It is such a rush when you see a lit-up big fish chasing down your teaser. It is all so visual as everything takes place on the surface.
Raising sailfish combined with bait and switch is possibly the most popular method employed by charters and anglers the world over when it comes to billfish fishing. Sailfish fishing is no exception.
This method is down on the preferred list in Kuala Rompin however. Numero uno is drifting life bait, followed by casting lures such as poppers.
But when it comes to fly fishing for sailfish, this is essentially the best method to raise sailfish to enable fly casting to them.
The way trolling teasers work is to attract the attention of billfish, sailfish in this case.
Sailfish are generally very inquisitive and will investigate almost any commotion. Weather they will strike or eat is another matter altogether.
If you are successful in attracting a very hungry, or stupid fish, you lure the fish in until within casting distance and lift the teaser out replacing it with the fly, lure or rigged dead-bait.
And if everything goes as planned, the sailfish will eat your offering, you will strike and fish-on.
Does’t sound so hard, right? It isn’t, really. The idea is quite simple and it is effective – the only thing is things don’t always go as planned.
Get your arse out on the water and experience the rush.
Live life – JW