foam head lure, again in "Fire tiger colours.
    There is another place nearer Bangkok called "Pilot lakes 111" which is a complex of ten lakes and good fun but not natural.
    A guy comes along twice a day and pellet feeds the fish to get them "on the feed"
    Good for beginners but can be annoying if you have just started to catch when he shows up.
    Hope this is useful,

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