Around the time I was 10 years old, my father took me on my first Tuna trip with a bunch of his buddies. Being the scrawny 85-pound child that I was, reeling in an Albacore tuna was a large feat. Oh but once I did, I was hooked. 10 years later I am still an avid tuna fisherman, and beginning to expand my horizons to fly fishing. After taking fly fishing classes at Oregon State University and catching trout after trout, I wondered what it would be like to fly fish for tuna. After some research, I gathered information on the gear I would need to do this. I would likely need to have a 12-weight rod or higher. A fly reel with at least 25 pounds of drag brake would definitely be needed. Since Albacore do not usually get larger than 50 lbs, I’d get a leader that is around 45-50 pound test. I’m not exactly sure what flies I’ll be using for this trip, since I have never used flies offshore. Some more research will have to go into that. While I sit here thinking about the awesome fight I will be having with a tuna on a fly rod, I can’t help but think about the struggles I will have. The ocean is extremely large, so finding the tuna will be tough. Usually while trolling for tuna you would use cedar plugs and swim baits to lure the tuna in. I read somewhere that trolling with hookless cedar plugs to bring the fish towards the boat, and then casting once they are there. Usually aquatic activity such as birds, bait balls, and jumping albacore are good ways to find schools. Those methods could also be used to find the fish. If any of you on here have any experience with fly fishing for tuna and would like to share it with me, I would love to hear it.