fisherman, when you think of fly fishing do you picture a setting of mountain
streams and rainbow trout? Or maybe if your from a more southern
climb, images of bluegills and small bass on a popping bug come to mind.
Or, maybe you've heard the stir of the saltwater craze and aren't sure
what to think of it. Well, about 25 years ago, I was bitten by the fly
fishing bug when I landed my first trout while vacationing in the Blue
Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
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my return home I discovered the joy of catching Largemouth
Bass and Bluegills on the fly, but then I heard of Tarpon, Redfish
and Snook falling for flies in the nearby Gulf
and I had to try it . To say I was impressed is to put it mildly I had
caught saltwater fish all my life but never realized how much fun you could
have with them on the fly.
yourself wading the edge of a pristine grass flat where a throw to the
deeper water to your left strikes gold as you tighten up on a gorgeous
Speckled Trout. A throw to the right on
the shallow flat may end up with a Redfish peeling
drag on one of its powerful runs. Then your attention turns toward the
nearby mangrove shoreline as greenbacks take to the air to escape the jaws
of a pod of hungry Snook.
the shear beauty of sunrise on the flats to the abundance of our fish,
Central Florida is a fisherman's dream. And best of all if you are stuck
indoors in Michigan tying flies or sitting around a hole in the ice in
Wisconsin dreaming of Spring you can come to Florida and have a ball without
missing a thing back home. Yes even in the winter there are fly fishing
opportunities in Florida.
our reds slow down in the winter the Speckled
trout, Pompano and night time snook action
can be hot. Speaking of Snook our night time Snook
trips are great for novice and expert fisherman alike. They are quite willing
to eat a fly around lighted docks and require only short casts of 15 to
30 ft. So if you can get a 7-9 wt. rod and practice until your acquainted
with this distance and you will be all set. Just get used to holding on
to that rod because the average 3 lb. Snook will
stun you with his speed and power.
For more information, or to book
a trip contact:
|Captain Scott Graham
IN THE WILD OUTFITTERS
17454 Hwy. 301
Dade City, Florida 33523