First fish on fly in saltwater

aaronaaron Posts: 79 Deckhand
Caught trout in rivers before but never tried saltwater. Found a huge school of nice 5# and bigger jacks the other day while looking for bait, threw a greenback-looking fly at em and it was on. Fought a smaller one for about 5 minutes on my 6 wt frshwater rod. I know jacks are easy to catch and arent good for much except a fight, but i know now that im ready to get a nice red or snook!


  • kbkeyskbkeys Posts: 691 Officer
    Nice going. Nothing's better (almost) than coming tight on a fish on fly,wait til you set up on a tarpon, that's when your addiction will really begin!
  • aaronaaron Posts: 79 Deckhand
    That sure will be fun!
  • sparse greysparse grey Posts: 1,751 Captain
    Glad you are enjoying. Word of caution; Be sure to thoroughly rinse your fresh water gear after using especially the reel.
    Ron Conner Release the fish, keep the memories. Once a Knight is enough.
  • redjimredjim Posts: 774 Officer
    Way to go!

  • SUPER DSUPER D Posts: 669 Officer
    Hard puller for sure, that's a good one!!!

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