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by FlyrodC
June 15th, 2021, 7:56 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Pompano
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Pompano

Congrats on the state, and perhaps world record pompano! I hope you registered it. Pretty cool that pompano are still around this late in the season. Guess we can attribute that to the longer than average cooler temps. Hopefully they will stick around for a few more weeks so I can capture one. That...
by FlyrodC
June 9th, 2021, 10:10 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Pompano
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Pompano

I caught a 2' Pompano on a bar in Shell Point this year on a White McKittrick Jawbreaker. It's pretty easy to tie flies that are similar to it. Check out Cohen fly tails for a curled, durable tail that provides nice action. The tails on the Jawbreaker are fragile. On another note, I tore it up at th...
by FlyrodC
April 16th, 2021, 2:01 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Flyfishing - Locally
Replies: 36
Views: 5425

Re: Flyfishing - Locally

Good reports. Have a safe trip back. I am going Glacier this summer. Do you have a guide recommendation out of whitefish? Showboat, I'd probably recommend Lary's flyshop in Columbia Falls owned by Hillary Hutcheson who is on Trout TV. She and I have a few mutual friends who think very highly of her...
by FlyrodC
April 16th, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Flyfishing - Locally
Replies: 36
Views: 5425

Re: Flyfishing - Locally

Winding down my time in FLA at what a buddy would call, the exact wrong time, as the fishing is picking up. Unfortunately the weekend weather has been crap for a while so that has curtailed a bit of my fishing. A few weeks ago I caught a large Pompano on a white Jawbreaker fly. I released it as i th...
by FlyrodC
March 15th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: St Marks NWR - 28 Feb
Replies: 11
Views: 1788

Re: St Marks NWR - 28 Feb

You fellas did better than I did. Sunday I wadefished a couple oysterbars and got squat. Was bait around and I fished thoroughly. Water is so dirty, that's what I blamed it on. Went out Saturday and poled the Seaark around looking for Redfish. Saw a bunch, mostly when I came up on them and I watched...
by FlyrodC
March 6th, 2021, 2:23 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Jon boat or Gheenoe for flats
Replies: 35
Views: 2935

Re: Jon boat or Gheenoe for flats

Can anyone recommend what to look for in a used aluminum boat for this area? I'd like to comfortably fish at least two adult men, handle the flats on a nice day, and get into the creeks reasonably skinny. I get that there's nothing that can do it all, but what makes for the best compromise? Sent fr...
by FlyrodC
December 30th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Flyfishing - Locally
Replies: 36
Views: 5425

Re: Flyfishing - Locally

Well, the latest and greatest for me has been Redfish and more Redfish. Not a ton as my busiest day included 3 fish landed but some nice ones, a 28"'er two days ago and 21'er Saturday and consistent catching, i.e. getting something every day. Which for a guy who's only throwing flies, is pretty...
by FlyrodC
December 14th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: First time saltwater fly fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: First time saltwater fly fishing

That's a wonderful day. Locating them with the spin rod is likely smarter than what I do as I am only hunting with the fly rod. Fishing near an oyster bar on Saturday, I limited trout and released another 15+. Then after high tide I went to a small bay I'd been wanting to check out, found and fished...
by FlyrodC
December 6th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Flyfishing - Locally
Replies: 36
Views: 5425

Re: Flyfishing - Locally

Jay, I may come see (hire) you over at Keaton Beach this winter. Am most interested in flyfishing Spring Warrior area. Liked the article featuring you in the recent FLA Sportsman. Gary, here's what I do re: leaders. I buy 9' tapered leaders that are 12lb strength. As they shorten I add 12# fluoro (s...
by FlyrodC
December 3rd, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Flyfishing - Locally
Replies: 36
Views: 5425

Re: Flyfishing - Locally

Yeah, those are 3 good fish. Largest Red I've hooked and landed is 23" and that was 2 years ago. Insanely jealous! PS - I like your Tutti Fruity colors, I've been tying Clousers with white lead eyes, and two colors of Flashabou. Pearlescent and Light pink. With those, I've been getting almost e...
by FlyrodC
November 30th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Flyfishing - Locally
Replies: 36
Views: 5425

Re: Flyfishing - Locally

"the chartreuse is effective in clear water." Thanks for the tip. I'm starting to figure out a few things about Reds and Trout related to flies. Red seem more interested in Spoons and the McKittrick's Jawbreaker, take a look at them and you'll see why. Caught 4 Reds on it yesterday. Wish t...
by FlyrodC
November 29th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Flyfishing - Locally
Replies: 36
Views: 5425

Re: Flyfishing - Locally

Switched to sink tip line to get the Clouser down a little deeper and scored a limit of trout fishing off a bar on Friday. 3 good bags of fillets in the freezer now led me to go out Saturday in search of Reds. Scouted a, new to me, area sorta near Smith Island and saw no real bait activity so came b...
by FlyrodC
November 27th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Flyfishing - Locally
Replies: 36
Views: 5425

Flyfishing - Locally

Didn't want to put our bay name in the title. Regardless, I've been down here for a bit less than 4 weeks and most of my time flyfishing has been spent around oyster bars in the bay and up a creek or two. Been doing pretty well on Reds around bars with the Dupre's gold spoon. I think our friend Silv...
by FlyrodC
October 12th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: 10/7
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: 10/7

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...
by FlyrodC
September 6th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Marine gas - any available on Woodville Highway?
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Marine gas - any available on Woodville Highway?

Marathon on the corner of Woodville and 267 has Marine gas and while I haven't been there in a while (am in Montana) it has traditionally been the best priced marine gas in the area.