John booked three mornings well in advance to make sure we had the best low tides for sightfishing on the flyrod. We were able to find agreeable fish every day but the bar was set high right out of the gates. In the first hour of the first day, John fought a fish for such a long time I thought the drag on his reel was set too light. I was very wrong as the fish turned out to be a 31″ redfish, the biggest on a flyrod so far this year. Great work!
Enjoyed a week of perfect conditions with no rain and low water with perfect clarity. Rainbow and brown trout were both very active feeding below and above the surface. With fantastic visibility, it was easy to watch trout coming up to eat your dry fly or chasing your nymph. Only fished big bushy dry flies with smaller nymphs dropped off the back. Great family fun and a chance for me to go fishing for a change!
For after the end of the summer rush, we scheduled a fly fishing trip to Montana. Where to our surprise it snowed heavily for two of the four days and kept the temperatures in the 30s! With freezing hands, we still had quite an outing catching rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. Had to put our waders and boots inside so they didn’t freeze at night outside. Never been prouder over the fish we battled for!
More Charleston fly fishing as Ciara and her father came aboard to stalk big schools of reds at low tide. Perfect conditions with sunshine and light winds. Found plenty of dense packs of redfish cruising around and some were kind enough to eat our silver/white mullet pattern flies. Great family fishing day!
Targeted both sides of low tide this morning as David hunted for his first redfish on the fly rod. Water was slick to start and you could see big schools of redfish pushing water. On our first pass through, a six pounder smoked an EP silver mullet fly. Continued to catch more reds on the same fly. Easy as that…..some days it just works out.
Larry had never been saltwater fly fishing and decided to give redfish a shot. Found lots of small schools who were largely indifferent to us and would lazily cruise by the boat. Patience was rewarded and we put reds in the boat with a black and purple mullet fly. Larry welcome to a new addiction!
Spent last week flyfishing in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico. Lots of rainbow and brown trout happily eating dry flies with nymphs rigged underneath. Bring on the redfish!
Rolled up on the flats and found reds so skinny their backs were out of the water. After countless clean casts to big schools and five fly changes, Jonathan had his first redfish on the fly! Mullet pattern in black/purple did the trick.