On the fly
This morning Andrew headed out with Reel Addiction Charters they set out into the back waters of Port Charlotte. It’s beautiful just as the sun is coming up and the fish start to feed. Almost like the calm before the storm, a calm glassy surface. Then you start to see the bait wake up and move around. Look for glass minnows and your sure to start to see fish feeding. That’s also the perfect time to cast your fly into the water.
Andrew took up fly fishing just a few months ago, its been quite challenging to find a good location for this. You need to learn to be a great caster and have plenty of room behind you. Not too easy on the beaches we hang out on , always people walking behind you. After a few weeks of trying Andrew finally had the perfect conditions and landed his first tarpon on the fly, using a fly he tied himself! He was using a 8wt rod and reel. With attached 30lb fluorocarbon. Andrew also landed a nice snook to finish out the day! Make sure you check out Captain Scotts’s most recent article on tarpon fishing in this month’s Water Life Magazine on stands now!