by Peter McLeod
A Flyfisher's Guide to Giant Trevally
Catching a giant trevally (or ‘GT’) on a fly rod is the pinnacle of flats fishing: highly challenging, requiring skill, preparation and courage. This is the first comprehensive guide to giant trevally fishing on the fly.
The giant trevally is an apex predator, and the way it operates is nothing less than brutal. These ‘gangsters of the flats’ are like packs of hoodlums marauding across the atolls and shallow estuaries. Hunting for trevally in the harsh environment they inhabit needs a certain resolve. The flyfisher’s first encounter with a giant trevally will be an electrifying experience. A GT can destroy tackle and ego, leaving all in its wake.
But once you’ve caught one, GT flyfishing is an experience that any angler will want to repeat.
• How to catch them
• Tackle and equipment
• Which flies to use
• Winning tactics
• Best destinations
including: Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius, Australia, South
Africa, Oman, Mozambique, Sudan and many more.
230 Colour photographs
Sep 01, 2016
About the Author:
Peter McLeod has worked in flyfishing travel for over 20 years, visiting over 60 operations in 20 different countries in his quest to find the finest fly fishing experiences available. He founded Aardvark McLeod international flyfishing specialists in 2005. He started as a salmon guide in Norway at 16, but over the last 18 years saltwater fishing has become his prime focus.
His fascination with trevally species is bordering on the obsessive and he is constantly scouring the globe for that next mind-blowing hotspot to target these bull dogs of the flats. Peter is a longstanding member of the Hardy Pro Team and was involved in the testing and development of the Proaxis Sintrix rods. He consults for Fulling Mill flies, Rio fly lines, Gillz clothing and has been actively involved in developing a number of new fishing operations around the world. For him, it’s all about the fishing and the pleasure of sharing those experiences with others.