Milkfish have an affectionate name, the fish of a thousand casts. To even hook a milky you need to be prepared to put in the time and effort. Once hooked then you are going to need to put in even more effort. The power-to-weight ratio of the milkfish makes it a challenging adversary to catch. Be prepared for some reel-melting runs followed up by some spectacular aerobatics. The best part of the fight can go on for hours; tiring these fish out is a battle of wills and stamina.
You can fly fish for milkfish in the Seychelles, Christmas Island and various other destinations.
You will want a 9 or 10 weight 9 foot rod paired with a good saltwater reel and a floating tropical line.
The fly selection for milkfish could not be any simpler. As milkfish only eat algae you need a fly that represents some floating algae. The best one is Waynes Milky Magic.
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