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Old 07-01-2011, 08:27 PM
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First Tilapia ever and on my Fly Rod, it took an Elk Hair Caddis. I got such an adrenaline rush from it my hands are still shaking lol.
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That thing is huge!

Why the glove?
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Cause I have a really nasty cut on my thumb at the moment and there was no way I wasn't getting a picture of this fish lol
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Cause I have a really nasty cut on my thumb at the moment and there was no way I wasn't getting a picture of this fish lol


Ah.. I thought maybe this was some kind of Tilapia/snakehead crossbreed.
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thats quite a fish! i can imagine, due to its profile, that it was quite a fighter!

nice catch!


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Default Re: Tilapia on Fly

See the fillets in the grocery store all the time. Now I know what a whole one looks like. Nice fish, Congrats!!
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never seen a tilapia fillet that big
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Out here they can get up to five pounds. They are farmed extensively as well. I believe they are Mozambique cichlids. milt.
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Default Re: Tilapia on Fly

That's a nice fish there cracker. I read through your earlier post about flies for tilapia. The responses in that post and your fish here are interesting. I'm just down the road from you in Winter Haven and have always heard that a tilapia wouldn't take any bait. Obviously that is incorrect. If you don't mind my asking, how do you "fish" the flies you use? Have you tried some of the flies others recommended in your earlier post? There are a lot of tilapia in the lakes down here and I'd like to give them a shot.

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If you don't mind my asking, how do you "fish" the flies you use?
I was using an Elk Hair Caddis, it had become water logged so I was working it a few inches below the surface, using short slow strips, she was a pure but pleasant accident. And I have yet to be able to try any of the Flies that were recommended to me in earlier posts, but I am looking forward to getting a hold of some and tryin to hook into more of these.
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