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Tailing Triggers


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Our Trigger's here in Costa Rica mainly the "Oceanic Grey Trigger".  These fish see little to no fishing pressure as they are just targeted by local fisherman or tourists. 

These fish can be seen tailing on the reefs close to the beach as well as cruising the deeper water cuts within the reefs.  

They are a great fish to target by panga as well.. Be sure to take your trigger rod when you go out and maybe you can connect with one yourself!!!

Interested in just a Trigger session? Let us know...

Tackle

Rod/Reels
We recommend 8-9wt rods for fishing Trigger fish. Most fish average 3-8 pounds. You will want a strong enough rod to keep the fish from darting into the coral or to turn the fishes head away from any danger that he can get tangled in and brake you off. Reels should be a mid- large arbor with a reliable drag and capable of holding a minimum of 150 yards of backing.

Lines (fly lines, backing)
A floating line matching the weight of rod with a presentation taper or a quick pick up line is recommended. Most fish you will cast at are tailing or cruising fish while wading on the reef or walking the beach on foot. Backing should be 25- 30 pound (heavier is fine) and a minimum length of 150 yards.

Leaders/ tippets
Tapered leaders of 12-16lb test in 9-12ft length. I recommend starting out with 16lb and dropping down to 12lb if the fish are not responding. Have tippet in both 16lb and 20lb to replace cut off leader or to add length to your leader for presentation.

Flies

Below is a list of fly selections to cover you for this fishery. If you have flies that have worked for you in Mexico, Belize, Florida and the Bahamas – bring them – they will work here too.
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