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· Piscatorial Engineer
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Uh, did you mean to say "Carp" on...?

Those rubber lips and little short whiskers are not precisely tarpon-like, at least to me.

But, if it bites, and fights, it's all good.

Looks remarkably like a Tarpon

· Registered
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
When I was there 30 years ago fishing was the farthest thing on my mind.:thumb: Awesome place to visit.
Same here - spent a lot of time jumping out of helicopters around SE Asia. Been there, done that, got that tee-shirt.

Jon at Angling Adventures has been super responsive and is highly recommended by the outfit that I have worked with / for in Mongolia, so he looks really solid.

· Blind hog fisherman
2,887 Posts
I remember seeing this one old guy with a long bamboo pole, short piece of line "fishing" for something in a muddy, black water, drainage ditch. I asked a VN soldier what the guy was after and he told me the guy was trying to catch frogs. I didn't ask about the best patterns. :)

· Kayak Fly Angler
174 Posts
I lived in Thailand for five years recently, however it was before I picked up fly fishing. I gear fished around a small village where I have a house and pulled some weird fish out of rivers and ponds (the locals thought I was crazy, since they'd just throw in a net and pick out what they wanted to eat that night).

I'd sometimes ask someone what kind of fish I'd caught and I soon found out that Thai is not a real scientific language. Fish names translate to things like "long fish", or "black fish". Squid are called, "pla muuk", which just means, "ink fish".

So, while I don't have any good fly fishing info, I worked as a journalist in the tourist industry over there and I'd be happy to tell you anything you want to know about where to stay and how to get around.

Oh, and one more thing. Bangkok's got a decent population of sport fishers so there are some small shops selling gear (I can tell you where), but I never saw fly fishing supplies. You might want to bring your own. There's some crazy huge bugs over there...bring some flying ants and giant cockroaches. Tie your mosquitos as big as you like.
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