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December, January and February offer great conditions for sight fishing for red fish. The water is typically in the 50′s. The algae and other organic matter has died and fallen to the bottom The water is clear, particularly on neap tides. It is not uncommon to be able to see four to five feet down to the bottom in the winter. The red fish gather in large schools-schools of over 100 fish are not uncommon-and prowl the flats looking for something to eat. In the winter mid day and afternoon low tides are best. Take a few days this Winter and come “Hunt Fish in the Marshes of Glynn.”
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 for red fish, with so many red fish 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.
Imagine wading the flooded spartina grass flats fly fishing for red fish in some of the Southeast’s most beautiful and unspoiled marshes. You see several tailing and feeding redfish. 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.
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 12 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.”
Captain David Edens will guide you on a memorable fishing trip. Knowledgable, skilled, patient and experienced, Capt. Dave, an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide, a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Fly Casting Instructor and FFF Professional Guide, promises you an enjoyable day on the water.
Please take some time to explore the site and learn more about Fly Cast Charters. Come to Georgia for some of the finest salt water fly fishing on the East Coast. Cick on this link, “contact page “, go to the contact page or cast us a line for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an excerpt of a note I just received 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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