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09-20-2019 10:14 AM
troutsupport Fly's are definitely great when the reds start eating 1/2 inch shrimp in the grass... good stuff.
09-20-2019 09:15 AM
smord After a great time last weekend in Utah on the Green with 'bows and Browns on my 6wt . I'll be heading to POC this weekend 8 wt in-hand AND clousers ready ! Thx Professor !
09-19-2019 05:56 PM
ccoker awesome man!

one thing I picked up on a recent sight casting trip with Capt. Nathan Beabout that I was doing right (for a change!) was to let the fish run out of the school so as to spook the school less. My buddy would hook up and immediately start fighting the fish.. he told him to let them run like I am doing away from the school.
09-05-2019 06:18 AM
Thestork To me it seems like drum either all will eat or none will eat. They have a meeting before the sun comes up to determine if they're going to eat flies that day.
09-04-2019 02:49 PM
karstopo
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Originally Posted by Bullitt4439 View Post
Very cool. With all the redfish I have been catching this summer I need to get a fly rod and try it out. Seems like it would be easy to sneak in on 10-15 reds tailing in a foot or less of water, but I'm sure that's an illusion.
Sometimes. In a kayak, redfish can often start to feel the kayak out at 25-30’, but sometimes they will literally swim right into it unaware. Wading can be good, it’s just hard to wade some places with mud and shell. When they are schooled up in the shallows chasing bait is a good time to get real close, they seem less wary. If you can get one on the edge without busting up the school, that’s good. The school will often reform to be chased once more even if they get spooked some by the eat and the subsequent battle.

This is getting to be the prime time of the year for shallow water redfish hunts, fly gear or otherwise.
09-04-2019 02:34 PM
bertha That's interesting!
09-04-2019 01:50 PM
Prof. Salt Stealth is the big factor, but if you can ease in without them hearing you it can be a lot of fun.
09-04-2019 01:33 PM
Bullitt4439 Very cool. With all the redfish I have been catching this summer I need to get a fly rod and try it out. Seems like it would be easy to sneak in on 10-15 reds tailing in a foot or less of water, but I'm sure that's an illusion.
09-03-2019 11:18 PM
Prof. Salt
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Originally Posted by pocjetty View Post
Ugh! Tell me that water wasn't black before you stirred it up.

I've caught blacks on a lot of things, including spoons - but it was always a fluke. Getting them to hit a lure on purpose is pretty artful stuff. As is having the presence of mind to get that red to bite after he's already passed. Nice work.
Haha, the water had 4-6 inches of visibility before I muddied it up. When they have backs and tails showing it doesn't matter as much. I think they must feel the fly moving in the water so they know how to find it.

Thanks, I am really enjoying being able to watch the fish react to the fly. It's teaching me a lot about how to draw a strike from them.
09-03-2019 11:07 PM
Prof. Salt I'm getting the addiction, so Saturday I returned for more. The water was lower, making it difficult to sneak up on the reds. I managed one lone crawler, then I located the drum feeding in a foot of water. I knocked out a limit of eater sized fish and then released a few more just for grins. They require multiple passes of the fly just to get them to look up, but then once I got their attention it was pretty simple. All were hooked right in the lip, so releases were quick and simple.



Monday I returned yet again, and water levels were back up and allowed me to sneak in close. I managed a nice 24.5" fish and towards noon I found a big fish napping with its back exposed. I grabbed the 4 weight and gently placed a little Clouser right in front of the fish and Boom! It ran well down into the backing before I got it stopped. I smiled for the rest of the day!

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