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Capt. Dave is an  Officially Endorsed Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide

With 90+ Five Star Reviews on Orvis.com, as an Orvis guide specializing in fly fishing red fish,  many of my clients provide feedback on their trip.  To check out feedback Click Here.

     Corona Virus update: I follow social distancing guidelines. I encourage the use of buffs as a face covering. My boat is thoroughly cleaned after every trip. I have again started using single use water bottles. To maintain social distance, we have to limit the celebration after landing a big red to fist bumps; no more hugs or high fives. If you are in the Golden Isles of GA, give me a call to schedule a casting lesson or charter and let’s go, “Hunting Fish in the Marshes of Glynn.” We can fish and be safe.

Summer is winding down in St. Simons. The Redfish are still in smaller schools. They are on the flats and still in the back of creeks on low tide. Water temps are in the 7o’s. This is the most exciting time for fly fishing red fish in the Golden Isles: Flood Tide Season. This is the time of year the full and new moon tides flood the short spartina marsh grass and the Reds invade to gorge on Fiddler Crabs. This is classic, Southern fly fishing red fish. I am fully booked for these tides. If you are interested in fishing next year or possibly November give me a call. On the neap tides we are still chasing red fish on the low tides. Lot’s of availability for low tide fishing. Give me a call and let’s go “Hunting Fish in the Marshes of Glynn.”

I just updated my fishing report page,. For my weekly fishing reports, go to the Orvis Fishing Reports by clicking Fishing Reports here.

I have started using a new fiddler crab fly:  a felt crab fly.  I have used a Black Toad fly for years in the flooded grass, and when I need to get down deep, fast, this is still my go to fly.  What I like about the Felt Crab Fly is how softly it lands.  I just added a page with tying instructions.  Check it out and give it a try.  Felt Crab Fly. The red fish are also crushing this fly on the low tide.

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 Send me a note through my contact page, Email me at flycastcharters@gmail.com, give me a call or send a text to 706-540-1276 (cell, best) or 912-289-1061 (home), and come, “Hunt Fish in the Marshes of Glynn.”

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Fly Fishers International Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Captain Dave is the only Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor in the Golden Isles.  This means correct, professional instruction and feedback on your fly casting.

As an added bonus to charter clients, Capt. Dave is offering a complimentary casting lesson prior to your charter.  See the Fly Casting Instruction page for details.

Now, lets go Fishing:
Imagine being poled down a low tide flat, fly fishing redfish, with so many redfish they bump the bottom of the boat.  The Capt. shows you the wake made by the ten pound red.  You cast your fly a few feet in front of him.  Capt Dave quietly says, “Strip–let it sit.  Bump it.”  You do, and a ten pound redfish explodes on your fly in ten inches of water.  Your drag screams as the big red fish takes you to your backing.  This is what fly fishing redfish is all about.

Imagine wading the flooded spartina grass flats fly fishing redfish in some of the Southeast’s most beautiful and unspoiled marshes.  You see several tailing and feeding red fish.  The Capt. puts you in the perfect position for a cast.  You choose the biggest tail, make a cast about a foot in front of him, and within seconds he grabs your black toad fly, and he is off to the races, with your drag screaming.  After a five or ten minute fight, you slide your hand under his belly, have your picture taken with him, and gently revive him, letting him swim off to fight again.  Fly fishing redfish doesn’t get any better than this.

Imagine you are in the middle of the sound, and the Capt. points to a series of ripples about 200 yards away.  You motor close to the school of Jack Crevalle and drop the trolling motor to quietly get in front of them.  You grab the 11 wt fly rod, throw a big bunker pattern in front of the school and can’t believe it as 25-35 lb Jacks fight for the fly.  One grabs it, and you are in for a fight of a lifetime.  Forty-five minutes later both you and the fish are totally exhausted as the Capt. lips the 30 lb jack and hoists him aboard for a quick photo and a satisfying release.  Fly fishing for big Jack Crevalle is like hooking a Mac truck.

This is what we do,

Hunting Fish in the Marshes of Glynn.”

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Here is an excerpt from a recent client.  I can’t guarantee we will catch fish, which we didn’t on this day, but I can guarantee I will work hard at making sure you have a great time.

I just wanted to tell you again how much we appreciated everything yesterday. The instruction you gave us and the patience you had when our casting was off was great. It’s safe to say I’m addicted and I’m already looking at dates to come back. I am looking forward to that casting lesson. Having someone watch my casting, analyze it, and possibly even video tape it would help me step up my casting level.”

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