Anglers get obsessed. It’s easy to understand a tarpon obsession with their shear power, size and spectacular jumps, bonefish with their ghost like movement across the flats and speed when hooked, permit … because they drive anglers crazy. Some think red fish and snook deserve lesser attention maybe not worth a full-blown obsession. Start looking in to these fisheries and you’ll find plenty of snook and red fish junkies plying shallow water from the spartina grass flats of the Carolinas all along the beaches and canals down through the Gold Coast into the Keys and Everglades. The Gulf Coast of Florida has great tarpon fishing but most of the year fly anglers are chasing spots, specks and snook. Then there are the storied fishers of the Mississippi Delta and west to the Texas barrier islands. This is a daunting amount of geography to cover, worth the obsession by its self.
There are a couple of important features of fishing for snook that fly design has to take into account. Except when snook are cruising beaches they tend to be in places that snag hook points. Snook hide under the mangroves, flies have to go in there and come out without getting snagged. Snook flies have to have weed guards. These fish are also picky about where there next meal comes from; that is the fly has to be in the right zone of the water column. Avid snook anglers have flies of various weights and flies that can be plucked or trimmed to sink just a bit more. Our snook fly collection is designed to accommodate the most demanding snook angler with weed guards fine materials and various weighting schemes.For a closer look at S.S.Flies Red Fish and Snook collection click on a photo.
The common thought with redfish is that all you need is to get something in front of them that looks good and they eat. That does indeed happen with redfish but it’s important to have the sink rate right and the size tuned. Whether fishing around oyster bars, spartina grass flats or in the mangroves redfish often are taking food off the bottom. Flies meant to be fished there have to be weedless and have to get down fast. You’ll find nearly every fly meant for redfish we sell has effective weed guards. And don’t forget redfish do eat baitfish. When doing this they tend to look up that’s when an angler needs a fly that matches local bait and can be tuned to fish the right depth.
Many of our redfish and snook flies can be used for both species. To improve the chances of success it’s important to get an idea of what bait the fish are eating and where in the water column the fish are focused. Click through to the flies listed below for more details.
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