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#10924505 - 06/17/15 09:53 PM Saltwater Flies
theflyguy3 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/14
Posts: 106
Loc: My Honey Hole
Do you all know of any good flies for chasing snook, sea trout, and ladyfish? I am going to be fishing Sarasota Bay in Florida in a week. I have a medium-fast action saltwater 7/8 wt combo with floating line. Also it would be great if any of you guys happened to know any good spots or tips for fishing there in Sarasota Bay.

Thanks!

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#10924725 - 06/18/15 12:05 AM Re: Saltwater Flies [Re: theflyguy3]
LoneStarCarper Offline
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Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 12152
Loc: Addison
Sarasota is a cool place - check out the aquarium.

As far as spots - just north of there on the back side of long boat key inside of a public park I was able to wade out and find plenty of redfish - this was in February but I am guessing fish can be found in there year round. Lots of cow nose rays and sting rays so do the shuffle
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#10925410 - 06/18/15 10:15 AM Re: Saltwater Flies [Re: theflyguy3]
Capt. Mac Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 988
Loc: Sanger Tx.
I have not fished that area but I have caught all three of those species, in Florida, on a saltwater popper. Caught the snook casting a popper up in the mangroves and the trout and ladyfish ( skipjack ) casting along the edge of channels.
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#10930568 - 06/20/15 07:37 PM Re: Saltwater Flies [Re: theflyguy3]
theflyguy3 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/14
Posts: 106
Loc: My Honey Hole
Any more suggestions for flies? Thanks for the above responses!

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#10930594 - 06/20/15 07:51 PM Re: Saltwater Flies [Re: theflyguy3]
Curt0407 Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
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Loc: Mineola, formerly Arlington
I am a big fan of the clouser minnows.

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#10930771 - 06/20/15 09:50 PM Re: Saltwater Flies [Re: theflyguy3]
LoneStarCarper Offline
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Registered: 07/09/04
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I was using heavy crab patterns - I found the fish on the tide needed heavy flies to get down quick
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