Category Archives: Tailing Redfish

On the Flats Presentation is King

On the Flats Presentation is King: Yesterday morning, it was proven to me once again – on the flats presentation is king, fly pattern is queen. No matter how big the “killer” reputation of your fly; no matter how much … Continue reading

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Water Temperature Fluctuations on the Flat

Water Temperature Fluctuations on the Flat: We just had four mornings in a row  in the low to mid forties. Folks, that’s chilly for southwest Florida. Obviously those nippy dawns also had an effect on water temperature. Prior the shallow … Continue reading

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A Few Redfish

Well, the wind have been  hellacious of late.  Whipping out of the northeast and now out of the southeast.  No way I dared launch the kayak. This morning NOAA even listed a rip current warning for my area. Surprise, surprise. … Continue reading

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Tailing Reds in the Fog

Last night I put the Adios on the roof of the car, knowing there was a minus low tide today, right at dawn. By 5:00 AM the coffee was perking. By 6:30 AM I was paddling – out into the … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing for Tailing Reds

Fly fishing for tailing reds in Charlotte Harbor is challenging business. Real challenging. As tough a fishery as I have ever seen. First off the reds only tail under perfect conditions. Low water, low light, and low wind. Even then, … Continue reading

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