fishing in Africa

Africa Prep - An Intracontinental Storm

Africa Prep - An Intracontinental Storm

In preparing for our latest trip of a lifetime, I’ve scoured just about every YouTube video of tigerfishing on the Zambezi, looking for any little nugget of information that I can get that might help me land an extra fish or two. I’ve been able to locate and purchase most of the lures that have been mentioned, but one that has eluded me so far is the “Express Double Blade Spoon.” 

Africa Prep - Pixee Dust

Africa Prep - Pixee Dust

One of the other categories of lures that we’ve been encouraged to pack for Africa is the casting spoon. While there are several European and African brands that get a lot of ink, I haven’t been able to obtain any of them yet, so I’ve resorted to the Blue Fox Pixee, which also gets a fair number of recommendations.

Africa Prep - One is the Loneliest Number

Africa Prep - One is the Loneliest Number

So we’re headed to Africa to (hopefully) land a few toothy tigerfish and the tackle prep situation is proving difficult. Not only are we limited to 33 pounds of gear and clothing per person for the entire three weeks, but the information on which tackle to bring is quite limited. Making it even more challenging, most if not all of the fisheries we’re visiting limit you to single barbless hooks on your lures.