Uganda fly fishing trips – Uganda sport fishing safaris
Uganda fly fishing trips – Method of angling employing a long rod, typically 7 to 11 feet (2 to 3.5 metres) in length, constructed of carbon fibre, fibreglass, or bamboo and a simple arbor reel holding a heavy line joined to a lighter nylon leader. The rod is used to cast artificial flies made of hair, feathers, or synthetic materials designed to imitate the natural food sources of the fish. The fly angler snaps the long rod back and forth, allowing the heavier weight of the line to propel the nearly weightless fly forward. Fly fishing is believed by its devotees to be the most challenging and fulfilling method of sport fishing. It has inspired a considerable body of technical as well as contemplative literature, the most by far of any angling method.
Big Nile perch: 9′ Tarpon type AFTM 10 or 11.
Tiger and small perch a standard reservoir type 9′ 6” AFTM 7 or 8.
Big perch: It is recommended a Sage 5401 or Leeda Magnum 140 or 200d or a Tarpon reel for 10 or 11 weight line and lots of backing. The reel has to have a well-engineered disk drag – the better the reel the better the chance of landing big fish.
Cortland Sea Dacron 20/30lb b.s. for the big perch and 20lb. b.s for the smaller fish.
W.F. 10/11 Fast and ultra fast sink as well as W.F. 7/8 medium sink. The line you will use most for Nile Perch is an ultra fast sink. Also bring lighter fast sink or medium fast sink line for Tiger fish. You will need plenty of spare line as big fish will take you through the rocks abrading your line and thus reducing its strength considerably.
Nile perch: Pop lips and white & orange Tarpon patterns on 3/0 & 4/0 hooks which must be very sharp, Recommend Tiemco Hooks, Flies should be big with a heavy side profile. Fast sink flies are a must they therefore should be heavily leaded. Tiger Fish: Crazy Charlie’s, Small Deceivers and various reservoir lures but on heavy sharp hooks. Best colors, hot orange, red, white and silver.Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book Uganda fly fishing trips on the Nile River and Lake Victoria.