The Redbone was in St. Simons last weekend and William Collier showed his stuff winning the fly fishing division with yours truly and help from his dad. Day one had us with plenty of fish tailing in the grass, but as you may know tailerrs aren’t the easiest critters to fool. All their attention is down, looking for crabs and putting a fly there can sometimes be a hassle. William ended up fooling only one on day one, so we had our backs against the wall day two. Day two ended up with not enough water in the grass for tailers due to a hard west wind, major bummer. We put all our eggs in one basket and waited for the outgoing tide at a certain spot. We could only fish till 3p and the tide didn’t get right for the reds until about 2p. From 2p to 3p William showed what he was made of by nailing 10 reds on the fly in a hour !!!!! Holy $%#*. Here is a little video of William hitting some Jacks that were going nutz on the beach front. We played with these guys till the tide was right for chasing reds on the low water. What fun fishing !!
fly fishing Hilton Head, Savannah
Capt. Scott Wagner
I have been fishing the Georgia and South Carolina Coast for 30 years and guiding full time for 20 plus years. What you will get from me is a quality fishing trip, whether with fly rod or spinning tackle that is always a long time on the water for the rate. My half days run more like 5-6 hours and full days are over 8 hours. 4 hours on a half day just isn't long enough to fish. What you will not get from me is a quick trip to spots 5 minutes away that are fished heavily so can make it back to the dock in time for my next trip. I have guided through out the southeast as well as Alaska and the Bahamas. I have been instrumental in developing shallow water sight casting in Georgia and South Carolina and have been the first to introduce Tarpon fishing on fly rod to South Carolina and Georgia!! View all posts by Capt. Scott Wagner