a rather embarrassing group of fish. But this is my first ever attempt at saltwater fly fishing, last time I threw a fly rod was over the summer on some mountain streams - ironically enough most of those rainbow trout were noticeably larger than todays crop. I hadn't planned on fishing today but my last class was canceled and I thought I could take a few hours to practice casting and warm up for the mosquito lagoon this weekend. I live in an apartment so my only casting practice will be done on the water. It was a fun warm up day, 12 ladyfish, 2 trout, and a bluefish. and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the heavier fly rod was not terribly difficult to cast and I could do so while sitting in my kayak which will come in handy this weekend on the deeper grass flats. So now I think its safe to say my spinning gear will get a nice vacation, and I am reasonably happy with my fly setup as it is - the reel is an Orvis Battenkill LA and the rod is el cheapo bass pro - the rod will be the first thing to upgrade for sure.
I do have one question though regarding drag, obviously with todays fish I never even used the reel but when setting it up for redfish do I set the drag at the same level I have my spinning gear set? - Thanks for any tips on that.