Peacock Bass and Scott Bamboo rod.

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by Thiago - Brazil, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Thiago - Brazil Member

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    this customer called me and said

    -I want to fish a peacock bass with a bamboo rod.
    -You can use a Scott bamboo.
    -Send me one!

    2 weeks later he sent this picture.

    It´s a # 4 rod, this is one of the small fishes.

    He tells about fish up to 12 lbs on the rod. Old Schooll angler doesn´t like to take cameras in the boat.

    Sometimes when fishing for matrinxã the Pirarucus come and take the whole fish.

  2. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Nice peacock on a tiny fly rod.
  3. Stan Wright Member

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    Honolulu, Hawaii
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    Peacock bass feed exclusively on smaller fish... ( I guess that duck webbed foot that one time looked like a little fish? ) Anyway, just about any fly that looks or acts like a little fish works fine. Our Hawaii peacock bass average just over 2 pounds, with a 3 to 5 pounder not that uncommon. I like to use a 5wt rod and I've never had a peacock get me into the backing. The bigger the fish,, well it just takes a little longer to land. LOL