Published Sep 17. 2021 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Sep 17. 2021

Redfish, we found the perfect spot!

I finally hooked one of these amazingly powerful fish on the fly. It took off like crazy and ended up bending the hook I was fishing. Last week I put up a video that was on the previous day's fishing and I didnt catch much except a stingray, some skipjack and a bunker. And even though this day started out slow, and I only had a couple hours to fish, I finally ended up hooking into my target species, the redfish. The flats we found were absolutely picture perfect. The reds were chasing bait, and there were quite a few all around. They were tailing all over the place, and readily eating. Granted I found out that they did not want the fly to move too much and would get scared when I stripped near them. Johnny ended up hooking into a really nice red, pushing about 26 inches after slowing down his retrieve. I ended up finally hooking a spunky little red when I slowed down the retrieve also. It was an amazing day, and I cannot express how happy I am to finally hook into one of these fish. It took off so fast, that it gave my stripping finger line burn, and I bent the hook. It was amazing! If I had tied the fly myself, on a stronger hook, I would have brought that fish in.

If you want to pick up the rod and reel setup I used on this trip, go to www.risenfly.com. Discount code is "McFly".

BTW, for any of you who think adding scent is cheating, I get that. However I don't really think its fully cheating. The reds have good noses and can smell anything off with the flies. So, when I am adding super glue or resin to keep the flies more durable, it alerts them to something being off about the fly. It doesn't smell like food to them, and they are more reluctant to bite. This scent is made to mimic shrimp, and both Jonny and I swear by it. It not only masks the glues, it adds the scent that reds are looking for in their food. If you want to get some of this, you can pick some up here. https://amzn.to/3hrgvUr

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