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Hi,

Does anybody know if it's possible to buy basic fly fishing equipment in either Bangkok or Pattaya - I'd like to give it a go.

I'm really after a rod and reel setup to practice casting, but anything would do until I can import a setup from the UK.

Many thanks,

Tom.

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Tae Fishing Shop is the main place to look for fly fishing tackle and you can find it on 39/137, Nawamin soi 163, Bangkok.

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Tomster...I am having the same problem with a rod and reel thing...I teach fly fishing and had over 10 rods of various weights back in the USA...along with 30 or so salt water rods. I had to leave it all behind as it would have been cost prohibitive to ship it all over. I did bring my vise with me and some materials for tying...If you have some patterns in mind I could tie some up for you if I can find the right feathers and such...I am in Phan, Chiang Rai...

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Hey Teddy,

That is quite a collection of rods to leave behind!

I've been to Tae Fishing Tackle and 7 Seas Pro Shop twice in the last 3 days looking to get kitted out.

7 Seas only stock fly fishing equipment from Vision Fly Fishing (all the rods they stock are 9ft) and they are quite expensive - they also don't stock flies!. Tae have a wider range but all low quality stuff, no big brands. Neither had any #7 line...

Pretty hopeless all round, i've just ordered quite a bit of tackle form the UK and will import it. I did ask at Rigger fishing in Jomtien and the guy there said he could order some stuff, I may do that just to see what it's like. I think it was from Tica Fishing, a quick Google suggest they aren't the best quality out there.

As for flies i've just ordered a few hundred from the UK for next to nothing (gotta love eBay for stuff like that) - until I've had a look at them and tried a few I have no idea what pattern will work with what species here. If you have any input on that i'd be extremely grateful - I have no experience in fly fishing and i'm shooting blind at the moment!

Cheers,

Tom.

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Just read another post about Tae Fishing shop that siad the rods were second hand - I did notice some looked a bit rough so that will explain that!

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The 7Seas fishing shop in BSR just opened a fly fishing section. It's not very comprehensive (yet), but worth a look. I remember seeing reels, line, and limited fly tying stuff.

I don't recall seeing rods, but I wasn't looking since I'm all stocked up on rods and reels.

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I was there yesterday and Thursday. Like I said above - it's all Vision gear. The rods aren't display, they're in a box near the till. Ask and they will point them out - it helps to check out their website first and have the model numbers of the rods you want to see ready as the staff there seem to have zero knowledge on the kit.

All rods are 9ft, plenty of different weights available. The reels selection is very limited and contains some old models by the looks of things, a quick check on the iphone when I was there confirmed this.

7 Seas is still the best shop i've seen here in Thailand - I wish someone would open up a good online shop specialising in imported gear from Europe, America and Australia, they would clear up...

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Probably not helpful unless u go to Singapore from time to time (as I do), but I buy most of my stuff at Coho Fly Shop (Bali Lane, off Beach Road). He stocks top quality tackle (Sage, Abel), as well as lesser brands, & is v knowledgeable & helpful. Prices are sensible too. It's the best fly shop I've come across in the region.....

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