Double Hook-Up at Kuala Rompin

Double Hook-Up at Kuala Rompin

Double hookups or double header as some would call it, is not that uncommon in Kuala Rompin.

Double hookups do happen quite often especially when there are many school of baits around. In fact, if we set out three rods, it will result in triple hookups.

Incredible as it may sound, we sometimes set out only one rod with bait just to manage the bites.

Having two anglers onto fish at the same time surely is exciting although crossed lines rubbing onto each other may result in a lost fish or two. It can be fun, it can be chaotic. It’s like a tango dance when you have experienced anglers behind the rod and line.

In this instance, we have Jamie who flew in from Hong Kong for some sailfish fishing with his buddy Michael all the way from Melbourne.

Got to keep an eye on the lines that will criss-cross each other

Got to keep an eye on the lines that will criss-cross each other

Who's fish is that?!

Who’s fish is that?!

The spectacular jumps are one of the main draw of sailfish fishing

The spectacular jumps are one of the main draw of sailfish fishing

Crossing rods- jumping fish

Crossing rods- jumping fish

Woo-hoo!

Woo-hoo!

The sailfish never fails to put up a show

The sailfish never fails to put up a show

Oh yea!

Oh yea!

More tail-walks

More tail-walks

Synchronised jumping caught on camera!

Synchronised jumping caught on camera!

Two fish in the same frame

Two fish in the same frame

Still green even after putting up a good fight

Still green even after putting up a good fight

I have seen anglers take anything from 10 minutes to 45 minutes to bring in a sailfish. The average fight-time is 15 minutes.

I have seen anglers take anything from 10 minutes to 45 minutes to bring in a sailfish. The average fight-time is 15 minutes.

Jamie takes his hero-shot while Michael continues fighting his

Jamie takes his hero-shot while Michael continues fighting his

I believe Jamie who flew-in from Hong Kong is the first angler I picked-up at the airport wearing a full suit, pictured here with his sailfish.

I believe Jamie who flew-in from Hong Kong is the first angler I picked-up at the airport wearing a full suit, pictured here with his sailfish.

Michael's first ever sailfish was a hard-fought one

Michael’s first ever sailfish was a hard-fought one

Michael who resides in Melbourne found his first sailfish a 'good-fight'

Michael who resides in Melbourne found his first sailfish a ‘good-fight’

Jamie and Peter Ling - fishing is a fantastic way to bond friendships

Jamie and Peter Ling – fishing is a fantastic way to bond friendships

That marlin-should-be-sailfish statue again. Some say, it will grant you a good catch if you rub it. Haha.

That marlin-should-be-sailfish statue again. Some say, it will grant you a good catch if you rub it. Haha.

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Powerful twin motors are advantages to getting to where you want to fish quickly and outrunning bad weather when the need arises

Powerful twin motors are advantages to getting to where you want to fish quickly and outrunning bad weather when the need arises

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Fairly busy day out with many boats

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Tacklebox Adventures – Home of Fly Fishing in Malaysia

Tacklebox Adventures – Home of Fly Fishing in Malaysia

If you are looking for fly fishing stuff in Malaysia, Tacklebox Adventures is definitely the place to go to.

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TACKLEBOX ADVENTURES
99, SS15/4C, Subang Jaya, 47500, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone: +603-56370268 Mobile: +6019-2025524

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Nick fly fishing at Royal Belum

Nick fly fishing at Royal Belum

Rock Star

The owner of Tacklebox Adventures is Nick Ooi, the rock star turned rod star. Nick is the bassist of the very popular band Headwinds that rocked the country back in the eighties. Nowadays, he lives a much more quieter life manning his tackle shop with the help of his wife.

Nick is also among the pioneers of fly fishing in Malaysia along with the likes of CK Ling and Irhamy Ahmad.

In the early years, Tacklebox Adventures along with Nick, Dr Ling, Irhamy and a group of keen fly fishers organised many fly fishing and fly tying activities to promote the sport both locally and around the region. Some fly fishing competitions were also held – which later on led to the formation of United Fly-Anglers Organisation of Malaysia (UFOM).

Vintage rods even on the ceiling

Vintage rods even on the ceiling

Fish everywhere!

Fish everywhere!

Wide Range of Fishing Products

Established since 1996, Tacklebox Adventures stocks a wide range of products and brands. When you walk into the store, to your right and left you will find conventional fishing gears such as spinning and bait casting reels and rods from Yamaga, Shimano, Abu Garcia, Ryobi, Okuma, etc.

Soft plastic lures, hard body lures from Berkley, Rapala, Storm and more. Teminal tackles such as sinkers, swivels, leaders, lines, high-end-hand-crafted lures and poppers are also available at Tacklebox Adventures.

Just after the glass door on the wall to the left is the wall-of-fame, or shame :-] Here, plastered onto a board are photos of various catches both trophy and tiny by friends and customers of Tacklebox Adventures.

Photos adorn the walls of Tacklebox Adventures

Photos adorn the walls of Tacklebox Adventures

Racks of spinning, bait cast, popping and jigging rods

Racks of spinning, bait cast, popping and jigging rods

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Lures and jigs take up one section of the wall

Lures and jigs take up one section of the wall

Big-game hand-crafted lures are also available

Big-game hand-crafted lures are also available

Rows and rows of hooks for tying any imaginable flies line the wall

Rows and rows of hooks for tying any imaginable flies line the wall

All throughout the walls and shelves of the Tacklebox Adventures you will find many photos of trophy catches.

As you venture further in to the store you will find endless rows of fly reels, fly hooks, fly lines, fly tying materials, fly rods, fly fishing accessories and apparels.

Tacklebox Adventures is the Malaysian authorised dealer for fly fishing products from almost all established brands such as Sage, RL Winston, Redington, Temple Fork Outfitters, Orvis, Ross Reels, Rio, Scientific Anglers, Hatch, Nautilus, Tiemco, Waterworks Lamson, and many more.

There is a huge difference in being able to walk into a shop and be able to see and feel the things that you are interested in getting hold off, compared to just looking at picture of them.

If you can’t get to the shop, Nick can arrange for your orders to be sent to your doorstep. Just give him a ring.

Caress the best reels in the business - Hatch, Tibor, Nautilus, Sage, Echo, Orvis and more.

Caress the best reels in the business – Hatch, Tibor, Nautilus, Sage, Echo, Orvis and more.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Fly reels to suit all budgets - even used ones

Fly reels to suit all budgets – even used ones

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Learn Fly Tying, Fly Casting and How to Catch Fish

Nick also gives great advise on both the equipment and how-to’s which can be invaluable if you do not have enough experience and knowledge in the subject. If you’re nice to Nick he will also allow you to test cast the rods before you decide if they suit your style. Something very useful when deciding on a fly-rod. Seriously, he’s a nice guy and will even buy you coffee.

Nick at his fly tying station and some of his proven fish catching flies in the foreground

Nick at his fly tying station and some of his proven fish catching flies in the foreground

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Both Nick and Tacklebox Adventures is certified by the International Federation of Fly Fishers

Both Nick and Tacklebox Adventures is certified by the International Federation of Fly Fishers

A deceiver fly for sailfish tied by Nick

A deceiver fly for sailfish tied by Nick

Nick is also an accomplished fly tier and his flies not only look great but are proven effective in catching fish. You can see some of the flies he’s tied displayed in a cabinet. The flies are for sale and Nick also takes orders for custom tied flies on request. Just tell him what you’re trying to catch! Many many fish that you see caught on flies in Sport Fishing Asia is tied by Nick.

Tacklebox Adventures organises many fly fishing trip to many great destinations around the planet. Ask Nick if you’d like to fly fish in places like Royal Belum for sebarau and toman, Pulau Jarak for giant trevally, Kuala Rompin for sailfish, Thailand and Sabah for mahseer, Mongolia for taimen, Bosnia for trout, Maldives for fly fishing on the flats and more.

Tacklebox Adventures also offers free fly casting lessons to beginners who would like to start-off fly fishing the right way and to more advanced casters who may want to fix a bad habit or problem that they are having. Nick and his bunch of regulars who are experienced and qualified casting instructors are usually available to help out with some casting.

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Nice feathers!

Nice feathers!

Huge selection of fly lines for all applications

Huge selection of fly lines for all applications

Rows and rows of fly tying materials for any fly you can imagine

Rows and rows of fly tying materials for any fly you can imagine

More materials to tickle your fancy

More materials to tickle your fancy

Lots of fly rods from combo sets to the high-end rods and new models are brought in as soon as they are launched

Lots of fly rods from combo sets to the high-end rods and new models are brought in as soon as they are launched

Masterpiece flies by some master fly tyers

Masterpiece flies by some master fly tyers

Reference to what fish are caught locally and abroad

Reference to what fish are caught locally and abroad

Guess what fish has dentures like these?

Guess what fish has dentures like these?