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Bonefish on the fly, permit Crab

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Bonefish on the fly, Permission to Crab

Florida Sportsman Member: kayakerinkeywest

Lastly, I acquired a wildlife plant that aggressively cleared the brown / Creme Clouser from my 7 wt. Shortly afterwards, I found a place the place the permit went on the canal edge and acquired bitten by the massive Cross rack I had thrown into the canal. It was a enjoyable battle with the Esky Ultralight rod. Two of the three out of three have been finished, I went back to chase the tarpon. Unfortunately, it was a unfavorable tide, and I acquired trapped in the channel for about two hours in the darkish and I couldn't get to the neighboring islands the place my tarpon factors are.

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Florida Sportsman Member: greenie-Slayer

I tied some flies and received again to some tarpon. I checked a couple of points that I haven't spent a while out of the weekend. There were plenty of fish, but not likely what I used to be on the lookout for. I should have imported 5wt as an alternative of 8wt. I had a set of snook 15-24 ″ in some yards, however unfortunately I couldn't discover the trout.

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Flood Zone Redfish

Florida Sportsman Member: rummya87

Check out this flood-red-green video for weekly fleet inspiration.

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Bones on Fly

Florida Sportsman: kayakerinkeywest

I already had a skeleton using a boiler and shrimp, but I needed to get some sort of aviation material. Three of the 5 residential areas I was expelled have been bone. I found one spot that drew my attention due to permission to cruise. By stopping that fish, I observed that it was alive with bone fish. I was capable of pull a few bone fish and acquired a number of photographs with the permission of the cruise. I had just one crab I had before, so I held it till the magic hour simply before sunset.

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DIY Fly Line Management

Florida Sportsman Member: kayakerinkeywest

Here's an affordable, straightforward and effective airline rug for kayak. I exploit a basket once I use a chassis and a felt when simply throwing away the kayak base. Then, as the line rotates into the cockpit, it nonetheless causes a tie drawback. With the help of the spikes it retains the line layered so that it not occurs.

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Brazilian Bass and Different

Florida Athlete: Randy Richter

Just seven days spent at Agua Boa Lodge in Brazil. I went there last yr in my life once and I was fortunate to return this yr. I hardly know what to say without wanting too robust. We dropped the fish, however I'm positive that my wife and I acquired at the least 500 peacock throughout seven days. The weather was lovely, the guides have been skilled, and I simply can't wait to get again to the jungle.

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Jacks on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: remo_5_0

I kicked off Courtney Campbell's boat rush and fishing immediately at Safety Harbor. I ended up with two good retailers that fought like trains. We additionally obtained pretty huge ladyfish. Nice day!

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Bahama Triggers on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: Docked Wages

I took a quick break from wahoo fishing and scuba diving on my West Finish trip and went to 2 with Napa.

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North Florida Pink Flight

Florida Sportsman Member: dudewheresmyplug

I received the first redfish on the fly around this massive bending area. By treating scallopers and east wind it was a bit harder, however the measurement of the faculty was just a matter of time before we might eat. I'm positive you can tell how my pal Jay has pumped!

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Surf Snook's on the Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: Randy Richter

37 inches he was on my largest flight, however perhaps the most retreated was skilled! I had so much enjoyable chasing these guys for 9 days at Jupiter.

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Fly Fishing Biscayne and Everglades

Florida Sportsman Member: lemaymiami

This week we went to fly fishing gear and located some fish for each journey. At the beginning of the week, I obtained Benjamin Vial to fish for the tarpon regionally at Biscayne Bay. We used 9 nights each night time, sightseeing by the tarpon and just over 40 lbs underneath the bridges that join Miami and Miami Seashore. His first night time, the fish was it all the means – he hooked, but the fish just took us to high school, jumping out, slicing off and simply being tarpon. Thankfully, the second night time was a appeal and Benjamin introduced three fish to the skiff – 20, 30 and his last – 50lb fish. Yesterday we modified and fished for a day journey from Flamingo retired physician Nate Mayl, knowledgeable local fly fisherman who has been fishing with me for years. The spotlight of the journey was the Nate handshake that rose on the boat after the reel was launched!

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Sharks on Fly

Florida Sportsman: Ol & # 39; DirtyCaster

It's not likely truthful to call these associates as by-catch. I'm going to spend an hour fishing each day, so if snook and tarpon determine to not look, I have to seek out other ways to maintain myself entertained. Sharks appear to favor the crabs, despite the fact that I've caught to shrimp and glass transparencies with 20 to 25 liters of carbon powder. To date, it hasn't appeared to be a wire.

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Amazon Adventure

Florida Sportsman Member: Randy Richter

My girlfriend and I traveled to Agua Boa Lodge. Seven all-day fishing. Unbelievable action. If you need numbers, there were no problems with 100 fish days. Numerous quality fish. We landed 10 kilos or more of fish every single day, besides one, and wealthy in variety. I’m a type of humble guys who maintain an inventory of the species of life, which is landed with a rod was added 13 for this trip. I obtained house greater than three weeks ago however still can't stop excited about it, it was so nice. You must make loads of views of fish looting or just cruise sand dwellings, and even should do some wading.

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Personal Greatest Trout on the Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: hooknsnook

The member of the forum hooknsnook has confirmed that the trout chew is in full swing.

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Pine Island Fly Motion

Florida Sportsman Member: TimGleason

There have been plenty of slots, crazy quantities of excellent measurement connectors, selected purple mussels and respectable sized trout. I hope that fishing was so frequent. We received all our fish in several northern Matlacha Move west of Pine Island.

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Child Tarpon Turnpike

Florida athlete: thflyingclouser

I have acquired just lately the explosion, which relate to these little guys, mountaineering alongside the whole South Miami. At first I observed these child silver kings whereas goat fishing at my lunch. Fortuitously, to be successful, I am blessed with an outstanding channel along the road to the store. One baby “poon” revealed himself by making a hard blow during fishing. After a number of unsuccessful attempts I shortly realized that I needed a greater flight to work. Instantly the next day I used to be obsessed with 12 hits, I couldn't wait to attempt a new fly. Once I arrived, it didn’t last greater than two drain before I used to be on prime! This little man gave an awesome battle and was launched safely later.

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is Tarpon Fly

Florida Sports Manin Member: Dardude6

I’ve spent plenty of time concentrating on these fish and sometimes informed you, who’s accountable. One had been requested for an EP flight that I killed. One was caught in a white DT with a map head. Both tarpon have been in recent water. Thus far I’ve Three/13. I consider I can use the non-print fly while Flyfishing will assist extraordinarily a lot in how the tarpon can’t shake it extra simply. Often while they’re being robbed, they swing the jighheads used on my swim pads simply.

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Largemouth Plugs

Florida Sportsman Member: Fly Inspired

I used to be capable of pull some flights in the southwest Florida waters a couple of weeks in the past before Irma ripped. Unfortunately, I didn’t lock into any monster, but I nonetheless had an explosion that was crushed with nice water!

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North Florida Redfish

Florida Sportsman Member: reddrumregalia

I went fishing on Saturday with a man who didn't fly fish, so we threw a mill and slamming purple on this tight space . The tide was coming soon. I’m finally fed up and determined to whip the fly a few occasions, and during the three-July was good. He ate grey and white clousers. It was back for about 45 minutes, and we launched seven fats redfish.

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Keys to Tarpon and Bonefish

Member of Florida Sportsman: RG Air

We discovered these fish on time and had several footage of each species. They have been a bit of confusing, however we all succeeded. Great props for Captain John Sheehan about my long and lengthy experience with my spouse.

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Reds in Oyster Beds

Florida Sportsman Member: reddrumregalia

I obtained out about 7:00 and found a faculty with young tarpon. One took a fly however no one hooked. I moved near a flat degree and lifted a reasonably redfish but no takers. The wind began to select up round 10:00 and moved to a financial institution with giant embedded oysters. I referred to as around the mattress and picked up a couple of purple rats. General, an excellent day with water and again before midday.

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Ferry Fishing in Houses

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

Three flats and I obtained three fishes. I used to be so hyped that I acquired them all. They gave me actually great consuming and it was nice to see.

I used to be throwing a fly with small Chartreuse eyes, a purple ep-head and a Chartreuse Finn raccoon.

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Lowtide Pink SUP

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

Right here is one paddleboard. This purple was hooked up to a 1.5-inch purple head, eyes closed on a Loctite gel and magnum black hen. I acquired a ladyfish earlier than, and I should have checked after that, because an honest purple sword had no drawback knocking, breaking and operating.

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Lowtide Fly Fishing Redfish

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

Listening to some, I heard them smashing. I parked at the bank and made a whore that was related to this little frenzy. It was bitter sweet, because it was lengthy, frustrating, time flying. I ought to have added more because there were numerous holes in the dark. I put myself in a great place with a stomach crawler, simply decide up a rod and I can fly around the wrap around ten occasions.

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Redfish Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Black Clouser

I tied a number of criteria and walked to some favorites near residence, grass homes. I had about an hour or so to catch the late evening flood, before the lights turned off. It was very windy, which didn't help a lot, but nonetheless managed to see a couple of fast tails. On the method back I observed this man who tore exhausting thick stuff.

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Keys Bonefishing

Florida Sportsman: HeartNShoal

I have a productive trip down the lower keys. Immediately I have the first cell dissolution from Cudjoe Key. The waters have been slippery and calm, underneath good circumstances. I turned the skiff again and located a cheerful faculty with 20+ bone fish.

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Redfish on the fly

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

We did a tough job of getting a destructive low incoming tide to a good friend in purple. We rounded the bend and heard the fish in parallel. After establishing, quickly after we saw two purple backrests, the stomach crawls.

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Combined Bag on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: Guanagator

Pogies are thick with small wages all over the place and a few huge in case you look long enough. We nudged some up and threw again the rafters and free strains again as we flew to catch the bow. Numerous sharks with stay bait and had a number of spanish and monster clips on the fly. I noticed some tarpon in the puppies, however I couldn't eat. Earlier final week I obtained one night time and Kipas at sundown. I had managed to get one good purple that saw a bunch extra. All in all an ideal holiday weekend and a very good begin on the summer time seashore.

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Tarpon on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: Sort E

The wind was swaying, however no less than I had the solar and the wind blew in the right path. Tarpon just kissed my flight yesterday, but refused it. So, if Chartreuse wasn't usable, I went on a smaller darkish flight that has worked for me before.

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Leaping Juvie Spring Tarpon

Florida Sportsman Member: Sort E

 Spring Patch

, extra studies are flooded daily.

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Fly Fishing Redfish

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

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I noticed six fish on that day, good photographs in three of them in the breeze, had two eaten, one among them that was 25.6 inch pink eight

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Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Sunflower

 Fly Fishing

Sunflower FS Member fun in the lovely waters of Florida Keys during bone discharge

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Everglades Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: southe rntide

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With water readability of about 6 ”, we acquired 10 of the most fish and virtually everybody was hungry. After 30 minutes, we determined to blow up the bar and get it ready. My pal acquired his greatest in pink after the flight for about 15 minutes after the flood

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St. Lucie Snook on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: snookcook [19659005]   St. Lucie Snook

Stayed with an afternoon lure and trout. At this time's snook chew has been nice.


Redfish on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

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I made a single stream of current with an actual sluggish search perform and looked at this 27.5 ″ biscuit and nail polish reddish, purple UV polar head, black zone.


Everglades Snook on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: HeartNShoal

 Everglades Snook on Fly

I was a private greatest snook on the fly, 30 ″ in the morning. Then the attraction fished 32 ″ in the afternoon and provided it!

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Fly in Everglades

Florida Sportsman Member: Native21

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Intracoastal Combined Bag on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: Guanagator

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Seeing you ask for purple, acquired some crawlers 1 / 16ouncessureset jig Zman paddlerz with combo and mirrodine. The most important pink was mirrodine. Most of the reds have been lower than the ft in the water and chased the remaining mill in streams or around oysters that chased the mud.

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Key West Kayak Fishing

] Florida Sportsman Member: kayakerinkeywest

 Key West Kayak Fishing

I'm Not Very plenty of flying guy, but I knew this place was packed as a result of the flats at the moment are packed filled with glass.

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Fall Redfish on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: StandOutI2

Florida Sportsman Member: StandOutI2

 Ocala Redfish on Fly [19659005] While I threw the air visitors management back to the bucket, go figure, the fish will rise and hit my flight and take me to the journey.

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Jacksonville Flounder on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: TieOneOn

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Keys Kayak Sharks on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: kayakerinkeywest

[196590] [196590] 05]] Pulled my associates out of the Lower Keys Backcountry to make some fly fishing sharks. October has been a brutally windy month, so we had to make use of the wind.

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Bull Reds on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: HeartNShoal

Two 30 kilos.


Flood Tide Fun

Member of Florida Athlete: Black Clouser

We had somewhat excessive flood zones and tranquil circumstances at the moment, and it was the good time to get out grass. The highlights of this morning have been the giant surface bursts that have been simply gurgers.

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A Walk in the Grass

Florida Sportsman Member: Black Clouser

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I have to stroll on foot and fish the flood of grass tonight Good Pals Captain Wealthy Santos and Captain Tim Sales space. An exquisite flood, however there was a steady wind that we expect most of the purple didn’t rise up in the dwellings. I stated I used to be fortunate once I obtained two because of Tim, who gave me them.

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Journey to the Lagoon

Florida Sportsman Member: Snookslayer772

The day was my good friend catching a 30 inch trout, three meters from the boat. Poling by way of the again of the brook, he observed a tail fish catching out on the grass underwater, dropped flying and growth!

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Breaking in New Rod

Florida Athlete Member: SpaceCoast Slayer

Fished closer to house a couple of days in the past by simply bringing the bar and finding houses that have been coated with tarpon. I put a minimum of 20 air and counted 7 or 8 utterly, plus a purple and black drum

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Vero Selection

Florida Sportsman Member: Ditchrat

Sebastian Inletin round it we discovered a gentle stream operating via it, and with it we discovered a gentle stream of Bonnetheads forwards and backwards. After the pair was hooked, in every shrimp, we began flying to them for fishing.


Seashore Shock

Florida Sportsman Member: snookslayer772

She ate two ft off the sand and went straight to clear my line. When this happened, my line made up on my cork and wouldn't have allowed any line, so I went into the water after this fish to get the luck unpacked and really start the struggle.

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Personal Greatest Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: randyrichter

Despite much wind and soiled water, there were already eight beaches. Made for a long time, took one tape and crushed. The guy stood on the rocks shouted, "Dude, it's a big fish." The fish went to help, and then went off the seashore about 150 meters, although I put a whole lot of heat on it. 19659005] Full report Click on right here


Tripletail on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: SLW Urocane

I drove with my brother on Saturday. We worked in a number of places, and we discovered 3 times the measurement of Fort Pierce north and south. All however one 17 inches was beneath the gap and launched. We Caught 9. We used a brown shrimp sample from Bass Professional

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Seashore Stroll Success

Florida Sportsman Member: pazozausf

about seven weight and see if i might put the hook into the small snook surf.


10,00zero islands fly fishing

Florida athlete: Tgrass

We spent the first five hours in backcountry, however we didn't see many snooks, nevertheless, we noticed a great quantity of Redfish they usually had a number of good photographs. We additionally noticed a very good quantity of Tarpon and we jumped four, however we acquired empty. They are impressive fish, I can see why individuals are dependent on them.

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Solo Mission

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

The flight was torn and the flight swept the grass line outdoors the stream. The second forged continues to be positioned upstream and midway via a slower synchronized search, flying the hammer. Place the hook, raise the tip of the rod, and the fish comes off the stream and instantly deep into the bed.

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Sanibel Motion

Florida Sportsman Member: Tgrass

The subsequent fish was an enormous woman who crossed the seashore and watched it eat fly. I used to be fortunate enough to get two individuals from the UK to stroll on the seashore, which have been ok to take this image.

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Beachside Black Drum

Florida Sportsman Member: Tgrass

[1965900]] I’ve was a very good day in Sanibel with a black drum. Strolling along the seashore we found a really giant Mutan, which was very lengthy. It could possibly be achieved, however when the faculty moved, it was a a lot better hook-up, going four in eight.

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Ding Darling Tarpon

Florida Sportsman Member: Tgrass [19659005]

I made a decision to offer Ding Darling an experiment before the rain came in the afternoon. It was the first morning once we had an early cloud cover and I finally found a couple of small tarpons to feed and feed.

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Sanibel Seashore Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Tgrass

It was a really fascinating day, I had two fishes of similar measurement my good friend caught, the first was 20 seconds before we divorced from another 20 minutes


Charlotte Harbor Reds

Florida Sportsman Member: Sort E

] Forum member E-type and buddies have been in redfish at Charlotte Harbor. Wading seems to be the flag of those fish.

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Recent Water Beating

Florida Sportsman Member: FowlMouth824

I was virtually instantly struck by a thicker vegetation . After a number of missed strikes and avoiding small alligators who have been also fascinated with my supply, I was lastly capable of unite and dismantle an honest measurement bass.

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[19659002] March Motion

Florida Sportsman Member: ethankiburz

Flyon Fly fishing gets better and better when temperatures rise 70 in the mid-19th century. Our resident tarpon comes up and feeds by getting ready for its annual immigration. They are often focused to our space at night time or throughout the day, utilizing flies that draw water. This is notably crucial as a result of the brightness of the water decreases as the algae bloom at a hotter water temperature.

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Idiot's # The Reds

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

[19659005] The third hit on the previously inhabited sea bass oysters was a trick. It was a candy victory in the early a part of the day.


Massive Bend Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Shallow Sightings

It is doubtless that less than 20 inches of water might be caught. It doesn't get a lot better. Virtually the entire winter I've thrown crabs and shrimp, however I began to only throw baitfish model more typically (pictured under).

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Fly

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: SUPER D

Tällä kertaa asiat olivat hieman parempia, vaikkakaan ei suuria kaloja, sain sookin, taimenen ja punaisen kaikki ruskeaan mutkaan takaisin kultaisella ja tummanvihreällä salamalla. Päivä päättyi kolmen taimenen kanssa 21 ″: een, kahdelle virvelle 23 ″: een, yhdelle punaiselle, yhdelle pienelle mangrove-myrskylle ja syötti-koon lady-kalalle.

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Palm Valley Enjoyable [19659005] Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Black Clouser

Se osoittautui kauniiksi aamuksi, kun aurinko nousi. Rauhallinen kuin 65 ja kunniakas astetta. Poled pari kilometriä takaisin kaukaiselle purolle, jota en ole löytänyt jonkin aikaa, ja tervehtii muutama onnellinen punainen näyttely.

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Piilossa tuulta [19659005] Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Snookslayer772

Kävi ja piilotti tuulta eilen Wabasso-ympäristössä ja löysi muutaman kalan. Päätyi juoksemaan joukko vauva tarpon ja päätyi leikkimään heidän kanssaan, kunnes meillä oli tarpeeksi.



Matka laguuniin

Florida Sportsman jäsen: irlyriser

Florida Sportsman jäsen: irlyriser

Kun minun vuoroni oli kalastaa, näimme jotain hieman outoa uimisesta prop-arpi. Osoittautui erittäin miellyttäväksi yllätykseksi. Mukava taimen, joka oli erityisen erikoinen tarttumalla siihen 5 painoon, olin tuonut enemmän jälkikäsittelyksi.

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Toiminnan aloittaminen

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen : Black Clouser

Forum member Black Clouser has received in on the shad motion the St. Johns has to supply. “These fish are a real hoot on the 5 weight.”

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Shad on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Docked Wages

We received on the spot around 10:00am to seek out no crowd and no one fishing, shocking for a Saturday. This enabled us to float versus anchor up and every drift we picked up a fish.

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Good Luck in the Valley

Florida Sportsman member: Black Clouser

Had some sick fly fishing recently down my neck of the woods in Palm Valley. Final several journeys have been true sight fishing bliss with double digit catching with some crazy good takes on the trusty seven weight.

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Chassahowitzka on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Shallow Sightings

his is my favorite time of yr to target purple drum and gator trout. The east winds and low/weak winter tides create an ideal state of affairs for fly fishing. Two things occur, it compacts the fish and the tides are so minimal it permits the sediments to sink and the water to get crystal clear.

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RedFly Outcomes

Florida Sportsman member: Shadowcast

RedFly #10 is in the books and it was a huge success. We had more members than ever and raised $1100 for CCA Florida.

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Banana River Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772

The wind was a bit more than expected, but we nonetheless acquired it accomplished. Was capable of catch snook, trout, redfish and tarpon, majority being sight fished. Spotlight for me was I ended up cane poling a redfish (leader still in my guides) 4 ft from the boat that was belly crawling in the mud together with his again out.

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A Fly Weekend

Florida Sportsman member: Black Clouser

Sunday was just plain Insane, we had fish backing, tailing and coming down the bank one faculty after another. I might inform you what number of have been caught but chances are you’ll not consider me.

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Sheepshead on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: E-type

Was making an attempt out a brand new spoonful pattern I tied. I used to be casting underneath the mangroves and had caught a couple of little snook. Then this man grabbed it and needed to go deep for the mangrove roots.

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Breaking the Curse

Florida Sportsman member: Tgrass

It has been four years since I caught a Redfish on Sanibel and I feel should you’re going to break the redfish drought it’s all the time good to do it with a 31 inch purple. This fish ate a measurement 2 white deceiver.

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Taking a Stroll

Florida Sportsman member: Black Clouser

I made a decision to fish the flood grass up north this morning and what a stupendous fall wake up it was. The flood lasted a manageable 2 and a half hours and I was capable of land three, two of which have been epic takes.

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Sanibel on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Tgrass

After my trout I was capable of hook and get one great leap out of a snook that just tossed the fly, The fish needed to be a simple 30 inches or better, It was enjoyable whereas it lasted for the five seconds.

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Tailers in the Grass

Florida Sportsman member: Black Clouser

We had big tides to start with and that coupled with screaming North East winds turned the flood grass right into a Lake real quick. Acquired out Sunday and the water was still slightly excessive for me however nothing prefer it had been. Saw quite a number of fast tails, some slurpers and one onerous tailing fish. Managed to get a number of small guys and loved each minute of it.

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Albies from the Seashore

Florida Sportsman member: Tgrass

It has been a long time, eight years I consider since I was capable of get an albie from Shore. This yr has been a great one and in the last 2 weeks I used to be capable of land 16 with my greatest day being yesterday once I went 8 for 10.

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Reds in the Grass

Florida Sportsman member: FlyFishJax

Forum member FlyFishJax shared a current video he put together of the flood tide fishing in Jacksonville. Stealthy approaches and accurate casts typically repay with a purple in hand. Good work!

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Fishing the Floods

Florida Sportsman member: Black Clouser

My trusty BC Critter Fly has all the time labored nicely for me in the flood grass and I additionally do equally nicely spoon feeding them with the Dupree Spoon. Recently I’ve been changing it up a bit of and throwing a small topwater Slurpee Gurgler in the mix. Pretty cool watching them take topwater in the grass.

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Tangling with Tripletail

Florida Sportsman member: ifitswims

By no means seen fish come up and kiss the bait, typically pressing their closed mouth to the fly for a number of seconds. In fact typically they scream over and chew immediately. The bigger fish have been extra cautious for positive and a few I couldn’t get to react.

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First Tarpon on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: FlatsFrenzy

I stripped it twice, he took a swipe at it and missed, I stripped it again and he inhaled it, I felt weight and crossed his eyes with a hard strip strike. Hilarity ensued for the next 30 seconds as I attempted to clear my line and maintain him attached till I had him on the reel and could battle him. As I was doing this, my companion on the poling platform was screaming “Strip it! Set it!”.

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It’s all About Velocity

Florida Sportsman member: Beto_Matheus

Found a couple of peacocks sitting in the shallows in a canal in Boca and had a chance to move three totally different flies by them. The identical fly on a sluggish strip did nothing. Very same forged however moved the fly as fast as I might and it received pounded.

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Close Name

Florida Sportsman member: E-type

Discussion board member E-type obtained some awesome footage of juvie tarpon motion on the fly, with an in depth call, virtually dropping a part of the fly rod.

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A Journey to Mexico

Florida Sportsman member: Carl Blackledge

he subsequent day we perhaps obtained a dozen each, the second to the last day we landed over 25, and the final day we only landed eight. One of the best trick was to spot or hook a dorado, get a sardine in front of the new group and your fly at the similar time, and when every thing lined up, you caught plenty of dorado.

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Snook in the Surf

Florida Sportsman member: Shadowcast

A bit of motion from the seashore right now. I saw lots of immediately shadowing bait pods. Most have been males in the 20-30 inch class. I noticed a couple of massive women but no takers.

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Juvies on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772

The juvie tarpon fishing around the treasure coast has been the greatest i’ve seen it in years. With most fish holding in deeper bays and residential canals. I have found a number of greater fish hanging around channel edges although. My go to fly has been a white bunny strip tail with 5 or so wraps of orange palmering chenille up front.

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Sanibel Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: Tgrass

My pals and I spent every week at Sanibel and even with the wind and murky water we had excellent week. Along with these we had a good amount of smaller fish all on the fly.

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Buggy Whip Blackfin

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Scott

Went out solo in the late afternoon after day trip completed and the end result was this. Stunned I was capable of pull this off solo, particularly the landing/boating part. Easily bottomed out my 30 poind Boga Grip.

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Snapper on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: mrl0004

I used to be completely unprepared for a way arduous these fish battle. I used to be utilizing a 12wt, and I assumed that fish was going to snap it in two. We had snapper and triggers swimming around, and after I caught a number of snapper, I tried to get considered one of the triggers to chew. I needed to truly start snatching the fly away from snapper to provide the triggers an opportunity.

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First Snook on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: RG Air

Hadn’t seen many fish nevertheless it was only a matter of time as the setup was legit. First forged was directed to the dock’s southernmost pillar, couple of strips, water wallows and battle started. Jiffy later and I had my first snook on fly.

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Night time Time Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: sparse grey

It was excessive tide around 9P.M. at an area bridge. We couldn’t hear or see a lot action resulting from the wind but I went 1 for 2 & John P. caught his first. Great privilege to assist with this.

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Biscayne Bay Permit

Florida Sportsman member: jnrosenthal

Forum member jnrosenthal caught and launched this lovely Biscayne Bay permit, fishing with captain Joe Gonzalez. His subsequent objective is to take considered one of these fish on fly from his kayak.

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A First on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: westpalmspearo

I ended up finding some monster reds after throwing at them at the very least 12 occasions with not even a glance I headed house utterly annoyed with plans to comeback asap. two days later I was back and still couldn’t get the reds to eat but did manage my first 3 bones.

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Seashore Aspect Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: Tgrass

Discussion board member Tgrass just lately had some good success fishing the beaches of Sanibel for snook. Clear water means mild chief and accurate shows are essential to fool these linesiders. “The Snook fishing on the beach although difficult can be very rewarding”, says Tgrass.

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Sight Fished Bruiser

Florida Sportsman member: snookslayer

Forum member snookslayer sight fished this 40 inch snook lately with the fly rod. This fish was caught in Indian River Lagoon.

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Brackish Water Enjoyable

Florida Sportsman member: dogman58

I’ve been utilizing small baitfish patterns and topwater foam flies. On the mild fly rods this can be a great fishery, catching swordspine, tarpon, fat and customary snook.

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Peacock Bass on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Prhea36

Forum member Prhea36 put collectively an superior video of peacock bass on the fly. “When the weather is not optimal we grab the 6wt’s and do some good ole bank hopping.”

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A Totally different Sort of Flats

Florida Sportsman member: remo_5_0

Discovered a nice “flat” at Flaming Gorge reservoir, acquired tight with some good Rainbows whereas stripping egg sucking leech patterns on a quick sinking line.

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Brackish Water Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: freshfromthesalt

The snook are chewing baitfish patterns properly in local upriver spots. Numerous brief fish, but a couple of photograph worthy fish in the combine.

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Recent and Salt with the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772

Fishing a measurement eight minnow I used to be capable of idiot a couple of. With how spooky these fish are around beds, it can be pretty frustrating. I’ve observed though, keep as little as potential and hold your shadow to a minimal, I try to cover in a tree’s shadow or some sort of cover.

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Fly Fishing the Glades

Florida Sportsman member: Native21

I used to be anticipating mild winds in the morning so I took my mild 6 weight out for some sporty action in the backcountry. I had some nice photographs and landed fairly a couple of before the winds picked up in the afternoon.

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Offshore with the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Slamaholic

As soon as we received to the spots we had around 30 amberjack all around us. With just a little chumming and throwing a chugger with a spinning rod we had the fish in a frenzy. Hook ups, doubles, triples, you identify it. All fish have been over 30 kilos some in the mid 40’s on a fly rod, we even chummed the American pink snapper up enough to catch these on the fly rods as nicely, by vertically jigging large clousers.

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First on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: NSByak

I lastly stuck my first Mosquito Lagoon purple final weekend. What an awesome feeling, In fact it might happen the day I left the gopro at residence, so I might solely seize some cellphone photographs. Watching it eat was unimaginable.

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Sinking a Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Scott

I had a shopper using a 5 weight at the similar place yesterday, throwing at 1 to four pound barjacks, when what had to be a fifty pound amberjack inhaled and departed with the barjack he was preventing. Not much to do except watch the line soften off his reel, proper right down to the knot.

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Backwater Poons

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772

A closely weighted measurement 2 white shminnow has been the go to fly for these fish, presenting it with lengthy and sluggish strips. I have jumped fish to 10 kilos or so and have seen a couple of 20 pounders roll, but have yet to get a hook in them.

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North Florida Reds on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: lost1317

Went out for a couple of hours the other day. Looks like every creek you look into has a faculty of fish. Found this faculty and caught a couple of off it, 3 on fly.

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Jacksonville Reds on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: FlyFishJax

Forum member FlyFishJax shared some videos he put together of some great wintertime redfishing with the long rod.

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Backcountry Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: heavychevy15

Carlos then acquired into one other Tarpon proper after the first one. This one put up a hell of a battle. Being that he was preventing it from land, i assumed he won’t land it when it started making its run up the canal. He was capable of turn the fish although and get him back in the direction of us.

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Chilly Climate Trout

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

Once I launched, the water temperature was 55 degrees. I found a number of good trout sitting in a foot of water. I caught a pleasant 22 inch trout on a white bend back, and a Nice 25 inch trout on a white shrimp fly.

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Tripletail on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: OutdoorAddict

Forum member OutdoorAddict received into some tripletail on fly just lately. He went Three for 5 on these fish, throwing a tan shrimp fly.

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A Trip to the Lowcountry

Florida Sportsman member: greenie-slayer

It took Capt. Chris about 45 seconds to discover a couple huge faculties of redfish. Briefly order he had me on the bow landing the first fish. Landed a bunch of good sized redfish during the day and a few even got here up to eat gurglers which was shocking.

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Making it Happen

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

I switched to 2/zero bend backs, white/gray with dark green and blue flash, brown with dark green and gold flash. I ended the day with nineteen Snook from 17 to 22 inches, and one small tarpon. They chewed up six flies. The water temp never acquired over 62 degrees, however the fish have been spunky and powerful, plenty of fun on eight pound tippet.

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Hitting the Lights

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772

Went out on my buddy’s Jon boat yesterday night to “test and tune” his new motor. introduced the fly rods alongside, as we figured we’d as properly hit some dock lights as soon as the sun dropped. The front pushing via actually kicked up the wind once it acquired dark, but we have been capable of get tight on a number of.

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False Albacore and More on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: freshfromthesalt

We came across about an acre of bull reds. My buddy was quick on the gun and acquired his fly into these monsters first and received a direct hookup. He was taken deep into his backing and again. I selected to skip the straightforward double header to be able to help him land his fish. Good thing as a result of this 23 pound behemoth snapped his 9 weight fly rod like a twig boat-side just before I obtained the boga grip on him.

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Tampa Bay Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Shadowcast

Visibility was at a minimum and we needed to cope with wind and rain showers early on. Circumstances improved all through the morning and we managed a couple of reds on 6 and 8 weight gear. Utilizing a Monic clear floating line helped out as we couldn’t see the fish at any actual distance.

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Hitting the Streams

Florida Sportsman member: remo_5_0

Acquired out in the river at the moment with a buddy, fishing was respectable but had a gentle 20 mile per hour wind gusting to 30’s. I caught some respectable ones, he received a couple of greater ones, this week we will probably be searching Massive Brown trout.

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Private Greatest

Florida Sportsman member: E-type

I was slowly drifting in water so shallow I had to decide up my trolling motor and I saw a gaggle of fish coming at me. Not being that experienced at telling the difference between mullet and redfish, I might solely hope. They have been shifting with a objective. Then about 70 ft away a number of stopped and tails came up!

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Freshwater Motion on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: chasinfins

Forum member chasinfins shared a few of his current freshwater catches on fly. All the fish have been caught on flies he tied.

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First Tailer of the Season

Florida Sportsman member: E-type

Discussion board member E-type posted his first tailing redfish of the fall. It’s arduous to beat catching skinny water reds on the long rod. Tight work!

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First Redfish on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: staysalty

Discussion board member staysalty scored his first redfish on fly. This fish ate a small white minnow fly out of a docklight close to Siesta Key. Congrats!

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A Juvenile Summer time

Florida Sportsman member: redjim

I had a nice day on tuesday and received my 61st child tarpon of the summer time. Most of these fish came from the ditches and canals of Merritt Island, Rockledge and a few from North Indian River Lagoon. I discovered early it didn’t matter what fly I provided these fish yet how I introduced my fly to them.

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A Belize Adventure

Florida Sportsman member: DogDoc

He then took us to a flat the place the bonefish have been tailing and cruising in all places. Small groups of 5 to 10 fish combined with singles and doubles. On this one flat I noticed more tailing bonefish than all of the bonefish I’ve seen in the Keys my complete life.

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Fishing the Dream Stream

Florida Sportsman member: greenie-slayer

Fishing Started off purple scorching touchdown 5 fish in the first gap with most being 12 to 16 inches. The last fish in that gap although was a real stud of a trout. A 26 inch brown that held tight to the backside most of the struggle. She ended up taking a run and pulling the hook but I advised the information that I might still see the fish sitting in about 2 ft of water. Put one other forged in and she or he ate once more.

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Sanibel Snook

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

I ended the week with 5 snook, 2 trout, and 1 tarpon. I jumped four different tarpon and the one I caught plus 2 of the snook at Ding Darling. I had an enormous snook attempt to eat one in every of the trout as I pulled it in, which was kinda cool.

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Putting Them in the Air

Florida Sportsman member: E-type

Forum member E-type acquired some killer Gopro video of some enjoyable measurement tarpon. What’s better than a tarpon leap? A tarpon leap in sluggish movement!

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Mild Chief Peacock Bass

Florida Sportsman member: Beto_Matheus

The highly effective attack and subsequent run left little question it was the butterfly. With the mild chief I needed to work the fish and he gave two good runs taking all my fly line out. It then ran in the direction of the solely submerged branch in sight to my right where bushes blocked my method. There was just one factor to do if I needed the fish: needed to get in the water.

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Flood Tide Reds

Florida Sportsman member: T-Shirt Bob

Forum member T-Shirt Bob has been catching some good flood tide redfish in Jacksonville. Tying up his personal rendition of a fiddler crab and the fish seem to like it. Nice tie and great fish!

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Bonito Blitz

Florida Sportsman member: FlyFishJax

Gotta love the hottest time of the yr! We had an ideal fly chew and reel screaming check this past Sunday eight/17 out of St. Augustine with about 12 to 15 of those speedsters operating between 9 and 12 pounds. on the 9wt. We also caught some on spin gear too. What a blast!

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Huge Blackfin on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Scott

I had this guy show up in the melee of false albacore, massive blue runners, rainbow runners and ravenous sharks I used to be chumming with stay chum. The fish ate the fly four ft from the aspect of the boat. I do not know how I acquired it previous the sharks, weighed in at 34 pounds.

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Baby Tarpon on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: E-type

Forum member E-type put together a video of some aerial motion of child tarpon on fly. These fish are a ball in the backwaters, all the time prepared to put on a show.

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Summertime Trip to the North

Florida Sportsman member: Ol’DirtyCaster

Laurentides was no totally different, but the weather didn’t cooperate so I used to be pressured to dredge weedlines with tungsten heads for pike, which truly produced extra bass than anything. I did have some odd catches, I caught my first lake trout, my first walleye, and a 20 inch brown trout in a river that I was informed didn’t have any trout. I fished the St. Laurence, the Ottawa, the Saranac, and the Ouaro rivers.

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Bahamas Bonefish

Florida Sportsman member: Prhea36

Forum member Prhea36 put collectively a video of some DIY bonefish on fly! Chasing these fish with a fly rod can actually get your blood flowing. Good work!

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Gorge Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: remo_5_0

Hit Flaming Gorge a couple of weeks in the past with a buddy, there was an epic Cicada hatch this yr and the lake was coated in them and the trout and bass have been killing them, and so have been we! Nothing like floor action with some huge ugly bugs.

I awakened at 6am each morning to observe the sunrise and have a cool morning alone, with no tourist. Having the seashore to myself I sight casted fish non stop, Most faculties of snook where 5 to 10 fish thick, with a couple of Tarpon combined in.

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West Coast Snook

Florida Sportsman member: Slamaholic

I awoke at 6am each morning to observe the dawn and have a cool morning alone, with no vacationer. Having the seashore to myself I sight casted fish non cease, Most faculties of snook the place 5 to 10 fish thick, with a couple of Tarpon combined in.

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Summer time Snook

Florida Sportsman member: twobbles

Was tossing an enormous white fly and was making casts every jiffy to singles or little teams cruising along. Most would come up and nose the fly earlier than either turning away or opening their mouths to inhale it whereas I let it drift, while others tried to tear the rod from my arms as soon as the fly hit the water.

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Sanibel Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: Tgrass

My greatest day on the water was when I found a pod of Snook cruising the seashore about 30 ft off shore on an extended flat and I was capable of pull four fish from the similar faculty earlier than the fifth fish wore by way of the chew tippet. It was my greatest day of the week with sight casting and touchdown 12 fish and a minimum of 5 others that hit and came unbuttoned,some on some really wild jumps.

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Withlacoochee Slam

Florida Sportsman member: capt louie

Pete has a few 3/four weights actually mild fly rods and we had four pound tippets and small popping bugs. The fish have been ready.

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New Personal Greatest

Florida Sportsman member: Pmoconnor89

The fish was on the edge of muddy water created by an eddy on the shoreline. I was capable of sight fish it and had a superb 4 to five minute battle with two long runs. It’s uncommon that I catch a seashore snook on fly that may’t be stripped in, but this one was on the reel virtually instantly.

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First on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: HenrySRQ

I had borrowed a buddies fly rod and after getting some casting ideas I went out to a bridge mild for a attempt at some snook with it. Apply payed off with this good snook.

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Huge Trout Out Back

Florida Sportsman member: ShallowPersonality

Acquired residence as we speak after an extended day and determined to throw the fly rod a bit in the back yard. Went right down to the dock and casted my gurgler over to a fishy wanting mangrove line and obtained nailed first forged. Ended up being an attractive trout.

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Hitting the Ditches

Florida Sportsman member: weetza

Had an interview in Naples on the approach back determined to hit the famed Tamiami Trail. Center of the day in the sweltering heat, hit a few spots final one lastly paid off.

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First Snook on Sand

Florida Sportsman member: pjstevko

I had a whole lot of followers however solely 2 hook ups and solely landed one however a sight fished seashore snook on fly is an enormous deal for me! This little man was in 6 inches of water and followed the fly right as much as the sand earlier than he hit.

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Matlacha on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Gregg McKee

The one in the second photograph ate a Crazy Charlie that we have been blind casting over a wide open grass flat in the Indian Fields and was followed up by an identical sized gator on the very subsequent forged. Smaller shrimp patterns like the Charlie actually worked properly on these guys all week.

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A Change of Pace

Florida Sportsman member: remo_5_0

Forum member remo_5_0 Shared his current trout fishing journey in Wyoming. A change of tempo from what Florida has to supply to fly fishermen. Lovely fish!

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Preventing the Wind, Catching Fish

Florida Sportsman member: DKT

First outing in virtually a yr, neck and again surgical procedure suck! Although circumstances weren’t the greatest I was stoked simply to be out. All in all it was an excellent day, acquired to use a new rod & reel I’ve been sofa fishing with and caught a couple of fish.

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Smashing the Docklights

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772

Docklight fishing with the fly rod is considered one of my favorite varieties of fishing to do and it’s been producing fairly good recently. Went out the other night time with the 6 and eight weight and put a hurting on them for a couple of hours. Ended up with 14 snook and a couple of trout.

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Busting Them on Prime, The Fly Method

Florida Sportsman member: redjim

I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks throwing a Pole Dancer fly around. Most of the time I often end up throwing some sort of topwater fly, often a gurgler, so I actually was excited to provide this gal a check. In two weeks ended up with 4 tarpon, six or seven snook and a bunch of trout and naturally jacks.

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Night time Time Fly Fishing in Boca

Florida Sportsman member: fishfullthinking

Received out to do some night time fishing throwing flies. My son landed his first tarpon on the fly and we had a double hookup on snook. Landed 4 snook complete with one just making the slot. Took a number of casts at 100 plus pound tarpon but could not get them to chew.

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Protecting the Rod Bent

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

The West financial institution gave up 12 trout and two blue fish. Most of the trout 17 to 19 inches, all keepers that swam free. The East financial institution, gave up just one snook, a 21 inch fish that ate the bend back, the trout and blues destroyed my Shrimp fly. Couldn’t discover a purple, or tarpon to complete the slam, however had a bent rod most of the day.

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The Greatest By-Catch

Florida Sportsman member: Docked Wages

After we have been satisfied that no cobia have been in tow we broke off pursuit and stumbled throughout a faculty of redfish. It took me some time and eventually I acquired one to eat! This being my personal greatest redfish on fly. He acquired thus far into my backing I obtained really nervous about breaking the line or pulling the hook.

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Pink on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: E-type

Discussion board member E-type shared this video of a nice redfish on fly in shallow water, something that many epitomize as the greatest fly fishing has to offer.

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Charlotte Harbor Snook on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: E-type

Forum member E-type shared some awesome footage of stud snook on the long rod that him and buddies have been enjoying this winter in Charlotte Harbor.

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Guides Day Off

Florida Sportsman member: FlyFishJax

On this video forum member FlyFishJax determined to share what he likes to do on his time off from guiding, which is to fish!

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First Snook On Fly

Florida Sportsman member: LilJim

First night time out hitting the lights I managed to persuade this guy to take a chew after simply 3 casts, ended up getting a small trout on fly as properly.

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Pompano On The Buggy Whip

Florida Sportsman member: sunflower

Pompano operating this am. Obtained them on a sort of vibrant, high-tied clouser minnow.

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Solely One Fish, But Made It Rely

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

Florida Sportsman Member SUPER D caught this lovely 29 inch trout whereas fishing the north Indian River. Fish was caught on a tan shrimp fly while working it via a sand gap.

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All the time Will Keep in mind Your First Fish

Florida Sportsman member: JonathanT305

I made a decision to attempt tying my own fly. I noticed a version of a Mayan cichlid fly on right here and needed to attempt for myself. After trying to make one with yarn, feathers, a sharpie, and a few eyes from other lures it got here together. Inside 10 minutes I used to be related to my first fish, a good peacock, about Three pounds.

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Tampa Bay Reds On Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Icatcher22

Have been sight fishing reds on fly off the kayaks just lately. Had some luck with the Northeast wind last week blowing all the water out of the bay. The reds have been real shallow and gave us some good opportunities.

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D.I.Y. Louisiana

Florida Sportsman member: Chief_Osceola

My associates and I just acquired back from my first Louisiana marsh trip. It’s really a sight fishing paradise. We went in completely blind, and caught our first 25 fish within two hours. We caught method too many fish to rely in three days, I can’t wait to go back. All in all the trip value less than $400.

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Good Consequence On A New Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772

I figured to only go for it and went to a buddy’s dock with the 6 weight in hand, I really like the battle on the 6 weight in comparison with the 8 weight, and fired it in his dock mild a number of occasions. Put in right in the fishes face they usually couldn’t resist. caught two that measured out to 25 inches a bit and referred to as it a night, 2 fish in 5 minutes is sweet with me.

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Docklight Trout

Florida Sportsman member: bubujimbo

The second set of lights was loaded with trout and not feeding so we knew it might be a problem. We have been capable of pull a pair good fish off the mild and had a terrific night time. Our greatest luck was on a measurement two ep baitfish sample.

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Two Days of Motion : Tarpon & Reds

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

One other lovely day and miles of gin clear flats. After polling around and nothing in sight I caught a silver flash to my 3 o’clock. As I made my means I noticed a tail… ” is this it?” I requested “a permit”… I adopted it for a while until I noticed a gap I creeped up solely to see something I used to be not to egger to see… I made a decision I’ll not forged at it… As I put the rod down and the lure hit the water Mr. tapron had different endeavors. it raced over and took my lure and we began the dance but again… Didn’t even should forged and I used to be hooking tarpon what luck… Still a good way to open the day.

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Journey to the Black Canyon of Gunnison

Florida Sportsman member: razorreilly09

razorreilly09 lately made a scenic and fish-filled journey to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado.

“Just got back from a three day solo hike/camp into the canyon. This is my current favorite place on earth. The hike into is not for the weak of heart, and the hike out even more considerable, but that’s what makes the fishing so good. The fishing was great, although very hot temps.”

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Boca Peacock Motion

Florida Sportsman member: Prhea36

Earlier than I left I used to be on a very awesome peacock chew and couldn’t wait to get again at it, so I grabbed the 6 weight and headed right down to a few of my favorite areas! Inside a pair minutes of my arrival, it seemed like nothing changed. They have been all over the place. Ended up landing 5 with some being in the 3-pound range over all superior hour and a half of bank hopping.

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Sebastian Offshore Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Flyguy1

I obtained the opportunity this past Friday to make it out with a pal of mine to slay some massive mangrove snapper on the flats skiff. We did find yourself whacking the mangroves up to 12 kilos on spin gear, but I also introduced the 10 wt. out with me so I might have some enjoyable! First up was a small mahi that spit the fly after charging it. Then bonita charged the chum and I made brief work of three of them before a small cobia swam up. I didn’t care if it was small, I needed a cobia on fly!

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A Day in the Park

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

As we strategy our first vacation spot there weren’t too many tarpon, so I steered shifting onto an area I knew the goal species can be ready. As we pushed on I gave the guys some course and an instruction and despatched them on there means. It didn’t take long for all of us to seek out some good tailers waving for our attention. I used to be the first the first to hook up onto an honest tailer. Another sufferer of the fly… Lesson discovered don’t cross my path!

The flat was much alive at this point and the guys the place taking photographs at fish however couldn’t join. Tony finally attached solely to see the nice pink break off next to the yak. I continued my assault on these fish with target apply was in full have an effect on at this level…

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Battling Bonito

Florida Sportsman member:Capt. Scott

Anchored up in 40 ft of water on a rock pile chumming up blue runners, small bonito and some rudder fish when some considerably bigger boils appear around the boat. I ask my guy if he’d like to modify up from the eight weight and he says “Whats the worst that could happen? I’ll stick with the eight”. Proper about then I lose my grip on my chum throwing scoop and throw it over the aspect and the current immediately pulls it out of reach. “I guess I’m going to have to go after that” come out of my mouth at the similar second shopper will get nailed and fish goes off on a screaming run. I get to the anchor line, untie and toss the release ball, fish still screaming. Stroll back, get the motors began and say to my man, “You know to let me know before you run out of line, right?” He starts sputtering and stuttering, his method of claiming “I’M OUT OF LINE!” I assume….

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Daytona Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

I took a trip day to fish the new moon hoping for a nice tarpon, on fly. It was a bit cool in the morning with calm circumstances till the wind picked up around midday. I found some fish rolling, and was capable of get one to eat. At the finish of April, I jumped one 60 to 80 pounds, this one was in all probability 50+ pounds, 4 to five ft lengthy, thick, and my greatest one so far. This fish wouldn’t hand over, leadering it 4 occasions, and having to let go. This fish wouldn’t open its mouth, and I did not need to lip gaff it. The fourth time I had the DNA pad next to my knee, the shock in my hand, and it shook onerous[…]

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Biscayne Evening Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: mbowers

When my pal Bob was focused on splitting the trip we drove right down to Miami to fish with Capt LeMay. As expected Capt LeMay was very pleasant with plenty of experience in the area. We acquired a touristy trivia tour round the Bay and hit a few docklights while waiting for the tide to start out going out. The primary bridge did not present any tarpon. The second bridge showed a couple of tarpon cruising however not eating shrimp. Bob used a reside shrimp to show that the fish far from the bridge busting in packs have been actually jacks. The third bridge (first bridge now on the outgoing) showed a couple of tarpon busting and Bob hooked one on stay shrimp. An honest battle nevertheless it lastly obtained into some bridge pilings and broke the 10lb check. We moved to the fourth bridge[…]

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Miami Peacocks and Bones

Florida Sportsman member: paint it black

Finally, with a forecast for mild west winds, Dan and I hitched up the skiff and made our solution to Biscayne Bay. The target was to lastly get Dan his first bonefish. We had put in numerous time throughout the winter, however it was so inconsistent, that things have been robust. He had a shot at a pair finning bones early on, however as the fly landed ahead of the only two fish we noticed, it truly landed on prime of a faculty of bones that we could not see as a result of the low mild. With a couple of scattered photographs throughout the morning, we finally found some fish that have been desperate to chase down a fly[…]

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Peacock Bass, Bonefish, and Snook, Oh My!

Florida Sportsman member: paint it black

The other day, a pal hit me as much as go harass some peacock bass, so we tied up a number of clousers and have been on our method. The excessive solar and scorching climate made for aggressive fish cruising the shallows. They positive put a nice bend in the 6 wt. Then we made our method to a flat off the edge of a financial institution. The shallow space prolonged about 80 ft at the furthest level. The fish would are available from the deep and assault minnows. We caught a pleasant quantity in about 45 minutes before calling it a day.

The identical good friend referred to as me the day after to do some extra fishing. However I advised him I had something else in thoughts, and he was up for it. The wind was somewhat more durable than we anticipated, however it was still very doable. After about 45 minutes of not seeing a single fish, lastly, he saw bait scattering, so he shot the fly out to the commotion. He immediately attached and was in his backing very quickly. We have been on the lookout for bonefish, however it wasn’t pulling like a bone[…]

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Stuart Evening Snook

Florida Sportsman member: snook87

Set out for my normal Thursday night time fishing around Stuart. We began out fishing with jigs after which came across a favourite dock of mine to fly fish. The present was ripping out so getting the fly in the zone was arduous. I received a number of jacks and a seatrout on a small white schminnow. About to surrender on a snook I had a number of extra bonus casts. Saw the snook take after and engulfed the fly and it was fish on! An superior battle it put up and obtained my blood pumping to maintain it away from the dock and I shortly stripped line to the boat. I landed it and it was a lot greater then I assumed and measured 23 inches. Have it a quick revive and released.

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Flamingo, It’s That Good

Florida Sportsman member: paint it black

The climate man was calling for low winds, but cloudy skies, so my buddy Ramiro and I made the two hour trek right down to Everglades National Park. Solely to be greeted by robust 20mph winds, so we headed for cover in disgust by the as soon as again mistaken forecast. We labored a protected shoreline for fairly a bit. I managed to get an eat from a nice 10lb jack, but didn’t get the hook to stay. Then managed to get a dink rat pink minutes later. After exhausting all of our options for sheltered areas, we have been pressured to only head for open flats, and use the wind to assist us in the course it was blowing. We missed some eats on a number of scattered tailing reds, and at about midday, determined to make one last stop before calling it a day. Shortly after arriving at the final spot, the clouds passed, winds laid down and the bay turn into a sheet of glass. The tails began to surface.

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First Black Drum on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Dj Dan Decibel

Properly its virtually spring and it looks like the fish are biting. I’ve been going out and it has been fairly good. Some days are really good and some days aren’t so good. It often has to do with the wind state of affairs. Calm mornings has been really good but around 10 a.m. the wind starts kicking and every thing goes to hell after that. Sight fishing for reds and snook has been actually fun. Also I used to be capable of catch my first black drum on fly. I assumed he was a purple however seemed kinda funny as he acquired nearer […]

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Fishing Excessive and Low

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

Nicely, with winter in full affect patterns are displaying up finally. Snook are beginning to maintain up where they need to be and reds are nonetheless prevalent in some areas. Biscayne Bay has stayed the similar with over slot trout bedded up with loads of little trout and jacks combined in with bluefish to keep things trustworthy. I’ve had the opportunity to fish a number of new places in the everglades on the boat scouting new grounds looking for the subsequent huge fish. Excessive winds have stored me at bay but has not stopped the chew.

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Yard Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: Joupdog1

Went over to the pond in my condominium complicated, like I do every evening, to forged the fly rod for some bass. I’ve all the time seen some tarpon rolling and caught one, nevertheless it was only 10 inches or so. Hooked up to an enormous fish however by no means saw it before it spit the fly. I fished round the pond a bit of ways with nothing. Then I got here to a spot in between some timber that appeared fishy. Forged my fly out and strip two or 3 times and slammed! Fish on! The slack line is flying again out after which up comes a very nice tarpon flying out of the water! I manage to maintain it hooked, but it’s burning the drag on my 5 weight. It might make one other bounce and I’d achieve on it, however then it will make another onerous run. At one level, it was on the different shoreline and I used to be properly into my backing. Received the line again after which referred to as my mom to return down once I realized I had a shot at touchdown this one.

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Flipping the Coin

Florida Sportsman member: Dj Dan Decibel

As of recently, I’ve been flipping a coin for each fishing journey I’m going on. Often as a result of I am not positive of where I need to go and it often has to do quite a bit with the climate. Fishing has been pretty good despite of the dangerous weather. There has been couple of windows have been you possibly can have a very good day on the water with calm winds however other days you need rip your head off. I have been going on out on the Kayak, Gheenoe and pal’s boat. Some days have been really dangerous with finicky fish on the flats. And a few days you end up with tailing fish all day long.

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Chunk Bass on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: ShallowExpectations

I tied on a bend again that I had whipped a couple of nights earlier than to see the way it swam. My buddy was using a gurgler and was getting 2lb bass all day. I ended up tossing in the direction of a culvert, two strips, and the water erupted. Had to remind myself where I used to be because it was such an aggressive strike I imagined tarpon or huge snook. Strong chunk for a Kook.

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Purple Races

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

It was chilly and windy immediately, and the solar didn’t come out all day. The circumstances have been pretty dangerous for sight fishing. I went to the peacocks pocket space at the moment. I discovered two reds tailing subsequent to each other, they noticed the fly at the similar time, and the race was on, it ended with a fantastic whoosh, and fish on. It was the coolest take I have ever had. I simply had to share it with you guys.

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Completely satisfied Days on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

Properly with Christmas, New Years and the BCS bowl recreation all combined in a month span I have been caught at work since late December. Watching the calendar days zip by with only my thought and reminiscences of 2012 to hold me via the lengthy days. I lastly obtained an opportunity to hit the water and do what I understand how to do greatest, disconnect and get some fishing in. Here is the place I left off in 2012, my final journey […]

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Son’s First Fish on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: sunflower

Not a lot of a fisherman, but he confirmed an interest so we went out this weekend and he made some casts. A variety of blind casting, he missed a number of fish on the strike, and eventually he hooked what I assumed was huge pinfish. We will each die glad.

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Yankeetown Reds

Florida Sportsman member: deerfly

Broke into the new yr on my Panga skiff and determined I’d try to get back on those Yankeetown reds I wrestled with last Friday in the canoe. The boy needed to sleep in, so I was solo again. Launched at the finish of SR40 for the first time too. Ramps aren’t too dangerous out there and saves me the long term by way of the barge canal. Climate was a bit of bizarre at first […]

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Dorado Gone Wild

Florida Sportsman member: Carl Blackledge

My Loreto trip this yr would more than do justice to this title. The Dorado is arguably the most aggressive fish that swims in the ocean, and has also been referred to as the good saltwater fly rod fish. I agree completely. Solely in Loreto are you able to watch the fired up fish struggle to chew. When hooked, he rips a number of hundred ft of line off your reel, then jumps and throws the fly only to have his companion swimming next to him seize it. What a rush!

If anyone loves to forged floating strains with poppers and Crease flies to Dorado, and watch the wild prime water action, then I really feel sorry for anyone who didn’t get to take pleasure in the phenomenal Dorado and billfish chew in Loreto this yr. I assume I used to be particularly fortunate as a result of this was the yr I chose to go for three weeks as an alternative of my standard two. I had made that call based mostly on last yr’s abundance of small Dorado; I figured perhaps this yr that they had grown up! That turned out to be an understatement, because this yr we have been inundated with giants[…]

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Banana River Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Flyguy1

We acquired out early and began poling in search of tails and other signs of fish activity. The fishing was very sluggish for the first few hours but as soon as the sun obtained up pretty high we started catching fish. My buddy is a spin fisherman so he caught with jigs the entire day and he ended up with four mid slot reds and a small trout. I started out with the jig and as soon as I received a fish or two I switched to the fly. I ended up with four mid slot reds and a rat in addition to a couple of nice trout and one snook.

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Carolina Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Bullshark

My father and I crewed off the boat at the similar time this hitch so we determined to hit up NC for some trout motion. We went two days solo, along with one with a guide I used 3 times earlier than. The water was very low and the fishing was a bit harder than its been in the previous however we have been capable of catch about 40 trout on our personal and one other 60 with the guide Josh. I landed the odd wanting big brown on a one final probability cease at the river on the option to the airport.

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Again in No Man’s Land

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

Been doing fairly a bit of exploring fishing with some of my good fishing buddies deep in the Everglades in no man’s land. The paddles are long filled with creatures that may not mind having you for dinner or biting to fill there stomachs but the fishing has been excellent. Fly fishing solely for these fish has been a problem but the rewards have been all that sweeter!

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Merry “Carpmas”!

Florida Sportsman member: KyTrkyHntr

After the front pushed by means of last night time at present was Sunny and excellent for sight fishing these jokers, but all I discovered have been a whole lot of laid up fish!! Nobody was in the mood to eat and I didn’t see a variety of mudders! I did handle to seek out one working the financial institution and related! Ho, Ho, Ho Merry “Carpmas” Everyone!!

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The “Gold” Mining Continues

Florida Sportsman member: KyTrkyHntr

With the plentiful sunshine at the moment I decided to reap the benefits of it! Discovered numerous fish, but they have been stubborn in the present day. They have been mudding and tailing pretty constant, but for the life of me I couldn’t get them to eat! Modified up the fly, but nonetheless no connections. Went back to the Olive Backstabber and eventually related on a few fish.

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Fly Fishing Tampa Bay

Florida Sportsman member: Shadowcast

Decided to benefit from low tides early in the afternoon and search for some reds with the fly rods. The fishing was robust although Rob and I saw over 100 redfish, a number of snook, and located a pocket holding some very giant trout. Clean water was at a premium. The outgoing tide made the water off colour which made it robust to sight the fish until we have been on prime of them. We managed a number of fish by blind casting some deeper holes on the low tide […]

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Kentucky Carp

Florida Sportsman member: KyTrkyHntr

Man, these jokers have driven me crazy all summer time lengthy! They’ve haunted my goals each night time! I’ve had fish turn off each fly I’ve thrown, spooky fish and with the drought this spring/summer time all the weeds and vegetation grown up the place the fish often hang out! It’s taken the lake draw right down to winter pool to get them back on the mud flats to even get a shot. I didn’t assume they might eat with this colder climate, but at the moment I discovered a few hungry fish after it warmed up just a little! Acquired some payback! Now I can sleep at night time![…]

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Fly Occasions in the Everglades

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

Still tearing it up in the Everglades! I have dropped the spinning rod and picked up the fly because of my buddy Dan Decibel and have been having a blast. Not as straightforward as one thinks but I might attest this has freshened things up from the standard routine.

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Everglades City on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: miket1515

As we headed down Tamiami Trail we observed that there was fog in all places and for me this was the first time I’ve witnessed this in the Glades, so I assumed this may be an fascinating day trip on the water. We arrived at Everglades Metropolis and launched at the Ranger station. We started paddling out into the fog […]

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Bass and Bream on Fly

Florida Sportman member: Pmoconnor89

There is something to be stated about the simplicity of fly fishing for bluegill. I really like tossing a popper, letting the rubber legs quiver and being greeted by that basic slurp. In case you have been ever trying to get in to fly fishing this is certainly the method to do it. Any rod from a Three-to 6-wt is proficient, and it doesn’t need to be technical […]

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Crystal River Snook on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: sparse grey

Made it to Crystal River Wednesday with my son Sean for our first time scalloping. After launching, getting a couple of miles into the Gulf, seeing far more wind than was anticipated and seeing no boats on the scallop grounds and awful visibility we changed plans and went again into the river to spend some time fishing. Drifted a great wanting shoreline with good wanting sand and oyster beds in about 2 ft of water. Noticed no fish or bait. Heading in the direction of the ramp I saw some motion alongside a constructed bulkhead so we set a drift […]

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Fly Fishing in the Summertime

Florida Sportsman member: Dj Dan Decibel

How’s it going guys? I hope every little thing is sweet, its been some time since I’ve posted but this has been my catches as of just lately. I’ve been leaving the spinning gear at residence, strictly fly fishing as of these days. The days have been scorching and the Paddles have gotten Longer by the day. Looks like the solely good time to fish is till about 10 or 11 am as a result of the fish and myself can’t stand this warmth wave going on outdoors until you wanna fish until later on in the day […]

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Jupiter Snook on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: ABayne

Fished Jupiter once more final week with Captain Dino and it was real good. Hammered them underneath the lights and managed a slob in the 35 pound range on a popper. Hopefully the pics uploaded correctly. Thanks again Dino. Great time.

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Huge Linesider on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Capt.Dino

A few fly catches from some current fishing trips […]

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False Albies on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: ABayne

Fished with Capt. Dino last weekend for albies off of Jupiter. It was one other superb trip with him. We had fish all day long. Noticed some superb shark assaults as properly. Thanks Dino. See you in August for some snook!

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First Snook on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: saltybum

Been making an attempt for some time now to get a snook on fly. Tied up a bunch of white flies for Sanibel a couple years in the past however was greeted by filthy water after the first tropical storm hit that August. Cleaned up the final day we have been there. Needed to depart. No snook. Hit the surf and around Port Canaveral and had more than a lot my share of woman fish, jacks and so forth. however no snook […]

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Biscayne Bay Nights

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami

This past week the ‘Glades along the coast north and south of the Little Shark River were the destination of choice during the daytime. I was able to add one night in Biscayne Bay where the tarpon action was pretty strong (and will stay that way for weeks to come…). Here’s an extract of the fly fishing that we did […]

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Independence Day Tarpon on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: sunflower

Good day for seashore tarpon off Venice. Flat ocean, full moon setting, no wind, and tarpon rolling throughout. Weird factor, something went incorrect, my toad started getting pulled away, and my 12-weight acquired all bent over and stuff!

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Multi-Fish Mojo

Florida Sportsman member: KyTrkyHntr

After being off these fish for the last two weekends it was time to get again to work!! The lake continues to be down virtually 4 ft under summer time pool and the flats are still coated in “green stuff” Fish are scattered and you must find a “gravel” bank with some type of shelf on it. Fish sit on this shelf and feed alongside or face the bank waiting for one thing to fall in…. I missed 2 eats and I feel it was as a result of the water so so clear that I used to be just so mesmerized watching these fish inhale the fly after which spit it out that I didn’t strip strike for a hook set! […]

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Canada Northerns & Walleye on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Docked Wages

Spent 10 days at a very remote fly-in solely lodge on Carol Lake in Northern Canada, 60 miles north of Lake LaRonge, Saskatchawaan. I am still comparatively inexperienced with fly fishing and stopped by the Fishing Hole in Saskatchatoon on the means for some native flies. I ended up with two new species underneath my belt, Northern Pike and Walleye on fly […]

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Past Month on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: FLA_tony

I haven’t posted a lot these days. Between the baby on the method (5 extra weeks) and dealing the bugs out of the new to me maverick. The new boat is awesome just understanding some bugs. I’ve still been managing 1-2 journeys every week in all places between Goodland and Pine Island sound. The snook fishing has been on hearth method in the back creeks all the means out to the beaches. Very first thing in the morning i have been throwing topwater flies, there’s nothing extra thrilling then prime water explosions […]

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Tarpon on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Tight Loops

Received an invite to fly fish Pine Island for tarpon. Met up with Joe Harley at darkish thirty and headed out for daybreak patrol. it a whole lot of spots operating and gunnin. I used to be first up and acquired a implausible eat by a 24 inch fish. He struck and missed the fly and wouldn’t hand over. Missing it time and again all the approach back to the boat. Simply as I used to be out of line and out of room he ate! Wish I had a video of that. Subsequent up is Joe who hooks up on child tarpon. What a gorgeous fish that was rigorously photographed and launched […]

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Black Drum Redemption

Florida Sportsman member: freshfromthesalt

Using a heavier weight fly rod (9 wt.) and having someone on board to land the fish all make for a recipe for fulfillment. A Three plus hour battle becomes a half hour struggle and your fish truly makes it to the deck. No need for prolonged, amateurish video to show to friends and family that you simply really had an unlimited fish on the fly. By midday, we had 5 eats and three fish landed […]

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Carp-O-licious!

Florida Sportsman member: KyTrkyHntr

With the lake making an attempt to return up to summer time pool It’s robust to find a flat with no “green stuff”…. In the event you discover fish up in the shallows, they’re in a lot particles it’s robust getting a fly in an open spot! Discovered some fish that have been up on the rocks and dealing with the financial institution. These guys have been waiting for stuff to fall in the water after which they might flip and feed around. Finally related with a nice fish that turned and ate the fly!

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Fly Fishing Tailing Reds

Florida Sportsman member: FlyFishJax

I fished with my good friend Tim over the weekend in St. Augustine. We noticed over 40 tailing Reds up on the flooded grass flats to kick the season off. They have been difficult to say the least enjoying there typical cover and search games. Most have been in the decrease slot measurement. I ended up catching a couple mid to upper slot Reds with this greater one pictured under which was caught on my final forged of the night time earlier than the lights went out. Redfish grass searching season is formally open.

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Huge Peacocks on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: kahmad

Received to the water around noon, the fish have been thick around our launch area. Tons of mayans, largemouths and peacocks just sitting around, sometimes busting up some bait. Threw in a couple of casts before launching the boat and I pulled out a small largemouth, about 1 pound. As I’m getting the hook out Jim is casting at a pipe. All I hear is “OH MY GOD!” and I flip to see a strong mass of brilliant orange and inexperienced take off about Three ft out of the water.

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Fly Fishing Carp in the Bluegrass State

Florida Sportsman member: KyTrkyHntr

My house waters (Barren River Lake) has been under summer time pool for some time now and that has the vegetation rising and my mud flats are just “green” now… With the lake coming up to Summer time pool it’s been a bit of robust to seek out “open” spots to get some respectable photographs at fish. You need to discover spots with no weeds/grass to get a fly in there on mudding fish or fish in search of a simple meal. Some fish are nonetheless spawning up in the vegetation and I’ve never witnessed anything like it! […]

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Up The Creeks

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Gregg McKee

Because of the large moon and extra boat visitors than ever, I couldn’t put my charter on something respectable yesterday on any of my favorite spots. Since I lastly had a while to myself this morning I decided to perform a little exploring and discover where all the fish have been hiding. There was a fantastic incoming tide in Matlacha Cross round 10AM so I let the current carry me into considered one of the longer creeks in the north part of Buzzard Bay. I started seeing loads of fish when the water started turning the similar shade as cherry soda. I was casting an 8wt fly rod and a Three/zero deer hair slider since I assumed spinning deal with would make an excessive amount of noise.

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Jacksonville Surf Report

Florida Sportsman member: FlyFishJax

I fished the beachfront with my very long time fly buddy Scott from Ponte Vedre on Sunday morning. We caught a couple of the ghostly colored Redfish. We saw some Black Drum to and option to many Sharks. Action was somewhat on the sluggish aspect and ended up taking a number of video for making a movie. It was a pleasant change of tempo. Looks like there’s nothing more refreshing than getting and break from guiding and taking an extended walk on the seashore and getting washed up by waves.

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First Albies of the Yr in Jupiter

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Scott

Here they arrive! Acquired these guys fired up on stay glass minnows and had at em’. Landed six or eight. Nice sized 12 pound plus fish. Tight strains certainly.

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Sight Casting Snook at Night time on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: snookcook

Took a quick journey out tonight after every week of ever blowing wind. The river was a sheet of glass. Thought it might be good to get out and throw the fly rod at some snook underneath the lights. Put in at Sandsprit Park on the end of the incoming tide. Hit the first couple of docks and found a bunch of small fats snook chowing down some small creatures that have been floating by. I put a forged in with a small white deceiver & it obtained picked up right a means. It was small too, about 14 inches. Might have stayed there all night time […]

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Strong Day Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

I launched, at the 406 bridge and went south round peacocks pocket. I’ve by no means been to this place, thought I might give it a attempt. The day was good, not a ripple on the water all day. Caught nothing massive, however I had a blast. All I used all day, was my 7 weight, and 1 fly, a white shrimp wanting fly. I find yourself with 5 Reds, from 17″ to 25″, and 12 Trout, from 17″ to 22″. I had the hook pull out on two upper slot reds, and four massive trout, and I lined a few tailers, oops. Probably the most enjoyable though, was sight fishing trout […]

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Banana River Pink

Florida Sportsman member: Ol’DirtyCaster

I used to be double booked at this time, kind of. My freind John got here down from Ontario and I’d already made plans with Mr. Adam Sanderson, so all of us hit the water this morning at about 8am. We started seeing fish right off the bat and it wasn’t long earlier than Adam hooked his very first redfish on fly deal with. The photographs are great, and simply thought I’d share. It’s nice to see an 11yr previous that has no love for video games, and would fairly spend time at the vise than in entrance of a TV.

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St. Lucie River to the Indian River

Florida Sportsman member: snookcook

Heard a few fly fishing event out of The Again Nation Fly store in Vero, so I made a decision to pay the fifty bucks and have a go at it. Invited a good friend to fish with me. So we obtained to the spot for strains in a 7:00 AM. Fished at the first spot approach too lengthy, about forty mins with no action, so I moved over to the spots I commonly see huge fish, however have by no means thrown a fly to. We labored the Seawalls & docks really arduous with poppers & clousers.

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St. Lucie River Dock Lights

Florida Sportsman member: snookcook

New to this Discussion board and I needed to start out reporting my fly fishing adventures. I am a fishing guide in Stuart, Fl I took a shopper out Friday to some dock lights in Downtown Stuart. Waited until about 8 pm until the tide really began shifting. We pulled up to the first mild & the trout have been leaping out of the water tearing up shrimp. After we posted up on the mild, he put his first forged in. Bam! It gets picked up by a nice 19.5 inch trout […]

 

 

 


Shad Operating in the St. Johns River

Florida Sportsman Member duke6543brings an encouraging report to the Fly Catching Discussion board this week. The shad are certainly on the run in the St. Johns River, as anticipated in this month’s print version of FS.

Here’s what duke6543 needed to say:

“I received out of work at lunch and made a run to satisfy up with my fishing associate who has targeted the shad run a couple of occasions on the St. Johns river. I have solely heard the tales of catching them on fly so I was pretty excited to finally get on the river. I’ve crossed the St. Johns a number of thousand occasions but by no means truly fished it. The weather was quite windy with a chill in the air.

“It didn’t take five minutes and Greg was hooked as much as a nice striper that nailed the clouser minnow he was using. The second hit was an enormous shad. What an incredible present they put on. He had me schooled for the first two hours till I attached with a catfish that made me feel a bit better. Once the ice was broken I lastly attached with the target species. Then a couple of small crappies decided to hit my fly. So there have been several first time catches for me.

“There were six species of fish caught in the four hour trip with a few really nice stripers coming boat side and a total of four shad caught with the largest being about two pounds. Great afternoon of fly fishing. Now I can’t wait to get back to the river.”

Click on right here for the thread.


One Fly Reds and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Super D

FS Member Super D reported an incredible trip on the Fly Catching Discussion board this week. Launching from the SR 406 bridge in Titusville and fishing south on the Indian River, he caught 5 redfish and 12 trout… all on a 7-weight fly rod … and all on the similar fly (a shrimpy-slidey-thingy some of us acknowledge as a Kwan fly). For the full thread, click on here. Super D fishes a 15-foot Alumacraft tunnel boat.

 

 


Juvenile Tarpon on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: jkayakfly

Gary from NH needed to set out this weekend to attempt to catch his first ever tarpon. Mission completed with a number of landed and multiple grabs on fly. Reap the benefits of the mid to the final of the incoming tide to catch greater than your justifiable share of tarpon and snook in the backwaters and canals […]

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