Redfish on the Flats: Tailing fish made for Fly Fishing!

As I write, it almost feels like early fall as the weather outside is over sixty degrees!  It’s hard to imagine that winter is here but the forecast is calling for snow this Thursday and Friday and maybe it is time to start thinking about venturing to warmer waters…

Stalking Redfish on the flats
Stalking Redfish on the flats…

If you have never salt water fished then you are missing out on perhaps one of the greatest thrills in the entire outdoors.  Stalking the flats with a fly rod in hand will test the best of your fishing, fly casting and stalking skills.  The salt water combines the best elements of fly fishing into one serious and epic pursuit of tailing fish.

Fly casting in the ocean
A much welcomed platform advantage in the middle of the flat!

If it is your first time heading to salty waters, then you might consider giving Redfish on the fly a try.  These fish are generally easier to catch than their ghost like cousins known as the Bonefish.  Redfish are named appropriately as they often look like a red brick sitting in the water and they eat a fly with reckless abandonment.  Usually, the Redfish are a little easier to find than Bonefish, Permit or Tarpon and offer the first time flats angler a good chance at success.

Louisiana Redfish
Not sure if the smile or the fish is bigger…

Do yourself a favor, practice your fly casting and book a trip to the Redfish flats today!  If fly fishing for Redfish is on your mind, please get in touch with us as we can recommend some of the best guides in the country or if you so desire you can even tag along on one of our fully hosted fly fishing trips.

Texas Flats
Until next time, an angler says goodbye to the flats of Texas…

Tight Lines,

Downtown Brown…Stay Fishy my Friends…