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: Big Barramundi... and plenty of 'em!


Galong
06-13-2008, 11:55 PM
Hi guys,

I had the most amazing flyfishing day in my life a few days ago. I was fishing in a private pond in Bangkok with my flyfishing guru, Max, who hails from the Outer Hebrides.

Between us, we caught around 50 big Barramundi. The smallest one was 7 lbs and the biggest was right at 20 lbs!

These are, by far, the hardest fighting fish I've EVER had the pleasure of catching. I made the mistake of having one of my fingers on the fly line when the first fish hit. It stripped off line faster than a machine coulda done! I got a bit of rope burn... lesson learned.


The day before this, I fought and lost a record Nile Perch and I had a record-sized Peacock Bass miss a popper... arrrgh!! :eek: I just about had the Nile Perch landed, but it shook the hook right as we were getting ready to net it.

teflon_jones
06-20-2008, 03:24 AM
Very nice! You need to change that link in your post though and just use the yellow insert image button instead and copy/paste the URL for each photo in the popup box that comes up. The link is going to get deleted since it goes to a site with commercial links to non-sponsors.

flytyer
06-20-2008, 06:55 PM
Galong,

As Teflon-Jones mentioned, the link got deleted because they were to commercial, non-sponsors of the forum site. This was done in accordance with site policy.