Fly fishing Guam

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  1. Brook hunter

    Brook hunter Member

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    It seems like there isn't a whole lot of information available. I am going to Guam for xmas with my gf. I was curious if anybody has had any experience fly fishing here. I know there are rivers, estuary water, a few lakes, and the salt. Have heard Guam has large catfish in rivers, peacock bass, etc. Wondering if anybody has any knowledge or experience. Also pretty darn new to fishing tropical salt water. I was thinking of bringing my 8wt to try from the shore. I have a bonefish line, if you had to choose one other line to bring for deeper stuff and drop offs from reefs, what would it be? Full sink? Some kind of grain line (not too familiar with that)? Any help would be great, direct messages are appreciated.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I spent quite a few days on crew rests at Anderson AB while in the Air Force, but never fly fished there. Most of our time was spent lounging around the pool and in the pool's Tahiti Bar - we always seems lucky enough to get off base quarters. I do recall folks saying that if we played in the local beaches to wear tennis shoes to protect against coral and stonefish.
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I spent 18 months on Guam while in the Navy. Back then I valued drinking over fishing time. Sure wish I'd done things differently.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Hard to resist ice cold San Miguel's for .25. Also being able to buy five 1/5th's of quality rum for a $10 bill. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. :eek:
     
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  5. Matt B

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    I know nothing of the fishing there, but for a sinking line for your 8 wt, you might consider a good ol’ 300 grain Streamer Express.
     
  6. Brook hunter

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    It may sound like a stupid question, but I know nothing about grain lines. Is a 300 grain streamer express a specific model? And can you tell me what the sink rate is for a line like that? Also, thank you for sending a message.
     
  7. Matt B

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    Yeah it’s a line “model” by scientific anglers that comes in different weights. I think the 250 or 300 grain lines would be a good starting point for an 8 wt. The sink rate is fast.
     
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    A Guam vacation is only good for screwing and drinking (actually that is really all there is to do on Guam). So, forget fishing, but keep your rod tip up
     
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  9. Brook hunter

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    Great. Thanks a bunch for the info
     
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    Or less interesting online.
     
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    No idea about Guam, but it will be warm and you'll be fishing. I bet you have an awesome time.
     
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    Get a tropical intermediate line, you don't want a cold water line that will feel like a hot noodle in the heat!
     
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  15. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    You never did tell them what GUAM stood for.