Hilton Head Fly Fishing on a windy day

As the title says, with the wind blowin days up to 25 mph I have been getting to The Hilton Head Island area for many of my fly fishing trips.   There are plenty of nooks and cranny’s, flats and creeks to get into and find some fish even in  a gail.   Good customer Jay Shelton and I headed out for 2 days of fisjay2

Jay Shelton
Jay Shelton

jay4hing day, one consisted of artic like temps, and ,winds upwards to 25 mph, and yet we still managed fish on the fly!sight casted to at that.  Day 2 consisited of much milder temps and lighter winds. These conditions led us to some great fishing where we found reds tailing all over the place on the low tide mud.  One school of fish was even kind enough to let us stake up and take 4 fish out while still tailing an popping baits within feet of the boat.  There are some reports of striper being caught along the docks at elba island on the north side, bait and fly will do,  don’t think the numbers being caught are very high though, I will investigate further net week as the tides come back down.

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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!!

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