Florida fly fishing

We’ve lived in Jacksonville over a year now, smack dab in a tangle of rivers, creeks, backwaters – not to mention the Atlantic ocean –  and I haven’t gone FISHING yet!

I’ve located two local outfitters, www.blackflyoutfitters.com and www.backwaterfishingadventures.com who take clients fly fishing for redfish, speckled sea trout, just about anything except alligators. I’ve got to sign up with one or both of these guys to get me on the water! Hope they don’t have an age limit.

Here are two popular redfish patterns. I don’t know their names but they look deadly. Help me out here Lefty Ray Chapas. I know you fly fish for reds in Texas. Tell me what flies we’re looking at. Click thumbnails to enlarge.












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Bruce Cochran graduated from Oklahoma University in 1960 with a B.A. in design. He worked as a humor writer/illustrator for Hallmark Cards from 1960 – 1962 and has freelanced as a writer, cartoonist and illustrator since then. Cochran drew daily sports cartoon for USA Today from 1983 – 1991. He has 10 humor/cartoon books published by Willow Creek Press and his work appears regularly in Wyoming Wildlife, Outdoor News, On Wisconsin Outdoors, Pheasants Forever Journal, Wildfowl, Gundog, Ducks Unlimited magazine, Delta Waterfowl and other publications. He also writes and illustrates a regular humor column for Wyoming Wildlife News. Bruce won first place in the magazine humor category of OWAA’s EIC contest in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Life Sponsor: Ducks Unlimited. Life member: NRA. Member: Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, OWAA and Outdoor Writers of Kansas.

One reply on “Florida fly fishing”

  1. Charlie Waterman years ago wrote in Gray’s Sporting Journal about fly fishing for shad in Florida.That’s right: SHAD! I guess they get big down thataway. It also seems they are downright palatable if I remember correctly.
    I’ve got just about every issue GSJ ever published and could probably dig it out if you’re desperate. But then I’d have to charge you a librarian fee for going through the water damaged stack of them.

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