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Old 10-19-2013, 08:28 PM
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Flies for Mahi Mahi?

Heading to Eleuthera and have gotten to know a guy with a charter boat who always says he can get me into Mahi Mahi. I might just do it this next trip in 9 days.

Can anyone advise on the types of flies to use? Also, I have a couple of 8 weights that I always bring but I also have a 10 weight. Is that overkill? Or would I have a chance to hook up small tuna as well?

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Old 10-22-2013, 12:17 PM
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Anything bright and flashy will do, mushies, clousers, deceivers, etc. If If you are targetting adult-size Mahi rather than chickens, a 10wt is appropriate along with strong hooks and heavy tippet. You will want heavy stuff if you tie into a bull...they will test your gear.
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Thanks Dave. I'll rig both rods. Is there a minimum tippet strength you'd recommend for chickens? 12lb? 20lb?

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Mahi have some teeth. They are small but will cut a light tippet. In my experience they are aggressive fish and not at all leader shy. 20# floro will do for the chickens but you will wish you had 25# or 30# floro if you hook a bull. I'm sure the trollers use much heavier shock tippets. Better safe than sorry...the big ones are a whole different animal.
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