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 Post subject: On my way soon!!
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 2:04 am 
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Location: Manchester, U.K
My flight to Delhi is booked for May. I'll spend a few days in Chandigarh with a friend, before I head into the mountains to escape the heat!

During my 6 months in India I'm hoping to fly fish for Trout in the mountain streams, and lure/ bait fish for Mahseer. I'm also hoping to do some sea fishing, probably with lures. And of course, being an angler, fishing is rarely off my mind, so I'll take advantage of any opportunities that may come along to fish other tactics/ for other species!

I'm putting together a list of my tackle requirements. I'm travelling with a backpack so the gear has to be limited to a large extent. Here's my list to date:

8.5 foot 5/6 weight 5 section travel fly rod
9 foot 6 section travel spinning rod, casting 20-60 grams
Cheap fly reel and 6 weight line
Shimano Baitrunner 8000 size with 2 spools
Line: 250 yards each of 5b, 12lb and 20lb
Small box of mixed flies
6 mepps type spinners
assortment of rubber baits and jig heads
6 assorted Rapalas
Assortment of hooks
A small number of weights
Small quantity of wire leader material
Forceps

That's it!

Have I missed anything really important, or could I perhaps leave some of this at home, to save on weight?

Cheers
Ric


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 7:29 am 
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u'd want some extra wire leader...and probably a better rod for the baitrunner..if u can fit it into your bag that is..


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 9:52 am 
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Location: Bangalore
I don't see why you need wire leader for trout and mahseer. That could be left out. I suggest getting a heavier spinning rod 20-60 may not be enough for big mahseer.


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:04 am 
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bops...think goonch..


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 1:07 pm 
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Location: Just outside New Delhi
Remember to carry mosquito repellent. lots of it.


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 1:40 pm 
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Cheers for the replies guys.

I'm not particularly going to aim for large Mahseer, will be happy to fish for moderate ones. I do accept that this is a compromise!

The wire is with me just in case I come across a few 'cudas during my travels!

Re. Mosquito repellant. Should I bring with me or buy in India? It costs the equivalent of 500 rps a bottle here in the U.K., plus more weight to carry....


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 1:43 pm 
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You can buy the repellant here. Mosfree is one of the better ones. Odomos is another. Eucalyptus oil works well if you can bear the smell.


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