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Learning to flyfish can take days, weeks and maybe even months of preparation and practice. But once you are out on the water, what do you look for? You are basically thrusting yourself into an environment that is completely alien to humans. We rule the land, but fish rule the waters—the advantage is with them. However, nature and the fish we are seeking can provide us with some hints and clues that can help the angler be successful on the water.
1. Keep a journal. Success in Saltwater is being at the right place at the right time. The best way to increase your chances of being at the right place at the right time is to keep a record of your past successes and failures. If you found a school of reds feeding on a certain oyster bar an hour before low tide at first light for instance, then that same set of circumstances is likely to happen again in two weeks.
Coastal Angler Magazine recently caught up with Daniel Diez, a/k/a DJ Dan Decibel, who lives in Miami and fishes the backcountry waters of the Everglades and the crystal clear waters of Biscayne Bay in his kayak. Diez, a noted photographer and videographer sat down with us for a brief interview.
In the pre-dawn twilight it was difficult to see the fish, but they were there. Just barely perceptible was a little slick that just did not look right. “Get ready” the captain whispered, “they are going to pop up right in front of us.” Several anxious moments passed before the fins and tails of a couple dozen hundred pound tarpon broke the flat calm surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
Take extra care when rinsing off your rod after fly fishing, and take precautions not to soak the cork grip. Although it may seem the proper thing to do, a soaked cork handle will retain water and there is a good chance that your handle will be waterlogged.
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