April has for sure settled down and the fish are there to be caught ! That doesn’t mean we catch them all the time. Salt water fly fishing is a humbling little game we play, and at times down right maddening. The biggest mistake people make is lifting the rod to set the hook. I see it time and time again, and people get so bummed when they do it. Our entire angling life prior to salt water fly fishing one is taught to set the the hook by rearing back or lifting a rod to do so. This is not a easy habit to break and it can cost you fish, but if you do it don’t get bummed, it’s a learning experience and happens to all of us at one point or another. I always say, if salt water fly fishing were easy there wouldn’t be such a thing a bait fisherman. Water temps are creeping up and we should be seeing other species soon. I will keep ya posted. Take note of the flies hanging from the critters lips, all Chris Webber patterns that you can pick up at Rivers and Glenn fly shop in Savannah.
Fly Fishing Tybee, Savannah, Hilton Head and Beaufort
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