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Bound – Tarpon – Florida Sportsman

Bound - Tarpon - Florida Sportsman

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Bound to Tarpon

Florida Athlete: Greenie-Slayer

I tied some flies and acquired back on a tarpon. I checked a number of factors that I haven't spent some time out of the weekend. There have been loads 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

Examine this flood tide-inexperienced video for a weekly inspiration for fleet inspiration.

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Bones on Fly

Florida Athlete: kayakerinkeywest

I already had a skeleton using a boiler and shrimp, but I needed to get some type of aviation materials. Three of the five residential areas I was expelled have been bone. I found one spot that drew my consideration due to permission to cruise. By stopping that fish, I observed that it was alive with bone fish. I was capable of pull a couple of bone fish and obtained a number of photographs with the permission of the cruise. I had only one crab I had before, so I held it until the magic hour simply earlier than sunset.

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DIY Fly Line Administration

Florida Sportsman Member: kayakerinkeywest

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

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Brazilian Bass and Others

Florida Athlete: Randy Richter

Simply seven days spent at Agua Boa Lodge in Brazil. I went there final yr in my life once and I was fortunate to return this yr. I hardly know what to say with out wanting too robust. We dropped the fish, however I'm positive that my wife and I acquired a minimum of 500 peacock during seven days. The climate 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 as we speak at Security Harbor. I ended up with two nice retailers that fought like trains. We additionally received pretty huge ladyfish. Good 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 an extended pole.

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North Florida Purple Flight

Florida Sportsman Member: dudewheresmyplug

I acquired the primary redfish on the fly round this massive bending area. By treating scallopers and east wind it was a bit harder, however the measurement of the varsity was just a matter of time before we might eat. I'm positive you may inform how my pal Jay has pumped!

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Surf Snook's on the Fly

Florida Sportsman: Randy Richter

37 inches he was on the best way to my largest flight, however maybe most attracted probably the most skilled! I had so much enjoyable chasing these guys for nine 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 every trip. Firstly of the week, I received Benjamin Vial to fish for the tarpon regionally at Biscayne Bay. We used 9 nights every 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 best way – he hooked, but the fish just took us to high school, jumping out, chopping off and just being tarpon. Fortuitously the second night time was a appeal and Benjamin introduced three fish to the skiff – 20, 30 and his last – 50lb fish. Yesterday we changed and fished for a day trip from Flamingo retired physician Nate Mayl, knowledgeable native 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 name these pals as by-catch. I'm going to spend an hour fishing day-after-day, so if snook and tarpon determine to not look, I have to seek out other ways to keep myself entertained. Sharks seem to favor the crabs, although 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. Incredible action. If you would like numbers, there were no issues with 100 fish days. A lot of quality fish. We landed 10 kilos or more of fish each day, except 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 residence more than three weeks ago but nonetheless can't cease eager about it, it was so great. You must make loads of views of fish looting or simply cruise sand dwellings, and even need to do some wading.

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Private Greatest Trout on the Flight

Florida Sportsman Member: hooknsnook

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

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Pine Island Fly Motion

Florida Sportsman Member: TimGleason

There were loads of slots, loopy amounts of excellent measurement connectors, selected purple mussels and respectable sized trout. I hope that fishing was so frequent. We obtained all our fish in several northern Matlacha Move west of Pine Island.

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Baby Tarpon Turnpike

Florida athlete: thflyingclouser

I’ve acquired just lately the explosion, which relate to those little guys, subsequent to the mountain climbing round Miami. At first I observed these baby silver kings while goat fishing at my lunch. Luckily, to achieve success, I’m blessed with an outstanding channel alongside the street to the store. One child “poon” revealed himself by making a hard blow throughout fishing. After a number of unsuccessful attempts I shortly realized that I wanted a better flight to work. Instantly the subsequent day I used to be passionate about 12 hits, I couldn't wait to attempt a new fly. Once I arrived, it didn’t last more than two drain before I was on prime! This little guy gave a fantastic battle and was launched safely later.

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Tarpon is Fly

Florida Sports activities Manin Member: Dardude6

I have spent a whole lot of time concentrating on these fish and sometimes advised you, who is chargeable for . One had been asked for an EP flight that I killed. One was caught in a white DT with a map head. Each tarpon have been in recent water. To date I’ve three/13. I consider I can use the non-print fly whereas Flyfishing will assist extremely much in how the tarpon can’t shake it more simply. Often whereas they are being robbed, they swing the jighheads used on my swim pads simply.

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Largemouth Plugs

Florida Sportsman Member: Fly Inspired

I was capable of pull some flights in southwest Florida waters a couple of weeks in the past earlier than Irma ripped. Unfortunately, I didn’t lock into any monster, however I nonetheless had an explosion that was crushed with great 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 in this tight area . The tide was coming quickly. I am finally fed up and decided to whip the fly a couple of occasions, and through the three-July was good. He ate grey and white clousers. It was again for about 45 minutes, and we released seven fat redfish.

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Keys to Tarpon and Bonefish

Member of Florida Sportsman: RG Air

We found these fish on time and had a number of footage of each species. They have been a bit complicated, but we all succeeded. Nice props for Captain John Sheehan about my lengthy and lengthy expertise with my wife.

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Reds in Oyster Beds

Florida Sportsman Member: reddrumregalia

I acquired out about 7:00 and found a faculty with younger tarpon. One took a fly but nobody hooked. I moved near a flat degree and lifted a reasonably redfish however no takers. The wind started to select up around 10:00 and moved to a financial institution with giant embedded oysters. I referred to as across the bed and picked up a few purple rats. General, a great day with water and back before noon.

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Ferry Fishing in Houses

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

Three flats and I received three fishes. I was so hyped that I received them all. They gave me actually nice consuming and it was nice to see.

I had thrown a fly with small Chartreuse eyes, a purple ep-head and a Chartreuse Finn Raccoon tail with a weed.

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Lowtide Purple 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 received a ladyfish before, and I ought to have checked it after, because an honest redfish had no hassle 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 associated with this little frenzy. It was bitter sweet, because it was long, irritating, time flying. I ought to have added extra because there have been countless holes in the dead of night. I put myself in a great place with a abdomen crawler, simply decide up a rod and I can fly a few dozen occasions.

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Redfish Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Black Clouser

I tied a number of standards to fly and walk to favorites, near house, grass homes. I had about an hour or so to catch the late night flood, before the lights turned off. It was very windy, which didn't assist a lot, but still managed to see a number of quick tails. On the best way again I observed this man who tore exhausting thick stuff.

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Keys Bonefishing

Florida Sportsman Member: HeartNShoal

I’ve a productive trip down the decrease keys. At the moment I have the first cell dissolution from Cudjoe Key. The waters have been slippery and calm, underneath good circumstances. I turned the skiff back and located a cheerful faculty with 20+ bone fish.

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Redfish on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

We did a hard job of getting a damaging low incoming tide to a good friend in purple. We rounded the bend and heard the fish in parallel. After establishing, soon 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 in all places and some massive in the event you look long enough. We nudged some up and threw again the rafters and free strains back as we flew to catch the bow. A lot of sharks with stay bait and had a couple of spanish and monster clips on the fly. I noticed some tarpon within the puppies, however I couldn't eat. Earlier last week I acquired one night time and Kipas at sundown. I had managed to get one good purple that saw a bunch more. All in all a terrific vacation weekend and a great begin on the summer time seashore.

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Tarpon on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: Sort E

The wind was swaying, but a minimum of I had the sun and the wind blew in the appropriate course. Tarpon just kissed my flight yesterday, however refused it. So, if Chartreuse wasn't usable, I went on a smaller darkish flight that has labored for me before.

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Jumping Juvie Spring Tarpon

Florida Sportsman Member: Sort E

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, extra stories are flooded each day.

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Fly Fishing Redfish

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

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I noticed six fish that day. Good photographs in three of them in exhausting winds. Had two eaten. He landed a type of who had 25.6 inch purple eight points. The day ended with a terrific sundown.

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Fly Fishing Bonefish

Florida Sportsman Member: Sunflower

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Sunflower FS member enjoying enjoyable in the sun with lovely Florida Keys During Bone Discharge

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Everglades Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: southerntide

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When the water was clear about 6 ”we acquired 10 of probably the most fish and virtually everyone was hungry. After 30 minutes, we determined to explode the bar and get it ready. My pal received his greatest in purple 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

In a single day pike and trout flying at night time. At this time's snook chew has been nice.


Redfish on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

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Everglades Snook on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: HeartNShoal

 Everglades Snook on Fly

I used to be a personal greatest snook on the flight, 30 ″ within the morning. Then the attraction fished 32 ″ within 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 some purple crawlers, I ask for some crawlers 1 / 16ouncesSureset Jig Zman Paddlerz Combo And Mirrodine. The most important pink was mirrodine. A lot of the reds have been less 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 a flying man, however 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] Though I threw the air visitors control again to the bucket, go figure, the fish comes up and hits my flight and takes me to the journey.

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Jacksonville Flounder is Fly

Florida member of the Sports activities Man: TieOneOn

 Jacksonville Flounder ” width=”300″ peak=”207″/> 19659005] The one flounder, which I’ve boating in current weeks, truly ate a small flight. Nice fish, however he didn't need to inform me where all his associates have been hidden.

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Keys Kayak Sharks on Fly

Member of Florida Sportsman: kayakerinkeywest

] some fly fishing sharks. October has been a brutally windy month, so we had to use 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 relatively high flood zones and tranquil circumstances at present and it was the right time to get out grass. The highlights of this morning have been the massive surface bursts that have been simply gurgers.

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A Walk within the Grass

Florida Sportsman Member: Black Clouser

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I’ve to walk on foot and fish the flood of grass tonight Good Buddies Captain Rich Santos and Captain Tim Sales space. A fantastic flood, but there was a steady wind that we expect a lot of the purple did not rise up in the dwellings. I stated I used to be fortunate once I received two because of Tim, who gave me them.

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Journey to the Lagoon

Florida Sportsman Member: Snookslayer772

The day was my pal catching a 30 inch trout, three meters from the boat. Poling by means of the back 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 when it took only a bar and found flats coated with tarpon. I put at the least 20 air and counted 7 or eight utterly, plus a pink and black drum

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Vero Selection

Florida Sportsman Member: Ditchrat

Sebastian Inletin around it we discovered a large flowing flat, and we found a gentle Bonnethead stream forwards and backwards. After the pair was hooked, in every shrimp, we began flying to them for fishing.


Seashore Surprise

Florida Sportsman Member: snookslayer772

She ate two ft off the sand and went straight to clear my line. When this occurred, 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 begin the battle.

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Personal Greatest Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: randyrichter

Despite a number of wind and soiled water, there were already eight seashores. Made for a very long time, took one tape and crushed. The man 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, despite the fact that I put loads of heat on it. 19659005] Full report Click here


Tripletail on Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: SLW Urocane

I drove with my brother on Saturday. We labored in a number of locations, and we discovered 3 times the dimensions of Fort Pierce north and south. All but one 17 inches was beneath the opening and released. We Caught 9. We used a brown shrimp pattern from Bass Pro

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Seashore Walk Success

Florida Sportsman Member: pazozausf

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

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Fly fishing for 10,00zero islands

Florida Sportsman Member: Tgrass

We spent the primary five hours Backcountry, but we didn't see many Snooks, however we noticed a great quantity of Redfish they usually had lots of good photographs. We additionally saw a superb amount of Tarpon and we jumped 4, but we acquired empty.

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Solo Mission

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

The stream was torn and the flight swept the grass line outdoors the stream. The second forged continues to be positioned upstream and midway by means of 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 was lucky sufficient 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

] I had a very good day in Sanibel with black drum. Walking alongside the seashore we found a really giant Mutan, which was very lengthy. It could possibly be achieved, but when the varsity moved, it was a a lot better hook-up, going 4 in eight.

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Ding Darling Tarpon

Florida Sportsman Member: Tgrass [19659005]

I made a decision to provide Ding Darling an experiment before the rain came within the afternoon. It was the primary morning once we had an early cloud cowl and I finally discovered a couple of small tarpons to feed and feed.

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Sanibel Seashore Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Tgrass

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


Charlotte Harbor Reds

Florida Sportsman Member: Sort E

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

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Freshwater Beating

Florida Sportsman Member: FowlMouth824

I used to be virtually instantly struck by a thicker vegetation . After a number of missed strikes and avoiding small alligators who have been also concerned about my supply, I was finally capable of unite and dismantle an honest measurement bass.

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[19659002] March Action

Florida Sportsman Member: ethankiburz

Flyon Fly fishing is simply getting better and better with 70s halfway. Our resident tarpon comes up and feeds by getting ready for its annual immigration. They can be targeted to our area at night time or in the course of the day, utilizing flies that draw water. This is notably important as a result of the brightness of the water decreases as the algae bloom at a hotter water temperature.

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Fool's # The Reds

Florida Sportsman Member: RG Air

[19659005] The third hit of a beforehand inhabited redfish oyster was a trick. It was a candy victory within the early part of the day.


Massive Bend Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Shallow Sightings

could be caught in less than 20 inches of water. 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 extra typically (pictured under).

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Fly

Florida Sportsman Member: SUPER D

This time things have been just a little better , though not massive fish, I acquired all the curd, trout and purple all within the brown bend again with a golden and dark green flash. The day ended with three trout on 21 ″, two cords for 23 ″, one purple, one small mangrove storm and bait-canine fish.

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Palm Valley Enjoyable [19659005] Florida Sportsman Member: Black Clouser

It turned out to be a fantastic morning when the solar rose. Calm as 65 and superb levels. Poled a couple of kilometers back to the distant creek I haven't discovered for a while and salutes a couple of joyful purple exhibitions.

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Piilossa tuulta [19659005] Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Snookslayer772

Kävi ja piilotti tuulta eilen Wabasso ympärillä 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

Foorumin jäsen Musta Clouser on päässyt St. Johnsin tarjoamaan varjo-toimintaan. ”Nämä kalat ovat todellinen 5-painoinen.”

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Shad on the Fly

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Docked Wages

19659005] Saimme paikan päällä noin klo 10.00, jotta ei löydy väkijoukkoa eikä kukaan kalastusta, yllättävää lauantaina. Tämä antoi meille mahdollisuuden ajelehtia ja ankkuroida ylöspäin ja jokainen ajelehtiminen, jonka saimme kalaan.

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Onnea laaksossa

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Black Clouser

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Oliko sairas lentää kalastamaan viime aikoina metsän kaulassa Palm-laaksossa. Final several journeys have been true sight fishing bliss with double digit catching with some loopy good takes on the trusty seven weight.

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Chassahowitzka on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Shallow Sightings

his is my favourite time of yr to target pink drum and gator trout. The east winds and low/weak winter tides create an ideal state of affairs for fly fishing. Two issues happen, 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 within the books and it was a huge success. We had extra individuals than ever and raised $1100 for CCA Florida.

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Banana River Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772

The wind was slightly more than anticipated, however we nonetheless acquired it achieved. Was capable of catch snook, trout, redfish and tarpon, majority being sight fished. Highlight 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 back out.

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A Fly Weekend

Florida Sportsman member: Black Clouser

Sunday was simply plain Insane, we had fish backing, tailing and coming down the bank one faculty after another. I might inform you how many have been caught but you could not consider me.

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Sheepshead on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: E-sort

Was making an attempt out a new spoonful pattern I tied. I used to be casting underneath the mangroves and had caught a couple of little snook. Then this guy 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 4 years since I caught a Redfish on Sanibel and I feel should you’re going to interrupt the redfish drought it is 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 decided to fish the flood grass up north this morning and what a ravishing fall get 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 used to be capable of hook and get one nice leap out of a snook that simply tossed the fly, The fish needed to be a simple 30 inches or better, It was fun while it lasted for the five seconds.

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Tailers within the Grass

Florida Sportsman member: Black Clouser

We had large tides to begin with and that coupled with screaming North East winds turned the flood grass right into a Lake actual quick. Obtained out Sunday and the water was still somewhat excessive for me but nothing prefer it had been. Noticed fairly a number of quick tails, some slurpers and one exhausting tailing fish. Managed to get a number of small guys and enjoyed 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 an excellent one and within the last 2 weeks I was 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 collectively of the flood tide fishing in Jacksonville. Stealthy approaches and accurate casts typically pay off with a purple in hand. Nice work!

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Fishing the Floods

Florida Sportsman member: Black Clouser

My trusty BC Critter Fly has all the time worked nicely for me within the flood grass and I also 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 combine. Pretty cool watching them take topwater in the grass.

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Tangling with Tripletail

Florida Sportsman member: ifitswims

Never seen fish come up and kiss the bait, typically pressing their closed mouth to the fly for several seconds. In fact typically they scream over and chew immediately. The bigger fish have been extra wary 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 once more and he inhaled it, I felt weight and crossed his eyes with a hard strip strike. Hilarity ensued for the subsequent 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 used to be doing this, my associate on the poling platform was screaming “Strip it! Set it!”.

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It’s all About Velocity

Florida Sportsman member: Beto_Matheus

Discovered a couple of peacocks sitting in the shallows in a canal in Boca and had an opportunity to cross three totally different flies by them. The same fly on a sluggish strip did nothing. Exact same forged however moved the fly as quick as I might and it obtained pounded.

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Shut Name

Florida Sportsman member: E-sort

Discussion board member E-sort obtained some superior 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 Trip to Mexico

Florida Sportsman member: Carl Blackledge

he subsequent day we perhaps received a dozen each, the second to the last day we landed over 25, and the final day we only landed eight. The most effective trick was to identify or hook a dorado, get a sardine in entrance of the brand new group and your fly at the similar time, and when all the things lined up, you caught a lot of dorado.

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Snook in the Surf

Florida Sportsman member: Shadowcast

Slightly motion from the seashore at present. I saw tons of right now shadowing bait pods. Most have been males in the 20-30 inch class. I noticed a couple of massive women however 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 perfect i’ve seen it in years. With most fish holding in deeper bays and residential canals. I have discovered a number of greater fish hanging around channel edges though. My go to fly has been a white bunny strip tail with 5 or so wraps of orange palmering chenille up entrance.

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Sanibel Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: Tgrass

My buddies 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 quantity 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 journey finished and the end result was this. Stunned I was capable of pull this off solo, particularly the touchdown/boating half. Easily bottomed out my 30 poind Boga Grip.

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Snapper on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: mrl0004

I was completely unprepared for a way onerous these fish struggle. 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 round, and after I caught several snapper, I tried to get one of the triggers to chew. I had to truly begin snatching the fly away from snapper to provide the triggers a chance.

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First Snook on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: RG Air

Hadn’t seen many fish however it was only a matter of time because 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 high tide round 9P.M. at an area bridge. We could not hear or see a lot motion because of the wind however I went 1 for 2 & John P. caught his first. Great privilege to assist with this.

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Biscayne Bay Allow

Florida Sportsman member: jnrosenthal

Discussion board member jnrosenthal caught and released this lovely Biscayne Bay permit, fishing with captain Joe Gonzalez. His next aim is to take certainly 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 no less than 12 occasions with not even a glance I headed house utterly annoyed with plans to comeback asap. two days later I used to be back and still couldn’t get the reds to eat but did manage my first three bones.

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Seashore Aspect Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: Tgrass

Forum member Tgrass just lately had some good success fishing the seashores of Sanibel for snook. Clear water means mild leader 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

Discussion board member snookslayer sight fished this 40 inch snook just 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 using small baitfish patterns and topwater foam flies. On the sunshine fly rods this can be a great fishery, catching swordspine, tarpon, fat and common 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, received 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 native upriver spots. Plenty of brief fish, however a number of photograph worthy fish in the mix.

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Recent and Salt with the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772

Fishing a measurement eight minnow I was capable of fool a number of. With how spooky these fish are around beds, it may be pretty frustrating. I’ve observed though, keep as little as potential and maintain your shadow to a minimal, I try to disguise in a tree’s shadow or some sort of canopy.

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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 within the backcountry. I had some nice photographs and landed fairly a couple of earlier than 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 round 30 amberjack all around us. With slightly 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 purple snapper up enough to catch these on the fly rods as properly, by vertically jigging large clousers.

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First on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: NSByak

I finally stuck my first Mosquito Lagoon purple last weekend. What an awesome feeling, In fact it might happen the day I left the gopro at residence, so I might solely grab some cellular phone photographs. Watching it eat was unimaginable.

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Sinking a Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Scott

I had a shopper using a five weight at the similar place yesterday, throwing at 1 to four pound barjacks, when what needed to be a fifty pound amberjack inhaled and departed with the barjack he was preventing. Not a lot to do except watch the line soften off his reel, right 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 long and sluggish strips. I’ve jumped fish to 10 kilos or so and have seen a number of 20 pounders roll, but have but to get a hook in them.

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North Florida Reds on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: misplaced1317

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

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Jacksonville Reds on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: FlyFishJax

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

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Backcountry Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: heavychevy15

Carlos then received into one other Tarpon right after the primary 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 began 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 Weather Trout

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

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

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Tripletail on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: OutdoorAddict

Discussion board member OutdoorAddict acquired into some tripletail on fly lately. He went 3 for five 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 massive faculties of redfish. Briefly order he had me on the bow touchdown the first fish. Landed a bunch of nice sized redfish in the course of the day and some even came as much as eat gurglers which was shocking.

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Making it Happen

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

I switched to 2/0 bend backs, white/gray with darkish green and blue flash, brown with darkish inexperienced 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 by no means received over 62 levels, but the fish have been spunky and powerful, numerous 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 along, as we figured we’d as nicely hit some dock lights as soon as the solar dropped. The entrance pushing via actually kicked up the wind once it received dark, but we have been capable of get tight on a couple of.

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False Albacore and Extra on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: freshfromthesalt

We came across about an acre of bull reds. My buddy was fast on the gun and acquired his fly into these monsters first and obtained an instantaneous hookup. He was taken deep into his backing and once more. I chose to skip the straightforward double header in an effort 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-aspect simply earlier than I acquired the boga grip on him.

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Tampa Bay Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Shadowcast

Visibility was at a minimum and we had to cope with wind and rain showers early on. Circumstances improved all through the morning and we managed a number 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

Obtained out within the river at present 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 obtained a number of greater ones, this week we shall be searching Huge Brown trout.

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Personal Greatest

Florida Sportsman member: E-sort

I was slowly drifting in water so shallow I needed 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 couple of stopped and tails got here up!

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Freshwater Motion on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: chasinfins

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

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First Tailer of the Season

Florida Sportsman member: E-sort

Discussion board member E-sort 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

Forum member staysalty scored his first redfish on fly. This fish ate a small white minnow fly out of a docklight near Siesta Key. Congrats!

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A Juvenile Summer time

Florida Sportsman member: redjim

I had a pleasant day on tuesday and acquired my 61st child tarpon of the summer time. Most of those fish came from the ditches and canals of Merritt Island, Rockledge and some from North Indian River Lagoon. I discovered early it did not 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 where the bonefish have been tailing and cruising all over the place. Small teams of 5 to 10 fish combined with singles and doubles. On this one flat I noticed more tailing bonefish than all 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 Began off pink scorching touchdown 5 fish in the first gap with most being 12 to 16 inches. The last fish in that gap though was a real stud of a trout. A 26 inch brown that held tight to the underside a lot of the struggle. She ended up taking a run and pulling the hook however I advised the guide that I might nonetheless see the fish sitting in about 2 ft of water. Put one other forged in and she or he ate again.

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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 other tarpon and the one I caught plus 2 of the snook at Ding Darling. I had an enormous snook attempt to eat one of the trout as I pulled it in, which was kinda cool.

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Putting Them within the Air

Florida Sportsman member: E-sort

Forum member E-sort received some killer Gopro video of some enjoyable measurement tarpon. What’s higher than a tarpon bounce? A tarpon leap in sluggish movement!

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Mild Leader Peacock Bass

Florida Sportsman member: Beto_Matheus

The highly effective attack and subsequent run left little question it was the butterfly. With the sunshine chief I had to work the fish and he gave two good runs taking all my fly line out. It then ran in the direction of the one submerged department in sight to my proper where bushes blocked my approach. There was only one thing to do if I needed the fish: had to get within the water.

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Flood Tide Reds

Florida Sportsman member: T-Shirt Bob

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

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Bonito Blitz

Florida Sportsman member: FlyFishJax

Gotta love the most well liked time of the yr! We had a terrific fly chew and reel screaming check this past Sunday 8/17 out of St. Augustine with about 12 to 15 of those speedsters operating between 9 and 12 pounds. on the 9wt. We additionally 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 within the melee of false albacore, massive blue runners, rainbow runners and ravenous sharks I was chumming with reside chum. The fish ate the fly 4 ft from the aspect of the boat. I do not know how I acquired it past the sharks, weighed in at 34 pounds.

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Baby Tarpon on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: E-sort

Forum member E-sort put collectively a video of some aerial action of child tarpon on fly. These fish are a ball within the backwaters, all the time prepared to put on a present.

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Summertime Journey to the North

Florida Sportsman member: Ol’DirtyCaster

Laurentides was no totally different, but the climate 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

Discussion board member Prhea36 put together a video of some DIY bonefish on fly! Chasing these fish with a fly rod can really get your blood flowing. Nice work!

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Gorge Fly Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: remo_5_0

Hit Flaming Gorge a number of weeks ago 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 massive ugly bugs.

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

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West Coast Snook

Florida Sportsman member: Slamaholic

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 cease, Most faculties of snook the place 5 to 10 fish thick, with a number 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 each jiffy to singles or little groups cruising along. Most would come up and nostril 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 because the fly hit the water.

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Sanibel Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: Tgrass

My greatest day on the water was when I discovered a pod of Snook cruising the seashore about 30 ft off shore on an extended flat and I used to be capable of pull four fish from the identical faculty before the 5th fish wore via the chew tippet. It was my greatest day of the week with sight casting and touchdown 12 fish and no less than 5 others that hit and got here unbuttoned,some on some really wild jumps.

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Withlacoochee Slam

Florida Sportsman member: capt louie

Pete has a few three/four weights actually mild fly rods and we had 4 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 immediately.

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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 nice snook.

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Huge Trout Out Again

Florida Sportsman member: ShallowPersonality

Received house at present 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 a stupendous trout.

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Hitting the Ditches

Florida Sportsman member: weetza

Had an interview in Naples on the best way back determined to hit the famed Tamiami Path. Middle of the day in the sweltering warmth, hit a few spots final one lastly paid off.

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First Snook on Sand

Florida Sportsman member: pjstevko

I had a number of followers however solely 2 hook ups and only landed one but a sight fished seashore snook on fly is an enormous deal for me! This little man was in 6 inches of water and adopted the fly proper up to 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 Loopy Charlie that we have been blind casting over a wide open grass flat within the Indian Fields and was followed up by an analogous sized gator on the very next forged. Smaller shrimp patterns like the Charlie really worked nicely on these guys all week.

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A Change of Tempo

Florida Sportsman member: remo_5_0

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

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Preventing the Wind, Catching Fish

Florida Sportsman member: DKT

First day trip in virtually a yr, neck and back surgical procedure suck! Although circumstances weren’t the perfect I used to be stoked simply to be out. All in all it was a superb day, obtained to use a brand new rod & reel I’ve been couch fishing with and caught a number 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 kinds of fishing to do and it’s been producing fairly good these days. Went out the opposite night time with the 6 and eight weight and put a hurting on them for a number of hours. Ended up with 14 snook and a couple of trout.

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Busting Them on Prime, The Fly Means

Florida Sportsman member: redjim

I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks throwing a Pole Dancer fly round. More often than not 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 four tarpon, six or seven snook and a bunch of trout and of course 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 simply making the slot. Took a number of casts at 100 plus pound tarpon however couldn’t get them to chew.

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Holding the Rod Bent

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

The West bank gave up 12 trout and two blue fish. A lot 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 again, the trout and blues destroyed my Shrimp fly. Couldn’t discover a purple, or tarpon to finish the slam, however had a bent rod a lot of the day.

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The Greatest By-Catch

Florida Sportsman member: Docked Wages

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

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Purple on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: E-sort

Forum member E-sort shared this video of a pleasant redfish on fly in shallow water, something that many epitomize as one of the best fly fishing has to supply.

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Charlotte Harbor Snook on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: E-sort

Discussion board member E-sort shared some awesome footage of stud snook on the long rod that him and pals have been having fun with this winter in Charlotte Harbor.

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Guides Day Off

Florida Sportsman member: FlyFishJax

On this video discussion board member FlyFishJax decided 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 convince 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. Acquired them on a sort of shiny, excessive-tied clouser minnow.

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Only One Fish, But Made It Rely

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

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

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All the time Will Keep in mind Your First Fish

Florida Sportsman member: JonathanT305

I decided to attempt tying my very own fly. I noticed a model of a Mayan cichlid fly on here and needed to attempt for myself. After trying to make one with yarn, feathers, a sharpie, and some eyes from different lures it came together. Within 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 lately. Had some luck with the Northeast wind final 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 buddies and I simply obtained again from my first Louisiana marsh trip. It is really a sight fishing paradise. We went in completely blind, and caught our first 25 fish inside two hours. We caught approach too many fish to rely in three days, I can’t wait to return. All in all the journey value less than $400.

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Good End result 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 eight weight, and fired it in his dock mild a number of occasions. Put in proper within 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 never feeding so we knew it will be a problem. We have been capable of pull a pair good fish off the light and had a fantastic night time. Our best luck was on a measurement two ep baitfish sample.

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Two Days of Motion : Tarpon & Reds

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

Another lovely day and miles of gin clear flats. After polling round and nothing in sight I caught a silver flash to my 3 o’clock. As I made my approach I noticed a tail… ” is that this it?” I asked “a permit”… I adopted it for some time until I saw a gap I creeped up only to see something I used to be not to egger to see… I decided 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 started the dance yet again… Didn’t even need to forged and I used to be hooking tarpon what luck… Nonetheless a great 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-crammed trip to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison Nationwide 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 was on a very awesome peacock chew and couldn’t wait to get back at it, so I grabbed the 6 weight and headed right down to some of my favorite areas! Inside a pair minutes of my arrival, it seemed like nothing modified. They have been in all places. Ended up landing 5 with some being in the 3-pound vary over all awesome hour and a half of bank hopping.

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Sebastian Offshore Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Flyguy1

I received the opportunity this past Friday to make it out with a good friend of mine to slay some huge mangrove snapper on the flats skiff. We did end up whacking the mangroves as much as 12 kilos on spin gear, however I additionally introduced the 10 wt. out with me so I might have some fun! 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 earlier than 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 destination there weren’t too many tarpon, so I instructed shifting onto an space I knew the target species can be waiting. As we pushed on I gave the blokes some course and an instruction and despatched them on there method. It didn’t take lengthy for all of us to seek out some good tailers waving for our consideration. 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 blokes where taking photographs at fish but couldn’t join. Tony finally attached solely to see the great purple break off subsequent to the yak. I continued my assault on these fish with target follow 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 a few rudder fish when some significantly bigger boils seem 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 instantly 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 gets nailed and fish goes off on a screaming run. I get to the anchor line, untie and toss the discharge ball, fish still screaming. Walk back, get the motors began and say to my man, “You know to let me know before you run out of line, right?” He begins sputtering and stuttering, his approach of saying “I’M OUT OF LINE!” I assume….

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Daytona Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

I took a vacation day to fish the new moon hoping for a nice tarpon, on fly. It was a bit of cool in the morning with calm circumstances until the wind picked up around noon. I discovered some fish rolling, and was capable of get one to eat. At the finish of April, I jumped one 60 to 80 kilos, this one was in all probability 50+ pounds, 4 to five ft lengthy, thick, and my greatest one thus far. This fish wouldn’t surrender, leadering it four occasions, and having to let go. This fish would not open its mouth, and I did not need to lip gaff it. The fourth time I had the DNA pad subsequent 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 considering splitting the trip we drove right down to Miami to fish with Capt LeMay. As anticipated Capt LeMay was very friendly with plenty of experience in the space. We received a touristy trivia tour across the Bay and hit a few docklights while ready for the tide to start out going out. The primary bridge did not show any tarpon. The second bridge confirmed a couple of tarpon cruising but not consuming shrimp. Bob used a reside shrimp to prove that the fish far from the bridge busting in packs have been the truth is jacks. The third bridge (first bridge now on the outgoing) confirmed a few tarpon busting and Bob hooked one on reside shrimp. An honest battle nevertheless it lastly acquired 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 strategy to Biscayne Bay. The objective was to lastly get Dan his first bonefish. We had put in a whole lot of time throughout the winter, nevertheless it was so inconsistent, that issues have been robust. He had a shot at a couple finning bones early on, but because the fly landed ahead of the one two fish we saw, it truly landed on prime of a faculty of bones that we couldn’t see because of the low mild. With a number of scattered photographs all through 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 high sun and scorching climate made for aggressive fish cruising the shallows. They positive put a nice bend within the 6 wt. Then we made our solution to a flat off the edge of a bank. The shallow space prolonged about 80 ft on the furthest point. The fish would are available from the deep and assault minnows. We caught a nice amount in about 45 minutes before calling it a day.

The identical pal referred to as me the day after to do some extra fishing. But I informed him I had something else in thoughts, and he was up for it. The wind was slightly more durable than we anticipated, nevertheless it was nonetheless very doable. After about 45 minutes of not seeing a single fish, lastly, he noticed bait scattering, so he shot the fly out to the commotion. He instantly attached and was in his backing very quickly. We have been in search of 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 within the zone was exhausting. I acquired a number of jacks and a seatrout on a small white schminnow. About to give up on a snook I had a number of more bonus casts. Saw the snook take after and engulfed the fly and it was fish on! An superior struggle 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 launched.

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Flamingo, It’s That Good

Florida Sportsman member: paint it black

The climate man was calling for low winds, however cloudy skies, so my buddy Ramiro and I made the two hour trek right down to Everglades Nationwide Park. Solely to be greeted by robust 20mph winds, so we headed for canopy in disgust by the once once more mistaken forecast. We worked a protected shoreline for quite a bit. I managed to get an eat from a pleasant 10lb jack, however didn’t get the hook to stick. Then managed to get a dink rat pink minutes later. After exhausting all of our choices for sheltered areas, we have been pressured to only head for open flats, and use the wind to assist us within the course it was blowing. We missed some eats on a couple of scattered tailing reds, and at about midday, determined to make one final stop before calling it a day. Shortly after arriving on the last spot, the clouds handed, winds laid down and the bay turn out to be a sheet of glass. The tails began to floor.

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First Black Drum on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Dj Dan Decibel

Nicely 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 will not be so good. It often has to do with the wind state of affairs. Calm mornings has been really good however around 10 a.m. the wind starts kicking and every thing goes to hell after that. Sight fishing for reds and snook has been really enjoyable. Also I used to be capable of catch my first black drum on fly. I assumed he was a purple however appeared kinda funny as he acquired nearer […]

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Fishing Excessive and Low

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

Nicely, with winter in full have an effect on patterns are displaying up lastly. Snook are beginning to maintain up where they need to be and reds are nonetheless prevalent in some areas. Biscayne Bay has stayed the identical with over slot trout bedded up with loads of little trout and jacks combined in with bluefish to keep issues trustworthy. I have had the opportunity to fish several new places within the everglades on the boat scouting new grounds in quest of the subsequent huge fish. Excessive winds have stored me at bay however 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 night, to forged the fly rod for some bass. I’ve all the time seen some tarpon rolling and caught one, nevertheless it was solely 10 inches or so. Hooked as much as an enormous fish however by no means saw it before it spit the fly. I fished across the pond slightly ways with nothing. Then I came to a spot in between some timber that seemed fishy. Forged my fly out and strip two or 3 times and slammed! Fish on! The slack line is flying back out after which up comes a very nice tarpon flying out of the water! I manage to maintain it hooked, however it is burning the drag on my 5 weight. It will make one other leap and I’d achieve on it, however then it might make another onerous run. At one point, it was on the opposite shoreline and I used to be properly into my backing. Acquired the line back after which referred to as my mom to return down once I realized I had a shot at landing this one.

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Flipping the Coin

Florida Sportsman member: Dj Dan Decibel

As of recently, I have 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 fairly good despite of the dangerous weather. There has been couple of home windows have been you’ll be able to have a very good day on the water with calm winds however different days you want rip your head off. I’ve been happening out on the Kayak, Gheenoe and good friend’s boat. Some days have been really dangerous with finicky fish on the flats. And some days you find yourself with tailing fish all day lengthy.

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Chunk Bass on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: ShallowExpectations

I tied on a bend back that I had whipped a couple of nights before to see the way it swam. My buddy was utilizing 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 as a result of it was such an aggressive strike I imagined tarpon or massive snook. Strong chunk for a Kook.

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Pink Races

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D

It was cold and windy as we speak, and the sun did not come out all day. The circumstances have been pretty dangerous for sight fishing. I went to the peacocks pocket space immediately. I found two reds tailing subsequent to each other, they noticed the fly on the similar time, and the race was on, it ended with an awesome whoosh, and fish on. It was the good take I’ve ever had. I simply needed to share it with you guys.

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Glad 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 solely my thought and reminiscences of 2012 to carry me via the lengthy days. I lastly obtained a chance to hit the water and do what I know how to do greatest, disconnect and get some fishing in. Here is where I left off in 2012, my last trip […]

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Son’s First Fish on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: sunflower

Not much of a fisherman, but he showed an curiosity so we went out this weekend and he made some casts. Loads of blind casting, he missed a number of fish on the strike, and eventually he hooked what I assumed was massive pinfish. We will each die joyful.

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Yankeetown Reds

Florida Sportsman member: deerfly

Broke into the brand new yr on my Panga skiff and decided I’d attempt to get again on these Yankeetown reds I wrestled with final Friday within the canoe. The boy needed to sleep in, so I was solo again. Launched on the finish of SR40 for the primary time too. Ramps aren’t too dangerous on the market and saves me the long run by means of the barge canal. Climate was a bit of weird 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 probably the most aggressive fish that swims within the ocean, and has additionally been referred to as the right saltwater fly rod fish. I agree completely. Solely in Loreto can you watch the fired up fish battle 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 grab 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 anybody who didn’t get to benefit from the phenomenal Dorado and billfish chew in Loreto this yr. I assume I was especially lucky as a result of this was the yr I chose to go for 3 weeks as an alternative of my typical 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 obtained out early and started poling in search of tails and different signs of fish activity. The fishing was very sluggish for the primary few hours however as soon as the solar obtained up pretty excessive we began catching fish. My buddy is a spin fisherman so he stuck with jigs the whole day and he ended up with 4 mid slot reds and a small trout. I began out with the jig and as soon as I acquired a fish or two I switched to the fly. I ended up with 4 mid slot reds and a rat as well as 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 on the similar time this hitch so we decided to hit up NC for some trout action. We went two days solo, together with one with a guide I used 3 times before. The water was very low and the fishing was a bit harder than its been up to now but we have been capable of catch about 40 trout on our own and another 60 with the guide Josh. I landed the odd wanting big brown on a one final probability stop on the river on the best way to the airport.

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Back in No Man’s Land

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

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

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Merry “Carpmas”!

Florida Sportsman member: KyTrkyHntr

After the front pushed via final night time right now was Sunny and excellent for sight fishing these jokers, but all I discovered have been a number of laid up fish!! No one was in the temper to eat and I didn’t see a variety of mudders! I did handle to seek out one working the bank and related! Ho, Ho, Ho Merry “Carpmas” Everybody!!

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The “Gold” Mining Continues

Florida Sportsman member: KyTrkyHntr

With the plentiful sunshine immediately I decided to reap the benefits of it! Discovered quite a few fish, but they have been stubborn in the present day. They have been mudding and tailing fairly consistent, but for the life of me I couldn’t get them to eat! Modified up the fly, however nonetheless no connections. Went back to the Olive Backstabber and eventually related on a couple of 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 noticed over 100 redfish, several snook, and located a pocket holding some very giant trout. Clear water was at a premium. The outgoing tide made the water off shade which made it robust to sight the fish until we have been on prime of them. We managed a couple 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 pushed me crazy all summer time long! They’ve haunted my goals every night time! I’ve had fish turn off each fly I’ve thrown, spooky fish and with the drought this spring/summer time all of 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 again on the mud flats to even get a shot. I didn’t assume they might eat with this colder climate, however in the present day I discovered a couple of hungry fish after it warmed up a bit of! Received some payback! Now I can sleep at night time![…]

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Fly Occasions within the Everglades

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

Still tearing it up within the Everglades! I’ve 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 issues up from the same previous routine.

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Everglades Metropolis on the Fly

Florida Sportsman member: miket1515

As we headed down Tamiami Path we observed that there was fog all over the place and for me this was the primary time I have witnessed this in the Glades, so I assumed this is able to be an fascinating outing 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 concerning 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 best way to do it. Any rod from a three-to six-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 few miles into the Gulf, seeing far more wind than was anticipated and seeing no boats on the scallop grounds and awful visibility we modified plans and went again into the river to spend a while fishing. Drifted a great wanting shoreline with good wanting sand and oyster beds in about 2 ft of water. Saw no fish or bait. Heading in the direction of the ramp I saw some action alongside a built 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 a while since I’ve posted however this has been my catches as of lately. I’ve been leaving the spinning gear at house, strictly fly fishing as of these days. The days have been scorching and the Paddles have gotten Longer by the day. Looks like the only good time to fish is until about 10 or 11 am as a result of the fish and myself can’t stand this heat wave happening outdoors until you wanna fish till afterward within 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 within the 35 pound range on a popper. Hopefully the pics uploaded properly. Thanks once more Dino. Nice time.

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Huge Linesider on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Capt.Dino

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

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False Albies on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: ABayne

Fished with Capt. Dino final weekend for albies off of Jupiter. It was another superb journey with him. We had fish all day lengthy. 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 pair 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 lots my share of woman fish, jacks and so on. but 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 all around. Weird thing, something went flawed, my toad started getting pulled away, and my 12-weight obtained all bent over and stuff!

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Multi-Fish Mojo

Florida Sportsman member: KyTrkyHntr

After being off these fish for the final two weekends it was time to get back to work!! The lake continues to be down virtually four ft under summer time pool and the flats are nonetheless 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 was just so mesmerized watching these fish inhale the fly and then 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 only lodge on Carol Lake in Northern Canada, 60 miles north of Lake LaRonge, Saskatchawaan. I am still relatively inexperienced with fly fishing and stopped by the Fishing Hole in Saskatchatoon on the best way for some native flies. I ended up with two new species beneath my belt, Northern Pike and Walleye on fly […]

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Previous Month on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: FLA_tony

I haven’t posted much these days. Between the infant on the best way (5 extra weeks) and working the bugs out of the brand new to me maverick. The brand new boat is superior simply understanding some bugs. I have nonetheless been managing 1-2 trips every week in all places between Goodland and Pine Island sound. The snook fishing has been on hearth means in the again creeks all the best way out to the seashores. First thing within the morning i’ve been throwing topwater flies, there’s nothing more 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 number of spots operating and gunnin. I used to be first up and obtained a incredible eat by a 24 inch fish. He struck and missed the fly and would not hand over. Missing it time and again all the best way again to the boat. Simply as I used to be out of line and out of room he ate! Want I had a video of that. Next 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

Utilizing 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 struggle becomes a half hour struggle and your fish truly makes it to the deck. No want for lengthy, 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 as much as summer time pool It’s robust to discover a flat with no “green stuff”…. For those who discover fish up within the shallows, they’re in so much debris it’s robust getting a fly in an open spot! Found some fish that have been up on the rocks and dealing with the financial institution. These guys have been ready for stuff to fall within the water after which they might turn and feed round. Finally related with a pleasant 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 seek video games. Most have been in the lower slot measurement. I ended up catching a couple mid to higher slot Reds with this greater one pictured under which was caught on my final forged of the night time before the lights went out. Redfish grass searching season is formally open.

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Huge Peacocks on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: kahmad

Acquired to the water round noon, the fish have been thick round our launch area. Tons of mayans, largemouths and peacocks simply 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 turn to see a strong mass of shiny orange and green 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 residence waters (Barren River Lake) has been under summer time pool for a while now and that has the vegetation growing and my mud flats are simply “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 within the vegetation and I’ve never witnessed anything prefer it! […]

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Up The Creeks

Florida Sportsman member: Capt. Gregg McKee

Because of the large moon and more boat visitors than ever, I couldn’t put my constitution on anything respectable yesterday on any of my favorite spots. Since I finally had a while to myself this morning I made a decision to perform a little exploring and discover where all the fish have been hiding. There was an amazing incoming tide in Matlacha Move round 10AM so I let the current carry me into one of the longer creeks in the north a part of Buzzard Bay. I started seeing lots of fish when the water began turning the same shade as cherry soda. I was casting an 8wt fly rod and a 3/0 deer hair slider since I assumed spinning deal with would make too much noise.

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Jacksonville Surf Report

Florida Sportsman member: FlyFishJax

I fished the beachfront with my long time fly buddy Scott from Ponte Vedre on Sunday morning. We caught a couple of the ghostly coloured Redfish. We saw some Black Drum to and approach to many Sharks. Motion was just a little on the sluggish aspect and ended up taking a whole lot 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 come! Obtained these guys fired up on reside glass minnows and had at em’. Landed six or eight. Nice sized 12 pound plus fish. Tight strains indeed.

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Sight Casting Snook at Night time on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: snookcook

Took a fast journey out tonight after every week of ever blowing wind. The river was a sheet of glass. Thought it will be good to get out and throw the fly rod at some snook beneath the lights. Put in at Sandsprit Park on the top of the incoming tide. Hit the first couple of docks and found a bunch of small fat snook chowing down some small creatures that have been floating by. I put a forged in with a small white deceiver & it acquired picked up right a approach. 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 have 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 huge trout, and I lined a couple of tailers, oops. Probably the most enjoyable although, was sight fishing trout […]

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Banana River Pink

Florida Sportsman member: Ol’DirtyCaster

I was double booked right now, kind of. My freind John came 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 proper off the bat and it wasn’t lengthy before Adam hooked his very first redfish on fly deal with. The photographs are great, and just thought I’d share. It’s great to see an 11yr previous that has no love for video games, and would quite spend time on the vise than in front 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 shop in Vero, so I made a decision to pay the fifty bucks and have a go at it. Invited a pal to fish with me. So we acquired to the spot for strains in a 7:00 AM. Fished at the first spot means too long, about forty minutes with no motion, so I moved over to the spots I recurrently see massive fish, but have never thrown a fly to. We worked 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 jumping out of the water tearing up shrimp. After we posted up on the sunshine, he put his first forged in. Bam! It will get picked up by a nice 19.5 inch trout […]

 

 

 


Shad Operating within the St. Johns River

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

Here’s what duke6543 had to say:

“I acquired out of labor at lunch and made a run to satisfy up with my fishing associate who has focused the shad run a number of occasions on the St. Johns river. I have solely heard the tales of catching them on fly so I used to be fairly excited to lastly 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 within the air.

“It didn’t take 5 minutes and Greg was hooked as much as a pleasant striper that nailed the clouser minnow he was utilizing. The second hit was an enormous shad. What an excellent present they put on. He had me schooled for the primary two hours until I attached with a catfish that made me feel a bit better. Once the ice was broken I finally attached with the goal species. Then a number of small crappies determined to hit my fly. So there were 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.”

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One Fly Reds and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Tremendous D

FS Member Tremendous D reported an awesome 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 identical fly (a shrimpy-slidey-thingy some of us acknowledge as a Kwan fly). For the complete thread, click on right here. Tremendous 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 try to catch his first ever tarpon. Mission completed with several landed and a number of grabs on fly. Reap the benefits of the mid to the last of the incoming tide to catch more than your justifiable share of tarpon and snook within the backwaters and canals […]

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