I just had to experience how it’d be like to catch an Arapaima on fly. So I put together my rather odd combo setup and went for it!
It was awesome! The Arapaima is an intimidating looking fish but being an air breather puts it at some disadvantages and catching one on fly is definitely doable and lots of fun. The flies used are baitfish profile flies and black Zonkers as posted here.
I think fly fishing will be my preferred method of Arapaima fishing from now on. Hope you enjoy this little video of the experience I had recently.