Friday, March 24, 2017

Rick Grassett, September Fly Fishing

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fly Fishing Forecast for September 2016   September is one of my favorite months. Reds should be schooling on shallow grass flats of Sarasota Bay and you also might find big...

Captain’s Corner: Don’t let fly gear collect dust

I am always surprised by the number of fly-fishers who have their equipment from a former location and never touch it while living in Florida. Many are retired with plenty of free time on...

August Fly Fishing, Rick Grassett

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fly Fishing Forecast for August 2016   Tarpon will move to inside waters of Sarasota Bay, Charlotte Harbor and Tampa Bay this month. You may also find juvenile tarpon in creeks,...

Floating weeds, grass impediments to fly fishing

Besides oppressive heat, this time of year floating weeds and grass are things to contend with when fishing with a fly rod. If we don't make a fly look natural, fish will refuse it....

Capt Rick Grassett, Fly Fishing Forecast July 2016

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fly Fishing Forecast for July 2016 Tarpon will still be a good option this month. Shallow water action for reds and big trout will be best early and late in...

As weather and water warm, use the correct fly line

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-as-weather-and-water-warm-use-the-correct-fly-line/2283331 Your fly pattern is very important, but not putting the fly in the proper location is even more instrumental for success. If casting with your normal setup is giving you poor results, your fly...

Captain’s Corner: Best tarpon fights for you and the fish

This is the best time of year to catch big tarpon on fly. Stories of needing 11/2 hours to get a silver-side to the boat are common. Is this necessary or even good for...

Fly Fishing Forecast (June) Capt Rick Grassett

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fly Fishing Forecast for June 2016 Tarpon should be plentiful in the coastal gulf this month as big schools of fish migrate along our beaches. Also look for cobia, tripletail...

Tampa Bay Fly, Pat Damico

Tampa Bay Times http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-snook-still-soaring/2277395 Super catch-and-release snook fly action has begun. Snook continue to proliferate in our area. Sight-fishing is heating up with large females and groups of courting males easily seen when anglers pick early...

Tampa Bay Fly, Pat Damico 4/16/2016

Wind lately has been the most detrimental part of our weather. Some members of our fly fishing clubs have been using spin tackle because they felt it was too windy for fly rods. Inexperienced...