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10/7

PostPosted: October 8th, 2020, 4:21 pm
by eightwt
Fished out of Shell Pt yesterday afternoon. Other than a bluefish and a sand trout, it was all spanish and ladies. Hit 6 spots. Water was dark imo. What a lovely afternoon on the water.

Re: 10/7

PostPosted: October 8th, 2020, 10:58 pm
by Red Beard
I had some customers come into the market today and tell me the same thing. Said they were looking for flounder and we’re going to try Apalachicola tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!


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Re: 10/7

PostPosted: October 10th, 2020, 8:45 am
by Terrier
Nothing wrong with spanish!

Re: 10/7

PostPosted: October 10th, 2020, 10:15 am
by luckywsp
Those Spanish make killer ceviche. Keep a couple. I highly recommend it

Re: 10/7

PostPosted: October 10th, 2020, 2:16 pm
by eightwt
Terrier wrote:Nothing wrong with spanish!


For sure. Need to get some wire though, ran out awhile ago. Lose too much time replacing bite offs and frayed leader from the lady's.

Re: 10/7

PostPosted: October 11th, 2020, 11:03 am
by STMU
eightwt wrote:
Terrier wrote:Nothing wrong with spanish!


For sure. Need to get some wire though, ran out awhile ago. Lose too much time replacing bite offs and frayed leader from the lady's.


They are delicious as sushi or ceviche. I find my hook up rates go down with wire. They seem to bit a more lure shy. I use 40lb flouro and rarely break-off. I check for fray after I get hit or land one, but can usually get 2 or 3 before I have to cut off the last 2 inches and tie again.

Re: 10/7

PostPosted: October 12th, 2020, 3:24 pm
by FlyrodC
Love seeing a flyfishing post. I'll be down there in 3-4 weeks. Glad you had some action but I feel you re: wanting some nice trout and/or a red or two. Don't know if you watched the Apalachee report but Pat McGriff, wow does he know his stuff and IMO, some of the info translates to flyfishing. I've only fished the salt and Apalachee for a few years and am honing my strategy, would love to catch up for a socially distanced drink and flyfishing convo.

Question for STMU or anyone else, what knot are you using to attach the 40lb shock tippet to 15 lb test?

Re: 10/7

PostPosted: October 13th, 2020, 10:30 am
by STMU
FlyrodC wrote:Question for STMU or anyone else, what knot are you using to attach the 40lb shock tippet to 15 lb test?


For spinning gear I use braid to 40lb fluoro tied with an FG knot. For fly, I am super lazy and by no means an expert. I usually only bring one fly rod, and it stays rigged for reds with a 20lb fluoro as tippet. I tie straight onto the 20lb with uni-to-uni or something else easy with a loop or rapala knot tied to the lure. Can't think of a time when that uni-knot has broke on me, and I can easily cut it off and go right back to redfishing later. I hate spending my time on the water rigging a bunch of different leads/knots for different species. Not for me...pun intended.

That is especially true for Spanish, as you don't need to get super technical or flashy with casting. It's all open water, and I usually bump troll in fishy areas anyways. If Spanish are in the area I find they really don't care and I'd rather spend more time fishing than rigging.

So again...I'm no expert, but it works for me and I still catch fish. Hopefully someone will have more insight into all the various set-ups and knots you can use. I think if you fly fish a lot and dedicate a day or rod specific to Spanish then going a different route will certainly have its advantages.

Re: 10/7

PostPosted: October 15th, 2020, 5:34 pm
by eightwt
Went again yesterday with the same results except a spec instead of a sand trout. Ladies and spanish, only difference being ladies were larger. Also, a beautiful afternoon.

Re: 10/7

PostPosted: October 15th, 2020, 5:39 pm
by eightwt
FlyrodC wrote:Love seeing a flyfishing post. I'll be down there in 3-4 weeks. Glad you had some action but I feel you re: wanting some nice trout and/or a red or two. Don't know if you watched the Apalachee report but Pat McGriff, wow does he know his stuff and IMO, some of the info translates to flyfishing. I've only fished the salt and Apalachee for a few years and am honing my strategy, would love to catch up for a socially distanced drink and flyfishing convo.

Question for STMU or anyone else, what knot are you using to attach the 40lb shock tippet to 15 lb test?


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