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Rainbow14

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  1. Cheers will give them a go ...any particular colours you would recommend for Trout or Snook ?
  2. Golf tees are a good idea. Loads lying about on the courses next to the beach so cheap option too. @ PIKER20 I have seen a basket made from a cheap small storage basket you could get in maybe Walmart for a few $ , then stick into bottom some of the nozzles you get with tubes of silicone ? ,( in UK we can but these as bulk from a builder supply as the ones you get never stop clogging up so a few spare are useful when using the silicon or adhesive ? , try drilling hole in base , maybe about 4 - 5 should do , and epoxy them in to basket , it DOES stop the line getting tangled in on itself , I have an article in an old fishing magazine I will have a look for it & can try scanning and email to you, if you want to send me a msg as not sure how to load a scan / photo onto the forum pages ?? BTW the one posted earlier looks good BUT for safety if you are wadding would suggest a lot of Draining HOLES , OR use a basket as opposed to a BOX .....trying to get up out of surf or a flowing river with a gallon of water round your waste is not much fun ! :-(
  3. @ TroutBum - THANKS !, Do you know of any good areas / Locations on Anna Maria Island itself for shallow wading ( without any sharks or other hazards etc ! ! ) , Looking for Spotted Sea trout or Snook in any areas I can access easily I have tied a few flies to try, clousers and small minnows , would these do for Trout also ? ... cant get pics of Minnows loaded :-(
  4. BOB , thanks again for the info, really appreciate it , never fished for Snook before & they Sound a bit more of a fight than the Rainbow I am used, so the advice in Gill plates & Rough mouths is invaluable ! Will move up a bit on leader weights I reckon :-) & let you know how I get on after the trip in August. Nice Flies , beautiful even tying , What do you use for the weed guard I see on most of them ??
  5. Cheers, had a look at Florida Sport Fish web site , GREAT ! Loads of info , THANKS
  6. Capt bob lemay --> BOB , Thanks for the info , off the beach sound like fun , we are staying in a two house about 100yds from the beach ! The whole saltwater experience is new to me, would I get away with using a leader setup of lighter weight say 15 + 10 lb fluorocarbon? I am more used to fishing fresh water on local club still water / reservoir for rainbow + wild browns that breed in small inlet streams. Hook size s usually 12 or down to 16 for drys ! So fishing anything above about a size 10 wet fly is a whole new ballgame ! Have tied a few clousers in size 6 + 4 various colours , would they do off beach also ??? We plan to hire a pontoon boat for the family outings for couple of days , is there any areas are good for anything bigger a little offshore or in the inlets between AMI and Bradennton mainland ? Any comments welcome :-) Rod will be a 9wt fly with saltwater reel
  7. HI All , I am new to the Forum and looking for a bit of help , having a Family holiday to , Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island on Florida Gulf Coast in first week or two of AUGUST this year and plan to get a while to get in a bit of SALTWATER fly fishing ! I believe the fish in the area are awesome with everything from sea trout, snook to Tarpon (farther out by boat), I was wondering if anyone can give me some guidance on BEST FLIES TO USE & ALSO a FEW LOCATIONS to try a bit of flats fishing or wading with a 9Wt fly rod, on or around ANA MARIA ISLAND , it extends down to Long Boat Quay to south and Tampa bay to North ? Anyone been and make recommendations would be GREAT !
  8. agn54 --> Nice Fly :-) -Starting to tie a few clousers as seem a safe bet , any where I can get instructions to ty this - DT special ? Any good locations to try wading or shallows around the island rather than just off beach or the piers ?
  9. Cheers, thank for reply , found lots of Guides with Boat hire in area and online , but kinda expensive , a full day ( 8Hrs ) loking at around $600 , can take up to 4 fishers but I am on my own as dont think wife & daughters will be joining me ... LOL ,
  10. First novice efforts at a few "Saltwater flies" for summer Holiday on Florida Gulf Coast ...can't wait ! lots more time to get tying :-) Any suggestion for good patterns and what Sizes are best to use ? - going to Anna Maria Isalnd - Florida , planing 1 boat trip but mainly inland wading with 9 wt Fly rod
  11. First one of the Season 1st March 2013 ! nice over-wintered Rainbow weighed in at 3.7LBS :-)
  12. HI All , I am new to the Forum and looking for a bit of help , having a Family holiday to , Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island on Florida Gulf Coast in first week or two of AUGUST this year and plan to get a while to get in a bit of SALTWATER fly fishing ! have not done any Saltwater Fly before :-( I believe the fish in the area are awesome with everything from sea trout, snook to Tarpon (farther out by boat), I was wondering if anyone can give me some guidance on BEST FLIES TO USE & ALSO a few locations to try a bit of flats fishing or wading with a 9Wt fly rod, on or around Anna Maria , it extends down to Long Boat Quay to south and Tampa bay to North ? Anyone been and make recommendations would be GREAT ! :-)
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