TITAN TRIGGERFISH (Balistoides viridescens)
Titan triggerfish is one of largest species of triggerfish and is indigenous to tropical waters of Indo-Pacific. They live on coral reef feeding on tips of coral, gastropods, crustaceans, faraminiferans, tunicares , tube worms and sea urchins. Adult fish are mostly solitary and can reach up to 30 inches (75cm). There territory is near coral and patches of grass. They do not change position with tides, making them attractive fish to target during low tides.
Titan triggerfish flies:
Titan triggerfish feed on coral reef. There diet is gastropods, crustaceans, faraminiferans, tunicares and sea urchins. Mostly we fish for them with crab patterns, like Flexo crab, Alphlexo. Since they are bottom dwellers flies need to be weighted to get to the bottom.
Ideal titan triggerfish fly rod would be 9 to 10wt, with floating line followed by 20lb tippet. With triggerfish a bit of luck is also requires since they have strong and sharp teeth so can bite threw tippet with ease. It is important to have good drag, since it is necessary to stop them before they have a chance to get between coral.