During the winter, the wind comes up here in Florida. Depending on its strength and direction, some days it makes fly fishing very difficult. With that in mind, recently I bought a 10 pound spinning outfit, and some suspending twitch baits. Today it paid off.
Towards the end of the afternoon, the wind rose in the west, and I put away the fly rod. Using a Mirrodine 17 MR, I put the spinning rod to work on a flat near the marina. About ten casts in, I got a violent strike; one that literally sent white water into the air. Then the drag sang for several minutes, emitting hundreds of feet of line as the fish rocketed across the flat. I was hoping it was a huge red. Instead it turned out to be a 7 plus pound jack. What a war. Man these jack are as good as it gets on the flats.