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Fly fishing Port A
I used to live in Corpus Christi, Texas and would catch fish non stop.  However recently hurricane Harvey came through and destroyed much of Port Aransas and Rockport, and Huston got hit really b
Destin, FL and environs in December/January?
I am looking at the possibility of spending a week or so in Florida sometime in December or January this year, in the panhandle/NW Florida region, probably around Destin or thereabouts. I would l
Crafty Layered Shrimp
This is technically a brown shrimp imitation, but I think it could work (even at this coloration) for other shrimp as well.  You could also tie this in other colors also.  Its flashy, and ha
EP Finger Mullet
EP style flies are staples in many saltwater fishermans boxes.  And the Mullet style pattern is definitely an important fly to have when fishing in the gulf.  Redfish, sea trout, and many ot
WTB used Bass Bug/ SW Type of lines 8-9 wt
I had a little emergency pop up and I need to deck out two rods by the 28th. Looking for a 8 and a 9 wt line in a Bass Bug,Tarpon or Redfish taper.
Merkin Crab w/Feelers
Crab flies are staples for many saltwater fish.  Redfish, permit, black drum, and more will go after a crab before anything else.  The tasty little invertebrates are treats for these fish. &
Morehead City / Beaufort / Atlantic Beach NC
I've been there a couple times with to see family. I would recommend for the surf throwing a closer, letting it sink, and stripping it back. You'll likely pick off whiting,pompano, maybe redfish, stuf
Crazy Brown Shrimp
Brown shrimp are one of the most common foods for many of the fish species in the Gulf of Mexico.  From Redfish, to Speckled trout, to Permit and even flounder.  All of these species eat bro
Stay Safe
Yep, here it comes....    In the meantime, life goes on... here's a copy of this week's fishing report.... but no fly fishing, I'm afraid...       With all that bad weather co
Fly Box Art
The redfish box is great....the clousers/crabs too.
August flies from the vice
Got a good weekend to field test these prototype gurglers I've been working on.  The redfish were smashing it and also landed a 26" speckled trout on it.  The fly was working great and held
Redington Zero 4/5 Reel
Some guys use it for redfish here... Nice deal but I'll pass
Surf fishing in Pensacola, FL area
It's been a few years but we have stayed at the Navy Lodge on the NAS a few times, it's on the mainland side of the bay.    Walking the beach in the mornings with my 7 weight I caught l
Crayfish Bunny Bugger
Crayfish are a very important food source for many freshwater species.  And this fly is made to imitate them.  Bass and trout eat crayfish pretty regularly, and this fly has caught both on t
Sparkle Clouser
There are so many variations of the clouser minnow, its hard to keep track of them all.  One of my favorites though is this sparkle clouser.  Especially when I have fish that are super aggre
Line question - Florida Gulf Coast snook in Augist
You definitely want a short head like a redfish line. More false casting to load the rod the more fish will see movement in the crystal clear water and get lock jaw. They may not take off but they are
material for popper heads
I tie up some Redfish poppers using 6mm foam sold as "Door Hangers" I found at the local craft store (Hobby Lobby and Michael's).  They sell them in packs of 10 for like $5 and have different col
I have crabs.......................
I have crabs...........and Redfish are the only cure.   I figured with that topic, Mikechell will see that and respond first.   OK the Redfish are in the creeks. I need to get down to Charle
Fly Tyer's Dungeon
Yes for sure. I just ordered some more yesterday...   ML good luck man, I've been wanting to do some kind of low country redfish trip for quite a while now
How long to get "proficient" at tying?
New to it myself but I tie some relatively large flies. 1/0 to 4 for saltwater. Mostly sight casting to redfish. If it works, who cares what it looks like of what others think?
A few good...flies
These crabs are timely now as redfish, pompano, cobia, and tarpon all eat them.
Getting Crabby Swap
Well Dave I blind cast your crab today for a bit but no hits. Think I'll have to find someplace where I can wade that still has some redfish around and sight fish.
Lion Head Sculpin Streamer
This fly is a new one I created.  Its a fly that has worked well for me the last few trips.  Its got a large head, and holds its shape well.  The movement is great, and is the perfect s
Fly caught salty fish pictures
For a while I've thought it would great to see photos of just saltwater fish caught on fly. If you agree, please start posting your photos. First fish, best fish, old photos, what ever. Show us w
Monster Bugger
Wooly Buggers are probably the most commonly used streamer ever created.  They are also very versatile and can be used for almost all species of fish.  From freshwater fish like trout, bass
Hatches Blog Post - EP Baitfish – Capt. Joe Benton
Capt Joe Benton from The Charleston Angler in Charleston, SC shows us a simple way to tie up an EP baitfish fly perfect for catching redfish, tarpon and snook.[url=
Full sinking fly line reviews?
yes I have a few.   A 6wt type IV, a 7wt type II, and an 8wt type VI.  Off the top of my head I don't remember what makes they are, I think one is a SA, one is a Rio, and one is Cabela'
Going to Sanibel
Hey guys, going to Sanibel in April for a couple days (I think 4?). Really hoping to get my first snook, tarpon, and redfish on fly. I know about the beach fishing for snook, which should be really fu
Bass rod
I think Sage was the first big-name company to attempt bullsh*tting us with the "tournament legal" idiocy.   They sold SPECIAL lines for each rod too, which were grievously heavy and short
No BBQ Today
Wind chill temp in the high teens in coastal Sc ....Redfish can have a rest for another day.
Red Jig Slider
For redfish from Louisiana to Key Largo, the Red Jig Slider pushes a lot of water, has a ton of food-like movement, and gets down to the fish. The wide gap jig hook has a good track record of finding
McFly Angler - Episode 2 - Fly Fishing The San Juan River
Well, you have that fairly stiff 5 wt and you surely know how to tie flies. I admit I use sink tip line with my special wooptedo bugger that gets fish everywhere I use it when run deep, but a cone h
January Flies from the Vise
Cream...that critter looks like redfish candy.
Last Santa thread of the year...
For whoever got mine I apologize for not sending a better fly box than an altoids can, I guess I am a creature of habit. Did tie extras though, the patterns were various patterns from Drew Chicones bo
Crab patterns
Im going to guess, the one that moves like a crab is the bottom right one, the one that looks like one is the olive one, and the fish one are the top brown/white ones   Great looking bugs, redfis
December Flies from the Vise
Joe, do you find those more colorful bonefish flies successful. I find the more muted - match the bottom bugs in tan,cream etc have better results for me ...which of course is now a self fulfilling p
Martin shrimp fly -- variations?
I'm a 2-month-old tier (having a ball with it) and posted some stuff up over in the beginner's corner, but thought maybe this was a better place for this question ...   I ran across a how-to vide
Martin shrimp fly -- variations?
I'm a 2-month-old tier (having a ball with it) and posted some stuff up over in the beginner's corner, but thought maybe this was a better place for this question ...   I ran across a how-to vide
Down but not out
Salty:  haven't been out since right before Matthew, and even then I was heading further south.   But will be going out Thurs/Fri to check a few spots in the 'Goon and will let you know. 
Starburst Brown Shrimp
Brown shrimp are a very common food source for many fish.  I used to fish quite regularly in the gulf of mexico, and it was probably the most common bait people used out there.  Many fish li
Fluorocarbon or Monofiili?
Each of my fly rods have a mono butt section permanently splice onto the end of the fly line (seven turn nail knot for floating lines - and two nail knots in a row for intermediate lines -one knot won
Re-stocking/recycling flies...
If you you use a fair number of flies over time, re-stocking and getting ready for your next trip is part of the routine for me.   This pic was part one and the flies shown are a mix of new ties,
Mylar Tubing Swap - Any Type of Fly
I received a nice set of flies today from everyone,   jjs89 - if you are talking about the Patrick's Tail Tamer Shrimp pattern with a rattle inside then I appreciate the compliment. Let me know i
Epoxy flies
Very nicely done!    A few months ago I picked up some materials for making some epoxy spoon flies with the intention of possibly getting to the SC coast for some Redfish action.   
Little Minnow Fry - Streamer Fly
This streamer is to mimic small minnows and baitfish that predator fish hunt regularly.  Minnows especially.  Tied in this color pattern its great for fishing in the gulf for redfish and sea
New to Tying, New to Forum (a few early efforts)
Thanks guys. I had snook in mind, but I bet a redfish would eat it. Sure is fun playing with materials ...
Hurrican Bay FL....?
Great, the Pine Island, Ft. Myers area.... Now I have something to go on.  The water over there is a bit clearer than what I deal with in the 'Glades - but the fishing will be pretty similar as y
Targets in and around florida?
When fishing the salt down south (usa) what are you targetting? Permit, snook, bonefish, redfish, tarpon (sizes?) Anything else? And... What size / style fly would you prefer for each?
Everglades backcountry report - Flamingo, 16 October
No, this isn't a fly fishing report - but it should serve to let folks know what's happening as of two days ago.... For those not familiar with the salt or brackish portions of the Park you can do mos
Black Redfish Worm Vid!!
I don't fish redfish or tie worm flies. But, if I tied that, I would build up the under body ahead of where the estaz and zonker are tied in with lead wire or maybe more estaz. I'd also figure 8 the e
Purple and Black
Black and purple colored flies work in both fresh and saltwater... In the salt we use them for low light tarpon fishing (dawn and dusk) and I must have tied at least 100 dozen black and purple tarpon
Fall Erie Steelhead Swap
I do believe the fish is a different species, not just the shirt changed. Maybe a redfish, one of the few salties I might recognize.   Eastern Fly, it would serve me well if don't fill out. I dug
Buggy Crab
Badass bugs. The kind that fall off a mangrove root right into a redfish's mouth
Bendback with suspension ....
Andrew, it's a sound idea IMO. Should work & the flies look good. Let us know how you do with them.    What fish species are you targeting? I would think that bass or redfish, or seatrou
First YouTube Video!!
Adam it's been 2 hours, don't worry those will come for sure. Btw got an order off Instagram for 5 redfish flies!!
Hilton Head Island TIps and Tricks
Also... If you into wading the area between the bridges, Pinckney island has great flats for tailing redfish. 
Redfish Crab Swap
Redfish kwan fly it is.....
Lower Keys DIY Flats Fishing
Hey guys, next weekend going to lower keys ( cudjoe,sugarloaf keys mostly). First time making it this far, so I have little knowledge of the locals flats etc. Has anyone been their and maybe would l
Badger hair uses
The legalities aside, badger hair works well for small jigs or "bonefish" type patterns. When I tied commercially I bought a big bag of tanned scraps & found it to be an excellent substitute for c
Popper Bodies VS Hook Size..Opinions.?
I agree that most hook recommendations for popper heads aren't exactly on target (particularly if you're making bugs for the salt....).  I use Wapsi heads almost exclusively - particularly the so
What tubing should I use to connect tube flies?
The majority of my fishing will be in saltwater for speckled trout (seatrout), redfish and flounder.  One of the things that intrigued me about tube flies was the ease in which I can mix-n-swap c
EP Body Flies?
Redfish kwan, it's one of my favorites, pretty much a tarpon toad but a tad bit different
NC Coast Flies?
I am targeting anything inshore in NC. Redfish seatrout flounder black drum Spanish and anything that pulls. Any help is appreciated thanks!
You're good-to's
Fly choices for SW should also be based on the type of water & the fish species you'll be targeting. I always carry Deceivers, Seaducers, Clouser Minnows & Half & Half's, some basic buckta
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