As an endorsed Orvis guide, specializing in fly fishing redfish, many of my clients provide feedback on their trip on the Orvis site. To check out feedback Click Here.
Spring and summer mean fly fishing red fish to smaller schools and individual fish on the low tides. This means your cast has to be accurate. You simply cannot “flock shoot” or cast in the area. Your shots need to be right in front of the fish. Early mornings are best. Fly fishing red fish in the Summer on the right tides and days means tailing red fish in the grass on the flood tides. Tides of 8′ or better flood the marsh, and the red fish invade the flooded grass to grub for fiddler crabs. Under the right conditions, you can see them tailing 50 yards away. This is classic, southern fly fishing red fish. It is only available a few days a month. Call to see when we have tailing tides this Summer.
The Tarpon and big Jacks have come cruising through. Let me know if you want to chase some of these fish as well as red fish.
Check out the new fly pattern: Chartreuse Chernobyl Flash Bang. This has been a hot fly for red fish.
Send me a note through my contact page, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 706-540-1276 (cell, best) or 912-289-1061 (home), and come, “Hunt Fish in the Marshes of Glynn.”
Captain Dave is the only Federation of Fly Fishers 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.”
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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