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Winter means clear water and big schools of hungry redfish. Perfect for fly fishing redfish. As the water cools, it clears and the reds form their big winter time schools. Schools of 50-100 fish are not uncommon. The fishing can be technical, but it is always fun and challenging. Winter offers some of the best sight and fly fishing redfish of the year.
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.
Check out this video Fishing to Huge Schools of winter time red fish made a few years ago:
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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