Mahseer fi­shing tackle

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PENN CLASH 6000

The two big­gest fish of the trip were caught on the spin­ning rod, using this reel. Its po­wer­ful drag did a great job on stop­ping these big fish when they tried to take ad­van­tage of the ri­ver’s cur­rent. The handle is com­for­table, even du­ring long fights. Al­so, the bail is ve­ry thick and strong, that can be im­por­tant on ri­vers where you’re li­ke­ly to slip and fall on rocks eve­ry day while wa­ding, and da­mage your reel.

$239.95 | penn­fi­shing.com

BERKLEY FIRELINE 8 CARRIER

Smooth cas­ting and good abra­sion re­sis­tance.We used 54lb braid on our spin­ning reel and the braid per­for­med ve­ry well. In fact, a big mahseer got the braid stuck un­der a rock in the middle of the ri­ver for five mi­nutes. Af­ter ree­ling the fish in, the guide che­cked all my braid and it didn’t even have the smal­lest nick!

$19.99 - $199.99 | berkley-fi­shing.com

RIO INTOUCH STREAMERTIP

A great fly line for cas­ting strea­mers. We used the S6 model and the sink tip gets your fly down ve­ry qui­ck­ly. The hea­vy head loads the rod per­fect­ly, al­lo­wing you to throw those big flies in just a few casts.

$89.99 | rio­pro­ducts.com

ROSS EVO­LU­TION R SALT

If you’re loo­king for a fly reel with a ve­ry strong drag, the Evo­lu­tion R Salt is de­fi­ni­te­ly what you need. With its 16-disc sea­led drag sys­tem de­li­ve­ring a mind-ben­ding 30 pounds of drag pres­sure, the 7/8 model we used per­fect­ly kept mahseers from run­ning too far downs­tream. Al­so, the coun­ter­ba­lances make the spool’s spin real­ly smooth when the fish runs. A beau­ti­ful, tough and light­weight fly reel.

$595.00 | ross­reels.com

BKK LONE DIABLO HOOKS

Mahseers are bru­tal with hooks. These were re­co­men­ded by the Hi­ma­layan Out­back staff and they per­for­med ve­ry well. Al­though we used cru­shed barbs on­ly, No fish were lost nor any hooks bent. The small ring helps great­ly for put­ting split rings on. Re­co­men­ded sizes for mahseer : 1/0, 2/0 and 3/0.

bk­khooks.com.au

ELKHORN AMP-908-4 ROD

We tested Elkhorn’s 9’ 8 weight AMP (Ab­so­lute Maxi­mum Per­for­mance) on the Sa­ryu ri­ver and were ama­zed by how smooth this rod casts. With its me­dium fast ac­tion it was per­fect for cas­ting strea­mers, and ve­ry conve­nient to travel with (4 pieces, sold with a ri­gid travel case). A well built and de­si­gned fly rod ! High­ly re­com­men­ded.

$359.00 - $429.00 | el­khorn­fly­ro­dan­dreel.com

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