Roatan’s waters are teeming with barracuda of all sizes. Although barracuda are typically a secondary target species at Mango Creek Lodge, they are fantastic fighters and great fun to fish.
An 8- or 9-wt rod is perfect for barracuda.
Your reel should match the weight of your rod.
Rig your rod with a weight-forward floating line.
Wire leaders (20 to 40 lb) are necessary to keep these toothy fish from cutting you off immediately.
You’ll need only a few flies for Roatan’s barracuda. Consider bringing:
- Long needlefish imitations (orange or chartreuse) #2
- ‘Cuda fly (green) with a double hooked tandem wire 3/0
- Bob Popovics’ Banger (silver and orange) #2
- Large minnow imitations #2.