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anyone tried tinned sweetcorn as bait for pacu, any i have caught are either  on chicken heart or chicken, the ones i have caught are about the kilo mark

 

and i do not think they get much bigger in the ponds i fish in the ubon area

 

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I throw nymphs at them on a fly rod at Pilot 111 near BKK, and have caught them up to around 5kg.  They're a real treat on a 3-4 weight fly rod.

 

Live and natural baits aren't allowed at Pilot 111, which is one of the challenges of fishing there.  Only artificials.

 

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On ‎12‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 4:57 PM, highlander403 said:

well got quite a surprise at eden in ubon using a live bait caught one in the 9/10 kg range

I bet that livened up your day!

 

I've had them to a couple of kilo's I guess on a 4 weight fly rod, and they pretty nearly strip the line to the backing on the first run.

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yes it did make my day for sure amazing that i landed it as was only using braid but it was hooked in corner of mouth

also had a few   bite offs and one where hook broke not even sure what that was as it just took off and got snagged round some posts  on walkway

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Yes I had a couple of broken hooks while I was still using my old trout flies for the Pacu at Pilot111.

 

Now I tie my own to much stronger hooks, and not a problem. Luckily the Pacu are nothing like as picky as wild trout in England, so my less than perfect flies still seem to work!

 

I also use PE2 braid as a leader, and as long as I check it regularly don't seem to have any problems with bite offs.

 

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